Cephus should have a large role in the Detroit offense with both Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) ruled out for Sunday's game in Carolina, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. With Golladay out the past two weeks, Cephus played 41 and 51 percent of snaps on offense, catching three of four targets for 41 yards. He should see more playing time now that Amendola is joining Golladay on the inactive list, but Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson are the safer bets to see targets from Matthew Stafford. It'll likely be Jones, Cephus and Marvin Hall as the regular grouping for three-wide formations, with Jamal Agnew potentially mixing in as well.
Cephus caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over Washington. No receiver other than Marvin Jones saw more than four targets on a day the Lions were able to move the ball through running back D'Andre Swift. However, with Danny Amendola (hip) now likely joining Kenny Golladay (hip) and Jamal Agnew (hip) on the injury report, it's possible Cephus could serve as a top-three receiver for Detroit in Week 11 against Carolina. How involved Cephus's teammates are in practice this week will be telling in how big of a role the Wisconsin product may play.
Cephus caught both of his targets for 31 yards during Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Unlike Week 1 when Cephus saw 10 targets and 79 percent of the playing time in the absence of Kenny Golladay (hip), this time he saw 41 percent of the playing time and was an afterthought behind Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola and Marvin Hall. While not many receivers command double-digit targets on a weekly basis anyway, Cephus seems especially unlikely to even see the playing time that could allow for a return to that kind of volume unless another receiver joins Golladay on the sidelines.
Cephus (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts. Cephus will sit out a third straight game as a healthy scratch. He's all of a sudden buried on the depth chart after being targeted 13 times over his first two NFL games when Kenny Golladay was out of the lineup. Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are all healthy and prepared to take on large workloads Sunday, leaving Cephus on the outside looking in. The fifth-round pick will need to keep developing before securing consistent playing time.
Cephus (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville. Cephus attracted 13 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, including a gargantuan 10 targets during the season-opening loss to Chicago, but his offensive involvement has completely fallen by the wayside with the return of Kenny Golladay to the lineup. The reigning Pro Bowl wideout sat out Detroit's first two contests of the year because of a hamstring injury, but with that issue having been cleared upon Golladay's Sept. 27 return against Arizona, Cephus has been relegated to a healthy-scratch designation for the first time in 2020.
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