Until Deontez Alexander finds meaningful playing time with the Lions this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Alexander signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Monday. Alexander (6-foot-1, 196 pounds) is an intriguing athlete who recorded a 4.35-second time in the 40-yard dash to go along with a 37.5-inch vertical at his pro day last spring. He's already had a couple of stints with the Lions since going undrafted out of Franklin last year, and he figures to have a respectable chance of making the team, given the make-up of the current roster. While that sentiment could change if Detroit acquires more talent at wideout behind entrenched starters Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones (knee) this offseason, the Lions likely have greater needs to fill at other positions, which could possibly leave the team to turn to in-house options for depth.
Alexander (undisclosed) joined Detroit's practice squad Saturday. Alexander was waived off injured reserve in August and now rejoins the team for the final weeks of the regular season. The 22-year-old seems headed for an offseason with the Lions after being signed as an undrafted free agent back in May.
The Lions waived Alexander (undisclosed) from injured reserve Thursday. Alexander was placed on injured reserve Sunday with an undisclosed injury. However, the Franklin College product has since agreed to an injury settlement and is back on the free-agent market.
Alexander (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log. Alexander was waived Friday with an undisclosed injury. Barring an injury settlement, he's likely stuck on IR throughout the end of the league year.
Alexander was waived with an injury designation Friday. It isn't clear what sort of injury Alexander is dealing with. Should he clear waivers, the receiver will revert to injured reserve.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|4||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|6||10/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|8||10/27||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|15||12/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|17||12/29||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|