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Sun, Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm ET |
vs Philadelphia Eagles (9-8-0)
  • Ford Field
  • DET +4.5, O/U 47

NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

Top James Houston News

  • Lions' James Houston: Likely headed for off-ball role

    Houston will likely be an off-ball linebacker in Detroit's new 4-3 base defense, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Houston's fantasy stock would be higher if he was a possible heir to the middle linebacker role behind Alex Anzalone or even if he was set for an on-the-ball pass rushing role like the one in which he racked up 16.5 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss last year at Jackson State. However, it initially doesn't seem like he is headed for snaps at either of those spots to begin his career, and the sixth-round rookie still has to make the team to be of fantasy consideration.

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  • Lions' James Houston: Productive edge rusher to Detroit

    The Lions selected Houston in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 217th overall.

    Houston played sparingly over four years at Florida before transferring to Jackson State of the FCS for the 2021 season. He was utterly dominant at the FCS level, posting 70 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and an interception over 13 games. Even at a lower level of competition, that level of production is worth taking a flier on.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Age: 23
School: Jackson St.