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94 Ezekiel Ansah DE

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
26%7%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
9205.0001

Player Updates

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Notches Thanksgiving sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah had two solo tackles and one sack in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.

Ansah was nursing a back injury prior to this matchup and was consequently limited to only 32 defensive snaps Thursday, the third most of Detroit's defensive ends. Still, he was able to post his fifth sack of the season without a full snap count, which bodes well for when he's at full health. Due to the Thursday night game, the fifth-year pro will have a few extra days of rest ahead of Week 13's game against the Ravens, which will hopefully result in a regular allotment of playing time in that contest.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Returns Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (back) is listed as active Thursday against the Vikings.

Ansah reeled off 30 sacks in his first three campaigns as a professional, but the last two have yielded just six in 21 games due to a number of injuries, namely a high-ankle sprain last year and a knee concern in 2017. He may have difficulty impacting the box score versus a Minnesota offensive line that's allowed an NFL-low 10 sacks this season.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Questionable for Thanksgiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

Ansah was only a limited participant in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving it unknown if he'll be able to return from a two-game absence on a short week. Anthony Zettel and Cornelius Washington will likely serve as the Lions' starting defensive ends if Ansah is held out again Thursday.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Limited at practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (back) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.

Ansah's status for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Vikings likely won't be cleared until he practices fully, which could happen Wednesday. The defensive end has missed the Lions' last two games with the back issue, but the team has been able to win without his services while matching up against non-contending teams in the Browns and Bears.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Ansah absence in the Week 10 win over the Browns didn't go unnoticed, as the Lions allowed 100 rushing yards for only the second time this season. The Bears feature two quality running backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, putting pressure on Cornelius Washington to step up his play in Ansah's stead for the second consecutive week.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/17ARI0000
29/18/17NYG03.001
39/24/17ATL0000
410/1/17MIN0000
510/8/17CAR01.000
610/15/17NO0000
810/29/17PIT0000
911/6/17GB0000
1011/12/17CLE0000
1111/19/17CHI0000
1211/23/17MIN01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1312/3/17@ BAL1:00 pm
1412/10/17@ TB1:00 pm
1512/16/17CHI4:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CIN1:00 pm
1712/31/17GB1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Detroit Lions143219.0138000.0001
2014Detroit Lions164937.0127.5000.0000
2015Detroit Lions164739.0814.5000.0001
2016Detroit Lions133521.0142000.0000
2017Detroit Lions92018.025000.0000
TOTAL68183134.04937000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Detroit Lions1400200000
2014Detroit Lions1600300000
2015Detroit Lions1600402120
2016Detroit Lions1300000000
2017Detroit Lions900101010
TOTAL68001003130
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/275
Birthdate:
5/29/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Accra, Ghana
School:
Brigham Young
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: