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82 Luke Willson TE

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
66376.203

Player Updates

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Lions' Luke Willson: No targets Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson played 34 of 62 offensive snaps (55 percent) and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Packers.

Matthew Stafford attempted 26 passes Sunday with none of them directed at his starting tight end. Willson has just four receptions for 29 yards on seven targets this season, and has yet to be looked at in the red zone. Continue to avoid Willson in all fantasy formats.

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Lions' Luke Willson: Quiet day in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson caught one of two targets for six yards during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.

Willson could have made a bigger statistical impact had quarterback Matthew Stafford not overthrown him on a third-down play at one point. While the tight end still made a significant impact on the game with his effective blocking performance, Willson continues to give fantasy owners no reason to place any amount of faith in him whatsoever -- especially since he hasn't received a single red-zone target through four games.

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Lions' Luke Willson: Watches practice from sideline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson (knee) came out on the field for Monday's practice, but he wasn't wearing any pads, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Although he didn't participate, Willson's presence on the sideline suggests his knee injury isn't too serious. He's expected to handle the starting job at what might be Detroit's weakest position.

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Lions' Luke Willson: Gets $1.4 million guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson's one-year contract with the Lions is comprised of a $1.5 million base salary, $900,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

With the signing bonus and one-third of the base salary guaranteed, this contract structure ensures Willson of a spot on the 53-man roster. He also has a nice opportunity to win the No. 1 job at tight end, after the Lions surprisingly opted against bringing in any competition during the 2018 NFL Draft. The team lost Eric Ebron and Darren Fells during the offseason, and blocking specialist Levine Toilolo was signed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with only $400,000 guaranteed, per OverTheCap. Willson and 2017 fourth-round pick Michael Roberts figure to compete for a role as Detroit's top pass-catching tight end.

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Luke Willson: Signs on with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson agreed Wednesday with the Lions on a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Lions needed some veteran help at tight end after releasing Eric Ebron and losing Darren Fells in free agency last week. The position should remain a priority during the upcoming draft, but it does seem Willson found a destination where he'll at least have a shot at the No. 1 tight-end gig. His current competition consists of 2017 fourth-round pick Michael Roberts and undrafted players Hakeem Valles and Brandon Barnes. A 2013 fifth-round selection, Willson only had 89 catches in 72 regular-season games during his tenure with the Seahawks, but he did manage 12.7 yards per catch and 8.3 per target, with 11 of his receptions (12.4 percent) going for touchdowns.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/10/18NYJ0000
29/16/18SF113130
39/23/18NE210120
49/30/18DAL1660
510/7/18GB0000
710/21/18MIA2850
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
810/28/18SEA1:00 pm
911/4/18@ MIN1:00 pm
1011/11/18@ CHI1:00 pm
1111/18/18CAR1:00 pm
1211/22/18CHI12:30 pm
1312/2/18LAR1:00 pm
1412/9/18@ ARI4:25 pm
1512/16/18@ BUF1:00 pm
1612/23/18MIN1:00 pm
1712/30/18@ GB1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Seattle Seahawks1672027213.63914013
2014Seattle Seahawks15102236216.58037114
2015Seattle Seahawks1471721312.52413011
2016Seattle Seahawks116151298.6192007
2017Seattle Seahawks1671515310.2274208
2018Detroit Lions656376.2130003
TOTAL784295116612.3801116156
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Seattle Seahawks1611515.01500
2014Seattle Seahawks1533712.32000
2015Seattle Seahawks1400---000
2016Seattle Seahawks11100.0000
2017Seattle Seahawks1634214.01700
2018Detroit Lions600---000
TOTAL7889411.82000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Seattle Seahawks1600.000000.0000
2014Seattle Seahawks1544.000000.0000
2015Seattle Seahawks1433.000000.0000
2016Seattle Seahawks1121.010000.0000
2017Seattle Seahawks1633.000000.0000
2018Detroit Lions611.000000.0000
TOTAL781312.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Seattle Seahawks1600000000
2014Seattle Seahawks1500010010
2015Seattle Seahawks1400000000
2016Seattle Seahawks1100000000
2017Seattle Seahawks1600010010
2018Detroit Lions600000000
TOTAL7800020020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/251
Birthdate:
1/15/1990
Age:
28
Hometown:
Windsor, ON, Canada
School:
Rice
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: