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July 21, 2021 06:04 AM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Returning to free safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker is back to playing more of a free safety role this offseason, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

While organizing a Detroit defense that ultimately finished last season with franchise-worst marks in total yards (6,716) and points (519) allowed, the Lions' old coaching staff had moved Walker from the free safety role he excelled in during 2019 to more of a strong safety role in 2020. The result was 16 fewer tackles for Walker despite playing in two more games, a drop from his 2019 performance when he averaged nearly eight tackles per contest. Since it seems like the Lions' new regime is returning Walker to his natural role at free safety, the 26-year-old is back in the mix as an interesting IDP option ahead of the 2021 campaign.

January 9, 2021 12:28 AM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Foot injury hinders 2020 production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker totaled 87 tackles, one sack and four pass breakups over 15 games in 2020.

After racking up 103 tackles on just 851 defensive snaps in 2019, it's no surprise that Walker came down to earth in 2020. However, it should be noted that Walker actually played less snaps (755) in more games this time around, as a foot injury cost the 25-year-old one game but also prevented him from logging more than half of the defensive snaps in any contest rom Week 10 to Week 15. In games he was completely healthy, Walker averaged 9.1 tackles. Now heading into the offseason with one year left on his contract, Walker is again poised to approach DB1 production in 2021, though he may need to impress both a new general manager and defensive coordinator in order to earn a contract extension this offseason.

December 6, 2020 12:00 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Returns to team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (personal) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Walker missed Friday's practice to witness the birth of his son but he's returned to the team in time to suit up. Now that Walker is officially suiting up Sunday, expect him to handle his usual starting role at free safety.

December 4, 2020 10:20 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Questionable after missed practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (personal) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

According to Kyle Meinke of, the Lions gave Walker a designation after he was absent from practice Friday to witness the birth of his son. If Walker doesn't rejoin his teammates in time to take the field Sunday, Will Harris would be set for an expanded role in the depleted Detroit secondary.

November 12, 2020 06:36 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (foot) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Walker practiced in limited fashion with the foot injury Wednesday, as he appears to be on track for Week 10 against Washington. Now healthy, expect the Louisiana-Lafayette product to assume his usual starting role at free safety in Sundays game.

November 11, 2020 09:52 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Missing more time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (foot) was listed as a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

Walker was forced to miss last week's loss to the Vikings after failing to practice with the foot issue, so it's at least a positive sign he was able to practice. If Walker were forced to miss Sunday's game against Washington, Will Harris would be in line for another start at free safety, with Miles Killebrew slotting behind him.

November 6, 2020 03:28 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Won't play against Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (foot) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Walker was unable to practice all week, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out. Will Harris is Walker's direct backup at free safety, but the Lions could also opt to fill the snaps vacated by Walker's absence with alternative reserve safety Jayron Kearse.

November 4, 2020 06:00 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Battling foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

The team hasn't revealed the nature or severity of Walker's foot injury, but he's in danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Vikings unless he can get back onto the practice field by Friday. Walker has already stacked up 51 tackles and four pass breakups through seven games, so it'd be a key loss to the Lions' defense if he can't go. Jayron Kearse is the next man up at free safety if Walker misses out.

November 2, 2020 07:52 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Team's leading tackler in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker collected six solo tackles and five assists during Sunday's 41-21 loss to the Colts.

When the safety leads the team in tackles it's often a discouraging sign for the defense, and that was again the case Sunday as Indianapolis racked up 262 yards through the air and 119 yards on the ground along with five total touchdowns. Despite the off day from Detroit's defense, Walker's coverage numbers have been respectable to this point in the season, as he's held opponents to a 52 percent completion rate with 4.8 yards per target.

September 29, 2020 11:40 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Leads team in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) across 65 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Walker continues to be a tackling machine this season, as he now has 23 tackles on the year. After playing in limited snaps in Week 2, Walker was back on track Sunday as he did not miss a single defensive snap alongside fellow safety Duron Harmon. The young safety will now shift his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Saints.

September 14, 2020 04:48 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Nine tackles in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker recorded nine tackles and one pass breakup during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.

After logging at least 99 percent of the defensive snaps in over half of his games in 2019, both Walker and Will Harris saw a tad under 90 percent in the season opener while Duron Harmon didn't come off the field. Walker finished tops in the stat sheet, though, as Harmon and Harris each had five tackles apiece. If Detroit remains without its top three corners in Week 2, the Lions defense could struggle to get off the field, which could lead to plenty of playing time for each of Walker, Harmon and Harris.

January 8, 2020 10:44 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Finishes season strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker recorded six tackles and two pass breakups in Week 17 against Green Bay.

The tackle total was enough to push Walker over the century mark for the season, and the Louisiana-Lafayette product will finish the 2019 campaign with 103 tackles, eight pass breakups, one pick and one forced fumble over 13 games. This was quite a step forward for Walker after a dismal rookie season, especially after many considered him a reach just a year and a half ago when Detroit took the 2018 draftee in the third round. With Quan Diggs now in Seattle and Tavon Wilson's contract set to expire at the end of the league year, there's plenty of room for Walker to keep growing in 2020 and beyond, both statistically and in terms of his importance to the Lions defense.

December 25, 2019 11:52 AM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Nearing century mark in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker recorded eight tackles during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.

With his first tackle of the game, Walker became the second Lions player to stuff the stat sheet to the tune of 90 tackles, five pass breakups, one pick and one forced fumble in either of his first two seasons. While that distinction doesn't mean much in a vacuum, it does go to show how productive Walker has been in Matt Patricia's scheme after many questioned Detroit's judgement in taking him in the third round last offseason. With the Lions' linebacker corps down to second- and third-stringers, Walker's role in the defense will become even more crucial during Sunday's season finale against Green Bay.

December 16, 2019 01:44 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Paces team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Walker is averaging an impressive 8.1 tackles per game, making him a consistent fantasy asset in IDP formats despite a notable lack of upside in terms of interceptions and sacks. The second-year pro will look to keep up his momentum against the Broncos in Week 16.

November 28, 2019 11:16 AM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Good to go versus Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (knee) is active for Thursday's divisional contest against the Bears.

Walker sat out Week 12's game against Washington, but he'll manage to play through his knee issue Thanksgiving Day. The second-year pro will draw his usual start in the secondary versus Chicago.

November 27, 2019 05:44 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (knee) is considered questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Bears.

Walker is in danger of missing his second straight game, but it's encouraging that he was listed as a limited participant in every practice this week. The final verdict on Walker's status will be determined 90 minutes ahead of Thursday's 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Will Harris is slated to start if Walker can't go.

November 25, 2019 04:48 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Estimated as limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury report.

Walker sat out Sunday's loss to the Redskins after aggravating his knee injury the previous week, but he appears to have a chance to retake the field Week 13. However, the 24-year-old will only have a couple days to prove he's ready to play Thursday.

November 22, 2019 04:48 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: Won't face Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Redskins.

Walker appeared to aggravate his lingering knee injury during Week 11's loss to the Cowboys, and he didn't practice in any capacity this week. As long as the second-year safety is unable to suit up, expect Will Harris and Miles Killebrew to play increased roles on defense.

November 20, 2019 05:16 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: DNP to start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Walker sat out two games with a knee injury and seemingly aggravated this issue during his return to action. The second-year safety's status will remain uncertain unless he can take the field in full capacity before Sunday's game against the Redskins. If Walker's unable to go, Will Harris and Miles Killebrew are expected to rotate in.

November 17, 2019 02:20 PM
Lions' Tracy Walker: May have aggravated injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Walker entered Sunday with a questionable tag due to a knee injury, so this issue may be related. If Walker's unable to shake off his injury during halftime, it's likely Miles Killebrew fills in at free safety.

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Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2761700100
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4211200200
Sun 09/27@ ARIW 26-23921100000
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3542600000
Sun 10/25@ ATLW 23-2232500000
Sun 11/01vs INDL 21-41551000000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3400000000
Sun 11/15vs WASW 30-2710100000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2011200000
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4110100000
Sun 12/06@ CHIW 34-3031400000
Sun 12/13vs GBL 24-3131400000
Sun 12/20@ TENL 25-4620200000
Sat 12/26vs TBL 7-4763900000
Sun 01/03vs MINL 35-37921110000
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