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87 Quintez Cephus WR

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October 18, 2020 12:04 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Healthy scratch against Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville.

Cephus attracted 13 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, including a gargantuan 10 targets during the season-opening loss to Chicago, but his offensive involvement has completely fallen by the wayside with the return of Kenny Golladay to the lineup. The reigning Pro Bowl wideout sat out Detroit's first two contests of the year because of a hamstring injury, but with that issue having been cleared upon Golladay's Sept. 27 return against Arizona, Cephus has been relegated to a healthy-scratch designation for the first time in 2020.

October 6, 2020 09:52 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: No targets against Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus recorded no targets or receptions during Sunday's 35-29 loss to New Orleans.

The 2020 fifth-round pick from Wisconsin played over 65 percent of the offensive snaps Weeks 1 and 2 while Pro Bowl wideout Kenny Golladay missed time with a hamstring injury. In those contests Cephus accumulated six receptions on his 13 targets, collecting 97 receiving yards. Over the past two weeks, however, Cephus has not had a pass thrown his way in the offensive attack, while playing 15 or fewer percent of the snaps in each outing. He remains a depth WR option for Detroit heading into the team's next game, which is set to take place Oct. 18 at Jacksonville.

September 28, 2020 04:20 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Small role in Golladay's return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus was not targeted during Sunday's 26-23 win over Arizona.

With a healthy Kenny Golladay back in the fold, Cephus saw just 10 offensive snaps after logging over 100 combined over the first two weeks of the season. As long as Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola stay healthy, don't expect Cephus to return to his season-opening role anytime soon.

September 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Catches another trio of passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus caught all three of his targets for 54 yards during Sunday's 42-21 loss to Green Bay.

After seeing 10 targets in the season opener, Cephus predictably experienced a significant downturn in offensive involvement despite the continued absence of Kenny Golladay (hamstring). While Golladay's impending return eventually will push Cephus back to the fringes of the fantasy radar, Golladay isn't a lock to see a full workload even if he suits up for Week 3 against the Cardinals. Should Golladay sit or be limited in any way, it's worth keeping in mind that Cephus has seen more red-zone targets than any other member of the Lions receiving corps through two weeks.

September 18, 2020 06:48 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Poised for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) out for another week, Cephus should get a lot of playing time Sunday in Green Bay, Kyle Meinke of reports.

The rookie fifth-round pick got 10 targets and 79 percent snap share in a 27-23 loss to the Bears last week. A repeat of the target volume doesn't seem all that likely, but Cephus should at least have a starting job and regular snaps coming his way again.

September 15, 2020 12:56 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Sees 10 targets in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus caught three of 10 targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Bears.

Without Kenny Golladay (hamstring), Cephus stepped into a huge role and finished second among all rookie receivers in Week 1 by logging 79 percent of his team's offensive snaps (62 of 78). Meanwhile, Marvin Hall and Jamal Agnew saw 16 or less snaps apiece. While Cephus wasn't the most efficient with his opportunities, a couple of them came in the end zone, and it's important to know the rookie can command this kind of workload when given the opportunity. If Golladay remains sidelined Week 2, Cephus could be a sneaky play against Green Bay.

September 11, 2020 09:28 PM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Slated for expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) declared doubtful, Cephus could see an expanded role in Sunday's game against the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Meanwhile, Danny Amendola (hamstring) is listed as questionable. Should both receivers sit this one out, Cephus, Marvin Hall, and Jamal Agnew would be left to fight for snaps behind Marvin Jones. With Agnew just recently transitioning to receiver from cornerback this summer, Cephus and Hall would be the favorites for playing time in that scenario, where Cephus profiles as a possession-type option while Hall is a deep threat. Accordingly, Cephus is probably the one who would be most affected by Amendola being cleared to play.

August 19, 2020 10:24 AM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Getting open
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cephus is impressing with his ability to get open during training camp, Nick Baumgardner of The Athletic reports.

Cephus had the worst time in the 40-yard dash among all participating receivers at this year's combine, and it doesn't sound like he's making anyone forget about that. However, Cephus's lack of speed might make it even more impressive that he was able to make a pair of big grabs against No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah on Tuesday. While it will be hard for Cephus to see the field in 2020 as long as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola are healthy, dynasty GMs should keep in mind that none of those three are currently under contract in 2021.

April 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Lions' Quintez Cephus: Heading to Motor City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Cephus in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 166th overall.

The Wisconsin product survived a shaky combine performance to hear his name called in the fifth round. Cephus was basically the only game in town when it came to the Badgers passing game, gobbling up 27 percent of the team's targets in 2019 after missing 2018 due to off-field legal issues. He was productive with that volume, too, averaging 9.6 YPT in an offense that otherwise averaged 8.0 yards per pass attempt. Cephus lacks elite speed but can get up -- he jumped 38.5 inches in the vertical. Detroit has talent at the top of its receiving depth chart, but it's possible that he climbs into a WR4 role for the Lions before too long.

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