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September 22, 2019 07:24 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Takes kickoff to the house
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew returned one kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown as well as one punt for 24 yards during Sunday's 27-24 victory over Philadelphia.

Agnew is the first player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in 2019, and his performance was especially encouraging for the Lions given Agnew's otherwise rough start to the season. While he's still not seeing enough playing time on defense to warrant IDP consideration, Agnew remains a valuable asset in formats that reward points for all-purpose yards.

June 21, 2019 10:28 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Showing well on defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew performed well as the top inside cornerback during minicamp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Justin Coleman (undisclosed) sitting out of team drills, Agnew worked as the top slot corner in sub-package defenses. He apparently looked good doing it, too, as Agnew reportedly made one of the most impressive plays of minicamp defending a pass intended for Brandon Powell in team drills. It's unlikely he'll continue serving in this capacity once Coleman presumably returns for training camp, but there at least seems potential for Agnew to attain IDP relevance if he ever gets the opportunity to work opposite shutdown cornerback Darius Slay. He'll have plenty of value as a return man, regardless.

December 29, 2018 06:20 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

Agnew was a limited practice participant this week to earn the questionable tag but won't be available for Week 17. The 23-year-old was activated off injured reserve last week after missing nine games as he partially tore a ligament in his knee. It remains unclear if Agnew aggravated that injury or is dealing with a new issue, but he'll nonetheless be sidelined for the season finale.

December 28, 2018 05:24 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Officially considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Agnew was a limited participant in practice all week. If Agnew were to sit out versus the Packers in Week 17, TJ Jones would serve as Detroit's top kick and punt returner.

December 23, 2018 11:52 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Returning after nine-week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Agnew spent time on injured reserve this season but will return form his nine-game absence. With Teez Tabor (coach's decision) inactive for the contest, Agnew could be leaned on immediately in the secondary. Agnew could also return to both kick and punt return duties.

December 21, 2018 03:48 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Questionable Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Agnew was activated off injured reserve Wednesday and was a limited practice participant. The 23-year-old missed more than two months with the knee injury, so the likelihood of him playing Sunday remains up in the air.

December 20, 2018 04:12 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Elevated to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.

Despite falling out of playoff contention after last Sunday's loss to the Bills, the Lions will nonetheless follow through with bringing Agnew back to the roster three weeks after designating the 2017 All-Pro return specialist for a return from IR. For someone who has only played five full games on the defensive side of the ball, these final two contests of 2018 should give Agnew valuable opportunities to develop as a cornerback. It's also possible that the second-year pro sees light usage on gadget plays for a Detroit offense lacking in play-making talent. Agnew was already given the chance to rush the ball once this season, racking up 17 yards on a Week 5 carry.

November 28, 2018 09:20 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Returns to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) will return to practice Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Agnew partially tore a ligament in his knee against Green Bay in October. The Lions have a 21-day window to activate the slot cornerback, but he isn't eligible to play until Week 15 against the Bills, since players placed on injured reserve must stay there for at least eight weeks. Regardless, Agnew's return to practice Wednesday is a good sign, and he could provide a boost on defense and special teams if he were to return for the final three games.

October 15, 2018 11:36 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Headed to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions intend to place Agnew on injured reserve this week after he suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 5 win over the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

While Agnew's injury is significant enough to sideline him for the next eight weeks, Schefter relays that the All-Pro return man could be a candidate to return from injured reserve later in the season if the Lions are still in the mix for a playoff spot. Agnew has also seen his role grow at defensive back this season, but his absence will be most acutely felt on special teams. TJ Jones, Ameer Abdullah, Kerryon Johnson and Brandon Powell are all candidates to fill in for Agnew on kickoff and/or punt returns.

October 9, 2018 10:08 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Suffers serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew will be out for an extended period of time due to a knee injury he suffered in Sunday's game against the Packers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Agnew originally failed to return after he exited Sunday's game against the Packers in the fourth quarter. Though the amount of time remains undetermined, Agnew's injury is considered "long-term." Ameer Abdullah could see reps as the Lions' top punt returner during Agnew's absence.

October 7, 2018 04:16 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Exits game with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Agnew exited Sunday's game during the fourth quarter, and will not return. Ameer Abdullah could serve as the Lions' top punt returner as long as Agnew remains sidelined.

January 8, 2018 11:04 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: First-team All-Pro as rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew logged 10 tackles, 18 yards on two receptions, nine yards on two carries, 196 yards on 11 kick returns, and 447 yards with two touchdowns on 29 punt returns over 13 games in 2017.

Agnew, a fifth-rounder out of the University of San Diego, did a little bit of everything his rookie season but made his name as a return specialist, where he was ultimately named a first-team All-Pro. He led the league in punt return yards, punt return touchdowns and punt return average (15.4). He isn't in the fantasy conversation in IDP formats or otherwise yet, but that could change if he somehow carves out a larger role on either side of the ball.

December 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Full practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.

The rookie return specialist will take the field this week after missing the past three games due to a knee injury. Agnew has carved out a role on special teams and offense this season and leads the league with two return touchdowns. Look for the Lions to utilize the jack-of-all-trades weapon Saturday when they face the Bears.

December 10, 2017 12:13 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Inactive Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Tampa Bay.

Agnew was considered questionable for Sunday's game after being limited in practice throughout the week, but it appears as though he isn't fully recovered from his knee injury that's forced him to miss the past few weeks. Since he's just a depth secondary and special teams player, Agnew's absence shouldn't impact the Detroit defense greatly.

December 1, 2017 03:32 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Absence continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Agnew hasn't practiced since injuring his knee two weeks ago. However, ESPN's Michael Rothstein spotted the return specialist running on the sidelines during Wednesday's session, so Agnew seems to have a realistic chance of making it back for the Lions' Week 14 matchup with the Bucs. In the meantime, Detroit has Golden Tate and TJ Jones available to handle punt returns, with Ameer Abdullah and Dwayne Washington presumably handling kickoffs.

November 22, 2017 03:20 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Ruled out for Thanksgiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

Agnew wasn't able to practice Tuesday or Wednesday, quashing his chances of playing on a short week after he injured his knee in Sunday's win over the Bears. With Agnew out of commission, it's expected that Ameer Abdullah will replace him on kick returns and TJ Jones and Golden Tate will fill in for him on punt returns.

November 22, 2017 05:48 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions aren't expected to have Agnew (knee) for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Agnew wasn't able to practice Tuesday, two days after he was removed from the Lions' victory over the Bears after injuring his knee. A depth cornerback for the Lions, Agnew typically doesn't see much involvement on defense, but fills an important role on special teams as Detroit's top kick and punt returner. If Agnew is sidelined Thursday, Ameer Abdullah would likely return kickoffs, while TJ Jones and Golden Tate are the top candidates to handle punt-return duties.

November 19, 2017 08:08 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Injures knee Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew left Sunday's game against the Bears with a knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Agnew serves as a depth corner and also as a returner on special teams for the Lions. Running back Ameer Abdullah has stepped in as a returner in Agnew's absence.

November 7, 2017 03:40 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Getting opportunities on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew accrued one tackle, four rushing yards on one carry, nine yards on two punt returns, and 12 yards on one kickoff return during Monday's 30-17 victory over Green Bay.

Agnew has proven to be a multifaceted weapon for the Lions since they selected him in the fifth round of May's draft. Not only does he lead the league with two returns for touchdowns and tops all qualifying players with 21.7 yards per punt return, he's also been lining up in the slot, seeing an occasional rushing attempt, and making some tackles on special teams. Agnew's three defensive snaps from Monday were a season high, however, so he still remains off the IDP radar unless he's able to carve out a sizable role at cornerback.

September 19, 2017 05:48 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Houses punt on MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew returned three punts for 101 yards and a touchdown during Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Agnew, whom the Lions took in the fifth round due to his proficiency as a return man, is paying immediate dividends for Detroit. With his team clinging to a seven-point lead in the final quarter of play, Agnew put the game away by taking a punt 88 yards to the house -- which came in particularly handy on a night the Lions had some trouble moving the ball. The rookie out of San Diego also saw time at kick returner, but only gained 15 yards on his lone attempt. If there's a negative aspect to his night, it's that Agnew only logged one snap on defense, so he clearly has work to do before becoming an option in IDP leagues.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Detroit Lions131010.000000.0000
2018Detroit Lions677.000000.0001
2019Detroit Lions586.020000.0000
Kick Returns
2017Detroit Lions131119617.82500
2018Detroit Lions6821627.04501
2019Detroit Lions5721731.010011
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2017Detroit Lions13291644715.48826
2018Detroit Lions6123574.81600
2019Detroit Lions591273.02401
2017Detroit Lions130294.55001
2018Detroit Lions6011717.017001
2019Detroit Lions50199.09001
2017Detroit Lions1302189.0120001
2018Detroit Lions6000---00000
2019Detroit Lions5000---00000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Detroit Lions1330030030
2018Detroit Lions610011020
2019Detroit Lions511100000

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