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Lions' Rick Wagner: Still in concussion protocol
Wagner (concussion) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Wagner will sit out for the first time this season and rookie fifth-round pick Tyrell Crosby is expected to start at right tackle.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Charles Washington: Out for Week 15
Washington (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Washington has suited up for 29 straight games dating back to the beginning of the 2017 season, but the streak will end this week. His absence will be felt on special teams, as he hasn't played a snap on defense this year.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Da'Shawn Hand: Sitting out Week 15
Hand (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Hand was carted off the field in the first quarter of Week 14's game versus the Cardinals and didn't return. The timeline for his return isn't clear. Hand sat out of every practice this week and will need to get on the field in some fashion in order to play Week 16 versus the Vikings.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Bruce Ellington: Won't play Sunday
Ellington (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Buffalo, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ellington's medical history is checkered with hamstring injuries, so the Lions seem to be opting for a cautious approach with the journeyman wide receiver. In Ellington's absence, expect Kelly Golladay to act as Matthew Stafford's (back) No. 1 wide receiver, with TJ Jones, Andy Jones and Brandon Powell rounding out the corps.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Expects to suit up Sunday
Stafford expects to play through a back injury Sunday at Buffalo, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. "I played with it last week, so I plan on playing with it again," Stafford said Friday.
Limited by the issue for a second consecutive week, Stafford nonetheless is set on suiting up, as intimated by his comment. In his first attempt to do so, he managed just 101 passing yards Week 14 at Arizona, and an upcoming matchup with the top-ranked Bills pass defense isn't exactly inviting, especially with Kerryon Johnson (knee) and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Ruled out for Week 15
Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Once again, Theo Riddick, LeGarrette Blount and Zach Zenner will share some extra touches to go around in a hard-to-pinpoint situation. With the Lions' season essentially over and only two weeks left on the slate, Johnson is starting to run the risk of getting shut down until 2019.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Romeo Okwara: Continuing breakout season
Okwara recorded three tackles and one sack during Sunday's victory over Arizona.
Okwara just continues to impress and is now up to 6.5 sacks on the season. His emergence has been great news for a Lions team that is now without injury-prone defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder). However, Okwara has recorded more than four tackles in just two of 13 games this season and is hard to trust as an IDP asset.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Jarrad Davis: Adds to sack total
Davis tallied eight tackles, one sack. and one pass breakup during Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.
Davis played a great game Sunday, most memorably making a number of hard hits but also reacting fast to a number of plays in run defense. While he's been an inconsistent IDP option this season, Davis has the upside to make him worthy of fantasy consideration in any given week. The 2017 first-rounder could particularly be a nice play this Sunday against a Bills team that has attempted the sixth-most running plays and sixth-least passing plays, and could be without stud tailback LeSean McCoy (hamstring).... See More ... See Less
Lions' Bruce Ellington: Missing more practice
Ellington (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Given his history of hamstring injuries and continued absence from practice, Ellington seems like a long shot to play in Sunday's game at Buffalo. The Lions will turn to some combination of TJ Jones, Andy Jones and Brandon Powell behind top target Kenny Golladay.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Headed for another absence
Johnson (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Not that there was much question in the first place, but this essentially ensures the rookie running back will miss a fourth straight game. LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner are likely to form a three-headed committee Sunday in Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Lions' A'Shawn Robinson: Logs first sack of season
Robinson recorded eight tackles and one sack during Sunday's victory over Arizona.
Robinson arguably had his best game of the season, tying his career high in tackles while also notching his first sack of the year. The third-year Alabama product needs just 10 more tackles during the final three games of the year to set a new single-season best.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Darius Slay: Records first career pick-six
Slay recorded three tackles, three pass breakups and one pick-six during Sunday's victory over Arizona.
Slay reminded everyone of why he was selected as an All-Pro cornerback last season, baiting rookie quarterback Josh Rosen into an easy interception late in the third quarter to give the Lions a 10-0 lead. The sixth-year veteran could realistically have another productive day this weekend playing against another erratic rooking in Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, who's thrown two picks in each of his past two games -- making it four of nine games this season in which Allen has thrown multiple interceptions.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Remains limited Thursday
Stafford (back) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.
Stafford was tagged as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report, so maintaining that level of activity in an actual practice signals he'll be fine to play through a back injury for a second consecutive game Sunday against the Bills' top-ranked pass defense. In the first one, he managed a career-worst 101 yards, no touchdowns and zero picks on 15-for-23 passing Week 14 in Arizona.... See More ... See Less
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