|Offense||32nd||79.4 (31st)||197.8 (26th)|
|Defense||19th||132.1 (32nd)||213.4 (8th)|
Abdullah rushed once for eight yards during Saturday's 20-10 victory over the Bears. He also turned three of four targets into 18 yards.
Abdullah logged eight offensive snaps compared to 33 for Theo Riddick (wrist) and 23 for Tion Green. The latter two saw eight and 10 carries, respectively. This all comes after days of speculation that Abdullah was a healthy scratch last week against Tampa Bay. While it's possible the Lions are easing him back from his neck injury, which are treated cautiously in today's age, there seems to be a real case for the Lions having found a rushing attack they can rely on. On 150 carries across 11 games this season, Abdullah has averaged 3.4 yards, including a 2.8 YPC clip across his last six outings. Meanwhile, Green averaged 4.1 YPC in the two recent games he received at least a 10-carry workload while Riddick -- normally a receiving specialist -- stumbled out of the gates but has averaged 4.2 yards per tote since Week 10, matching Abdullah's season-total rushing touchdown mark in the process (three).
Henry suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's loss to the Chiefs, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.
Henry did catch all three of his targets, but they ended up being for an empty 28 yards, and Antonio Gates ended up with the Chargers' only receiving score. More to follow on Henry's status for next week's must-win game against the Jets, but at least he'll have an extra day to recover.
Funchess, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury after practicing fully Friday, is expected to play Sunday against Green Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Funchess has thrived since Kelvin Benjamin got traded to Buffalo and has four touchdowns over the last four games. While you want him out there in most circumstances, Sunday's game puts him up against a leaky secondary.
Smith-Schuster (hamstring), who logged a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Smith-Schuster missed last week's game due to suspension for an illegal hit, but now the Steelers should have all of their weapons back on the field. While his absence didn't ultimately cost the Steelers in Sunday night's high-scoring win against the Ravens, it typically takes all hands on deck to beat the Patriots. Smith-Schuster could find himself in single coverage quite often if Bill Belichick does his thing and tries to shut down the opponent's best player, that being Antonio Brown.
Hopkins (toe) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars even though he missed practice Thursday and Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Texans and Hopkins play in the early wave of Sunday's games so there should be one more note of confirmation, but this news is certainly fortunate for those owning a player you wouldn't sit under almost any circumstance when active.