Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Matt Patricia
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st97.2 (23rd)268.0 (14th)
Defense18th145.8 (30th)222.0 (7th)

Next Game

Sun, October 21, 1:00 PM EDT
Hard Rock Stadium
TV: FOX
Detroit Lions
at
Miami Dolphins

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
L 10 - 16@OAK
RECAP
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Fri Aug 17
L 17 - 30NYG
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Fri Aug 24
W 33 - 30@TB
RECAP
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Thu Aug 30
L 17 - 35CLE
RECAP
Mon Sep 10
L 17 - 48NYJ
RECAP
Sun Sep 16
L 27 - 30@SF
RECAP
Sun Sep 23
W 26 - 10NE
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Sun Sep 30
L 24 - 26@DAL
RECAP
Sun Oct 7
W 31 - 23GB
RECAP
Sun Oct 21
1:00 pm ET
FOX@MIA
Sun Oct 28
1:00 pm ET
FOXSEA
Sun Nov 4
1:00 pm ET
FOX@MIN
Sun Nov 11
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CHI
Sun Nov 18
1:00 pm ET
FOXCAR
Thu Nov 22
12:30 pm ET
CBSCHI
Sun Dec 2
1:00 pm ET
FOXLAR
Sun Dec 9
4:25 pm ET
FOX@ARI
Sun Dec 16
1:00 pm ET
FOX@BUF
Sun Dec 23
1:00 pm ET
FOXMIN
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
FOX@GB

Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Chicago3-2-00-1-0
Minnesota3-2-10-0-1
Green Bay2-2-11-1-1
Detroit2-3-01-0-0
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Lions' Tracy Walker: Nursing ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's pratice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Walker popping up on the injury report isn't good news for a Lions secondary that is already dealing with injuries to two starters, Quandre Diggs (hand) and Tavon Wilson (back). Glover Quin and Charles Washington currently represent Detroit's only healthy options at safety.

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Lions' Quandre Diggs: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diggs (hand) was a limited participant in Wednesday's pratice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Diggs, who fractured his hand during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, wore a cast on his left arm, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, which prevented the defensive back from taking part in select drills. There isn't a clear timetable for him to discard the appendage, and it's not certain that Lions coaches will feel comfortable with Diggs playing against the Packers this weekend if he's still wearing the cast come Sunday.

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Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Will remain in RB platoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Patricia will continue to use Johnson in a platoon with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. "I think we have a lot of really good running backs, and I think we try to use them appropriately," Patricia said Monday. "They're all outstanding players and we're just going to continually try to improve them, just like we are every position."

The breakdown of running backs reps Week 4 at Dallas -- Riddick (25 of 54 on offense), Johnson (20) and Blount (14) -- was in line with their usage on the season. That said, Johnson was again far more efficient with his touches, turning nine carries into 55 yards and one touchdown. Overall, Johnson is averaging 5.7 yards per carry versus Blount's mark of 2.7, while Riddick has served in his typical role as the Lions' pass-catching back. Patricia appears to have the long-term in mind, meaning Johnson should hover about his 12.3 touches per game for the foreseeable future, barring an injury to one of his teammates.

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Lions' Luke Willson: Quiet day in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willson caught one of two targets for six yards during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.

Willson could have made a bigger statistical impact had quarterback Matthew Stafford not overthrown him on a third-down play at one point. While the tight end still made a significant impact on the game with his effective blocking performance, Willson continues to give fantasy owners no reason to place any amount of faith in him whatsoever -- especially since he hasn't received a single red-zone target through four games.

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Lions' Levine Toilolo: Catches two passes against Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toilolo secured his only two targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.

It's clear the Lions value Toilolo for his blocking ability, as the tight end previously went two weeks without a target since catching one pass in the season opener. Unless injuries force him into a bigger receiving role some time down the line, Toilolo subsequently belongs far away from fantasy lineups in almost all formats.

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