Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Matt Patricia
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th68.5 (30th)314.5 (6th)
Defense16th179.5 (32nd)168.0 (4th)

Next Game

Sun, September 23, 8:20 PM EDT
Ford Field
TV: NBC
New England Patriots
at
Detroit Lions

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
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Thu Aug 30
L 17 - 35CLE
RECAP
Mon Sep 10
L 17 - 48NYJ
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Sun Sep 16
L 27 - 30@SF
RECAP
Sun Sep 23
8:20 pm ET
NBCNE
Sun Sep 30
1:00 pm ET
FOX@DAL
Sun Oct 7
1:00 pm ET
FOXGB
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
Green Bay1-0-11-0-1
Minnesota1-0-10-0-1
Chicago1-1-00-1-0
Detroit0-2-00-0-0
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Lions' Devon Kennard: Two sacks in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard recorded four tackles (three solo) and two sacks across 64 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kennard continues to impress amongst an otherwise dismal Detroit defense, as the former-Giant has now logged three sacks on the season. He played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps and will likely continue to see a heavy workload as long as the high production comes with it.

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Lions' Christian Jones: Major uptick in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones recorded six tackles (five solo) and a sack across 59 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

After being limited to only 27 defensive snaps in the season-opener, Jones saw a major uptick in action Sunday. The linebacker played 92 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps as a starter and tied Jarrad Davis for the lead in tackles. After a strong outing on an otherwise disappointing day, Jones has a good chance of seeing a similar workload Sunday night against the Patriots.

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Lions' TJ Jones: No targets in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones logged 16 snaps but was not targeted during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Jones was only called on to occasionally spell Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay, who each earned over 80 percent of the offensive snaps while Marvin Jones logged 100 percent of them. Unless an injury strikes one of those wideouts above him on the depth chart, Jones is nothing more than an afterthought in the fantasy realm.

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Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Receives 13 touches in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson rushed eight times for 43 yards and secured five of six targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers

Johnson ultimately tied LeGarrette Blount for the team lead in carries, though Blount was ejected with 10 minutes remaining in the game for coming off the sidelines and knocking over a San Francisco defender who pushed quarterback Matthew Stafford. The rookie was also significantly involved as a receiver, despite Theo Riddick -- who drew 12 targets -- remaining the Lions' preferred passing-down option. While it will continue to be hard to trust Johnson as a standalone fantasy asset so long as Detroit employs a committee approach to the running back position, Johnson could be in store for an uptick in carries in the short-term if Blount is slapped with a suspension.

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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Gets ejected Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blount was ejected from Sunday's game in San Francisco, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

One of three active Detroit running backs Week 2, Blount's ejection resulted from coming off the sideline to shove 49ers linebacker Elijah Lee, who had a close call on a hit of Matthew Stafford near the Lions bench. There's no telling if the NFL will impose some sort of punishment on Blount, but Kerryon Johnson will emerge from this game unscathed, unlike Blount, Theo Riddick (who picked up an ankle injury) and Ameer Abdullah (who was inactive again).

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