|Offense||15th||78.2 (31st)||258.8 (6th)|
|Defense||26th||114.9 (19th)||245.3 (27th)|
|39||Agnew, Jamal||CB||5-10||190||4/3/1995||R||San Diego|
|94||Ansah, Ezekiel||DE||6-5||275||5/29/1989||5||Brigham Young|
|62||Barclay, Don||G||6-4||305||4/18/1989||6||West Virginia|
|43||Bellore, Nick||MLB||6-1||250||5/12/1989||7||Central Michigan|
|26||Carey, Don||SS||5-11||202||2/14/1987||9||Norfolk State|
|77||Cleary, Emmett||G||6-7||320||4/27/1990||3||Boston College|
|66||Dahl, Joe||G||6-4||305||4/9/1993||2||Washington State|
|68||Decker, Taylor||T||6-7||311||8/23/1993||2||Ohio State|
|85||Ebron, Eric||TE||6-4||253||4/10/1993||4||North Carolina|
|96||Edebali, Kasim||LB||6-2||253||8/17/1989||4||Boston College|
|19||Golladay, Kenny||WR||6-4||213||11/3/1993||R||Northern Illinois|
|13||Jones, T.J.||WR||6-0||190||7/19/1992||3||Notre Dame|
|35||Killebrew, Miles||SS||6-2||222||5/10/1993||2||Southern Utah|
|76||Lang, T.J.||G||6-4||315||9/20/1987||9||Eastern Michigan|
|24||Lawson, Nevin||CB||5-9||192||4/23/1991||4||Utah State|
|12||Marquez, Bradley||WR||5-10||205||12/14/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|6||Martin, Sam||P||6-1||211||2/27/1990||5||Appalachian State|
|72||Mihalik, Brian||T||6-9||315||8/21/1992||2||Boston College|
|48||Muhlbach, Don||LS||6-4||258||8/17/1981||14||Texas A&M|
|27||Quin, Glover||FS||6-0||207||1/15/1986||9||New Mexico|
|25||Riddick, Theo||RB||5-9||201||5/4/1991||5||Notre Dame|
|70||Robinson, Corey||T||6-7||317||5/21/1992||3||South Carolina|
|23||Slay, Darius||CB||6-0||190||1/1/1991||5||Mississippi State|
|15||Tate, Golden||WR||5-10||197||8/2/1988||8||Notre Dame|
|45||Washington, Charles||DB||5-10||192||3/10/1993||1||Fresno State|
|34||Zenner, Zach||RB||5-11||221||9/13/1991||3||South Dakota State|
|69||Zettel, Anthony||DE||6-4||270||8/9/1992||2||Penn State|
|53||Chubb, Brandon (IR)||LB||6-1||240||10/21/1993||1||Wake Forest|
|51||Copeland, Brandon (IR)||DE||6-3||263||7/2/1991||3||Pennsylvania|
|93||Hill, Jordan (IR)||DT||6-1||290||2/8/1991||5||Penn State|
|61||Hyder, Kerry (IR)||DE||6-2||270||5/2/1991||2||Texas Tech|
|39||James, Mike (IR)||RB||5-10||223||4/13/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|67||Kerin, Zac (IR)||G||6-4||305||8/13/1991||3||Toledo|
|46||Lawrence, Des (IR)||DB||6-1||185||11/30/1994||R||North Carolina|
|92||Ngata, Haloti (IR)||DT||6-4||340||1/21/1984||12||Oregon|
|2||Redfern, Kasey (IR)||P||6-1||205||9/26/1991||1||Wofford|
|73||Robinson, Greg (IR)||T||6-5||332||10/21/1992||4||Auburn|
|32||Wilson, Tavon (IR)||SS||6-0||212||3/19/1990||6||Illinois|
|Armbrister, Thurston||OLB||6-3||235||12/25/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|Barnes, Adairius||CB||5-11||188||4/30/1994||2||Louisiana Tech|
|Barrett, Alex||DE||6-3||260||3/6/1994||R||San Diego State|
|Billingsley, Jace||WR||5-9||189||5/17/1993||1||Eastern Oregon State|
|Kaaya, Brad||QB||6-4||215||9/3/1995||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Valles, Hakeem||TE||6-5||260||11/23/1992||2||Monmouth (N.J.)|
Jones' release comes in the wake of the news that fellow wideout Will Fuller (collarbone) could make his season debut Sunday against the Titans. In spite of Fuller's absence, Jones, who was with the team in Weeks 1 and 3, logged just one snap across those two games.
Roberts earned 20 of 63 snaps Sunday, compared to 31 for starter Darren Fells and 29 for Eric Ebron. His reception was just his second of the season, as the Lions primarily deploy Roberts as a blocker. The fourth-round rookie isn't an option in any fantasy format.
Ameer Abdullah (neck) remained sidelined a second consecutive week, but Zenner remained quiet. Theo Riddick paced the team with 10 carries while Tion Green received five. No tailback on the Lions was particularly effective, however. Regardless, there's zero indication that Zenner will see an increased workload going forward regardless of Abdullah's availability.
Lawson quietly put together a solid 2016 campaign that seemingly went underappreciated due to his lack of big plays. However, the four-year vet served as the Lions' top cover corner when Darius Slay wasn't able to play and finished the year among the league leaders in fewest yards allowed per coverage snap (0.82). It's possible 2017 second-rounder Teez Tabor could push for a starting gig before long, but, for now, the job appears to be Lawson's to lose.
The Lions cut Billingsley prior to the team's Thanksgiving Day win over the Vikings in order to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. He'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers, and he could be the next man up for a promotion the next time the Lions suffer an injury at wide receiver.
Kaaya was waived in order to make room for the signing of linebacker Andrew Gachkar. Kaaya could end up on a practice roster if a team is in need of an emergency quarterback. Garrett Gilbert now will effectively become the third-string quarterback for Carolina.
Davis is averaging 6.4 tackles per game, but the rookie first-round pick rarely adds other stats. Still, he consistently plays a high snap count and should be considered a decent IDP asset in certain matchups.
Skipper was promoted from the practice squad in order to provide depth at tackle for last Sunday's loss to the Steelers. His release opens up a roster spot for guard Don Barclay.
Not a star in his own right, Spence is still a solid addition to an up-and-coming Lions defensive line; at the very least, he'll be a quality rotational piece in DC Teryl Austin's 4-3 system. His signing likely means Tyrunn Walker and/or Stefan Charles won't be coming back to Detroit.
Stafford had apparently looked increasingly better each day in practice this past week, and he parlayed that improvement into his second-best passing yardage total of the season. The veteran signal caller connected with eight different pass catchers on the afternoon and led an eight-play, 49-yard drive that set up a game-winning field goal by Matt Prater with 20 seconds remaining. It was Stafford's fourth 300-yard effort of the season, and he's also thrown for between 292 and 299 yards in three other games. He'll look to continue his strong season against the Bears in Week 15.
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.
Rudock saw more reps with the first-team offense than usual this week while Stafford was rendered a limited participant for all three of Detroit's practices, but barring a setback in the hours leading up to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff, Stafford looks set to direct the offense as the 6-6 Lions fight to stay in the thick of the NFC playoff race. A 2016 sixth-round pick out of Michigan, Rudock saw his most extensive NFL action to date in relief of a hurting Stafford in the Week 13 loss to the Ravens, completing three of five passes for 24 yards and an interception.
Hill, a third-round pick in 2013, split time last season between the Seahawks, Jaguars, and Redskins, making four appearances in total. Although his career numbers are mostly underwhelming, the defensive tackle posted 5.5 sacks in 2014 and will look to regain similar form in Detroit.
James had missed the past week of practice due to a concussion. He's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season, barring an injury settlement.
Washington was limited in practice throughout the week due to his injury but it isn't expected to slow him down much at all in Sunday's tilt. Expect him to see his usual role as a backup along the defensive line.
Whitehead's sack was just the third of his career and his first since 2015, but it helped the Lions stop the Packers' momentum on their opening drive in which they were forced to settle for a field goal that was ultimately blocked by teammate A'Shawn Robinson. From an IDP standpoint, however, Whitehead is averaging just 5.5 tackles per game and hasn't topped eight tackles in any game. His role simply doesn't lend itself to high tackle totals, making him barely worth fantasy consideration.
Tabor, the Lions' second-round draft pick, is a healthy scratch for the second time in as many weeks. While it seems he's been slow to acclimate to the professional level, the Lions' respectable depth at corner is likely also playing a part in the team's decision to delay Tabor's professional debut.
Robinson tied for third on the team in tackles behind team-leader MLB Tahir Whitehead (13) and All-Pro DE Ziggy Ansah (9). While he concluded his rookie season as Detroit's second-leading tackler amongst defensive linemen, Robinson also graded out as the Lions' overall best down lineman according to Pro Football Focus, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. With DT Tyrunn Walker set to hit free agency in the offseason, a starting role could be up for the taking in 2017, and Robinson appears ready for the opportunity.
Two tackles is a season-low for Quin, but hauling in an interception helps bring up his value. The 31-year-old has three interceptions on the season now, but his tackles have been been trending down since he racked up eight in Week 3 against the Falcons, so fantasy owners should steer clear for now.
Robinson, who was activated off injured reserve during the second week of November, was a limited participant in practice throughout the week before the Lions listed him as active for Sunday. The 25-year-old could draw the start at right tackle in place of the injured Ricky Wagner (ankle, back).
Dahl was placed on injured reserve in September and was designated to return in late November. It's unclear the role the Lions have in mind, but he was serving in a reserve role when the injured was sustained.
Copeland served as a key special teams player for the Lions in each of the last two seasons, but he'll now revert to injured reserve and be out for the year once he clears waivers.
Carey missed the team's past two games due to his knee injury. Now that he's active again he'll look to resume his special teams role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on defense.
The Lions are being rewarded handsomely for signing Slay to a hefty contract extension in the offseason, as the fifth-year corner currently sits third in the league with four interceptions and tied for first with 13 PBUs. His consistency has been impressive, too, since Slay has logged at least one pass defensed in eight of nine games. With the potential to rack up half a dozen tackles on any given day -- and possibly more, considering he totaled eight tackles in Week 2 -- Slay has the looks of an above-average IDP option.
Cleary was originally considered questionable for Sunday's tilt after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice, but he was ultimately ruled out prior to kickoff. The Lions will be thin up front with starting right tackle Ricky Wagner (ankle, back) sidelined as well.
Ledbetter (6-foot-3, 280 pounds) is a bowling ball of a defensive end who figures to see inside snaps in nickel formations. He has long arms and good strength to potentially transition inside on a full-time basis, too.
Swanson was limited in practice each day this week after sitting out last Sunday's game against Baltimore. Barring additional setbacks, he'll be expected to start and see his typical role in the offense in Week 14.
The Buccaneers were seemingly Golladay's softest matchup since the deep threat returned from a hamstring injury in Week 10, yet this was the only opponent from that timeframe against which he didn't record a 30-plus yard reception. On the bright side, the rookie was given a look in the run game for the first time all season, though it's not a guarantee he'll continue seeing work in that department going forward. Golladay will proceed into Week 15 as a high-ceiling, low-floor play with a matchup against a Bears secondary allowing 10.9 yards per reception, which is about league average.
Jones played a complementary role alongside Eric Ebron and Golden Tate, who combined for 18 catches on 20 targets. However, he did make one of his trademark downfield contributions, hauling in a 38-yard throw from Matthew Stafford (hand) in the first half. Jones has seen his yardage totals drop after each of the last two games, but he's now just 115 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. He'll look to keep building toward that goal against the Bears in Week 15.
Bellore was released over the weekend in order to allow the team to add extra depth at offensive tackle. However, they since released the offensive lineman they'd signed in order to bring Bellore back into the fold. Despite his return, the 28-year-old isn't likely to see many snaps even if he's active for this weekend's matchup with the Giants.
The rookie out of Wofford saw action in just one game for the Lions, getting off one punt for 50 yards. However, he suffered both a torn ACL and MCL, in addition to a partial tear of his patellar tendon, so he'll now have to start the long road to recovery. He'll head to IR, which prompted the Lions to pick up free agent Jeff Locke on Tuesday. Locke should take over starting duties moving forward.
Displeased with the state of the backfield, the Lions have deactivated Ameer Abdullah and Washington in favor of Theo Riddick and Tion Green. In a similar situation last Sunday, Riddick earned 65 percent of the offensive snaps, while Green handled 33 percent.
Wagner didn't practice this week after spraining his ankle and also sustaining some sort of back injury during the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Ravens. This will mark his first absence all season. Either Corey Robinson or Brian Mihalik should start at right tackle in his place, depending on how Detroit shuffles its offensive line to accommodate for Wagner's loss.
Just like last season, the Lions are keeping Barnes around as emergency help at cornerback.
There's a chance Prater could've seen an extra field-goal attempt or two, but quarterback Matthew Stafford tossed two interceptions in Tampa Bay territory during the second quarter. Regardless, Prater did all he could to bounce back from an uncharacteristically inaccurate outing last week in Baltimore. He'll now square off against the Bears in Week 15, a team Prater has converted exactly two field goals against in three meetings dating back to the start of the 2016 season.
With Tavon Wilson (shoulder) hitting injured reserve prior to the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Ravens, Diggs stepped into a starting role at strong safety alongside Glover Quin. The Lions were apparently pleased with Diggs' performance during the outing and appear set to give him the opportunity to fill in for Wilson the rest of the way. The move should translate to more tackle opportunities for Wilson, thus increasing his appeal in IDP settings.
Ngata was initially tabbed as questionable to return but never returned to the sideline and was eventually ruled out. Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter rotated in at defensive tackle in Ngata's absence.
Barclay was placed on the IR after injuring his ankle during the preseason. The 28-year-old has been with the Packers since entering the league in 2012, but will now be free to find a roster spot elsewhere if healthy enough to generate interest.
Fells again led Lions tight ends in playing time, but rookie Michael Roberts continues to eat into his snap count. In fact, the past six games in which Roberts began earning consistent double-digit snaps directly corresponds with the end of Fells' mini-explosion (relative to him) where the veteran caught eight passes for 90 yards and three scores within a three-week stretch. With Roberts unlikely to go away -- and Eric Ebron still in the fold as well -- Fells is unlikely to return to fantasy relevance.
Green didn't receive the workload many expected after rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries during last week's loss to Baltimore, especially with Ameer Abdullah (neck) sidelined again. Making matter worse is that Green wasn't nearly as efficient with his touches, either. Instead, it was Theo Riddick who lead the charge, considering the scatback totaled 10 carries and accounted for both of the team's rushing touchdowns. If Abdullah continues to sit in Week 15, Sunday's game indicated that Riddick is the preferred play in the Lions backfield, though all Detroit runners will be up against a Bears defense allowing just 3.9 yards per carry.
Killebrew started in Week 3 against the Falcons after Wilson aggravated his shoulder for a second time this season, with the 24-year-old taking advantage of the opportunity by producing a career-high nine tackles across 53 snaps. He settled into a backup role thereafter, but with the Lions opting to shut down Wilson following his third aggravation of the shoulder in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings, Killebrew will presumably move into a starting role alongside free safety Glover Quin. Based on the tackle production he provided in Wilson's stead earlier this season, Killebrew could be an intriguing option in IDP settings over the final quarter of the campaign.
After missing the last three games, it appears as if Worrilow is finally healthy enough to take the field again. However, the veteran linebacker was ruled inactive last week after logging full practices, so fantasy owners should wait until the Lions' official injury report is released Saturday before reinserting him into lineups.
Ansah sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning in limited fashion Friday, leading to his questionable tag entering Sunday. Though he's active, it remains unclear if he'll be at all limited. If he's forced to see a lesser role than usual, look for Dwight Freeney and Cornelius Washington to get some extra snaps.
Hayden, who was slowed down with a hamstring injury during the offseason, received first team reps during the Lions' preseason opener with Darius Slay sidelined. He projects to provide cornerback depth heading into the regular season.
Zettel now has 6.5 sacks on the season and is establishing himself as the Lions' top pass rusher. With Ezekiel Ansah (back) still seeing limited playing time Thursday, Zettel logged a season-high 60 defensive snaps. If Ansah's playing time remains curtailed against the Ravens in Week 13, expect Zettel to have a good shot at another high-caliber performance.
Martin's inclusion on the final injury report was a bit of a surprise after he was a full participant in practice both Thursday and Friday. Expect him to see his typical duties as punter for the team.
Jones didn't catch a pass, or even receive a target, in either of the past two weeks, as rookie Kenny Golladay has gradually reclaimed the No. 3 receiver role since returning from a hamstring injury. Even though Jones ended up as the more productive option this week, considering Golladay accrued 17 yards on three catches, the gap in playing time suggests that's unlikely to be the case on a consistent basis moving forward.
Tate now has back-to-back eight-catch outings following a two-week lull during which he posted a modest seven catches for 39 yards. The 29-year-old PPR superstar's five-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his first since Week 10 and allowed him to equal last season's total with three games still remaining. He'll look to continue his quest for a second straight 1,000-yard season against the Bears in Week 15.
Kerin practiced on a limited basis Thursday before not participating Friday. The specifics of the injury aren't known at this point, and the depth offensive lineman was replaced on the 53-man roster by linebacker Thurston Armbrister.
With Ameer Abdullah (neck, coach's decision) inactive for a second consecutive week, Riddick cashed in on the ground for the second time in as many games. The veteran pass-catching back has surprisingly hit pay dirt on three occasions overall in the last pair of contests, while also rewarding fantasy owners with continued success through the air. Head coach Jim Caldwell's decision to keep Abdullah inactive Sunday reportedly had just as much to do with his recent ineffective play as with his injury, so Riddick looks primed to continue receiving extended opportunity for the final three games of the regular season. He'll look to build on his recent stretch of success versus the Bears in Week 15.
Marquez, who appeared in 30 games with the Rams over the past two seasons, will step in as the Lions' new No. 5 wide receiver after the team waived Jace Billingsley last week. If Marquez is active on future game days, most of his snaps are likely to come on special teams.
Reeves-Maybin was a full participant in practice all week and seems to be on the probable side of the questionable tag. He'll be in store primarily for special-teams work if he suits up in Week 12.
Decker returned to practice last week, and with the release of tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) this move was expected heading into Sunday's game against the Browns. The 2016 first-round pick will likely reclaim his starting spot at left tackle for Detroit.
After Wilson aggravated a shoulder injury for a third time this season in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings, the team decided to shut the safety down so he could undergo surgery. Rolan Milligan was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move to fill Wilson's spot on the 53-man roster and restore depth in the secondary.
Lang was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning in limited fashion Friday. Despite his injury, he'll be expected to see his typical role along the offensive line, since he's played through the ailment for multiple weeks now.
The Lions claimed Freeney off waivers early last week, but they chose not to activate him for the Week 12 Thanksgiving tilt against the Vikings. However, after putting in full practices both Thursday and Friday, the legendary sack master seems ready to make his debut Sunday against the Ravens.
The inconsistent tight end's season-best performance came out of nowhere, and was particularly surprising considering the Buccaneers checked into Sunday's contest as one of the stingiest in the NFL against tight ends. Ebron regularly got the better of Tampa's linebackers and safeties throughout the afternoon while posting season highs in receptions, targets and yards. The five-year veteran's production is still hard to trust on a week-to-week basis, but he offers some modest fantasy upside at the volatile tight end position. Ebron will look to put together a successful encore versus the Bears in Week 15.
This is an unfortunate development for the Lions, as Hyder led the team with eight sacks in 2016 and was expected to be a strong bookend to Ziggy Ansah (undisclosed) this season. Further testing officially will determine the severity of Hyder's injury.
The Lions acquired Robinson last June in exchange for a sixth-round pick, as a means to fill the void at left tackle in the wake of Taylor Decker's shoulder injury. While Robinson didn't perform very well off the bat, he seemed to improve with each game before he injured his ankle in Week 6. He's now likely stuck on IR through the end of the season unless he agrees to an injury settlement. Playing on the last year of his rookie deal, the No. 2 overall pick from 2014 will be set to test the free-agent waters at the end of the league year.
Edebali was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday and didn't need to wait long before finding a new home. The 28-year-old primarily played on special teams in Denver and could fill a similar role for the Lions.
Sidelined for a second straight week, Abdullah will yield the backfield to Theo Riddick and Tion Green, the latter of whom turned 11 carries into 51 yards and one touchdown last Sunday in Baltimore.