|Offense||16th||80.8 (28th)||257.6 (6th)|
|Defense||23rd||114.2 (18th)||240.3 (20th)|
|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|
|16||Billingsley, Jace||WR||5-9||189||5/17/1993||1||Eastern Oregon State|
|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|
|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|
|63||Lelito, Tim||G||6-4||315||7/21/1989||5||Grand Valley State|
|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|
|99||Thornton, Khyri||DT||6-3||315||11/21/1989||4||Southern Mississippi|
|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|
|66||Dahl, Joe (IR)||G||6-4||305||4/9/1993||2||Washington State|
|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|
|50||Armbrister, Thurston||OLB||6-3||235||12/25/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|Barrett, Alex||DE||6-3||260||3/6/1994||R||San Diego State|
|Marquez, Bradley||WR||5-10||205||12/14/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|Ringo, Christian||DE||6-1||298||3/10/1992||2||UL Lafayette|
|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 was outperformed by veteran Tim Wright in this one, as the latter hauled in three of three targets for 34 yards Friday. However, Roberts' status as a fourth-round rookie nearly guarantees him a roster spot, so this underwhelming performance isn't a concern in the big picture.
With the Lions down big from the get-go, Zenner saw minimal playing time on offense Sunday and was largely contained to special teams. Since he wasn't able to steal any touchdowns away from starter Ameer Abdullah, Zenner's fantasy value was predictably non-existent. Zenner's situation won't get any better if Dwayne Washington (quad) is able to return after the Lions' bye in Week 7. In fact, Zenner could revert back to being a regular game-day inactive if Washington is able to prove his nagging injury is behind him.
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.
Billingsley returns to the Lions after being waived ahead of Sunday's showdown with the Browns in order to make room for offensive lineman Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson on the roster. In order to make room for Billingsley, the Lions waived fellow wideout Jared Abbrederis, which could lead to some increased offensive snaps for the speedster out of Eastern Oregon. Billingsley will now be the fifth option on the depth chart.
Kaaya's reunion with the Lions lasted less than a week, as team brass evidently needed his roster spot to create an opening for the previously-suspended Khyri Thornton. The rookie quarterback will be free to sign elsewhere if he clears waivers.
Davis bounced back from an unproductive showing last week against Pittsburgh and now has recorded eight tackles in three of his past four games. He hasn't been very active in the passing game, however, as his last and only sack came in Week 2 and he's only recorded one pass deflection all year. Not to mention, he also hasn't forced a fumble to date. Davis will either need to showcase increased upside in the tackle department or activity in those complementary areas in order to join the elite tier of IDP linebackers.
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 has been quietly impressive this season, with multiple touchdown passes in seven of 10 games. His numbers over Detroit's three-game winning streak have been superb, though. He's posted a 7:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and an absurd 10.1 yards per attempt. Stafford is humming, but it'll be interesting to see if his luck runs out next week against Minnesota. Stafford was held to 209 passing yards and no touchdowns against the Vikings' stout defense earlier this season.
Agnew serves as a depth corner and also as a returner on special teams for the Lions. Running back Ameer Abdullah has stepped in as a returner in Agnew's absence.
This news comes on the heels of Rudock's impressive performance against the Patriots during last Friday's exhibition, in which the second-year QB completed 10 of 13 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown to earn a 128.0 QBR, which bested all three of the quarterbacks that entered the game before he did -- Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford and Jimmy Garappolo. Granted, Rudock was playing against second-string defenders, but there's no doubting that he has the look of an up-and-coming talent. However, the Lions would probably need a really sweet offer to give Rudock up, as they'd be in trouble if something happened to Stafford and current third-stringer Brad Kaaya was forced to take over.
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.
Thorton, fresh off serving a six-game suspension, is a welcomed addition to a defensive-tackle rotation that was thin on depth following the loss of Haloti Ngata (biceps). While he could be in store for a handful of reps right off the bat, Thornton is unlikely to warrant IDP consideration at any juncture the rest of the season.
This kind of performance isn't typical of Washington, and most of it can be attributed to Ezekiel Ansah (back) sitting out Sunday. This is why he was able to log a season-high 48 defensive snaps, which led him to this uncharacteristic stat line. However, if Ansah remains out against the Bears in Week 11, Washington could once again be a cheap fantasy option with high upside.
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.
Ringo failed to see the field in the Bengals' season opener on Sunday and will now head to the waiver wire after Tuesday's release. He could field interest elsewhere for teams in need of depth on the defensive line, but if he doesn't, the Bengals' practice squad is a potential landing spot. A former sixth-round pick of the Packers in 2015, Ringo has a total of two tackles and a forced fumble in eight NFL games.
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 returned to practice about two weeks ago after being placed on injured reserve following Week 1. The 25-year-old has had limited reps this season and spent essentially the entire preseason on the Physically Unable to Perform list prior to landing on injured reserve, and will likely serve in a reserve capacity initially.
Dahl had been in contention for the starting gig at left tackle entering the spring when Taylor Decker suffered a torn labrum, but he was ultimately relegated to a reserve role to open the season after the Lions acquired 2014 first-round pick Greg Robinson to fill the void. The Lions had used Dahl on special teams in their Week 2 win over the Giants, but he suffered a lower-leg injury that kept him inactive for the team's loss to the Falcons on Sunday. It appears that Dahl wasn't on track to return from the injury anytime soon, so the Lions elected to move him to IR and open up a roster spot for fellow lineman Tim Lelito.
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 team's role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on the 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 missed Sunday night's loss to the Steelers due to an ankle ailment, but it appears the lineman is now back to full health. Look for him to resume his reserve role behind starter Rick Wagner.
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 played through the injury last week without issue and is expected to serve in his typical role in Week 5 as the Panthers' starting center.
After logging just 11 snaps in his return to action last week, Golladay saw 35 out of a possible 63 on Sunday. Meanwhile, teammate and co-No. 3 receiver TJ Jones recorded 29 snaps. Although Jones actually saw more passes come his way, Golladay again showed he was the more dynamic option downfield by catching a 40-yard bomb in the second quarter. The rookie's 19.8 yards per reception now ranks near the top in the league among receivers who've seen at least 20 targets this season.
Jones burned Chicago deep in the second half, laying out for a 28-yard touchdown as part of Detroit's 21-point second-quarter explosion. It was Jones' fourth touchdown in his last five games. During that streak, he's also topped 85 yards in four games. The red-hot target comes up against a stiff test next week against a Vikings squad that held him to two catches in Week 4.
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.
The Lions didn't actually practice, but even if they had, Washington apparently would'n't have taken part. It's a strong sign he won't be ready for a Thanksgiving matchup with the Vikings.
Wagner left in the third quarter to tend to an ankle injury. Fortunately, he didn't sustain anything severe and looks set to tough it out for the remainder of the night.
Prater has been the definition of clutch during his tenure in Detroit, as he's now 10 for 10 on kicks within the final four minutes of regulation and the Lions within three points of winning. His 52-yard game-winner Sunday might have been his most impressive of the lot, though, considering it came in 30-degree weather accompanied by Chicago's characteristically strong winds. Sitting top ten in the league in both field-goal attempts and PATs, Prater should remain busy in a Week 12 matchup against a Vikings defense that prevented the Lions offense from reaching the end zone in their previous meeting this season.
Diggs admitted himself that he's in a "heated" training camp battle for time at corner given the Lions' recent additions of rookies Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew as well as former Raiders CB D.J. Hayden, so he'll need to stay healthy and keep performing in order to maintain his standing atop the depth chart. Last season, Diggs' play slipped after a promising 2015 campaign, but he seems to have had a good offseason and even made the "play of the day" during Wednesday's practice, tipping and then intercepting a Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone that was intended for Golden Tate.
Lelito landed on IR after suffering the thigh injury a little over a week ago. The injury was never considered a season-ending one for the offensive lineman, so once he's fully recovered from the issue, he could latch on with another team.
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.
Milligan landed on the PUP list to begin training camp after sitting out the entire 2016 season with a serious injury. It appears the safety is back to full strength, but he'll still need to prove healthy and effective in training camp in order to earn a spot on the Lions' final roster.
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' involvement in the passing game has diminished in recent weeks while teammate Eric Ebron's has increased. By measure, Fells has seen just 1.5 targets per game over his past four appearances while Ebron has seen five per tilt over the same stretch. Ebron is the more natural receiver anyway, while Fells' bread and butter is blocking, so it makes sense for each to specialize in one particular facet of the game. Moving forward, that means Fells could be in store for lesser production the rest of the season compared to his heightened involvement in Weeks 4 through 6.
Green is nothing more than the No. 5 tailback on the depth chart and will likely need multiple injuries to players ahead of him in order to be a regular member of the game-day roster.
Killebrew was penciled in as the No. 3 safety entering the season, but it seems the Lions are tasking him with even more responsibility now after his coming-out party in the season opener in which Killebrew recorded his first career pick-six. In fact, Killebrew's 42 defensive snaps Monday was significantly greater than that of starter Tavon Wilson, who garnered 23. If he can maintain his productive ways as the season unfolds, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Killebrew outright displace Wilson as the first-string strong safety.
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 absence in the Week 10 win over the Browns didn't go unnoticed, as the Lions allowed 100 rushing yards for only the second time this season. The Bears feature two quality running backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, putting pressure on Cornelius Washington to step up his play in Ansah's stead for the second consecutive week.
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.
The second-year pro is in his first year as a starter, but he's fitting right in with 29 tackles (24 solo) and six sacks through nine games. His fantasy value can be up and down, but Zettel is still a favorable option when facing a weak offense.
Martin was activated from the Non-Football Injury list and should take over punting duties Sunday. To make room, the Lions parted ways with Jacquies Smith.
Jones saw similar playing time to Kenny Golladay (29 offensive snaps versus 35) and finished with more targets and more receptions. However, there's no mistaking that the rookie is the more viable downfield threat, as evidenced by Golladay's 19.8 yards per catch compared to Jones' 14.5 mark. Given his low-ceiling role as a tertiary receiving option, Jones remains on the fringes of the fantasy radar.
It was an uncharacteristically quiet outing for Tate, who had entered the game with at least six catches and 85 yards in four consecutive games. Tate's niche as an underneath target might limit his yardage, but he has been consistent with at least five catches in seven of 10 games this season. In fact, the last time he was held under five catches prior to Sunday's game was in Week 4 against next week's opponent, the Minnesota Vikings. Tate was held to three catches for 29 yards in that contest.
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.
The nine carries tied Riddick's season high while his 10 total touches were the most he's seen since Week 2. He also finished the day having logged one more snap than starter Ameer Abdullah. Since Abdullah has struggled to move the ball consistently this season, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the Lions continue to force Riddick's involvement. With that said, the pass-catching specialist has a tough matchup on deck Thursday against a Vikings defense that's allowed just 361 receiving yards to running backs in 2017, the fifth-lowest mark in the league.
Marquez ended the 2016 campaign on IR with an undisclosed knee injury. He garnered the same designation this summer since he apparently wasn't healthy in time for training camp. Now fully recovered, he'll be eligible to sign with any team other than the Rams during the rest of the season if he clears waivers.
Reeves-Maybin has missed the previous two games, but his participation Monday, albeit limited, is cause for optimism regarding his status for Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup versus the Vikings. However, his status will need to continue to be monitored going forward.
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.
Wilson notched his second sack of the year Sunday, which marks the first time in his six-campaign career that he's logged more than one sack in a single season. He's now averaging seven tackles per contest in his past five games and certainly merits IDP consideration entering a Week 11 matchup with the Bears.
Lang was held out of last Sunday's victory over the Browns after he experienced concussion symptoms in practice. His return to the fold Wednesday -- in full, uninhibited fashion -- suggests he's on track to clear concussion protocol in time for this week's game against the Bears.
Ebron looks to be reasserting himself as a legitimate weapon down the field, as he's now averaging five targets and 45.3 receiving yards per game across his past four appearances. Meanwhile, Darren Fells has only seen 1.5 targets and 7.8 receiving yards per game during that same stretch. Although Fells actually garnered more playing time Sunday, it nonetheless seems that this tight end corps is settling in as we expected in the preseason with Fells the blocking specialist and Ebron the more capable receiver.
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.
Abdullah slipped out into the flat for a two-yard touchdown catch right before halftime to give Detroit the lead. Sunday was Abdullah's third straight game with a touchdown after just one score in his first seven contests. He's been effective in the red zone during Detroit's three-game winning streak but hasn't been much of a yard producer. His lone 100-yard game this season, ironically enough, was against the typically dominant Minnesota defense. He'll get a chance to go two for two next week against the Vikings.