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Update: Dominic Raiola officially received a one-game suspension.

And the hammer drops. Rightfully so as Raiola was a total moron for stomping on another player's ankle like he did. Sure hope Travis Swanson can fill in well enough that Raiola won;t get blamed should the Lions lose.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 03:38 PMSource

The Lions have told Dominic Raiola to expect a one-game suspension.

Raiola stomped on the ankle of one of the Bears' players on Sunday a la Albert Haynesworth and now looks like he's going to cost his team their center for their final game against the Packers. Just plain stupid. Nothing to say other than that. Stupid.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 02:21 PMSource

Coach Jim Caldwell says Nick Fairley (knee) is getting close to a return.

While the Lions would love to beat Green Bay in Week 17 and win the division, they aren't going to push Fairley until he's ready. His health and ability to be used during the playoffs probably supersedes this one regular-season game. Monitor his practice reports though to track his progress.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 12:30 PMSource

Ndamukong Suh recorded four tackles along with two sacks and one pass defended during the Lions’ 20-14 win over the Bears.

Suh continues to build his resume and increase his free agency value racking up another two sacks in the Lions' win over Chicago. He is one of the most dominant forces on a defensive line in the NFL and is a must-start in IDP leagues heading into Week 17.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:01 PM

Matt Prater was 2-for-3 on field goal attempts and converted both his extra point attempts in the Lions’ victory over Chicago.

Prater continues to be shaky in his Lions' tenure missing another field goal in Detroit's win over Chicago. He is not reliable and should not be on your fantasy team, especially if you are playing for a championship in Week 17.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:00 PM

Golden Tate caught five passes on ten targets for 62 yards and no touchdowns in Detroit’s win over the Bears on Sunday.

Tate only caught half of his 10 targets and has seen his productivity expectantly slip a bit once Calvin Johnson returned. The Packers will likely focus on Johnson next week so Tate could see some opportunities to expose mismatches in coverage. He is still a solid WR2 or WR3 option in what should be a high-scoring game in Week 17.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 06:59 PM

Calvin Johnson caught six passes on 12 targets for 103 yards and no touchdowns during Detroit’s 20-14 win over Chicago.

Megatron was held out of the end zone but still produced a 100-yard receiving game averaging just over 17 yards per catch. He is an elite wide receiver who should be a big part of Detroit's offense next week in what should be a high scoring game against Green Bay to determine the winner of the NFC North.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 06:58 PM

Reggie Bush carried the ball seven times for 54 yards and one touchdown against Chicago.  He also caught six passes on seven targets for 44 yards.

Bush benefited from Joique Bell's one-quarter suspension and finished the day with 98 total yards and a touchdown. Bush has been a major fantasy disappointment this season thanks to injuries, inconsistency, and Bell's emergence as an every down running back. Bush will find ways to contribute next week against the Packers' terrible run defense.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 06:57 PM

Joique Bell carried the ball 13 times for 74 yards and one touchdown against the Bears.  He also caught two passes on three targets for 13 yards.

Bell was held out of the first quarter of today's game for violating the team's rules, but he made up for it by rushing for 74 yards and scoring a touchdown. If he had played all four quarters he might have gotten a 100-yard bonus. Look for him to have a big day next week against Green Bay's shoddy run defense in the NFC North title game.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 06:57 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 22 of 39 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Lions win over Chicago.  He also ran four times for two yards.

It looked like a great matchup for Stafford heading into the game against the Bears' awful defense, but he struggled mightily and was held without a touchdown pass. The Lions will have a showdown with Green Bay next week for the NFC North title, so expect a high scoring game with Stafford throwing at least a couple touchdowns.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 06:56 PM

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