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Theo Riddick will still have a role in the offense when Reggie Bush returns to the lineup, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Riddick, not Joique Bell, has been the focal point of the Lions' running back corps over the past two games. Against Minnesota and Atlanta, Bell caught 13 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. With that type of production, Riddick has earned a spot to work out of the Lions' backfield.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

30 Oct, 11:02 PMSource

Nick Fairley (knee) will get a second opinion on his knee Friday or early next week.

After the injury occurred, it was labeled as "bad." That is never a good sign, so at the very least, expect Fairley to miss a few weeks.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Oct, 11:06 PMSource

Calvin Johnson said he definitely expects to play against Miami Week 10.

Will believe that when I see it. The Lions have a bye for Week 9, which gives Megatron an extra week to rest up his ankle. Now is the time to buy him because his fantasy value is at it's lowest point.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

28 Oct, 06:47 PMSource

Update: Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday the team doesn't have a timetable for defensive lineman Nick Fairley's return and disputes the ESPN report, which stated Fairley will miss 4-5 weeks due to a sprained MCL and PCL.

MCL sprains are notoriously difficult to give a timetable -- just ask Rashad Jennings. After a few disappointing seasons, Fairley had finally emerged into the dominant player on the defensive line the Lions thought they were getting when they drafted him with the 13th pick of the 2011 draft.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

28 Oct, 11:08 AMSource

Nick Fairley sprained his MCL and PCL. He is expected to be sidelined four to five weeks.

It could've been a lot worse for Fairley, as he got his knee bent back behind him as he fell onto his said knee during the game on Sunday vs the Falcons.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

27 Oct, 06:37 PMSource

Peter King of MMQB.com reports that he’s heard Nick Fairley's knee injury is a “bad” one despite the team’s initial optimism that he wouldn’t be lost for the season.

This is a shame. I'm sure fantasy players were hoping Fairley had a "good" knee injury. The Lions defense was actually better after Fairley went down, for whatever that is worth. If you have been starting Detroit's defense do not stop now, though you should not be afraid to drop them this week while they have their bye.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

27 Oct, 09:22 AMSource

Matt Prater was 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 48-yard game-winner, during the Lions' 22-21 win over the Falcons on Friday.

Prater is now 5-for-7 in field goals and 6-for-6 on extra points over three games since joining the Lions. His game-winning kick topped off an outstanding comeback, but it should be noted that he missed his first attempt from 43-yards out but a delay of game penalty was called and he was able to kick again. He's looking solid again, but there's always going to be some semblance of concern with anyone who kicks for Detroit.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Oct, 02:55 PM

Cassius Vaughn recorded one tackle and had one interception during the Lions' win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Vaughn doesn't see much time on the field as a back-up corner, but he made the most of the defensive snaps he took by picking off Matt Ryan and stifling the Falcons receivers. He's not one for IDP use, but could carve out a larger role if he continues to pick off the opposition and take it back 45 yards for a solid return.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Oct, 02:53 PM

Corey Fuller caught three passes on six targets for 43 yards against the Falcons on Sunday.

While it would seem that Golden Tate could actually do it all himself, Fuller offered a few complementary looks during the second half and helped keep some drives alive. Once Calvin Johnson returns, Fuller will fade into obscurity, not that he's on many people's fantasy radar as it is.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Oct, 02:51 PM

Golden Tate caught seven passes on a team-high 15 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown during the Lions' 22-21 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Tate owner are going to be a sad, sad bunch when Calvin Johnson finally returns. Tate posted his fourth 100-plus yard game in his last five and is now averaging 12 targets, eight catches and 120 yards per game with three touchdowns in that span. Unfortunately, the targets will drop once Megatron returns, though he should still command plenty of Matthew Stafford's attention.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Oct, 02:49 PM

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