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Reggie Bush (ankle) would have been limited if the Lions practiced on Monday.

Well, limited is at least better than saying that he would have been out, right? You'll simply have to wait and see how practice goes leading up to Thursday's game. The short week is obviously not ideal, but we can't rule him out just yet.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:38 PMSource

Lions OL Dominic Raiola will not be suspended for his variety of post-play incidents against the Patriots, source says.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport announced that the Lions would not suspend their offensive lineman for his variety of post-play shenanigans against the New England Patriots but it does look like he will face a severe fine.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

24 Nov, 02:39 PMSource

James Ihedigbo recorded nine solo tackles and one interception against the Patriots on Sunday.

The 30-year old defensive back has a nice aggressive style and is steadily proving to be a solid option in deeper IDP leagues. He now has 50 tackles on the year with two sacks, two interceptions (both in the last three games), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. If your league has a number of IDP slots, he's a rock solid choice in the secondary.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:32 AM

Matt Prater was 3-for-4 on field goal attempts during Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots. He had no extra-point opportunities.

Prater missed a 53-yarder in his third field goal attempt of the day, but considering the way the Lions offense played, it was hardly enough of a difference-maker to warrant further discussion about the Lions' lousy kicking game. The once automatic leg for the Broncos is now just 12-for-16 on the year with just eight extra-point attempts. He's normally a reliable guy, but it's the Lions offense that seems most unreliable to fantasy owners right now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:31 AM

Eric Ebron caught two passes on seven targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

While just two catches for 23 yards is nothing to get excited about, the fact that Ebron saw seven targets in this one, is very telling about his increasing role in the passing attack. He was averaging just four targets per game over his last four, but the Lions said they wanted to get him a little more heavily involved. He's going to have to watch the drops if he wants to continue seeing the targets, but this poor catch rate Sunday was just as much Matthew Stafford's fault as it was Ebron's. If the Lions continue to send targets his way, Ebron could be a nice Thanksgiving play against a Bears team that ranked 29th against the tight end heading into Week 12.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:29 AM

Calvin Johnson caught four passes on 11 targets for 58 yards against the Patriots on Sunday.

Sometimes all the talent in the world can't help you if your quarterback is stinkin' up the joint and that seemed to be the case for Megatron this week. He was targeted 11 times by Matthew Stafford, but there were certainly a number of misfires in there. The Patriots secondary did a good job keeping Johnson contained here, but had his QB been just a little more efficient, things could have been different. He remains a much start each and every week and should put on a spectacular Thanksgiving Day performance against a struggling bears pass defense.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:28 AM

Golden Tate caught four passes on 11 targets for 97 yards and ran the ball one for 13 yards during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

The targets that Tate continues to see are definitely encouraging for those fantasy owners who feared a drop-off once Calvin Johnson returned. The problem in this one was more Matthew Stafford-related though as the Patriots did everything they could to disrupt his game. While many Stafford owners are struggling with his recent lack of production, you can be confident in the fact that things should be much different in Week 13 with his Thanksgiving match-up with the Bears. Tate should certainly reap those benefits.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:27 AM

Theo Riddick carried the ball twice for 12 yards and caught three passes on six targets for 40 yards during the Lions' 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

After logging three consecutive games with a touchdown, he has now become practically a non-factor in the Lions offense each of the last two weeks. With Reggie Bush close to making his return to the field, it is Reddick who is going to see his snaps diminish, so the little fantasy value he has is going to slip away very soon.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:25 AM

Joique Bell carried the ball 19 times for 48 yards against the Patriots on Sunday. Hew also caught one pass for a two yard loss.

Despite the Lions being down early in this game, Bell managed to receive 19 carries but averaging only 2.5 yards per carry while failing to be a factor for PPR purposes. Although Reggie Bush was ruled inactive this week, he appears to be inching closer to making his return, so Bell owners will want to start exploring other options if the team's running back situation adds another mouth to feed moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:23 AM

Matthew Stafford completed 18-of-46 passes for 264 yards with no touchdowns and one interception during the Lions' 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. He also carried the ball three times for 18 yards.

Stafford has now gone two straight games without throwing a touchdown which has resulted in two losses for the Lions. Although the Lions new offense relies more on the run game than in previous seasons, the passing game should not be struggling this bad, considering the weapons they have at the wide receiver position. Whether it is on the play of Stafford or the play calling by the coaching staff, fantasy owners can't be pleased with their starting quarterback at this time, but matchups against, the Bears, Buccaneers and Vikings over their next four games should be just what Stafford needs to get back in the circle of trust.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Nov, 03:22 AM

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