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Detroit Lions Roster

NFC North
Ford Field
Head Coach
Matt Patricia
Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator
Cory Undlin
Special Teams Coach
Brayden Coombs
Defensive Scheme
Team News
Matthew Stafford Consistent Under Pressure

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played in just eight games last season because of injury, but he remained consistent under pressure when he was on the field. His passer rating of 84.2 while under pressure and his plus-2.2 percent completion rate above expectation are impressive considering that he threw more than 30 percent of his under-pressure throws into tight windows. Stafford's combined passer rating under pressure of 83.8 is the third-best mark of any qualified quarterback since 2016, trailing just Matt Ryan and Alex Smith. The 32-year-old was on pace for a great finish in 2019 if he hadn't gotten hurt, and many expect him to pick up right where he left off in 2020. Stafford is a borderline QB1 and makes for a great fantasy backup.

22 hours ago
Kenny Golladay Projected To Finish Third In Receiving Yards

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is projected to place third in the league in receiving yards in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus, finishing behind only Julio Jones and Michael Thomas. Golladay finished as the third-best wideout in standard formats in 2019 by compiling 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns off of 65 receptions. He was also one of the league's most opposing deep threats, averaging 13.6 YBC/R and doing so despite the prolonged absence of Matthew Stafford, who missed eight games with a back injury. With the longtime signal-caller seemingly back at full-strength, the third-place projection may be more accurate than not in 2020, with the potential for a top-two finish for the 26-year-old also a realistic possibility.

4 days ago
Marvin Jones Jr. Made The Most Of His Opportunities In 2019

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. only had 779 receiving yards last season, but's Nick Shook lists him as the fourth-best wide receiver from a year ago. Despite only having quarterback Matthew Stafford for half the season because of an injury, Jones had a catch rate of 68.1 percent and an expected catch rate of 57.7 percent. Detroit's backups gave Jones few chances to make plays, but the receiver still performed better than expected. He also missed three games due to injury. Jones also had the second-highest tight-window percentage (29.7) among Shook's top-10 pass-catchers but still managed a positive catch-rate difference. A full season with a healthy Stafford will make a huge difference, and Jones is going undervalued as a low-end WR3.

4 days ago
Taylor Decker, Lions Not Talking Extension Yet

Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker has told the team he will let his agent do the talking when it comes to a potential contract extension. The Lions have expressed that they value the fifth-year tackle, but committing long term may not be in the cards until after the upcoming season. Decker was drafted 16th overall in the first round of the 2016 draft, and the Lions running game certainly is a unit that needs to improve if Detroit hopes to contend in 2020. So far, the two sides haven't had any substantial extension talks.

8 days ago
James Agnew Converting To Wide Receiver

Detroit Lions cornerback James Agnew has been the team's regular kick and punt returner since he entered the league in 2017, has seen time as a gadget running back and offensive weapon and has played as a backup cornerback and on special teams. But the Lions are hoping to make him a wide receiver full time when training camp starts this summer. Agnew has been attending virtual meetings with the receivers and cornerbacks this spring, but the Lions plan to transition him exclusively to offense when everyone returns to the field. He actually sat in on late-season receiver meetings last year because of injuries to Marvin Jones Jr. and Marvin Hall. Agnew played 16 total offensive snaps last season, but he should see much more time with the offense in 2020 as receiver depth behind Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola, Jones, Hall and rookie Quintez Cephus. Even with the position switch, he'll likely be on the roster bubble and will be competing with Hall, Geremy Davis and Geronimo Allison for the final one or two spots.

10 days ago