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Detroit Lions Depth Chart

NFC North
Ford Field
Head Coach
Matt Patricia
Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator
Paul Pasqualoni
Special Teams Coach
John Bonamego
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Marvin Jones A Boom-Or-Bust WR4 In Week 7

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones will have his hands full in Week 7 with a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on deck. Jones has become entrenched as a distant second receiving option behind Kenny Golladay, and with the Lions opting to run the ball more of late as well, there may not be many opportunities for Jones to make noise in this one. When Jones does get his looks he will likely be shadowed by Trae Waynes, highly limiting his big-play ability. He will slot in as a boom-or-bust WR4 this week in what should be a low-scoring affair.

T.J. Hockenson Not A Recommended Week 7 Start

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson has amassed just 56 yards and one score since putting the NFL on notice with a monster Week 1 performance, and with a stingy Vikings secondary coming to town in Week 7, fantasy owners would be smart to look elsewhere to fill their TE spot. Hockenson has seen more than four targets just once since Week 1, making him a weekly boom-or-bust TE2 option. Fantasy owners can expect a big week or two down the line, but the Lions just have too many options on offense for Hockenson to be relied on as a consistent performer. Buyer beware.

Kerryon Johnson A Mid-Range RB2 In Tough Week 7 Matchup

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson was given the keys to the Lions backfield but has yet to impress fantasy owners who spent an early-round draft pick on the 22-year-old. Johnson is averaging a measly 3.3 YPC and has seen just 13 targets through the air over five games. Disappointing to say the least. Johnson was given just 13 touches in Week 6, and against a stout Vikings run defense that has allowed just one 100-yard rusher and one rushing touchdown this season, fantasy owners should prepare for a potentially disastrous week. Consider Johnson an RB2 in this matchup with hopes he finds the end zone.

Matthew Stafford A Mid-Tier QB2 In Week 7

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford faces a tough test in Week 7 with a stout Minnesota Vikings secondary coming to town. These teams know each other well, and that may play against Stafford this week. In two games against the Vikings last season Stafford was only able to muster up 315 yards with no touchdowns, not exactly confidence-inspiring. Couple that with the fact that the Lions have eased off the pass since Week 1, with Stafford eclipsing 32 attempts just once since that time, and you have the recipe for a subpar performance from the Lions signal-caller. Stafford will slot in as a mid-tier QB2 in this matchup.

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Kenny Golladay Faces Stingy Secondary In Week 7

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is coming off a very solid performance against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 6, but fantasy owners may want to temper expectations with the Minnesota Vikings coming to town in Week 7. The Vikings have allowed just one 100-yard receiver through the first six weeks of the season, and while fantasy owners will point to the 10 touchdowns allowed to wide receivers over that same time frame, a good chunk of those scores came in garbage time. The Lions haven't won in two weeks but have been playing very good football nonetheless, so extended garbage-time looks may not be in store in this game. Slot Golladay in as a mid-range WR2 in this matchup.

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