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Detroit Lions Depth Chart

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
Defensive Scheme
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Kerryon Johnson Looks Regular Season Ready

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson had three rushes for 16 yards in this week's preseason matchup against the Texans. As expected, his workload was extremely limited but his three rushes showed that he is prepared for the regular season. Johnson is an exciting young running back that, over his career, has nearly as much upside as any other running back in the league. Moving forward, the only concern with Johnson is how many touches running back C.J. Anderson will take from him. Johnson is the clear cut RB1 in Detroit but Anderson's role is somewhat unclear right now. Johnson is an excellent mid-draft addition to any fantasy team.

David Fales Has Solid Preseason Outing

Detroit Lions quarterback David Fales went 12/19 for 226 yards and a touchdown in the Lions second preseason game against the Texans. With Tom Savage out on concussion protocol, Fales is competing with Josh Johnson to be Stafford's backup come regular season in a few weeks. This performance will certainly help Fales' case. Fales remains worthless in all fantasy formats as long as Stafford remains healthy.

T.J. Hockenson Continues To Impress

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson had one catch for 22 yards during the Lions second preseason matchup against the Texans. Hockenson has already proven himself as an excellent pass-catcher and although it's nothing special, this weeks performance was yet another example of how much potential the rookie tight end has. The 22 yard catch was a designed play that had Hockenson fake a block and then release; it was executed perfectly. Hockenson is a solid TE2 option in deeper leagues and a rookie who should gain some serious attention in dynasty leagues.

Andy Jones Catches Two For 60 Yards

Detroit Lions wide receiver Andy Jones caught two passes for 60 yards with a long of 48 yards during this week's preseason matchup. Jones has been fighting for a roster spot and this solid performance will certainly help him. Jones falls deep on the Lions wide receiver depth chart meaning he will remain off the fantasy radar unless numerous injuries happen at the top of the depth chart.

Buddy Howell Scores Against Lions

Houston Texans running back Buddy Howell played a key role in Saturday's preseason win over the Detroit Lions, rushing 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Howell seemed to be on the outside of the race for one of the final spots in Houston's running back rotation, but Saturday's game is going to give the Texans a lot to think about. Howell still seems like the least likely back to make the final roster, but he could land with a team in need of running back depth if Houston cuts him. There's some intrigue here in deep dynasty leagues, but not really anywhere else.