Detroit Lions Depth Chart

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NFC North
Stadium
Ford Field
Head Coach
Matt Patricia
Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator
Paul Pasqualoni
Special Teams Coach
John Bonamego
Defensive Scheme
4-3
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David Blough Not A Recommended Week 14 Start

Detroit Lions rookie quarterback David Blough will get the start in Week 14 when the Lions travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. With Matthew Stafford (back) unlikely to return this season and Jeff Driskel (hamstring) placed on the injured reserve, it looks like it will be all Blough from here on out. Those who advanced to the fantasy playoffs are likely not going to be putting their hopes into a rookie quarterback starting for just the second time of his career, but the Lions quarterback situation is terrible news for Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones going forward. Both receivers caught touchdown passes with Blough under center last week, but that cannot be expected on a weekly basis. Blough's performance was impressive, especially given the circumstances, but removing the first quarter of last week's game from the equation paints a much uglier picture, as he was only able to lead the Lions to two field goals the rest of the way. Blough is not a recommended start this week.

3 days ago
Kenny Golladay A Fringe WR2 Against Vikings

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was able to haul in 158 yards and a touchdown with rookie quarterback David Blough under center in Week 13, but a closer look into the game tells a different story. Most of Golladay's production, including his touchdown catch, came on one play in the first quarter. It was a very quiet afternoon for Golladay and the entire Lions offense from then on. Golladay doesn't have the toughest Week 14 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on deck, but it should be noted that the Vikings did hold him to just one catch for 21 yards when these two teams met back in Week 7. With so much uncertainty surrounding Golladay this week, he will slot in as a fringe WR2 against the Vikings.

2 days ago
Marvin Jones A Boom-Or-Bust WR3 In Week 14

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones shouldn't have a hard time against a leaky Minnesota Vikings secondary in Week 14, but uncertainty remains with rookie quarterback David Blough starting for the Lions. Jones has hauled in 17 receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns over the last four weeks, proving to be at least somewhat quarterback-proof. Fantasy owners need more assurance than that heading into the first week of the fantasy playoffs though. Jones did absolutely torch the Vikings in Week 7, going off for 93 yards and four touchdowns, but that was with Matthew Stafford (back) throwing the passes. Jones will slot in as a boom-or-bust WR3 in Week 14.

2 days ago
Bo Scarbrough A Risky Start Against Vikings

Detroit Lions running back Bo Scarbrough has taken control of the Lions backfield, but he may not get too many opportunities in Week 14 with the Minnesota Vikings on deck. This game could get out of hand very quickly, which would mean limited touches for Scarbrough as he is not involved in the passing game whatsoever. There is a chance that the Lions lean on the rushing attack with rookie David Blough starting at quarterback, but too much uncertainty remains to trust Scarbrough in this one. He will slot in as an RB4 for this matchup.

2 days ago
Kerryon Johnson Returning To Practice

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee), who is on Injured Reserve, will return to practice on Wednesday. Johnson can't come off IR until Week 16, but he could be an option for the Lions backfield the final two weeks of the season. With most fantasy title games taking place in Week 16, it means that Johnson should remain on the waiver wire in most redraft leagues. Even if he returns when eligible, he'd be too dicey of an option on a potential snap count. Expect the Lions to continue using a combination of Bo Scarbrough, rookie Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic in their backfield until Johnson has a chance to return.

4 days ago