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Lions Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Detroit Lions as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of February 25, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 D'Andre Swift RB DET 3.03 5
2 Kenny Golladay WR DET 4.10 5
3 T.J. Hockenson TE DET 6.09 5
4 Marvin Jones WR DET 12.04 5
5 Jared Goff QB DET 13.01 5
6 Adrian Peterson RB DET 13.04 5
7 Matt Prater PK DET 15.06 5

D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift's current ADP is 3.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 3rd round, and 27th selection overall.

D'Andre Swift Average Draft Position PPR

Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay's current ADP is 4.10, which is the 10th pick of the 4th round, and 45th selection overall.

Kenny Golladay Average Draft Position PPR

T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson's current ADP is 6.09, which is the 9th pick of the 6th round, and 69th selection overall.

T.J. Hockenson Average Draft Position PPR

Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones's current ADP is 12.04, which is the 4th pick of the 12th round, and 136th selection overall.

Marvin Jones Average Draft Position PPR

Jared Goff

Jared Goff's current ADP is 13.01, which is the 1st pick of the 13th round, and 144th selection overall.

Jared Goff Average Draft Position PPR

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson's current ADP is 13.04, which is the 4th pick of the 13th round, and 148th selection overall.

Adrian Peterson Average Draft Position PPR

Matt Prater

Matt Prater's current ADP is 15.06, which is the 6th pick of the 15th round, and 173rd selection overall.

Matt Prater Average Draft Position PPR

Detroit Lions 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Chicago Bears
2 Away Green Bay Packers
3 Away Arizona Cardinals
4 Home New Orleans Saints
6 Away Jacksonville Jaguars
7 Away Atlanta Falcons
8 Home Indianapolis Colts
9 Away Minnesota Vikings
10 Home Washington Redskins
11 Away Carolina Panthers
12 Home Houston Texans
13 Away Chicago Bears
14 Home Green Bay Packers
15 Away Tennessee Titans
16 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17 Home Minnesota Vikings

Detroit Lions News

Marvin Jones, Stafford reunion possible

Jones is expected to be interested in signing with the Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Analysis: An impending free agent, Jones was born in southern California and the 30-year-old would presumably prefer to sign with a contender this offseason. While this report is nothing but speculation, the Rams do seem like an especially logical destination for Jones after the organization traded for quarterback Matthew Stafford, who played with Jones for the past five seasons in Detroit and connected with him for at least nine touchdowns in three of the past four seasons.

Marvin Jones player page.

February 17, 2021 12:23 PM EST


Matthew Stafford, Recovering from long list of injuries

Stafford's injuries in 2020 included a partially torn UCL in his right thumb, a torn UCL in his left elbow, torn rib cartilage, an ankle sprain and a left knee injury, Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Stafford was removed after one series in the Week 16 loss to Tampa Bay, but he otherwise played at least 80 percent of offensive snaps in each of Detroit's games in 2020, continuing to gut it out long after the team was eliminated from the playoffs. The Lions have since agreed to trade Stafford to Los Angeles, where he'll team up with coach Sean McVay to lead an offense that has Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Tyler Higbee and Cam Akers as its top returning playmakers. It isn't necessarily a better group of pass catchers than what Stafford is accustomed to work with, but the coaching and overall quality of the roster will be an upgrade compared to Detroit. Despite the long list of injuries, there hasn't been any report of Stafford needing offseason surgery.

Matthew Stafford player page.

February 11, 2021 8:33 AM EST


D'Andre Swift, Could get new backfield partner?

Despite referring to Swift as a three-down back, Lions OC Anthony Lynn said he wants to find "someone else to go with him," Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A 2020 second-round pick, Swift showed the three-down ability as a rookie, averaging 4.6 YPC and 6.3 YPT while scoring 10 TDs on 160 touches. He should be locked in as Detroit's lead back under a new coaching staff, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll elevate to a 20-touch-per-week, RB1-type workload. Lynn typically split snaps and touches between two or three backs in Los Angeles, where his teams regularly ranked near the top of the league in percentage of targets (and fantasy points) going to RBs. Granted, Lynn's teams sometimes had both Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler available out of the backfield, while Detroit's situation behind Swift appears questionable. The comments from Lynn on Wednesday suggest he isn't too excited about Adrian Peterson (an impending free agent) or Kerryon Johnson (one year left on his rookie contract).

D'Andre Swift player page.

February 10, 2021 12:14 PM EST


Kerryon Johnson, Not a fit with new coaching staff?

The Lions' new coaching staff doesn't seem to view Johnson as a solid No. 2 running back, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.

Analysis: Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn referred to D'Andre Swift as a "three-down back" but also said the team will still need to "find someone else" to complement him. Johnson, a former second-round pick himself, thus figures to face competition for a backup RB role, or possibly even for a roster spot. He was largely used as a pass blocker in 2020, while Swift and 35-year-old Adrian Peterson handled most of the carries and targets. Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, Johnson may not have a future in Detroit under the new management.

Kerryon Johnson player page.

February 10, 2021 12:00 PM EST


Matthew Stafford, Traded to Rams

Stafford was traded to the Rams for Jared Goff, two first-round draft picks and a third-round pick Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In a blockbuster trade, the Rams sent the first overall pick from 2016 to Detroit in exchange for the first overall pick from 2009. Stafford should start immediately in Los Angeles, equipped with wide receivers Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp and a strong offensive line.

Matthew Stafford player page.

January 30, 2021 7:03 PM EST