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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 September 26, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

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

Kenny Golladay, Headed for game-time decision

Golladay (hip) is a game-time decision, with his availability depending on how he looks/feels during a pregame workout, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: A Saturday report seemed more optimistic, while the latest update makes it sound like Golladay is closer to 50/50. The 6-4 wideout was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, and it remains to be seen if he's placed on the inactive list 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff with Atlanta. If Golladay ends up inactive or limited, the Giants can spread his usual snaps between some combination of fellow wideouts Darius Slayton, Kadarius Toney, Collin Johnson and C.J. Board, though tight ends might also take on more work with Evan Engram (calf) likely making his season debut Sunday.

Kenny Golladay player page.

September 26, 2021 5:20 AM EST

Kenny Golladay, Team optimistic he'll play

The Giants are optimistic that Golladay (hip) will suit up Sunday against the Falcons, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Big Blue is also optimistic that tight end Evan Engram (calf) will suit up for the first time this season. With its full complement of weapons available for the first time, New York's offense could be in line for a big game against a league-worst Falcons defense that's allowing 40 points per game, and Golladay should get more opportunities to put his big-play ability on display.

Kenny Golladay player page.

September 25, 2021 6:21 PM EST

Kerryon Johnson, Moves to active roster

Johnson was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This is an interesting move given the number of injuries to the 49ers' backfield. With Raheem Mostert (knee) and JaMychal Hasty (ankle) on injured reserve, and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) considered unlikely to play Sunday evening, Trey Sermon (concussion) and Jacques Patrick represent the only prototypical backs healthy ahead of the prime-time clash against the Packers. Given Johnson was only recently signed to the team's practice squad it's hard to imagine the 2018 second-round pick contributing significantly Sunday, but the 49ers have proven to be a running back factory of sorts. If there's any team that can help realize Johnson's potential, it's this one.

Kerryon Johnson player page.

September 25, 2021 1:49 PM EST

Ty Johnson, In time-share with Carter

With Tevin Coleman ruled out with a non-COVID illness, Johnson and Michael Carter are in line to head the Jets' backfield Sunday against the Broncos, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: A Johnson/Carter time-share was already expected this week after both backs logged 33 snaps in the Jets' Week 2 loss to the Patriots. In the process, Johnson carried 12 times for 50 yards, while Carter recorded 11 carries for 59 yards and two catches for 29 yards. However with Coleman (five carries for 24 yards) out of the mix this weekend, the Jets figure to feature a clear 1-2 punch versus a three-man committee, with La'Mical Perine and/or Josh Adams available for complementary/special teams work.

Ty Johnson player page.

September 24, 2021 3:13 PM EST

D'Andre Swift, Questionable for Week 3

Swift (groin) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Ravens.

Analysis: Prior to the Lions' Week 2 loss at Green Bay, Swift followed an LP/LP/FP practice plan and was listed as questionable before suiting up and playing 63 percent of the offensive snaps. By game's end, he turned 12 touches into 78 yards from scrimmage, while No. 2 RB Jamaal Williams earned 39 percent of those plays and had 10 touches for 37 total yards. Swift was on a similar maintenance plan this week, logging limited sessions Wednesday through Friday. Assuming he's out there again Sunday, Swift should outpace Williams in terms of both snaps and touches.

D'Andre Swift player page.

September 24, 2021 1:00 PM EST