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Detroit Lions 2016 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Plenty has changed in Detroit, thanks to some serious house-cleaning in the front office and another high-profile roster subtraction. But the problem remains the same for the Lions: They’ve yet to find the recipe for building a consistent winner.   New general manager Bob Quinn, hired in January after spending the last 16 years working with Bill Belichick with the New England...

Detroit Lions Star Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson Unexpectedly Retires

By Antwan Staley, 6 months 3 weeks ago
In 1999, Detroit Lions star running back Barry Sanders shockingly retired at age 31. Almost 17 years later, another one of the greatest players to wear a Lions jersey unexpectedly retired in the prime of his career. Detroit star wide receiver Calvin Johnson has reportedly told Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and his family that he plans to retire, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter....

Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 8 months 1 week ago
If not for the fact that this is the Monday night game, there would really be no reason to tune into this matchup between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints. The Lions (4-9) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after last week's road loss to the Rams. All they are playing for at this point is pride, draft positioning and trying to avoid double-digit losses. ...

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Detroit Lions (4-7) come into Thursday’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers (7-4) playing their best stretch of football all season long after winning each of the last three contests. On Thanksgiving, the Lions carved up the Eagles' defense as if it were the turkey dinner, rolling up 445 yards en route to a 45-14 thrashing. Green Bay, meanwhile, has lost four out of its last...

Why You Should Sit Matt Ryan and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 9 months 2 days ago
Thanksgiving Day was just the appetizer for Week 12 NFL and fantasy action. For the first time since Week 3 all 32 teams are in action, which means we still have 13 games to go between Sunday and Monday. Fantasy-wise, it also means that you should have a full roster of players at your disposal. This also can lead to some very tough decisions to make regarding your starting lineup. ...

Why You Should Start Eddie Lacy and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice for the Week 12 Thanksgiving Games

By Michael Horvath, 9 months 5 days ago
While there are plenty of things to be thankful for, one of them for football (and fantasy) fans is three games on Thanksgiving Day! And speaking of these three, oh-so-tasty matchups, what is a fantasy owner to do? While some decisions, like starting Aaron Rodgers vs. the Bears or Calvin Johnson vs. the Eagles, are along the lines of do you want that second helping of mashed potatoes or...

Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 9 months 5 days ago
Is it just me or is the NFL and fantasy season flying by? Can you believe that it’s Thanksgiving already? The really good news is that since we are now in Week 12, every team has had their bye. So that means from here on out we have a full schedule of all 32 teams playing. Which also means we finally have true position rankings. There are of course injury concerns to deal with,...

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 9 months 5 days ago
The Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) and Detroit Lions (3-7) are two teams headed in different directions leading into their Thanksgiving matchup on Thursday. The Eagles lost in embarrassing fashion on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, allowing rookie quarterback Jameis Winston to set a career-high with five touchdown passes in a 45-17 beat down at home. The Lions, meanwhile, come in on a two-...

The Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Quarterbacks, Ranked

By David Fox, 9 months 5 days ago
One of the great Thanksgiving traditions is snickering at who is playing quarterback for the Detroit Lions.The list of Lions quarterbacks starting on Thanksgiving is a list of draft busts, journeymen, career backups and former stars whose best days had gone by.Giggling at Lions quarterbacks on Thanksgiving, though, is getting tougher. Thank you, Matthew Stafford.To fill that void is our (...

Week 9 NFL Fantasy All-Stud and All-Dud Teams

By Michael Horvath, 9 months 2 weeks ago
What an interesting week we just witnessed in the NFL and fantasy! Who had the Falcons losing to the 49ers and who had Devonta Freeman only getting 12 yards on 12 carries? Thank goodness he caught a touchdown! And what about the Titans beating the Saints? Who had Marcus Mariota coming back from an MCL injury to throw four touchdown passes? Man, the Saints’ defense is terrible! ...