Matthew Stafford simply stood on the field, letting Jake Rudock take snaps at the Detroit Lions' only practice during their bye week. Stafford's body has taken a beating recently. Stafford needs a break this week.
With the fantasy football season approaching the halfway mark, the major injuries just keep piling up, which makes the waiver wire an important factor in the middle of the bye weeks. The tight end position continues to be plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, with Tyler Eifert going on injured reserve last week. That robs fantasy owners of a potential every-week TE1, and yet another burned draft pick. In addition to the injuries, there are two more bye teams this week — Detroit Lions and Houston Texans — making Eric Ebron and Ryan Griffin unavailable. With yet more turnover at the position, let’s look at the best waiver wire wide receivers owned in 50 percent or less of Yahoo! leagues. Hooper’s
With Ezekiel Ansah and Anthony Zettel dealing with injuries this week, the Detroit Lions have added some help on their defensive line. The Lions are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith. Smith was waived by the Buccaneers on Nov. 4 after playing just seven snaps in his only game with Tampa Bay this season.
NFL players kneeling during the national anthem before games has become a hotly debated issue since last season. Now some players are participating in the NFL owners’ annual fall meeting to discuss the issue. Caleb Campbell, former Army ranger and former
The Detroit Lions made so many mistakes at New Orleans they ruined a chance to go into a bye week with a win that would have put them in a tie atop the NFC North. Matthew Stafford had five turnovers , three of which the Saints returned for scores, and Detroit gave up more than 200 yards to running backs in a 52-38 loss Sunday. Detroit hadn't given up that many points since 2007, when it allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to score 56 points in a lopsided victory.
Running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 237 yards from scrimmage, the Saints' resurgent defense forced five turnovers and scored a franchise-record three times, and New Orleans took a 52-38 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a game full of crazy bounces and unusual plays. New Orleans (3-2), which has a winning record for the first time since its last playoff season in 2013, built a five-touchdown lead, only to wind up gutting out a remarkable bid by Detroit to pull off the greatest comeback in NFL history.
The Detroit Lions travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. Detroit lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-24 last week but have won three out of their first five games. The Lions defense has allowed just 74.6 yards per game and 19.4 points per game.