by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/3/13) Lions cornerback Chris Houston, who missed the Thanksgiving win over Green Bay with a foot injury, returned to practice Tuesday ahead of the Week 14 game at Philadelphia, reports the Detroit News. Houston has 41 tackles and an interception in 11 games.
Lions defense stuffs Packers offense on Thanksgiving
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (11/28/13) It was a dream week for the Lions defense as they racked up seven sacks of Packers quarterback Matt Flynn including one for a safety, picking him off once and recovering two of his fumbles. The Lions held the Packers offense to three points (the defense scored the team's lone touchdown) and in a stellar development, held the Packers to just 126 total yards of offense over 42 plays.
It's unlikely the Lions will have a similar outcome in Week 14 when they play at Philadelphia.
Deuces wild for Ezekiel Ansah against Buccaneers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/24/13) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah only had two tackles Sunday against Tampa Bay, but he did a whole lot more. He registered two of his team's four sacks and led Detroit with two TFLs and two quarterback hits.
Lions DST a dud at home
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/24/13) Four sacks and limiting yardage does not make for a strong Fantasy DST performance. But that's all owners of the Lions received Sunday. While Tampa Bay was busy intercepting four passes, including one for a touchdown, the Lions managed no takeaways.
Lions release Week 12 inactive list
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/24/13) The Lions have released their inactive report for the game Sunday against Tampa Bay. It includes two players listed with injuries - cornerback Jonte Green (illness) and tackle Corey Hilliard (knee).
A year ago the Lions DST appeared as one of the most promising options in Fantasy. Now, they'll give you a stomach ache. The unit totaled 34 sacks, 11 interceptions and zero touchdowns in 2012, producing 10 or more Fantasy points just four times. They were particularly mediocre vs. the run (1,889 yards and 13 touchdowns allowed) and the pass (3,569 yards, 26 touchdowns) but allowed on average 27.3 points per game and that helped lead to their downfall. They addressed the pass rush by selecting Ezekiel Ansah with their first-round pick and also picked up versatile lineman Jason Jones from the Titans. But until it's proven that those two additions will bring the heat, no one should count on the Lions DST in 2013 even with a fairly decent opening schedule (vs. the Vikings, at the Cardinals, at the Redskins). (Updated 5/15/13)