News: Lions rookie linebacker Travis Lewis was on the field for Saturdays preseason game against the Raiders, as he finished with one tackle in limited action after missing practice during the week with a quadriceps injury.
Analysis: Lewis was a four-year starter for the Sooners in college, but was just a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft. He is likely to just provide depth for the Lions this season, so ignore him in all Fantasy IDP formats.
News: The Lions drafted three cornerbacks and three linebackers in April's draft, all of them with picks in Round 3 or later. The three cornerbacks are Louisiana-Lafayette's Dwight Bentley, Albion's Chris Greenwood and New Mexico State's Jonte Green. The linebackers are Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis (who might play some defensive end), Temple's Tahir Whitehead and Oklahoma's Travis Lewis. Bentley's a tough, physical cornerback who might compete for a roster spot while Greenwood and Green's speed should help them land some work on special teams. Ronnell Lewis will definitely work on special teams and might move into a role as a pass rusher for the Lions as a defensive lineman while Travis Lewis is a tackling machine. Whitehead has good skills and can work in pass coverage as an outside linebacker.
Analysis: These guys all have some nice potential to help the Lions -- eventually. Bentley has the best chance to start the soonest and Whitehead and both Lewises have some long-term potential, but none of them are worth anything more than late-round picks in deeper rookie-only drafts. Greenwood and Green will take a while to be helpful for Fantasy owners.