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Mayhew: Lions have no intentions of dealing Ndamukong Suh


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he has no intentions of trading defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who could be a free agent after the season. Mayhew added he doesn't expect the team to be active at the trade deadline, according to the team's official website. 

Lions defense falters in win over Saints


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) The Lions DST unit finally hit a bump in the road Sunday, in a 24-23 win over the Saints in Week 7.

The Lions streak of double digit Fantasy scoring games came to an end at four Sunday, though they still managed a respectable 7 points, thanks to two turnovers. They also sacked Drew Brees once, while allowing 408 yards of total offense in the win.

The Lions have still put up five double-digit Fantasy games in seven tries, and will look to do so in Week 8 against the Falcons.  


Lions could keep rolling vs. Saints


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) The Lions' defense has been one of the league's best so far, and even a matchup with the Saints in Week 7 shouldn't be enough to deter Fantasy owners.

The Lions rank second in the league in Fantasy scoring among DST units, at 15.7 per game, thanks to a strong pass defense that has racked up 20 sacks and seven interceptions. They may not able to hold the Saints' passing game in check even with those numbers, however the Saints haven't been as explosive as expected on offense anyways.

Three of the Saints' last four opponents have logged double figures in scoring from the DST unit, and New Orleans might be without their top weapon with Jimmy Graham dealing with a shoulder issue.

Even if Graham plays, there is reason to think he will not be as effective as usual. Though it would have come as a shock even two months ago, the Lions can be considered a solid starting option against the Saints in Week 7. 


Caldwell: Kyle Van Noy 'looked pretty good' in practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell said linebacker Kyle Van Noy "looked pretty good" during practice Wednesday. Though, Caldwell offered no return date for Van Noy, who has been on short-term injured reserve all season recovering from sports hernia surgery.

DE Ezekiel Ansah helping Lions lead league in sacks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Lions second-year defensive end Ezekiel Ansah posted career highs in sacks (2.5) and tackles for loss (4) in the Week 6 win at Minnesota. It was his fourth career game with two or more sacks.

Ansah also recorded five tackles and forced a fumble.

The Lions lead the NFL with 20 sacks and allow a league-low 270.7 yards per game. They visit the Saints on Sunday.


Lions LB Kyle Van Noy getting close to returning to practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell indicated Monday linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who is on short-term injured reserve due to sports hernia surgery, is on track to begin practicing this week.

"There's a chance from medical standpoint that this is going to be his week to start coming back," Caldwell said.

Van Noy is eligible to start practicing, but he still can't return to game action until after Week 8.


Domination continues for Lions DST


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) The Lions DST, which entered the day as one of the top three units in Fantasy, turned in its best performance of the season Week 6 at Minnesota, limiting the Vikings to three points on 212 yards. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was completely overwhelmed, taking eight sacks and throwing three interceptions.

The eight sacks give the Lions the NFL lead. Ezekiel Ansah had 2 1/2, giving him 3 1/2 for the season. George Johnson had 1 1/2 and is up to four on the year.

Though this matchup obviously benefited it, the Lions DST has the look of a must-start Fantasy unit. Of course, its legitimacy will be put to the test Week 7 against New Orleans. Unless you have the flexibility to roster two DSTs, you'll probably just want to stick with it, especially since the Saints have fallen short of expectations so far this year.


Lions defense let down in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Lions defense held up their end of the bargain in Week 5, but it was not enough to come out ahead in a 17-14 loss to the Bills.

The Lions held the Bills to 343 yards on 5.1 yards per play, a solid number. They allowed just six points through three quarters, before the Bills scored twice to put the game away. The Lions forced one turnover on an interception of Kyle Orton, and added a pair of sacks in the loss.

During a season in which the offense has bee surprisingly quiet, the Lions have ridden the defense to a 3-2 record. They are allowing 15.8 points per game heading into Week 6 against the Vikings. 


Lions worth an add this week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) With the Bills and newly minted starting quarterback Kyle Orton on the schedule, Jamey Eisenberg has the Lions as his top waiver-wire add among DST units for Week 5.

Opposing DST units have enjoyed solid success against the Bills in recent weeks, with the Chargers and Texans both scoring in double figures. A big part of that was the subpar play of quarterback EJ Manuel, who threw a pick-six to the Texans a week ago. Whether Orton, who has started just one game since 2011, will be an improvement is still to be seen, however the Lions' pass rush has been dominant at times this season, and could make life hard on Orton. 

The Lions should be worth starting in Week 5, given how well they are playing right now.  


Lions hold Jets to two touchdowns in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Lions DST unit did a solid job for the second straight week Sunday, in a 24-17 win over the Jets in Week 4.

The Lions allowed two second-half touchdowns to sully an otherwise strong performance, but they did a solid job in limiting the Jets to just 336 yards of total offense. They forced a pair of turnovers and sacked Geno Smith twice to boot.

The Lions have allowed fewer than 20 points in three of four games, and will have a pretty good chance to do so again in Week 5 against the Bills. 


Tahir Whitehead takes over at MLB for Lions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Lions have decided to move Tahir Whitehead into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing the injured Stephen Tulloch, who is out for the season due to a knee injury.

"It puts you right in the middle of the defense," Whitehead said, per ESPN. "It allows you to be able to flow sideline to sideline, as you saw with Tully over the years, make a lot of plays playing in the middle. It frees you up to do a lot."


Stephen Tulloch out for season due to knee injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration.

Lions DST holds Packers in check Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Lions DST held the Packers in check Week 3. 

Detroit got on the board early, scooping up a fumble recovery for a score. The team wouldn't let up during the game, giving up just one touchdown to the power-house Packers. While the Lions didn't force any interceptions, they did pick up two sacks and forced a fumble. 

The Lions will hope for more Week 4 against the Jets. 


Lions list seven from defense on injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 


Nevin Lawson expected to miss rest of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Monday cornerback Nevin Lawson dislocated his toes Sunday against the Panthers and he "does not anticipate" Lawson returning this season.

James Ihedigbo can't go Sunday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Lions defensive back James Ihedigbo is inactive for Week 2 at Carolina. He was limited in practice all week by a neck injury and was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report.

Ihedigbo was also inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.


Nevin Lawson to step into starting lineup for Lions


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Friday rookie defensive back Nevin Lawson will be the team's primary nickel corner for Week 2 against the Panthers.

The spot in the secondary came open when Bill Bentley suffered an ACL injury that ended his season in Week 1. Lawson had one tackle in his NFL debut in Week 1. Lawson was a 4th round pick out of Utah State in this year's draft. 


George Johnson posts 1.5 sacks in Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions defensive end George Johnson was able to get to Eli Manning throughout most of the night in a Week 1 win over the Giants. Johnson took Manning down for a 10-yard loss in the first half. He also assisted on another sack in the second quarter. He finished with three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks in a 35-14 victory.

Glover Quin comes down with first INT of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions defensive back Glover Quin came down with an interception in Monday's season opener against the Giants. Quin picked off Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with five tackles (four solo) and two defended passes in a 35-14 defeat.

DeAndre Levy picks up right where he left off last season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was an interception machine last season. He picked up where he left off with an interception in Week 1 against the Giants. Levy made a diving catch to intercept Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with with a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for a loss and one pass defended in a 35-14 victory.

Lions have a field day against the Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Lions had a field day in a convincing Week 1 win at home over the Giants.

Detroit took advantage of a struggling Eli Manning, limiting him to only 163 yards through the air. DeAndre Levy and Glover Quin each stepped up with an interception. The Lions sacked two times and allowed only 197 yards of total offense in a 35-14 victory.

Detroit will travel to Carolina for a showdown against the Panthers in Week 2.

Lions won't confirm if Bill Bentley tore his ACL Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) When asked if Lions defensive back Bill Bentley tore his ACL, head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters "that hasn't been confirmed yet," via the Detroit Free Press. Bentley suffered a knee injury and was carted off the field Monday night against the Giants. His status remains uncertain moving forward.

LaAdrian Waddle departs with calf injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Lions tackle LaAdrian Waddle left Monday's contest against the Giants in Week 1 with a calf injury. He left the game in the first quarter and returned before being carted back to the locker room. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game, per the Detroit Free Press.

Caraun Reid ready to roll Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid was officially ruled active for Week 1 against the Giants. Reid was on the injury report with a shoulder issue but was never in danger of missing game action. He was ruled probable leading up to the game.

Lions DST in store for monster Week 1 performance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The Lions could be in for a monster performance come Week 1 at home Monday night against the Giants.

The last time he faced the Lions, he cracked the 250-yard mark. Manning completed 23 of 42 passes for 256 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. However, if the play of Eli Manning in the preseason is any indicator of what is to come from New York's offense, the Lions should have an excellent night. It seems as if Manning will need the first couple of weeks of the season to fully grasp the new offense.

Fantasy owners should consider the Lions DST as a strong starting option in the majority of formats for the opening week of the season.