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Week 1 Matchup: Minnesota at Detroit

Detroit

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 18.9ppg and MIN Allows 22.8ppg (+ 20%)
Matthew Stafford   18.9
Dan Orlovsky   0.0
Running Backs
Average 23.3ppg and MIN Allows 20.2ppg ( -13%)
Reggie Bush   13.8
Joique Bell Pro 10.5
Theo Riddick   1.2
Jed Collins   1.1
Mikel Leshoure   0.9
Montell Owens Que 0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 25.0ppg and MIN Allows 28.1ppg (+ 12%)
Calvin Johnson Pro 15.8
Golden Tate   7.7
Kris Durham   3.8
Kevin Ogletree   3.5
Jeremy Ross   2.4
Patrick Edwards   1.5
Ryan Broyles Pro 1.4
Tight Ends
Average 8.0ppg and MIN Allows 10.1ppg (+ 27%)
Joseph Fauria   5.7
Brandon Pettigrew   3.8
Kickers
Average 6.2ppg and MIN Allows 8.3ppg (+ 34%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and MIN Allows 16.8ppg ( -9%)
Nick Fairley   4.6
Ndamukong Suh   4.3
Devin Taylor   3.3
Jason Jones Que 2.0
C.J. Mosley   1.6
Darryl Tapp   1.5
Linebackers
Average 19.6ppg and MIN Allows 25.4ppg (+ 30%)
DeAndre Levy   9.2
Stephen Tulloch   8.2
Tahir Whitehead   2.0
Travis Lewis   2.0
Ashlee Palmer   2.0
Defensive Backs
Average 24.3ppg and MIN Allows 29.6ppg (+ 22%)
James Ihedigbo   7.0
Glover Quin   5.2
Cassius Vaughn   5.0
Rashean Mathis   4.0
Don Carey   3.6
Darius Slay   3.4
Jonte Green   3.2
Dejon Gomes   3.0
Dwight Bentley   2.4
Isa Abdul-Quddus   1.5

FFToolbox Lions News

7/23 Detroit Lions place WR Golden Tate on PUP list Injury
7/23 RB Theo Riddick to be used as 'Sproles-like' in Lions offense

Latest Lions Rumors and News


Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.6ppg and DET Allows 16.7ppg (+ 7%)
Christian Ponder   13.8
Matt Cassel   13.2
Running Backs
Average 18.8ppg and DET Allows 15.0ppg ( -20%)
Adrian Peterson Pro 15.0
Matt Asiata   9.0
Joe Banyard   1.1
Jerome Felton   0.5
Zach Line Pro 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 22.8ppg and DET Allows 26.9ppg (+ 18%)
Cordarrelle Patterson   7.3
Greg Jennings   7.0
Jerome Simpson   4.9
Jarius Wright   4.1
Josh Cooper   3.0
Lestar Jean   0.6
Tight Ends
Average 7.2ppg and DET Allows 5.8ppg ( -20%)
Kyle Rudolph Pro 6.2
Rhett Ellison   2.4
Chase Ford   1.7
Allen Reisner   1.0
Kickers
Average 7.6ppg and DET Allows 9.3ppg (+ 23%)
Blair Walsh   7.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.1ppg and DET Allows 14.2ppg ( -29%)
Brian Robison   4.9
Linval Joseph   4.0
Corey Wootton Pro 3.4
Everson Griffen   2.9
Fred Evans   2.6
Tom Johnson   2.1
Sharrif Floyd   2.0
Chase Baker   1.5
Linebackers
Average 20.6ppg and DET Allows 23.2ppg (+ 13%)
Chad Greenway   8.3
Audie Cole Pro 7.4
Jasper Brinkley   4.3
Michael Mauti   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.8ppg and DET Allows 34.6ppg (+ 12%)
Harrison Smith   8.1
Captain Munnerlyn   6.7
Jamarca Sanford   6.0
Josh Robinson Pro 5.4
Andrew Sendejo   5.0
Xavier Rhodes   4.3
Derek Cox   4.3
Marcus Sherels   4.0
Robert Blanton   4.0
Shaun Prater   3.3
Mistral Raymond   2.9
Kurt Coleman   1.9

FFToolbox Vikings News

7/27 Vikings ink TE Kyle Rudolph to 5-year, $36.5 million extension
7/27 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater already getting first-team reps
7/27 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson nursing foot injury Injury
7/23 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson to return kicks
7/21 Vikings QB Matt Cassel is likely starter

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