Detroit
Lions
Stadium Ford Field
3-5-1 Overall | 0-3 NFC NORTH 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense96.2307.624.1
Defense129.7286.726.3
    Schedule
    Preseason
    Week 2Thu  8/8
    vs
    Patriots
    L3-31
    Week 3Sat  8/17
    @
    Texans
    L23-30
    Week 4Fri  8/23
    vs
    Bills
    L20-24
    Week 5Thu  8/29
    @
    Browns
    L16-20
    Regular season
    Week 1Sun  9/8
    @
    Cardinals
    T / OT27-27
    Week 2Sun  9/15
    vs
    Chargers
    W13-10
    Week 3Sun  9/22
    @
    Eagles
    W27-24
    Week 4Sun  9/29
    vs
    Chiefs
    L30-34
    Week 6Mon  10/14
    @
    Packers
    L22-23
    Week 7Sun  10/20
    vs
    Vikings
    L30-42
    Team Outlook and Scouting Report

    SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

    The Lions are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 100/1, 1%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#25 in the league). They are a good bet to win the Super Bowl (1 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the NFC at 40/1, 2.4%. Their sim chance is 3.3%. The Lions are averaging 8.1 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 6.5 games. At +325 the Lions are a good value to make the playoffs with a 34.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/1, 11.1%. They win the division in 20.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the NFC.

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    REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

    Oddsmakers expected them to win 6.6 based on their money line game odds. Their 6-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. They were solid against the spread going 9-7 for (+130 profit). More of their games came in under (10) than went over (6). They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Arizona Cardinals. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

    TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

    They are a below average scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are a top 10 team based on yards per play allowed but only an average team in points allowed. They are the #20 ranked defense in opponents' TD rate (passing and rushing TDs per offensive play).

    TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

    TEAM DEFENSE:

    TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

    The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Kerryon Johnson who is projected to be the #12 RB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

    Roster
    NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
    76 Aboushi, Oday G6-531506/05/19917Virginia
    39 Agnew, Jamal CB5-1019004/03/19953San Diego
    80 Amendola, Danny WR5-1118511/02/198511Texas Tech
    99 Atkins, John DT6-332012/21/19921Georgia
    46 Bawden, Nick RB6-224506/22/19962San Diego State
    63 Benzschawel, Beau G6-630009/10/19950Wisconsin
    10 Blough, David QB6-120507/31/19950Purdue
    27 Coleman, Justin CB5-1119003/27/19935Tennessee
    65 Crosby, Tyrell T6-431009/05/19952Oregon
    66 Dahl, Joe G6-431004/09/19934Washington State
    96 Daniels, Mike DE6-031005/05/19898Iowa
    40 Davis, Jarrad MLB6-124511/16/19943Florida
    68 Decker, Taylor T6-731808/23/19934Ohio State
    2 Driskel, Jeff QB6-423504/23/19934Louisiana Tech
    90 Flowers, Trey DE6-226508/16/19935Arkansas
    38 Ford, Mike DB6-019808/04/19952Southeast Missouri State
    60 Glasgow, Graham G6-631008/19/19924Michigan
    19 Golladay, Kenny WR6-421411/03/19933Northern Illinois
    17 Hall, Marvin WR5-1019004/10/19933Washington
    93 Hand, Da'Shawn DE6-329711/14/19952Alabama
    25 Harris, Will DB6-120712/19/19950Boston College
    98 Harrison, Damon DT6-335011/29/19888William Penn
    88 Hockenson, T.J. TE6-524707/03/19970Iowa
    28 Jackson, Mike CB6-121001/10/19970Miami (FL)
    83 James, Jesse TE6-725006/04/19945Penn State
    31 Johnson, Ty RB5-1021009/17/19970Maryland
    52 Jones, Christian OLB6-325002/18/19916Florida State
    11 Jones, Marvin WR6-219803/12/19908California
    42 Kennard, Devon OLB6-325606/24/19916USC
    35 Killebrew, Miles DB6-222205/10/19934Southern Utah
    54 Longa, Steve LB6-024009/29/19943Rutgers
    6 Martin, Sam P6-121102/27/19907Appalachian State
    41 McKissic, J.D. RB5-1019508/15/19933Arkansas State
    29 Melvin, Rashaan CB6-219410/02/19897Northern Illinois
    49 Moore, C.J. DB5-1119512/15/19950Ole Miss
    48 Muhlbach, Don LS6-425808/17/198116Texas A&M
    95 Okwara, Romeo DE6-426306/17/19954Notre Dame
    24 Oruwariye, Amani CB6-220502/09/19960Penn State
    26 Perkins, Paul RB5-1120811/16/19943UCLA
    5 Prater, Matt K5-1020108/10/198413UCF
    77 Ragnow, Frank C6-531105/17/19962Arkansas
    44 Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB6-023301/31/19953Tennessee
    91 Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-433003/21/19954Alabama
    23 Slay, Darius CB6-019001/01/19917Mississippi State
    9 Stafford, Matthew QB6-322002/07/198811Georgia
    92 Strong, Kevin DT6-428508/05/19960Texas-San Antonio
    51 Tavai, Jahlani LB6-225009/28/19960Hawaii
    82 Thomas, Logan TE6-625007/01/19915Virginia Tech
    30 Virgin, Dee DB5-919510/29/19932West Alabama
    71 Wagner, Rick T6-631310/21/19897Wisconsin
    21 Walker, Tracy DB6-121002/01/19952Louisiana
    79 Wiggins, Kenny G6-631508/08/19886Fresno State
    32 Wilson, Tavon SS6-020803/19/19908Illinois