Monday, June 17, 2019

Detroit Lions 2019 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2019 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2019 fantasy football projections for the Detroit Lions.




Matthew Stafford559.3369.13915.122.6511.1932.1102.70.64238.93
Posting top-12 production in six of the previous seven seasons, Stafford finished 2018 as fantasy's QB20. Not only did his pass attempts drop to 555, only 10 less than 2017 but still an eight-year low, Stafford was less efficient with his opportunities as well. Stafford averaged just 6.81 Y/A, an eight-year low, and a TD% of 3.8, a four-year low. In Detroit's run-first offense, Stafford should be viewed as a low-upside QB2 and not much more.
Tom Savage1.7110.

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Kerryon Johnson229.51021.36.8943.7314.61.31182.79
Playing just 10 games as a rookie, Johnson had exactly 150 touches -- 118 carries and 32 receptions. Averaging 5.4 yards per carry, Johnson was fantasy's RB15 (RB14 in PPR) through Week 11 before missing the remainder of the season. Provided he stays healthy in 2019, the second-year back should see north of last year's 15 touches per game and could once again perform as a top-15 back when he's on the field.
C.J. Anderson128.5552.63.2111.897.90.4787.13
Let go by the Rams, Anderson was extremely productive down the stretch as Todd Gurley dealt with his knee issues. In fact, no running back scored more fantasy points over the final two weeks of the season. Including their first playoff game, CJA had a streak of three games with 120-plus rushing yards and (at least) one touchdown.
Theo Riddick34.4130.70.3446.6330.92.3362.18
On the roster bubble (according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press), Riddick's salary counts most towards the team's salary cap. Averaging a career-low scoreless 6.3 Y/R, Riddick's 61 receptions were the second-most of his career. Provided he sticks on the roster, he offers running back depth with flex upside in PPR formats.
Zach Zenner20.780.70.522170.0213.01
Ty Johnson11.549.

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Kenny Golladay67.61061.35.58000139.61
Golladay had a breakout second season with 70 catches for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns on 119 targets. Only six receivers had more 12-target games than Golladay (four), but he also had four or less targets in one-third (five) of his (15) games as well. Golladay has the physical tools to be more of a threat in the red zone and could take another step forward in his third year.
Marvin Jones57.9891.76.37000127.39
Jones missed roughly half of 2018, but he had 61/1,101/9 in 2017 as he led the NFL in Y/R (18.0). In his nine games last season, Jones had at least 50 yards and/or a touchdown in eight of them. While I expect Golladay to outperform Jones, he's a solid WR3 in any format with upside for much better.
Danny Amendola56.6554.72.8300072.45
Amendola has had 55 to 65 catches and 575 to 675 yards in three of his past four seasons and that's roughly what I expect for Detroit's new slot receiver -- 57 catches for 557 yards. He has finished outside the top 50 wide receivers (standard scoring) in eight consecutive seasons, but he has a little more value in deeper PPR leagues.
Jermaine Kearse17.4205.31.1700027.55
Andy Jones8.492.40.7600013.8
Travis Fulgham4.3550.220006.82
Brandon Powell1.819.

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T.J. Hockenson47.35443.7800077.08
Only four tight ends have been drafted in the top 10 over the past 20 years including Hockenson this year with the No. 8 overall pick. If there's a concern with Hockenson, it's the difficult transition that the rookie tight ends have when making the jump from college to the pros.
Jesse James15.8161.21.0300022.3
Logan Thomas3.123.90.160003.35

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