Friday, July 2, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Detroit Lions

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Detroit Lions.

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Jared Goff539.9342.33968.319.9812.9643.181.92.64236.76
Tim Boyle40.625.2280.11.340.854.34.70.0915.87

Jared Goff: Traded to Detroit, Goff joins a less potent offense that will be more run-based in philosophy. Given that only the Houston Texans have a lower Vegas team wins total, it's certainly possible that game script will dictate more pass attempts than the new coaching staff would prefer. Over the past two seasons, Goff has failed to exceed a 3.6 TD%. In other words, he threw only 22 touchdowns in 2019 when he led the league in pass attempts (626).


D'Andre Swift185.5816.26.9657.9477.92.3213.92
Jamaal Williams140.2595.93.8634233.71.2130.32
Jermar Jefferson43.1185.31.081174.30.440.34
Mike Warren12.954.20.263.731.90.213.22

D'Andre Swift: Swift was much more involved in the second half of the season as he finished his rookie campaign with 114/521/8 (4.6 YPC) rushing and 46/357/2 (7.8 Y/R) receiving. Swift had three-plus catches in 12 of 13 games and his ability as a receiver gives him the upside to crack the top-10 fantasy running backs in 2021.

Jamaal Williams: In his four NFL seasons, Williams has averaged 736.5 scrimmage yards, 155.5 touches and 30.5 receptions per season with the Packers. While he remains his team's RB2 (to D'Andre Swift instead of Aaron Jones), Williams should get 8-10 touches per game even with both Swift and Williams healthy.


Breshad Perriman47.8817.
Tyrell Williams49.67013.6000116.5
Amon-Ra St. Brown31.2403.6200067.96
Quintez Cephus22.1265.51.300045.4
Kalif Raymond10.1148.70.600023.52
Geronimo Allison7.474.30.400013.53

Breshad Perriman: With injuries to Tampa's receivers, Perriman closed 2019 strong -- three 100-yard games to end the season and 25/506/5 over his final five games. That end-of-season success exceeded his production as a Jet (30/505/3) in 2020. The former first-round pick will play for his fifth team in as many seasons, but he's as good of a bet as any of the team's other wide receivers to lead the position group in target share. That alone makes him a last-round dart throw to consider.

Tyrell Williams: Like Perriman, Williams is a wideout that has had some success elsewhere that will play a heavy amount of snaps by default. Williams broke out in 2016 (69/1,059/7), but he has hovered in the 651-728 yardage range since then excluding last season's injured campaign (shoulder).


T.J. Hockenson68764.74000134.47
Darren Fells19.3201.81.300037.63
Alize Mack5.553.10.30009.86

T.J. Hockenson: Hockenson basically doubled up his rookie production with 67 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns. Given the turnover of the wide receiver corps, Hockenson could be forced into an even higher-volume role in 2021.

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