Detroit Lions 2018 Season Preview

Detroit Lions

2017 - 9-7

Offseason KEY Additions:

Devon Kennard

Christian Jones

Nevin Lawson

Legarrette Blount

Luke Wilson

Sylvester Williams

2017 Rankings:

Team Defense (points per game) - 21st - 23.5 ppg

Team Offense (points per game) - 7th - 25.6 ppg

2018 Schedule & Predictions:

Jets - Win

@ 49ers - Loss

Patriots - Loss

@ Cowboys - Loss

Packers - Win

@ Dolphins - Win

Seahawks - Loss

@ Vikings - Loss

@ Bears - Loss

Panthers - Win

Bears - Win

Rams - Win

@ Cardinals - Loss

@ Bills - Win

Vikings - Win

@ Packers - Loss

Final Record Prediction: 8-8

Vegas Win Total Over Under - 7.5 - Over but barely.

What to expect against the spread (ATS)? 9-7

Fantasy Outlook:


Matthew Stafford - Top 10 - Stafford always puts up numbers and this offense was 7th in the league in points per game last year. He still has his Tate/Jones go to guys and also Kenny Golladay who I am expecting to have a good year.


Golden Tate / Marvin Jones - Top 30 - You can’t go wrong with either one of these guys. I would lean on Tate in a full PPR league because I expect him to get more catches but Jones should get more deep balls and have more of the BOOM aspect.

Kenny Golladay - Sleeper - I think he is going to have a big year.


Legarrette Blount - You know what they say, keep the blount rolling. He’s not on anyone’s fantasy radar but I think he has potential to have a solid year with this offense.

Riddick/Johnson - both of these guys will be good catching passes out of the backfield.


Nothing worth taking to start the year.

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