Lions Injury Woes Could Be Key To One Million Dollars
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The Detroit Lions welcome the Buffalo Bills this Sunday to Ford Field for a 1pm kickoff. The Lions' record stands at 3-1 following Week 4's 24-17 win over the New York Jets. Buffalo looks to get back on track following 2 straight losses which brought them to 2-2 on the year. Vegas has Detroit as a 6 1/2 point favorite with an o/u of 44.
Two big injury concerns for the Lions heading into the game. RB Joique Bell has been ruled out due to a concussion, and WR Calvin Johnson is questionable due to an ankle injury but expected to play. Megatron was mainly used as a decoy last week, putting up a pedestrian 2/12/0 line.
Buffalo has been pretty strong against the run so far, holding opponents to 286 yards and 0 TDs. Their Pass D has been a mixed bag, allowing 1,065 yards and 6 TDs while forcing 5 INTs. Detroit has been pretty heavily weighted to the passing game, with a split of 148/113 in pass to rush attempts. QB Matthew Stafford currently sits at 4th in the league with 1,176 yards, but his 5 TDs on the year have to be considered a disappointment. The run game has not produced much for the Lions with 349 yards, however they do have 4 TDs on the ground.
This Sunday brings the chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS - www.FFChamps.com/million. Players with more opportunities - i.e. targets and touches - provide better upside, which is what we are looking for to put us in the best position to make some cash. The Lions' injury woes present 3 such candidates, listed below with salary for the week.
- RB Reggie Bush, $6,200. Bush and Bell have been pretty even so far in production, with Bell seeing more opportunites on the ground while Bush receives more targets through the air. Bell being out opens up even more opportunity for Bush, a heavy workload is a given it's just a matter of production at this point.
- WR Golden Tate, $4,900. With Johnson banged up, Tate put up his biggest line of the year last week - 8/116/0. His 11 targets were also a season high, look for that trend to continue Sunday.
- TE Eric Ebron, $3,000. At a bargain basement price, Ebron could see some red zone targets this week. He found the end zone for the 1st time last week, could be the confidence boost he needs to start making some noise.
As always, monitor the injury reports for news on Johnson. Get your lineups set - www.FFChamps.com/million - this week is going to be epic.