< "Whose Target Is It Anyway?" - The Detroit Lions

"Whose Target Is It Anyway?" - Detroit Lions



Written by: Derek Tate

    Golden Tate (ADP WR20/Overall 46)
    • Had 6+ receptions the last five weeks of the season.
    • More than 90+ receptions and 120+ targets all three seasons as a Detroit Lion.
    • Tate offers a nice floor in PPR formats, averaging 93/1073/5 per season during his tenure with the Lions.

    • Marvin Jones (ADP WR54/Overall 134)
    • Finished 3rd behind Julio Jones and Desean Jackson in yards per reception for WRs with 50+ receptions.
    • Career high in receiving yards (930) in 2016.
    • From Week 7 on, Jones posted a rough stat line of 26/401/0.
    • With Jones healthy heading into the season, he makes for a high upside flier in a pass happy Detroit offense with his current ADP in 12th round.

    • Kenny Golladay (ADP WR52/Overall 133)
    • At 6-4, 218 Golladay caught the eye of many fantasy owners, finding the end zone twice in his NFL debut.
    • The Lions did not bring back Anquan Boldin this offseason, so his 67 receptions, 95 targets and 8 TDs worth of production could use a replacement. With Golladay‚Äôs combincation of size and hands, he could make for a sneaky late round flier in deeper leagues.
    • Although, it is a bit of a stretch for him to be selected before Marvin Jones like he currently is.

    • Eric Ebron (ADP TE18/Overall 134)
    • Despite finishing as the TE14, he finished 8th at his position in receiving yards (711) and 10th in receptions (61).
    • In addition, he posted those numbers while on playing 13 games last year.
    • Admitedly, Ebron has disappointed in the NFL, but he is a TE that is going very late in drafts that is not all that much of a stretch to finding himself into the top 10 at his position.



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