News: Ebron caught three passes for 23 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
Impact: Ebron has some long-term fantasy upside, but his production remains modest these days and with Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria both healthy again, Ebron will be a speculative play down the stretch.
News: Riddick caught six passes for 54 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
Impact: Riddick didn't record a carry in the game, with Joique Bell logging all 23 of the Lions' rushes, but he still managed to help out PPR owners. Riddick's Week 14 prospects are largely tied to the availability of Reggie Bush, who has a chance to return for the team's Dec. 7 tilt against the Bucs.
News: Bell carried 23 times for 91 yards with two TDs and caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
Impact: Though Reggie Bush could be back in Week 14, we'd expect him to work in a complementary role upon his return, with Bell likely to continue to head the Lions' backfield in the coming weeks, thus maintaining fantasy utility down the stretch.
News: Stafford completed 34 of 45 passes for a season-high 390 yards with two TDs in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
Impact: With Calvin Johnson hitting stride Thursday, catching 11 passes for 146 yards and two TDs, and Reggie Bush potentially back in Week 14, Stafford approaches upcoming matchups versus the Bucs, Vikings and Bears with some positive momentum, which brightens his prospects for the fantasy stretch run.
News: Tate caught eight passes on 10 targets for 89 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
Impact: Teammate Calvin Johnson recorded 11 catches for 146 yards and two TDs in the game, but there was still enough targets to go around Thursday for Tate to put up a solid stat line, particularly in PPR formats. With Johnson healthy again, Tate's upside is capped some, but he's still a candidate to see his share of looks down the stretch, having seen 21 targets over his last two outings.
News: Johnson (ankle) caught a season-high 11 passes on 16 targets for 146 yards and two TDs in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears, becoming the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With added rest/prep time in advance of Week 14's game against the Bucs thanks to the Lions' current short week, Johnson approaches the team's December slate looking healthy and poised to produce for his fantasy owners down the stretch.
News: Ihedigbo (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Bears, the Lions' official site reports.
Impact: Ihedigbo is good to go Thursday on the heels of recording a pick (his second in three contests) and a season-high nine tackles this past Sunday against the Patriots, upping his total in that category to 50 in eight games, to go along with two sacks.
News: Johnson (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Bears, the Lions' official site reports.
Impact: Johnson, who has been targeted 37 times over his last three games, will take aim at a Chicago defense that is allowing an average of 260.5 yards per game in the air. Only four teams have given up more to date.
News: According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS, Bush (ankle/back) is not in line to play Thursday against the Bears.
Impact: We'll verify Bush's status upon the release of Detroit's Week 13 inactives, but per the report, the running back's ankle is still not responding well, adding that the Lions are hopeful that Bush will be able to play in Week 14's contest against the Bucs. Joique Bell is thus slated to head the Lions' backfield Thursday, with Theo Riddick on hand to work in a complementary role.
News: Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game. The Detroit star surpassed that milestone in the first half Thursday against the Chicago Bears. Torry Holt reached 10,000 yards in 116 games.
Impact: The 29-year-old Johnson faced questions this week about his pedestrian numbers this season, although he missed a month with an ankle injury. Johnson had nine catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the first half Thursday.