Detroit Lions Week 1 fantasy football review

Here's a look at how the Detroit Lions delivered fantasy points (or not) in Week 1.

The Detroit Lions' weren't at their sharpest in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but 1-0 is 1-0 and there is no asterisk on it because of who the Chiefs were without or how many credited drops their wide receivers had.

It was easy to be on-board with a few Lions players as fantasy starters against the Chiefs. But 14 offensive points, and what would have only been their 10th-best yardage output last season, ultimately didn't offer a lot of fantasy goodness. Outside of the three drives, the two touchdown drives and one that ended with a red zone fumble, totaling 227 yards, the Detroit offense didn't get a whole lot going.

But with Week 1 in the books now, here's a look at how some Lions did in fantasy terms (Yahoo! scoring, 0.5-point PPR).

Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Review: Week 1


Jared Goff: 253 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, -1 rushing yards-14.02 fantasy points; QB18

Running backs:
David Montgomery: 21 carries for 74 yards, 1 TD, zero catches-13.4 fantasy points; RB13
Jahmyr Gibbs: 7 carries for 42 yards, two receptions for 18 yards- 7.0 fantasy points; RB36

Wide receivers:
Amon Ra St. Brown: six receptions for 71 yards, 1 TD: 16.1 fantasy points; WR12
Josh Reynolds: four receptions for 80 yards: 10 fantasy points; WR29
Kalif Raymond: one reception for 20 yards: 2.5 fantasy points; WR86
Marvin Jones: two receptions for eight yards, one lost fumble: -0.2 fantasy points; WR142

Tight ends:
Sam LaPorta: five receptions for 39 yards: 6.4 fantasy points; TE12
Brock Wright: two receptions for 17 yards: 2.7 fantasy points; TE34


DB Brian Branch: three tackles, INT return for a TD: 16.3 fantasy points; DB19
S C.J. Gardner-Johnson: five tackles: 10.5 fantasy points: DB48
LB Alex Anzalone: six tackles; 9.8 fantasy points; LB51
LB Derrick Barnes: six tackles, one TFL: 10 fantasy points; LB48

dark. Next. Jahmyr Gibbs and four other Detroit Lions who should play more starting in Week 2. Jahmyr Gibbs and four other Detroit Lions who should play more starting in Week 2