Over the course of the season so far, a group of Lions players have shown that they can be dependable starters on a fantasy team. Here are three players on the Lions that are studs in fantasy football.
1. Amon Ra St. Brown
This second year wideout has already broken historic records becoming the first player to record 8 or more catches with a touchdown in 6 consecutive games. Unfortunately for Amon Ra, he got hurt the week after this accomplishment, which derailed his historic stretch of games. Proceeding his ankle injury, he was then put into the concussion protocol after the Dallas game after receiving a hard hit. Amon Ra St. Brown finally looked healthy in week 10 where he flashed for ten receptions and over a hundred yards. Additionally, he should see more targets as star tight end TJ Hockenson was traded. If somehow, this talented Lions wideout is not on a team yet in your league, pick him up. Otherwise trade for him when his value is still not at an all time high, yet. This could be a season changing move for the person who gets Amon Ra St. Brown.
2. Jamaal Williams
This six year veteran has been a very dependable option with or without D’Andre Swift. With his second year on the Lions, Jamaal Williams has already jumped out to his fastest year as a professional yet. He has carried the ball 142 times for a career high 604 yards with another career high 9 touchdowns. This has mainly been due to the fact that star Lions running back D’Andre Swift has been dealing with health issues all season long, but Jamaal Williams has taken advantage of this opportunity. Even with Swift back in the lineup, Jamaal Williams has still been steadily producing. This season he has been the goal line back for the team, and I do not expect this to change. His career highs and the fact that he is the goal line back makes him a dependable starter or a very good bench player. He would be someone to add to your team if available or at a reasonable price.
3. D’Andre Swift
This third year running back had high expectations going into the season, however after sustaining injuries early in the season, he did not get a chance to show his ability on the field for four weeks. Coming off his third straight game of playing in a limited role, he has constituted an argument as being dependable even in this limited capability. When he has played in a limited role, he has been a playmaker for the Lions who have been using him more of receiving back in the past three games to slowly welcome him back. Now after three games of limited play, he should start seeing more of a role in the offense going forward to help the Lions keep this winning streak alive.
Also Jameson Williams is coming back soon, this talented first round draft pick has been out all year with an ACL injury. His debut is coming sooner rather than later. Pick him up before he balls out.