Last Year's Record:
NFC North (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings)
Key Off-Season Offensive Acquisitions:
Week 1: (Sun., Sept. 8) Vikings at Lions, 1 p.m.
Week 2: (Sun., Sept. 15) Lions at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Week 3: (Sun., Sept. 22) Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 4: (Sun., Sept. 29), 1 p.m.
Week 5: (Sun., Oct. 6) Lions at Packers, 1 p.m.
Week 6: (Sun., Oct. 13) Lions at Browns, 1 p.m.
Week 7: (Sun., Oct. 20) Bengals at Lions, 1 p.m.
Week 8: (Sun., Oct. 27) Cowboys at Lions, 1 p.m.
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: (Sun., Nov. 10) Lions at Bears, 1 p.m.
Week 11: (Sun., Nov. 17) Lions at Steelers, 1 p.m.
Week 12: (Sun., Nov. 24) Buccaneers at Lions, 1 p.m.
Week 13: (Thur., Nov. 28) Packers at Lions, 12:30 p.m.
Week 14: (Sun., Dec. 8) Lions at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Week 15: (Mon., Dec. 16) Ravens at Lions, 8:40 p.m.
Week 16: (Sun., Dec. 22) Giants at Lions, 4:05 p.m.
Week 17: (Sun., Dec. 29) Lions at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush
The Lions took a huge step backwards on the field last year, but that didn't slow down their fantasy numbers. Calvin Johnson put up some huge numbers last year as Matthew Stafford set record breaking numbers in pass attempts. Both benefited (fantasy-wise) from the Lions getting in some big holes early and having to pass their way out of it. Mikel Leshoure was serviceable last year, but the addition of Reggie Bush gives them a dynamic pass catcher out of the backfield. Bush has some good value himself, while also increasing Stafford's. They are re-tooling their offensive line, so that is worth monitoring in the pre-season.