Detroit Lions Depth Chart 2020 Detroit Lions Depth Chart

3-12, 4th NFC North

vs GB

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

6-10 on the year in the last year, the Lions will need a lot to change in order for this season to be a success. Stafford is now on his 2nd year of his 5 yr/$135 million contract and the Lions and Lions’ fans alike would like to see that money bring the team success in a way it hasn’t seen in some time, with their last playoff win coming in 1991. Stafford is currently on the second year of his huge contract, so he will hopefully start to produce better, making the money worth it. Let's take a look at some major depth chart questions for the Lions this season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Nick Bawden N. Bawden (3)
68
#11 RB
Wide Receiver WR
Chris Lacy C. Lacy (3)
67
#266 WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Chris Lacy C. Lacy (3)
67
#266 WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Nick Bawden N. Bawden (3)
68
#11 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Frank Herron F. Herron (3)
66
#103 LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
John Atkins J. Atkins (1)
68
#75 RDT
Nicholas Williams N. Williams (3)
67
#50 RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand (2)
78
#39 RDE
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn (3)
65
#16 RDE
Outside Linebacker OLB
Christian Sam C. Sam (3)
67
#24 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda (3)
69
#87 MLB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Mike Ford M. Ford (2)
74
#216 LCB
69
#164 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
68
#172 RCB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (3)
64
#170 RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Frank Herron F. Herron (3)
66
#103 LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
John Atkins J. Atkins (1)
68
#75 RDT
Nicholas Williams N. Williams (3)
67
#50 RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand (2)
78
#39 RDE
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn (3)
65
#16 RDE
Outside Linebacker OLB
Christian Sam C. Sam (3)
67
#24 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda (3)
69
#87 MLB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Mike Ford M. Ford (2)
74
#216 LCB
69
#164 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
68
#172 RCB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (3)
64
#170 RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Outside Linebacker OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Last Week's Lions Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Chris Lacy C. Lacy
67
WR 1 51 7 2 12 30 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Amendola D. Amendola
79
WR 2 44 4 2 16 50 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham
73
WR 3 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Golladay K. Golladay
84
WR 4 23 4 3 72 80 24 42 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Lions Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs GB 20-23 L David Blough (QB), Kerryon Johnson (RB), Kenny Golladay (WR1), Danny Amendola (WR2), Chris Lacy (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Oday Aboushi (G), Taylor Decker (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Tyrell Crosby (OT), Frank Ragnow (C)
Week 16: 12/22/19 at DEN 17-27 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Danny Amendola (WR1), Chris Lacy (WR2), Kenny Golladay (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Taylor Decker (OT), Tyrell Crosby (OT), Oday Aboushi (G), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C)
Week 15: 12/15/19 vs TB 17-38 L David Blough (QB), Wes Hills (RB), Kenny Golladay (WR1), Danny Amendola (WR2), Logan Thomas (TE), Taylor Decker (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Tyrell Crosby (OT), Kenny Wiggins (G)
Week 14: 12/8/19 at MIN 7-20 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Danny Amendola (WR1), Kenny Golladay (WR2), Marvin Jones (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Ricky Wagner (OT), Taylor Decker (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Joe Dahl (G), Frank Ragnow (C)
Week 13: 11/28/19 vs CHI 20-24 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Kenny Golladay (WR1), Marvin Jones (WR2), Danny Amendola (WR3), T.J. Hockenson (TE), Joe Dahl (G), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Taylor Decker (OT), Ricky Wagner (OT)

What does depth at the WR position look like for the Lions this year?

Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones will be lining up on the outside for the Lions this year as a Danny Amendola will be in the slot. Marvin Jones put up 508 yards on 35 receptions last year and had 5 TDs. Amendola put up 575 yards on 59 receptions for an average of 9.7 yards per catch and scored just one TD. Golladay was utilized much more and finished with 1,063 yards and 70 receptions. His 1,063 yards put him at 17th in the NFL. Behind them are Jermaine Kearse, Brandon Powell, and Andy Jones. The strongest of that second line is Jeramine Kearse who spent the last two seasons with the Jets and the five before that with the Seahawks as a part of their Super Bowl team.

What does the LB position look like for Detroit?

Of all the things that the Lions have done to revamp their defense, their linebacker core still remains quite week. Devon Kennard, Jarrad Davis, and Christian Jones make up the starting three linebackers. The second line is comprised of Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Jahlani Tavai, and Steve Longa. The strongest of the second line is Jahlani Tavai who was taken by the Lions with the 11th pick in the second round of the 2019 Draft. If he has a good preseason, I could definitely see him stealing the starting MLB spot from Jarrad Davis who is in his third year in the NFL. The thing with having a weak linebacker core is that the starters are bound to switch throughout the year based on who's performing. There's a good chance things look very different by the end of the season for the Lions in this respect.

How do the Lions stack up at RB this year?

The Lions' starting RB is of course Kerryon Johnson. He finished last year with 641 rushing yards on 118 attempts which put him at 30th overall in the NFL for the position. Directly behind him in the depth chart is CJ Anderson, who made a name for himself last post-season with the Rams. Anderson is a bulky RB who simply charges forward for solid pickups, and I really like this addition for the Lions at RB. Behind Anderson is Zach Zenner who will be in his 5th season in the NFL and with the Lions. He played in 8 games last year and had a total of 265 rushing yards on 55 attempts, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. With the addition of Anderson, I think it's likely his touches go down this year with the exception, of course, of Johnson or Anderson getting injured.