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Lions Get Mixed Injury News on Kenny Golladay and D'Andre Swift for Week 12 Thanksgiving Game

Jason Schandl
The Detroit Lions got some injury news on Kenny Golladay and D'Andre Swift for their Week 12 matchup against the Houston Texans.
The Detroit Lions got some injury news on Kenny Golladay and D'Andre Swift for their Week 12 matchup against the Houston Texans. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images
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The Detroit Lions have been dealing with a laundry list of injuries this season, and it looks like that will continue for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game against the Houston Texans.

D'Andre Swift is being listed as questionable to return from the concussion that sidelined him in Week 11, but Kenny Golladay has already been ruled out again.

Golladay has been out since suffering a hip injury in Week 8, and he has only made it through four full games this year. He's been as good as ever when healthy (84.5 yards on 7.0 targets per game), but he's been out more often than not.

Look for Marvin Jones to continue serving as the Lions' WR1 in Golladay's place. Dating back to Week 8, Jones has averaged 41.0 yards and 1.5 touchdowns on 3.0 receptions per game.

Swift's injury timing was particularly unfortunate, because he really seemed to be emerging as the Lions' workhorse. In Week 10 he set season-highs in carries (16), receiving yards (68), yards from scrimmage (149) and snap share (73%).

Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson combined for just 35 yards on 13 carries in Swift's absence last week.

FanDuel Spotsbook has the Lions sitting as 3-point home underdogs against the Texans according to their Thanksgiving NFL odds.


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