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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

TE DET

College: Rice | 6 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 251 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1990
2019 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 229 TE

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Player Notes
Feb 18 10:03pm ET

Detroit Lions impending free-agent TE Levine Toilolo, TE Luke Willson, RB LeGarrette Blount and DT Ricky Jean-Francois are all expected to hit the free-agent market this offseason.

Jan 24 10:33pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Luke Willson's lack of production and the injuries to TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) will have the Lions targeting tight ends in free agency and in the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.

Dec 28 4:43pm ET

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), CB DeShawn Shead (knee) and TE Luke Willson (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. CB Jamal Agnew (knee), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), DB Quandre Diggs (back), WR Kenny Golladay (chest), DT Damon Harrison (ankle) and CB Nevin Lawson (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Friday, Dec. 28, and are listed as questionable. QB Matthew Stafford (back) was a full participant in practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report.

Dec 27 5:43pm ET

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), CB DeShawn Shead (knee) and TE Luke Willson (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. CB Jamal Agnew (knee), S Quandre Diggs (back) and DT Damon Harrison (ankle) were limited during practice.

Dec 26 4:53pm ET

Detroit Lions CB Quandre Diggs (back), DT Damon Harrison (ankle), DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), CB DeShawn Shead (knee) and TE Luke Willson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. CB Jamal Agnew (knee) and RB LeGarrette Blount (knee) wer limited.

Dec 23 3:23pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Luke Willson (head) left the Week 16 game and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Dec 6 11:40pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson played a season high 50 snaps last week against the Rams, but it only resulted in one reception for eight yards. Fellow tight end Michael Roberts (shoulder) should be returning to game action this week after missing one game, which will definitely take snaps away from Willson. Regardless, Willson holds no fantasy value this week in a matchup against the Cardinals.

From RotoBaller

Dec 2 8:20pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson caught one of his two targets for eight yards in Sundays loss to the Rams. This is par for the course with Willson as even when he does get targets, they arent very productive. Willson has been a serious let down in an offense that has relied on passing all year. Detroit takes on Arizona in Week 14.

From RotoBaller

Nov 29 9:00pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson has just one catch in his last two games. The Lions just have better option that Matthew Stafford prefers to throw to. This week against the Rams, Willson could see increased targets as the Lions are expected to be passing early and often to keep up. However, it is hard to trust that Willson will become fantasy relevant due to the pass-heavy game plan.

From RotoBaller

Nov 23 12:40pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson caught his only target for four yards in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears. Willson's usage was hampered with Michael Roberts returning from a one-game absence for injury. This type of stat line is par for the course with Willson, as he hasn't caught more than three passes in any game this season.

From RotoBaller

Nov 21 5:20pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson saw just one target in last week's victory over the Panthers. Not only did he not corral the look, but fellow tight end Levine Toilolo caught one of his two targets. Toilolo and Michael Roberts have taken the bulk of the work at the tight end position recently, although Roberts missed last Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Willson was brought into Detroit to make up for the loss of Eric Ebron but has disappointed in this Detroit passing attack. Even if Roberts is forced to miss a second game, stay away from Willson in Week 12

From RotoBaller

Nov 18 10:10pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson wasn't able to corral his only target in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Willson missed the game in Week 10, so his return was met with little production. Fellow tight end Michael Roberts (shoulder) missed the game but that didn't help Willson's cause. The first-year Lion has been nothing more than a last-ditch option for the quarterback Matthew Stafford. Detroit hosts the Bears on Thursday so don't expect much to change on a short week.

From RotoBaller

Nov 17 11:53pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Luke Willson faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 11 with TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) ruled out, and the Panthers have allowed an NFL-high nine touchdowns to tight ends this season

Fantasy Spin: If you are desperate for a tight end option this weekend, Willson is worth a look as a shot-in-the-dark play.

Nov 16 3:53pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and DT Damon Harrison (shoulder) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Nov 15 4:33pm ET

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited during practice.

Nov 14 5:13pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited participants.

Nov 9 4:43pm ET

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang (neck) and CB Darius Slay (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. LB Eli Harold (shoulder) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were also limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. RB LeGarrette Blount (knee) was upgraded to full practice Friday and has been removed from the injury report.

Nov 8 7:30pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson has seen his most steady target share over the past three weeks, and has hauled in at least two receptions in each of those games. Last week he caught both of his targets for just 17 yards against the Vikings. He has yet to garner a red zone target this season and hasn't topped 21 yards in a game. With a road matchup against the Bears, that type of low floor and low ceiling is a player you want to stay away from for fantasy purposes.

From RotoBaller

Nov 8 4:23pm ET

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang (neck) and CB Darius Slay (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited during practice.

Nov 7 5:53pm ET

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang (neck) and CB Darius Slay (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited.

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2019: DET - Declared Free Agent
  • 21-Mar-2018: DET - Signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2018)
  • 14-Mar-2018: SEA - Declared Free Agent
  • 17-Mar-2017: SEA - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2017)
  • 09-Mar-2017: SEA - Declared Free Agent
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