Detroit Lions player stock: Who’s trending up versus who’s trending down

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Detroit Lions, Quintez Cephus
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The Detroit Lions dropped their second game of the season to the Green Bay Packers 35-17 to drop to 0-2 on the season. The Lions were competitive for two and half quarters and even led at the half, but with a couple of offensive miscues and the lack of defensive talent, the game quickly spiraled out of control for a three-score loss.

Despite the significant score differential, there were positives on the Detroit Lions end, especially from the first half, but obviously, you cannot lose by 18 without some glaring negatives. See which players were able to improve their stock and which players did not in the Lions’ week two loss.

Detroit Lions players whose stock is trending up

Quintez Cephus

Cephus started the season facing an uphill battle as the only holdover in the receiver room from the old regime and not really fitting the mold of the speedy receivers the front office brought in. That has not stopped the second-year receiver who’s off to an excellent start to the year.

He started off the game with a bang on a scramble drill where he had a savvy push-off to create separation on a 46-yard catch. Later on in the drive, he took advantage of a busted coverage and got free for a five-yard touchdown.

Cephus cooled down with the rest of the Lions offense later in the game, but ended as the second leading receiver with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. After starting the season as a bubble player, Cephus has a chance to cement himself as WR1.