Detroit Lions player stock: Who’s up and who’s down after Week 4 loss

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Detroit Lions, Jamaal Williams
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The Detroit Lions lost their fourth straight game to the Chicago Bears 24-14. After an overachieving performance against the Ravens, the Lions came crashing back to Earth. On offense, the theme of the game was missed opportunities.

The Detroit Lions offense was able to move the ball but failed to score any points in 4 red zone opportunities. That is unacceptable and makes it nearly impossible to win for any team. On defense, the Lions could not stop the Bears on the ground, and they were able to move the ball consistently all game.

Here is who improved or worsened their stock in last week’s loss to the Bears.

Detroit Lions players whose stock is trending up

Jamaal Williams

One week after DeAndre Swift stole the show, it was Jamaal Williams‘s turn to be the focal point of the offense. Williams led the team in rushes with 14 and turned that into 66 yards for an excellent average of 4.7  yards. Williams was decisive, hitting the hole hard and getting downhill. Williams’s impact was huge as Swift struggled in the run game this week, only rushing for 16 yards on eight carries.

This week, Williams proved he is more than capable of carrying the load on the ground if necessary. With Jared Goff’s continued struggles, the Lions will need to find ways to manufacture offense, especially in the red zone; an easy way to do that would be to use Williams and Swift at the same time where both are a threat to run or catch.