Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

This week’s Detroit Lions sport movie highlight adjustments issues up a bit. As a substitute of specializing in one particular person participant, the Week 9 version appears on the whole tight finish room and the way it fared within the 15-9 win over the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

This was the primary sport after the Lions traded away T.J. Hockenson. Detroit changed Hockenson with a mix of Brock Wright, Shane Zylstra and James Mitchell. The trio maximized their contributions on the stat sheet, combining for 3 receptions on 4 targets, eight yards however two touchdowns.

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The methodology for the movie analysis right here is fairly easy. Performs the place the participant wins his particular person matchup or performs the position on the play accurately earn a plus; performs the place he loses his matchup or does the improper factor get a minus. Not each play earns a mark.

With three completely different gamers on this one, we’ll divide them up.

James Mitchell

The fifth-round rookie performed the fewest snaps of the group, accounting for simply 13 reps. He made probably the most of them, nevertheless.

Mitchell earned three plusses within the receiving sport with no blemishes. His landing reception confirmed an excellent launch and glorious spatial consciousness, in addition to assured fingers. Apart from needing to decelerate much less into his comeback routes, Mitchell appeared very spectacular in move patterns. He crammed in very properly within the bunch formation position the place Hockenson was sometimes at his greatest. As a blocker, I had Mitchell for one clear win and one loss, splitting the plus/minus ratio.

General, that’s 4 plusses and one minus in an eventful 13 snaps for the large rookie. Based mostly on his play, I’d anticipate to see extra of Mitchell within the passing sport over the remainder of the season.

Brock Wright

Wright noticed the lion’s share of the motion. He was on the sphere for 50 of Detroit’s 62 offensive snaps.

He had two passing targets within the sport and earned a plus on the primary one despite the fact that he didn’t make the catch. Wright had a transparent win in opposition to the protection early, however he wasn’t Jared Goff’s main learn on the play. By the point Goff progressed to him, he was out of actual property within the nook of the top zone and Goff threw the ball away. If Goff will get to Wright earlier, he was open for a possible TD. His different goal got here on a display screen move that Inexperienced Bay’s protection learn superbly and broke up the move.

Most of Wright’s work got here as a run blocker, and he had a blended bag of a day in that capability. I discovered three plusses and 4 minuses within the run block sport. One of many minuses got here on a holding penalty that he completely earned. He spent a number of reps because the bottom blocker within the run sport, which doesn’t go away a lot room for a consequential win or a loss.

As a receiver, Wright earned two plusses for profitable on his routes and one minus for not working a clear break and being lined up on a play the place Goff may’ve thrown his manner. That places Wright at 5 plusses and 5 minuses.

Shane Zylstra

The follow squad call-up performed 16 snaps. His first one got here in a fullback position on the opening drive and earned Zylstra one in every of his two blocking plusses of the sport.

Zylstra performed nearly solely in-line at TE and didn’t as soon as keep in as a blocker on passing performs, which was fairly commonplace with Hockenson’s utilization this season in Detroit. As a run blocker, No. 84 had the win on his one FB snap and cut up a pair in run blocking.

As a receiver, it is a nice plus to earn:

not d’andre swift…

not amon-ra st. brown…

not jamaal williams…

shane zylstra, all people!

— NFL Fantasy Soccer (@NFLFantasy) November 6, 2022

Three plusses, one minus on the sport for Zylstra.

General it was a stable sport for the Lions TEs. The ultimate group tally was 12 plusses and 7 minuses. This higher matched the worth of the TE position in Ben Johnson’s offense, particularly given the context of Mitchell being a Day 3 rookie who missed all offseason with a knee damage and Wright and Zylstra as undrafted free brokers of their second seasons.

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