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Jeff Driskel hamstring injury improving

Lions QB Jeff Driskel is recovering from a hamstring injury heading into Week 13. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Jeff Driskel of the Detroit Lions signals before a play in the first half against Washington at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving, and quarterback Jeff Driskel is dealing with a bum hamstring at the worst time. Driskel was listed as limited on Monday and Tuesday, but told the media his hamstring has gotten better each day, according to beat writer Kyle Meinke. The team has one more practice before issuing their final injury report for Thursday’s game.

Driskel has started three games in place of Matthew Stafford, and at this point seems likely to start the remaining five weeks. He’s coming off his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions in an embarrassing 19-16 loss to Washington. Detroit has lost all three of his starts, but that was by far his worst game.

Fantasy football analysis: Lions QB Jeff Driskel

Driskel had his worst fantasy performance of the season, putting up 12.6 points in traditional leagues and 15.58 DraftKings fantasy points. He benefited from another strong rushing performance, with 63 rushing yards.

Driskel is not a good quarterback, but the scrambling skills boost his fantasy value. He’s not a guy to start in most one QB leagues, but he’s a must start in two-QB leagues.

That being said, the hamstring injury is concerning. He’ll likely be playing Thursday, but we’ll see what Wednesday’s final injury report brings.