Slides up depth chart Week 13

Jefferson will compete for touches with Godwin Igwebuike as the secondary option out of the backfield behind Jamaal Williams, who is slated to start and fill a lead role Sunday against the Vikings with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out for the game, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports.

For one of the few times all season, Detroit had all four running backs active in its 16-14 loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. Neither Jefferson nor Igwebuike appeared likely to have a role on offense heading into the contest, but Swift's early exit due to a sprained shoulder opened up opportunities for both players to pick up a handful of snaps behind Williams. Still, Igwebuike (four snaps) and Jefferson (three snaps) were barely involved, so Williams looks like he'll be on track to serve as a three-down workhorse Week 13 with Swift out of the picture. There likely won't be enough work left over for either Jefferson or Igwebuike to make a meaningful fantasy impact.

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Jameson Williams

WR | DET

Won't be ready Week 1

Williams (knee) won't be ready for Week 1, though the Lions are pleased with his rehab progress, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Jared Goff

Jared Goff

QB | DET

Expected to play Friday night

Lions coach Dan Campbell suggested Goff and other starters will play about one quarter in Friday's preseason game against Atlanta, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

DJ Chark

DJ Chark

WR | DET

Impressive during team scrimmage

Chark caught four passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's team scrimmage, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Jermar Jefferson

Jermar Jefferson

RB | DET

Drawing praise

Head coach Dan Campbell specified Jefferson as a player having a productive training camp, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

Quintez Cephus

Quintez Cephus

WR | DET

Injures leg, should be OK

Head coach Dan Campbell doesn't think the leg injury Cephus suffered in Tuesday's practice is serious, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. "[Cephus] will be down for we feel like a short period of time, but I think he's going to be OK," Campbell said.

Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams

RB | DET

Getting some first-team work

Williams has been getting some of the first-team reps in training camp, but he could face more competition for playing time following Detroit's recent signing of Justin Jackson, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.

D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Coach expresses workload concerns

Head coach Dan Campbell expressed concern with Swift holding up under a large workload, Jeff Risdon of USA Today reports. "[Swift]'s got that ability, and so my gosh man, you want those guys out there every play, but ... I would like to see, if we get him out of camp, get his legs under him, get him in really good shape, like I said get the intensity, get the volume under him and then let's see where he looks like," Campbell said.