clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Detroit Lions updated depth chart: Week 13 vs. New Orleans Saints

An updated 2023 Detroit Lions depth chart based on our observations from recent games and practices. 

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions (8-3) are taking on the New Orleans Saints (5-6) in Week 13, and while there wasn’t a lot of roster movement throughout the week, there were some things worth paying attention to.

In this updated look at the Lions’ depth chart, we have separated all players by position and listed them in order of perceived importance to the team. To help out your viewing experience, we listed each player’s number next to their name, bolded the projected starters, italicized injured players, and added an asterisk* after the rookies’ names.

Quarterback (2 + 1 injured)

Running back/Fullback (3 + 1)

Wide receiver (5 + 1)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14)
  • Josh Reynolds (8)
  • Jameson Williams (9)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Antoine Green* (80) — INACTIVE

Tight end (3)

  • Sam LaPorta* (87)
  • Brock Wright (89)
  • James Mitchell (82)

Offensive line (8 + 2)

Projected starters

OL Reserves

Interior defensive line (3 + 3)

EDGE Rushers (6 + 2)

Off-the-ball linebacker (6 + 1)

  • MIKE/WILL — Derrick Barnes (55)
  • MIKE — Jack Campbell* (46)
  • WILL/FB — Malcolm Rodriguez (44)
  • WILL — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42)
  • MIKE/SAM — Anthony Pittman (57)
  • MIKE/SAM — Trevor Nowaske* (59)
  • WILL — Alex Anzalone (34) — hand, doubtful - downgraded to OUT

Cornerback (4 + 1)

  • Cameron Sutton (1)
  • Jerry Jacobs (23)
  • Will Harris (25)
  • Khalil Dorsey (30)
  • Steven Gilmore* (24) — INACTIVE

Star/Nickelback (2)

  • NB/S — Brian Branch* (32)
  • NB Chase Lucas (27)

Safety (3 + 1)

Kicking team (3)

  • P — Jack Fox (3)
  • K — Riley Patterson (36)
  • LS — Jake McQuaide (43)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Punt return — Kalif Raymond (11); reserve — Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Kick return — Craig Reynolds (13); reserve — Khalil Dorsey (30)

Kick coverage specialists

  • Kickoffs — Jack Fox (3) or Riley Patterson (36)
  • Holder — Jack Fox (3)
  • Gunner — Chase Lucas (27) and Khalil Dorsey (30)
  • Personal protector (PP) — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42)

At-a-glance projected depth chart

If you’re more of a visual learner, here’s an at-a-glance look at what was discussed above:

Subscribe to PODD

After winning their first NFC North title in 30 years, the Lions have unfinished business this offseason. Stay updated with Jeremy Reisman through Pride of Detroit Direct, our newsletter offering up exclusive analysis. Sign up with NFCNORTH30 to get 30% off after your free trial.