Quintez Cephus
Does Quintez Cephus have sneaky fantasy upside? Someone quite literally has to catch the football for the Detroit Lions. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

Does Quintez Cephus Have Sneaky Fantasy Upside?

The Detroit Lions are a mess. The trio of Dan Campbell, Anthony Lynn, and Jared Goff is as ugly as it gets. Probably uglier than a three-legged horse trying to get it on with a blind donkey with its tongue sticking out at a 70 degree angle to the left. The fact remains, somebody has to catch the ball for the Detroit Lions. The Lions suck but maybe Quintez Cephus doesn’t have to from a fantasy perspective.

Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones have both skipped town this offseason. Breshad Perriman, Tyrell Williams, and Quintez Cephus are the go-to options at the moment. If you had to bet on any of them, the former Wisconsin product feels like the safest bet. Cephus, at minimum, doesn’t have a defined ceiling yet.

For the record, I think the guy sucks too. Cephus ran a 4.73 40-yard dash time at the combine. You have a better chance of getting me excited to watch Gilmore Girls than you do to watch this bum play football. He’s hot dog shit. Again, that’s not the point here. We know Perriman will go down in the books as a bust and Williams may as well join the circus at this point.

In 13 games last year, Cephus reeled in 20 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, he saw limited action in those games. With how bad the Lions defense is, Cephus could be a guy who reels in a couple of YOLO balls in garbage time to secure a sneaky fantasy stat line each week. His contested ball skills are the only really skills the guy has so maybe bank on the touchdown total to be semi respectable.

By no means am I riding for Cephus. You’re probably better off taking a torch and lighting Ford Field on fire. Just keep an eye on Cephus because at minimum: The Lions are an NFL franchise and someone quite literally has to catch the football for this team.