Detroit Lions
Name  Daunte Culpepper
Born  1/28/1977
Height  6-4
Weight  260
College  U-C-F
5/18/2010 2:25:00 PM
Description: reports Culpepper is nearing a deal with Sacramento of the UFL.
Insight: Culpepper will be reunited with Sacramento head coach/GM Dennis Green, so that's good for him I guess. He should not have been on your fantasy radar anyway. (
3/23/2010 1:48:00 AM
Description: Alex Marvez of Fox reports, via Twitter, that Culpepper was seen in the lobby at the NFL owner's meetings on Monday.
Insight: Culpepper is likely trying to find work, since he has not drawn any interest on the free agent market. (
2/25/2010 11:33:00 PM
Description: According to, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz sidestepped the question when asked about Culpepper's status.
Insight: Culpepper may not be back with Detroit, and could easily find himself out of the league. (
2/16/2010 11:46:00 PM
Description: reports Culpepper has hired attorney David Cornwell as an advisor.
Insight: Culpepper has gone without an agent for a few years now, but he will probably test the free agent market this offseason. He is unlikely to get a lot of interest on the open market. (
1/7/2010 3:47:00 PM
Description: According to, Lions' GM Martin Mayhew indicated that Culpepper could be back with the team next season.
Insight: Culpepper is headed for free agency, and he almost certainly would like to find an opportunity to start somewhere. But with there likely to be few potential suitors, he may be back in Detroit. (
1/4/2010 12:12:00 PM
Description: Culpepper went 23-for-34 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Lions' 37-23 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
Insight: Culpepper could be back in Detroit as Matt Stafford's backup next season, but he almost certainly wants a starting opportunity somewhere (however unlikely that might be). (
12/31/2009 11:37:00 AM
Description: According to, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz has decided who will start on Sunday against Chicago, but has not revealed his choice yet.
Insight: Culpepper is almost certain to get the nod over Drew Stanton, in what amounts to a chance for him to audition for other NFL teams in hopes of finding a new home in 2010. (
12/30/2009 8:07:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit News, Culpepper took the first-team reps in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz has not yet named a starter for Sunday against Chicago, but Culpepper is probably more likely than Drew Stanton to get the nod. Hopefully this situation does not have you stressed about it's fantasy implications. (
12/28/2009 12:52:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit News, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz said he doesn't know who will start at QB in Week 17 against Chicago.
Insight: Culpepper came in to Sunday's game against the 49ers after Drew Stanton was benched and could start the regular season finale. He is almost certain to be somewhere else in 2010. (
12/17/2009 12:22:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Culpepper is in line for another start on Sunday against Arizona.
Insight: Matt Stafford (left shoulder) is unlikely to play, but since this is not 2004 Culpepper is not a good fantasy option. (
12/15/2009 2:17:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Culpepper will start on Sunday against Arizona if Matt Stafford (left shoulder) is unable to play.
Insight: Culpepper did not play well in Week 14 against Baltimore, and is not a fantasy option. But the only other option for the Lions is Drew Stanton, so Culpepper will get the starting nod if Stafford is out again. (
12/9/2009 8:07:00 PM
Description: Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports, via Twitter, that Culpepper will start in place of Matt Stafford (left shoulder) on Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: Culpepper is not a strong fantasy option, but his being under center has no effect on the fantasy value of WR Calvin Johnson, who is an every-week starter under most circumstances. (
Questionable10/19/2009 11:55:00 AM
Description: According to the Detroit News, Culpepper (right hamstring) suffered a "slight pull" of his right hamstring in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Insight: With Matt Stafford (right knee) already out, Drew Stanton played much of the second half against the Packers. Culpepper has the Lions' bye week to hopefully get healthy. (
10/18/2009 5:33:00 PM
Description: Culpepper left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and was replaced by Drew Stanton.
Insight: Culpepper only had 48 yards and an interception prior to exiting. With Matthew Stafford also injured, Detroit's bye couldn't come at a better time. (
10/18/2009 1:26:00 PM
Description: Culpepper gets another start in place of the injured Matthew Stafford.
Insight: Culpepper threw for 282 yards, a touchdown and a pick against the Steelers last week and could present some value for desperate fantasy owners this week. He'll be without Calvin Johnson today, but that was the case for most of last week's contest as well. (
10/12/2009 12:06:00 PM
Description: Culpepper went 23-for-37 for 282 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Lions' 28-20 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He also had 44 rushing yards in the game.
Insight: Culpepper played ok considering Calvin Johnson (right knee) was out for much of the game, but did fumble three times (zero lost). If Matt Stafford (right knee) misses more time, Culpepper would continue to start in his place. (
10/11/2009 6:47:00 PM
Description: Culpepper threw for 282 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Insight: Considering he was without Calvin Johnson most of the game and was also sacked seven times, these numbers are really good for Daunte. He's only keeping the seat warm, of course, but he may do some damage against Green Bay next week if you need to play him. (
10/11/2009 10:47:00 AM
Description: Culpepper will get the start in Week 5 in place of Matthew Stafford.
Insight: The veteran isn't worth a starting fantasy spot against Pittsburgh, but he certainly has enough arm to find Calvin Johnson. Johnson caught a touchdown pass in three of Culpepper's five starts last season. (
10/9/2009 10:39:00 AM
Description: Culpepper is expected start this week against Pittsburgh in Matt Stafford's (right knee) place.
Insight: Culpepper should only be in starting lineups this week under the most desperate of circumstances. (
Questionable9/3/2009 11:50:00 AM
Description: Culpepper (toe), who took eight stitches in one of his toes after an at-home incident Saturday night, is still experiencing soreness in the foot. (
Insight: Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz has left open the possibility that Culpepper could play in Thursday's preseason finale, but that seems unlikely at this point. Matthew Stafford could win the job with a good showing against Buffalo. (