Detroit Lions LB Alex Anzalone isn’t interested in 2021, looks ahead to 2022

The Detroit Lions frankly don’t care what you think about their record during the 2021 season. Just ask LB Alex Anzalone. They’re ready for bigger and better things in 2022.

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“A lot of guys come up to you and (say) ‘Oh you guys play hard, you could have won seven more games if you scored another touchdown’”, Anzalone said. “But realistically, I think our team is just tired of that narrative. We’re really just ready to win games and move on from that.”

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And not surprisingly, Anzalone offered a ringing endorsement of firey Lions head coach Dan Campbell, whom he was with during their days with the New Orleans Saints.

“He’s someone you want to play for, play hard for,” Anzalone said. “Really, no matter what situation we were in last year, we rallied behind him. He was always positive and realistic, you know, told us how it was when we needed it. He’s a leader that is quote-unquote ‘about that life’”.

“What you see in the media is what we get in the locker room. He’s got a couple snaps left in him so when you’ve got a guy like that you’re ready to run through a brick wall for him.”

– – Quotes via Lions Wire Link – –

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 4/23/22

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Pitchers

Noah Syndergaard ($10,200) – Today’s most expensive pitcher is in a solid spot against a Baltimore lineup with a 25.7% K rate and a 0.302 weighted on-base percentage (wOBA) against right-handers including six projected starters with strikeout percentages over 25% and contact rates lower than 75% the past two seasons.

“Thor” has been relatively solid in 11.1 innings, recording a 2.95 Fielding Independent Pitching rating and a 13.9% swinging strike.

We’re seeing a wider range of team selections on Willis than we do for Kenny Pickett (whose betting odds I broke down previously). Willis is mocked to two teams at a 22.0% rate: the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers — two teams both heavily linked to Pickett, as well.

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