Justin Coleman
Justin Coleman
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Hamstring
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The rise and fall of Coleman was one of the most confounding 2019 storylines for Lions fans. Fresh off signing a $36 million contract that briefly made him the league's highest-paid slot cornerback, the 27-year-old looked like one of the best free-agent additions of the year over the first month of the season, tying for the league lead in pass breakups and playing a key role in Detroit's near-win over Kansas City. Then he came crashing back to Earth. By Week 17, Coleman was regularly getting picked on by opposing quarterbacks and ultimately ranked near the top of the league in yards allowed per coverage snap. The Lions committed too much money to him last offseason to not give Coleman a chance to redeem himself in 2020, but he won't be sure to return to his early-2019 form. However, with a strong tandem of Jeff Okudah and Desmond Trufant on the outside, Coleman could at least see plenty of opportunities to top the career-high 47 solo tackles he totaled last year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Shifts to IR
CBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
September 15, 2020
Coleman (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Coleman sustained this injury during Week 1's loss to the Bears. A player placed on IR this season can miss as few as three weeks, but because the Lions have a Week 5 bye, Coleman won't play again until Week 6, at the earliest. The Lions secondary looked highly questionable with Coleman, Jeff Okudah (hamstring) and Desmond Trufant (hamstring) on the sidelines. Okudah and Trufant haven't been ruled out for Week 2, but nevertheless, both Amani Oruwariye and Darryl Roberts should have decent roles against the Packers.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Detroit LionsLions 2020 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
% of Team Snaps

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Measurables Review
How do Justin Coleman's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.98 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.61 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The crafty goal-line interception Coleman had against Detroit in Week 8 of last year may have left a mark on the Lions' front office. Signed to a four-year, $36 million deal to come over from Seattle in free agency, Coleman was made the highest-earning nickel back in the league, and should thus command heavy playing time from the get-go. While he has never come close to reaching 1000 snaps in his short career, the 26-year-old isn't being paid to sit on the bench, and it's likely the Lions are planning on him playing a bigger role than he had with the Seahawks.
Coleman was a well-rounded asset for the Seahawks in 2017, mustering 43 tackles, 1.5 sacks, nine pass breakups and two pick-sixes. This offseason, however, Seattle signed Dontae Johnson and drafted Tre Flowers, meaning Coleman will have to fight for snap counts and likely move away from fantasy relevance.
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Headed to locker room
CBDetroit Lions
Knee
September 13, 2020
Coleman suffered a hamstring injury in the team's Week 1 contest against the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Cleared for action
CBDetroit Lions
August 4, 2020
Coleman has been activated from the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Placed on COVID-19 list
CBDetroit Lions
Illness
July 30, 2020
Coleman will be placed on the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Not living up to contract
CBDetroit Lions
January 9, 2020
Coleman registered 54 tackles, 13 pass breakups, one interception, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery over 16 games in 2019.
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No-fly zone
CBDetroit Lions
October 15, 2019
Coleman had five tackles, an interception and finished with a team-high three passes defended in Monday's loss to the Packers.
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