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The Lions rookie receiver has taken a backseat to the Lions’ game plans.
Early in the season, Cephus was able to get some playing time because No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay was battling a hamstring injury. In the first two weeks of the season, Cephus pulled in a total of six catches for 97 yards. In Week 1 against the Bears , Cephus appeared to be one of Matthew Stafford ’s favorite receivers, as he was targeted a team-high 10 times that game. But as Golladay got healthier, Cephus’ role declined, and now it appears the Lions prefer to have him develop on the bench.