Lions Fantasy Football Names – 2022 Team Name Ideas for Detroit Fans

Updated on April 5th, 2022 by David Sharp
Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Names

Matt Stafford is the greatest statistical quarterback in Lions history, and it isn’t even close. That said, he still had a losing record, was 0-3 in playoff games, and only made one Pro Bowl.

While Stafford wasn’t the problem, maybe he also wasn’t the solution. So is the solution Jared Goff?

Let’s just say I think he’ll need more help than just these Detroit Lions fantasy football names. And yet that’s all we have to give.

Detroit Lions Fantasy Team Names for 2022

So the Lions are one of four teams to have never made the Super Bowl. That’s not great, but at least they’re a fairly recent expansion team.

What’s that? They’ve been around since the 1930 season? Ooooooh nooooooooo…

Fordained by Goff

Goff and Running

In case you have Jared Goff and some good running backs, not because Jared Goff is fast. Because he is not.

D-Swift’s Reputation Tour

D’Andre 1000

D’Andre Swift is my pick for a Lions breakout player. Somebody has to get some touches, and it’s not going to be Adrian Peterson.

Breshaddy Workmanship

Perriman Coverage

Hock Shop

We’ve Got Patrissues

Return to Sanders

After the barren wasteland that has been post-Barry RB’s in Detroit, a return to Sanders sounds pretty good. So what if he is in his 50’s by now?

Barry Good

Megatron’s Guns

Now this could make for a pretty solid photoshop, if one were so inclined. Maybe a pic of Calvin Johnson flexing, but replace his arms with Megatron-style guns?

Andrey Warrington

Combining the two biggest QB busts in team history because a negative times a negative equals a positive?

A Millen Reasons

Ultimately the Lions couldn’t find one good one for him to stay.

Escape Batch

The Lions are Perfect

Perfect can mean different things to different people.

Jared Goff Fantasy Football Names

Jared Goff’s career is off to a solid start, but he doesn’t get the same respect as the top QBs. Geeze, crap in your pants in one Super Bowl and that’s all anyone seems to remember.

On/Goff Switch

Going Goff

Going on the Goffensive

Or Prolific Goffense, Goffensive MVP – you get the idea.

Gofften Enough

Goffly Good

Gofften Imitated, Never Duplicated

T.J. Hockenson Fantasy Team Names

I’m thrilled to see Hockenson in the NFL for a couple of reasons:

  1. His ability to create separation from an overly-instinctive defender
  2. My ability to create a team name idea from an easily-malleable surname

Hock of Seagulls

Hock and Roll

Hocked and Loaded

The Hard Hock Hotel

Hock Itch Cream

My Pet Hock

Hockin’ the Hock

Detroit Lions Defense Fantasy Names

Some people think it’s strange that defense is such a small part of your fantasy team. Lions fans are used to it.

Saved by JC

Penisini Vagina

I almost feel bad about this one. With a name like Penisini, you know he’s heard it all before.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julien

The Okwara’s parents had to know what they were doing, right? If not, that’s a crazy coincidence.

But if so, they named two brothers after a famous couple? Strange either way.

Historical Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Names

Out of the top ten rushing seasons in Lions history, Barry Sanders owns the 9th and 10th best. Then good ol’ Billy Sims comes in at number eight.

After that, it’s all Sanders all the way up.

Barry My Heart at Wounded ACL

Sander and Son


Simms League

Stay in Your Layne


Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Team Name - Calvinball

Golladay of the Dead

Go, Lladay

It helps if you say this Lions fantasy football name with an Irish accent.

Kerryon Baggage

Detroit Lions Fantasy Names from Around the Internet

These Lions fantasy team names are the fruits of the shared frustration that binds all Detroit fans.

The Goffather

Goffam City

Jerkin Goff

Shake it Goff

This Rams fantasy name is for fans of both T-Swift and G-Slow.

Hockenson Big Loogie

More Fantasy Names Based on NFL Teams

If the Lions aren’t your team, but you’re looking for more creative fantasy football names, check out this list.

About the author

David Sharp

David Sharp is a writer, performer, and father living in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared on Rox Pile, Ranker, The Whiskey Journal, Retro Set and elsewhere across the internet. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter to see fresh pictures of his handsome baby: @TheSharpDavid


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