Found September 21, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith will have additional competition in the Lions' backfield this week with the return of Mikel Leshoure (suspension/Achilles).Fantasy Spin:Smith received most of the reps with the first team this week and will certainly be the starter, but fantasy owners should pay attention to how the Lions use Leshoure and re-evaluate Smith's value after the game.

Leshoure prepares for long-awaited NFL debut

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been 510 days since the Detroit Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011NFL Draft with the 57th pick overall. Finally, at long last, its time to see what Leshoure can do in a regular-season NFL game when the Lions face the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon. After missing all of last season following surgery for a...

Fantasy Football: Who’s left on the waiver wire?

Did you miss out on Mikel Leshoure, Andre Brown, or some of the top NFL Fantasy Football pickups of the week? Have no fear, there is more out there. Make sure your going to the waiver wire to acquire players that will help your team and not just trying to get the next breakout player that will post top numbers. If you’re in a 10 man league or less, then you shouldn’t sweat...

Lions RB Leshoure to start vs. Titans

Running back Mikel Leshoure will start for the Lions on Sunday, according to the team's website, marking the regular-season debut for the 2011 second-round pick. Leshoure missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles tendon, and recently finished serving a two-game suspension after being arrested for marijuana possession twice during this past offseason. "I am pretty...

It’s unclear how Lions will divide backfield carries with Mikel Leshoure returning

After serving a 2 game suspension and missing his entire rookie year with an Achilles tear, 2011 2nd round pick Mikel Leshoure is ready to finally make his regular season debut for the Lions. It’s known that he’ll get carries, but it’s unclear how many he’ll get and if he’ll start over Kevin Smith, who has rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in 2 starts in...

Mikel Leshoure Starting at RB for Lions

Mikel Leshoure will start today for the Lions at running back against the Titans. Leshoure gets the starting nod over Kevin Smith, and is a nice flex play option in all formats. The Titans have given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

Leshoure starts at RB for Lions with S Delmas out

The Detroit Lions are starting Mikel Leshoure at running back against the Tennessee Titans in his first NFL game after a torn left Achilles tendon wiped out his rookie season and a two-game suspension delayed his second. Leshoure was a second-round draft pick out of Illinois in 2011, and he is starting Sunday instead of Kevin Smith. The Lions also scratched safety Louis Delmas...

Detroit Lions vs. Tennessee Titans: Three Bold Predictions

This week, the Detroit Lions head to Nashville to take on the 0-2 Titans. The Lions are coming off a tough loss to the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford needs to step up his performance against a Titans team ranked 20th against the pass.The Titans, however, have had more than one tough game. Their first two weeks have been a struggle, as the offense has failed to move the ball and the...

Fantasy Football News: Prepare for the return of two running backs in week 3

Some fantasy football owners can prepare for the return of two running backs this week that have been stashed away on their benches for the last two weeks. San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews and Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure will both suit up for their respective teams after missing the first two weeks of the regular season due to different circumstances. Mikel Leshoure returns...

Sit em, Start em – Week Three

Sit em, Start em – Week Three Start Em Mikel LeShoure – Mikel LeShoure could have a big game in his NFL debut if given enough carries. He will take over as the team’s unquestioned goal-line back and as the most talented back on the Lions roster he will get all the work he can handle going forward. LeShoure has RB2 upside this week with a flex3 floor, so he is a big risk/reward...

Detroit Lions keys to the game vs. the Tennessee Titans

After a disappointing loss last weekend against the San Francisco 49ers, the Detroit Lions head to Music City looking to rebound against a struggling Tennessee Titans team. The Titans who enter the game sitting at 0-2 are certainly not anywhere close talent wise to what the San Francisco 49ers are especially on the defensive side of the ball. Tennessee is a mess right now however...
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