Found September 03, 2012 on Gridiron Experts:
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Injuries and the team’s much publicized legal issues this off season have made the Lions’ running back bench short. Jahvid Best has injury issues and will not be ready for the start of the season. Mikel Leshoure has a suspension to deal with. As of right now that leaves Smith as the best on roster option for the start of the season. The question for fantasy owners is this: is Kevin Smith a sleeper worth taking a flier on in 2012?
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