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According to the Detroit Free Press, Jim Schwartz says Jahvid Best is still “weeks” away from practicing. He probably will not return until the 3rd preseason game at the latest. Meanwhile, Mikel Leshoure is still not 100% back from a torn Achilles and will miss the first 2 games with a suspension. Because of this, Kevin Smith will almost definitely be their week 1 starter and could be much more if he impresses early. There’s definite sleeper value here in fantasy circles.
Meanwhile, as for Best, even when he returns, he’ll only be used in a Darren Sproles role to keep him fresh. Sproles is good in fantasy circles in the Darren Sproles role, but he’s the only one. If Best has the mere 87 carries Sproles had last season, he’ll be undraftable in non-PPR leagues. Sproles only had fantasy value because he averaged 6.9 YPC and caught 86 passes for 710 yards and 7 touchdowns. Not a lot of guys can do that.
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DETROIT The Detroit Lions August magic didnt carry over to 2012.
The Lions had won seven straight and 14-of-16 preseason games over the last four years before losing, 19-17, to the Cleveland Browns Friday night at Ford Field.
The Browns overcame a 14-3 deficit, winning on Jeff Wolferts 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining.
Detroit finished 4-0 last year during the preseason...
Here's the latest news out of Allen Park as the Detroit Lions continue training camp on Aug. 13, 2012:
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The theme of the Detroit Lions’ first preseason game was clearly ground-and-pound, as the team’s defensive line wreaked havoc in the backfield all day and the offense averaged over five-yards per carry in their 19 – 17 loss to the … Continue reading →
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The Detroit Lions won every preseason game last year and went on to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season.
Detroit dropped its first exhibition this year, blowing an 11-point lead in a 19-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, but coach Jim Schwartz tried to put his disappointment into context.
''Let's be clear: preseason games, we don...
Saints running back Darren Sproles is dealing with a knee injury and won't play in the next preseason game, according to a WWLTV.com report.Fantasy Spin:Acting head coach Joe Vitt did say that if it were a regular season game Sproles would play. We're not worried about this one and still believe Sproles will deliver numbers similar to last season.
The Detroit Lions entered the NFL preseason Friday evening at home against the Cleveland Browns with the usual stars taking center stage. Matthew Stafford saw three series of play and couldn’t quite keep a drive alive, but assured his connection with Calvin Johnson was still lethal, striking for a couple big plays in his 4-7, [...]
DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford showed he's still got work to do.
Stafford threw one interception and didn't help Detroit score a point in his three drives, and the Cleveland Browns took advantage in a 19-17 win over the Lions on Friday night.
"We learn from the good stuff and the bad stuff," Stafford said.
Backup quarterback Shaun Hill led two touchdown drives...
The 2011 Lions made the team’s first playoff appearance since the Charlie Batch era in 1999, but were swiftly dispatched by the Saints in the first round. Matt Stafford threw for 5,000 yards and 40+ touchdowns. In any other year, that might have been a huge deal, but Drew Brees was busy breaking single-season passing yardage records. Now the Lions, having solved precisely none...
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