Found September 24, 2012 on
3 for 12 That is the week three Detroit Lions stat of the week. The Lions were just three for 12 on third down, and that simply is not going to get it done. That means that drives sputter out, that means that the Lions are first not getting enough down on their first two downs, and it also means this is just a big play offense. They sure did try to change that that this week at the Tennessee Titans. They sent Mikel Leshoure out there to grind and he did. 26 times for 100 yards rushing and a TD. However, that did not help open up the passing game when it came to third down. This seems to suggest that opposing teams now that when the game is on the line this team is going to one person and one person only….Calvin Johnson. Now the Lions’ Coaching Staff needs to come up with a way to use that to their advantage. They need to exploit that fact, and use check downs or something else to sustain drives. For the most part the passing game spreads the ball around nicely. Seven different Lions...

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...

Mikel Leshoure Impresses in First Career Start

Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure started and carried the ball 26 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut Sunday against the Titans. Meanwhile, backup Kevin Smith didn't have a carry.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure also caught four balls, topping the projected 15 touches by 15 Sunday. The Lions need to run the ball to be effective so look for Leshoure to continue to be a...

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...

Hot Pickups – Week 4

Hot Pickups – Week 4 Mikel LeShoure – Available in 44 percent of Yahoo! leagues, LeShoure should not be available in any competitive leagues, but on the odd chance he is still on your waiver wire, this is the player you were waiting for to spend your free agent dollars or waiver priority on. LeShoure went off for 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground and hauled in four passes...

Titans 44, Lions 41: Good, Bad and Ugly

Mikel Leshoure was among the few bright spots from Detroit's cruel loss at Tennessee on Sunday. Lions' insider Mike Mady breaks down the good, bad and ugly as Detroit falls to 1-2 on the season.

2012 Fantasy PPR Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

  Mikel Leshoure should be a solid flex play for the rest of the season, he needs to be added to your roster right away. Despite the fact that I am still fuming about the way the Green Bay Packers were so blatantly robbed of a much-needed and hard earned road win Monday Night in Seattle, we must solider on and look ahead to week four in the National Football League. Last week, we...

Fantasy Football Week 3 Weekend React

Top 5 Fantasy Football Free Agents 1). Mikel LeShoure DET RB - 134 total yards 1 TD LeShoure is showing the benefits of being the primary back of the Detroit Lions. I would have no fear starting him from here on out. 2). Tashard Choice BUF RB - 99 total yards With now both CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson going down with injuries, Choice is the go-to back in Buffalo. Should be a solid...

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...

Week 3 Fantasy Football Recap: Lions vs. Titans

"Music City Miracle" 2.0, a kickoff return, a failed fourth down attempt in overtime, and much more came from this game. Aside from being what could go down as one of the wildest games all season long, the game had a lot of interesting fantasy situations unravel.Detroit Lions:Welcome to the NFL Mikel Leshoure. After serving his two game suspension, the Lions' came out...
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