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Leshoure out for season
Posted Aug. 08 at 03:08 AM
The Lions may have envisioned a "Thunder and Lightning" backfield this season, with rookie Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best. That's not going to work out so well with the thunder role filled by someone like Maurice Morris or Aaron Brown.
Leshoure is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in practice on Monday. It's a major blow to a team that had the look of an up-and-coming group, not just in NFL terms, but also as an offense.
Obviously, Jahvid Best gets a boost; he's going to get more carries. Detroit will work in a second back, something that will probably be determined in the exhibitions.
But it's a negative for the rushing offense, and for the team in general, and obviously Leshoure. Even in a dynasty format, where it's to be understood that often rookies don't contribute much right away, you have to be hesitant to take a runner coming off an injury like this.
Posted by Paul Owers | Aug. 08 at 03:53 AM
So, Andy, where do you envision Best being drafted now in a 10-team league? Is the third round too high?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Aug. 08 at 04:20 AM
I think he was generally being selected in the fourth round prior to this. I don't know if he's a third-rounder, but he's close. Detroit really doesn't have much else. Maybe they make a trade or something, because they don't want Best being a workhorse. But yes, I'm more interested in him than I was yesterday.
Posted by Sean Chi | Aug. 08 at 08:13 AM
Pretty disappointed by this. Not so much that I was high on Leshoure but Best was my biggest sleeper in PPR leagues. Don't think he'll sneak into the 4th round anymore.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Aug. 08 at 02:23 PM
In the Fanex "FAD" draft (which is PPR), the draft was held in June. (Not my choice). Best was pick 3.10, and Leshoure went 5.09.
Posted by KEVIN WEAKLAND | Aug. 08 at 02:39 PM
Thats why they are known as The Hard Luck Lions
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