Monday, August 8, 2011

Detroit Lions Rookie Mikel Leshoure Out For Season

The momentum in Motown is slowing down after running back Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon on Monday, ending the rookie's season. Leshoure, who the Lions drafted in the second-round out of Illinois, was projected to be the power and short yardage back in Detroit's backfield, as a compliment to the faster Jahvid Best.

Fantasy Football impact: The Source had Leshoure ranked as the 70th overall player on our TOP 200 list. Look for the Lions to bring in another running back to replace him. Names being tossed around include: Jerome Harrison, Tiki Barber and Tashard Choice, who is currently on the Dallas Cowboys roster. As for Best, his fantasy value doesn't change much -- mostly because he's proven already he isn't an every down back.

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