Mikel LeShoure out for the season with Achilles injury

As we get ready for Week 1 of the NFL pre-season, one of the most popular "sleeper" post-season picks has been the Detroit Lions, who finished the 2010 season with a four-game winning streak. Of course, the typical caveat is that their more-injured-than-healthy quarterback has to stay healthy for a full season.

While quarterback Matthew Stafford is still healthy, the Lions have lost rookie running back Mikel LeShoure for the season after he suffered an Achilles injury.

"You could tell on the field," said coach Jim Schwartz, per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. "The way he went down, you knew. There was no need for tests to be done. He will have surgery soon, probably tomorrow."

ESPN blogger Kevin Seifert lists the recent rash of injuries suffered by the Lions.

The Lions drafted LeShoure in the second round as the power back to compliment Jahvid Best, their second of two first-round picks in 2010.

"He's got to be (devastated)," said Best, LeShoure's training camp roommate. "But he's got a bright future. This is just a minor setback. Just press the pause button for a little bit and as soon as he presses play he will be right back where he started."

Best got off to a great start (five touchdowns in his first two games) last year, but a turf toe injury slowed him down and he only scored one more touchdown during the remainder of the season.

From a fantasy perspective, the injury boosts the expected workload and fantasy value of Best. Tomorrow you will be able to view our updated fantasy rankings at TheTipDrill.com, our fantasy headquarters.

DraftKings: Open an account and get a 100% deposit bonus (up to $600).

Check Out the Most Recent Posts on The Daily Blitz

Week 12 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Yanotchko Nov 23, 2014
Week 12 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Hanson Nov 23, 2014
Week 13 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Trifone Nov 23, 2014
Week 12 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Beazley Nov 22, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football Week 12 Start'em, Sit'em Nov 21, 2014
2015 NFL Mock Draft - Week 12 Update Nov 21, 2014
Fantasy Football Week 12: Underrated Players in PPR Leagues Nov 20, 2014
2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12 Nov 19, 2014
Fantasy Football Rest-of-Season (ROS) Rankings: Weeks 12 to 16 Nov 18, 2014
Updated Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule (SOS): Weeks 12 to 16 Nov 18, 2014


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Our FREE Week 13 Fantasy Football Contest
Want to win one of our site's t-shirts for free?

>> Enter our free Week 13 contest.

(Spots in the contest are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis up until kickoff on Sunday.)