Mikel Leshoure | RB | Detroit Lions
Posted: 4/25/2014 10:18am et
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure missed the final two days of minicamp due to a personal issue.
Huddle Up: Leshoure has some baggage in his past, but there's no indication that his current absence is related to those issues. Meanwhile, Leshoure and whatever fantasy value he may cling to remain buried behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell on the Detroit depth chart.
Posted: 2/27/2014 10:44pm et
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said RB Mikel Leshoure could get a bigger role under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, because the New Orleans Saints used multiple running backs when Lombardi coached there.
Huddle Up: Just what fantasy owners need: Another Saints RB logjam. Leshoure only had 2 total touches for 9 yards this past season after racking up 249 for 1,012 in 2012, but if his totals increase, it will cut into the workloads of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:18pm et
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has accepted the backup role with the team, but is open to being traded to a team that would rely on him as more than a backup running back.
Huddle Up: If he played better he might have a bigger role. Right now Joique Bell is simply the better running back.
Posted: 8/7/2013 9:25am et
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he didn't have burst, but it had nothing to do with his Achilles' injury from 2011. He suffered a hamstring injury toward the end of the Week 3 game last year, and it lingered with him all season. He is confident his legs are back, and he is out to prove why the team invested a second-round pick on him back in 2011. "I feel lighter and feel a little more of a burst," Leshoure said. "I don't know if that's from the weight (he's dropped five pounds and is currently at 229 points) or the fact it's a year under my belt and I have my legs back."
Huddle Up: If Leshoure and Reggie Bush can both stay healthy the Lions will have a formidable backfield tandem. Then the question becomes, how many backfield touches will there be on such a pass-heavy team? Even if Leshoure does get his burst back, Bush's presence and the Lions' pass-heavy game plan limit his fantasy potential.