Fantasy Football Player News
Ryan Broyles | WR | Detroit Lions
Posted: 10/11/2013 1:13pm et
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan suggested that he thinks WR Ryan Broyles is ready for a full workload this week regardless of whether WR Calvin Johnson (knee) returns to the lineup. 'He's right on track so we're real happy he's been able to get this time and progress. Certainly if somebody else isn't available, his availability is going to be leaned on a little bit more.' Linehan said that the initial plan this season for Broyles was similar to last year when he was recovering from his knee injury and didn't see any real action until the sixth game of the season.
Huddle Up: Broyles was expected to see a much heavier workload once Nate Burleson was hurt but so far he's been almost non-existent in the passing game. He offers some value down the road but right now Broyles is off the fantasy radar until he starts seeing more targets.

Posted: 10/10/2013 8:14pm et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) said he's ready to take on a bigger role in the offense after coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last season. 'I feel good,' Broyles said. 'I feel capable of going out there and making plays. I feel like I want to do more.' He's played in 87 of 202 offensive snaps (43.1 percent) since returning this year and has been targeted just six times. Broyles has five catches for 61 yards. And he played in 28 snaps last week, which was close to half as many as he had the week prior.
Huddle Up: Broyles definitely has let down a number of fantasy GMs, who have been expecting breakout numbers all season -- and especially after Nate Burleson went down. Instead, Kris Durham has been the Detroit wideout stepping up with 6 catches for 88 yards and a TD over the past 2 weeks.

Posted: 9/21/2013 9:27pm et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles is expected to be active for Week 3 because WR Patrick Edwards (ankle) has been ruled out. Broyles was inactive for the first two games of the season.
Huddle Up: Broyles isn't worth starting this week. However, Broyles has been dropped in a lot of leagues because he's been inactive for the first two games. Now is the time to pick him back up because when healthy, Broyles has a chance to be the Lions' second best fantasy receiver behind Calvin Johnson, especially in PPR leagues.

Posted: 8/5/2013 4:06pm et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) has shown precise route running and the ability to find the open spaces in a defense during training camp. Head coach Jim Schwartz the team likes Broyles' ability to get open against different defenses. 'He has that intangible of being able to get open,' Schwartz said. 'He's got good body control. He's got really good hands. He's very strong for his size. He might be small, but he's very strong. He just knows how to set up defenders. Plus, he has a really good feel for zones and how to stay open in zones. You can get open in zones, but you have to stay open and a lot of that depends on you knowing how the defense is going to react and where the spots in there are.'
Huddle Up: This is an excellent report for Broyles, who could have some fantastic value this season if he can stay healthy. Nate Burleson doesn't have much upside, and Broyles flashed his speedy ability last season before getting hurt. If he is healthy enough, it looks like he will wrap up the No. 3 receiver spot. He should see the field plenty enough to be a big-time sleeper in your fantasy drafts.

Posted: 6/18/2013 3:35am et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles expects to be ready for the 2013 season as he continues rehabbing the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He participated fully in all three days he was active for Detroit's minicamp last week. Broyles said he learned how to take more care this time because he had experience in tearing his left knee back in 2011 at Oklahoma.
Huddle Up: Not that experience with a previous ACL tear is necessarily a good thing, but Broyles is already participating fully and appears to be all systems go heading into training camp. There's a definite opportunity opposite Calvin Johnson, and Broyles is poised to capitalize.

Posted: 6/14/2013 10:45am et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles expects to avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list and was a full participant in all three days of minicamp this week.
Huddle Up: Good news for the man the Lions hope will line up opposite Calvin Johnson. With Matthew Stafford throwing 1,390 passes over the past two seasons, there's plenty of opportunity for Megatron's wingman to produce helpful fantasy numbers.

Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said WR Ryan Broyles is making progress in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but there is no timetable for his return. "There is really no such thing as a target (to return), but he's making good progress. He's working through, almost in the same position he was last year with the exception of he knows the offense and he had a little bit of experience last year. It's just a matter of getting healthy."
Huddle Up: The Lions would love for Broyles to get healthy and take over as the wingman opposite Calvin Johnson, but he'll need to demonstrate he's fully recovered from the ACL injury before either the team or fantasy owners can bank on that.