Ryan Broyles | WR | Detroit Lions
Posted: 8/1/2014 11:17am et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is trying to take things one day at a time after two days of training camp following a torn Achilles' tendon in 2013, saying he feels 'pretty good right now.' Broyles missed time in 2011 and 2012 with torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees, and he understands how to prepare for a season while rehabbing a major injury. Broyles has a new speed coach and is working on becoming more explosive, while not putting too much stress on his knees.
Huddle Up: If Broyles can stay healthy he could be a real threat against defenses focused on stopping Calvin Johnson. Of course, if the Lions believed Broyles could stay healthy they wouldn't have signed Golden Tate in the offseason to be Megatron's wingman.
Posted: 7/7/2014 12:56am et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') said he was going to look to work with a speed coach in the weeks leading up to training camp. Broyles said his rehab went well this offseason and was able to fully participate in minicamp.
Huddle Up: Broyles has sort of been lost in the Motown shuffle after playing the equivalent of one full season and logging only 30 receptions in his two years as a pro. Golden Tate has now been brought in to start opposite Megatron, and Broyles is going to have to stay healthy and work his way back into the Lions' WR rotation.
Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles' tendon) has worked on the placement of his feet, knees and hips, and is learning movements and proper form in order to eliminate future injuries. Broyles has already come back from two ACL tears and says the Achilles rehabilitation has been easier.
Huddle Up: That's one way to prevent injuries, relearning to run. Assuming Broyles can master that quickly and return to being a natural receiver, he could compete with Golden Tate for looks opposite Calvin Johnson.
Posted: 5/24/2014 1:53pm et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles' tendon) is looking forward to the competition at the slot position, where first-round pick TE Eric Ebron and sixth-round pick WR T.J. Jones are also slated to see time.
Huddle Up: Broyles has proven to be a dynamic contributor when healthy; if he's all the way back from his injury the Lions will find a role for him in their high-octane passing offense.
Posted: 4/24/2014 1:08am et
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in the team's workout Wednesday, April 23. Broyles did not participate Tuesday, April 22.
Huddle Up: Broyles' injury cost him a shot at claiming the coveted Megatron wingman role in Detroit; now he'll have to battle Golden Tate for that honor, and Tate's contract suggests the playing field is tilted in his favor. On the bright side, at least Broyles is back on the field.
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.