Mikel Leshoure returns to Lions practice: Fantasy implications

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure returned to practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure returned to practice on Thursday, a day after missing because of what coach Jim Schwartz said was a personal reason. Leshoure was seen having his right leg examined by trainers during last weekend's game against Seattle but Schwartz insisted afterward that Leshoure's playing time was not limited because he was hurt.

Leshoure finished with 10 carries for 46 yards rushing, but most of those came in the first half. Backup running back Joique Bell had seven carries for 25 yards rushing and four catches for 33 yards. The Lions face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz said Leshoure would return on Thursday so there is no reason for fantasy owners to pull him from fantasy lineups this week against Jacksonville.

Leshoure should be considered a mid-to-low No. 2 back in most formats for Week 9.

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