Lions RB Jahvid Best Likely to Start Season on PUP List: Fantasy Implications

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit runs for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12 2010 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Lions RB Jahvid Best is likely to start the season on the PUP list. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best is likely to start the season on the PUP list, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. If this happens, Best would miss at least the first six games of the regular season. Best has had trouble with concussions and has not been cleared to play.

Analysis: Detroit's backfield situation is not in great shape to begin with and being without Best for at least six weeks would be tough. Veteran Kevin Smith is at the top of the list right now and Mikel Leshoure should add some depth once he returns from his two-game suspension to open the regular season. No matter who gets the job, these are not strong fantasy options and should probably be avoided until this gets sorted out. Don't be surprised if the Lions sign another veteran back to add some depth to the roster.

For more on the Lions check out SB Nation Detroit and Pride of Detroit.

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