August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith (30) stands on the field before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Kevin Smith limps off the field. We break down the fantasy implications.
Analysis: Here we go again. Smith has been ravaged by injuries in his career. Most notably, he suffered a torn ACL in 2009. Smith also dealt with an ankle sprain that slowed him down at the end of November last year. The Lions have the most injury-prone backs in the league with Jahvid Best (concussion) and Smith as two of their primary ball carriers. Mikel LeShoure tore his Achilles last year and will face a two-game suspension to start the season. We'll update this situation, but for now we would move Smith down a couple spots and push LeShoure up a few slots in our draft boards. If your draft is coming up, make sure you're abreast of the developments for this situation.