Kevin Smith Limps Off The Field: Fantasy Implications

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.

Running back Kevin Smith limped off the field in Saturday's game against the Raiders and punched the bench in frustration following the injury.

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.

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

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.