Kevin Smith Fantasy Football Stock Impacted By 2nd Straight Missed Practice

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 17: Kevin Smith #34 of the Detroit Lions against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith missed Lions practice Tuesday with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Kevin Smith missed Detroit Lions practice for a second-straight day Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports. Smith suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's preseason game, though X-rays came back negative. There has been no indication yet that the running back will be out long-term.

Analysis: The Lions may simply be being cautious now that teams are in lockdown mode for Week 4 of the preseason. Detroit has had enough trouble at running back as it is, and likely don't want to risk aggravating Smith's ankle. It doesn't sound as if the team is overly worried, so at this point you should count on Smith entering the regular season as the Lions' feature back. How carries shake out once Mikel LeShoure returns could be a concern for fantasy owners, however.

For more on the Lions, check out Pride Of Detroit and SB Nation Detroit. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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