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.