Mikel Leshoure Rushes For 100 Yards In Fantasy Debut

Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Mikel Leshoure racked up 134 total yards and a touchdown in an impressive debut against the Titans. We break down the fantasy implications.

Mikel Leshoure rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries during Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans. Leshoure earned the start over Kevin Smith, who was held without a carry after leading the Lions' rushing attack during the first two weeks of the season. Joique Bell was the Lions' second-leading rusher with five carries for 23 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Lions' coaching staff clearly has a lot of confidence in Leshoure, considering they benched what had been a productive Smith. With a solid passing game taking away pressure, Leshoure could be a solid RB2 going forward. He was also targeted four times in the passing game for four receptions for 34 yards.

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