Lions WR Ryan Broyles May Not Be 100 Percent Until November; Fantasy Value Steady

Aug 30, 2012; Detroit, MN, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) runs away from Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) in the second quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

It may be almost two months before Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is 100 percent. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles has been told by doctors that he may not be 100 percent healthy until November, according to DetroitLions.com. The team's second-round pick out of Oklahoma had reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee less than a year ago. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan says Broyles could play some in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, but expects him to contribute more later in the season.

Fantasy Impact: Before his injury, Broyles was an elite receiver in college football so there may be higher expectations down the road for him. As far as fantasy owners are concerned, don't expect him to factor too much into the Lions offense right away. He has more value right now to players in dynasty leagues but could be a name to remember if he starts to see more playing time.

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