Colts Fantasy News
Donald Brown placed on IR
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:59pm
Donald Brown's season is over.
The Colts announced Tuesday that the running back has been placed on injured reserve. Brown gained 417 yards this season on 108 attempts, scoring one touchdown.
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Friday, December 7, 2012, 11:32am
Lions OC Scott Linehan said Joique Bell will continue to see more touches in hopes of giving the run game some more life. Bell, who has all three of the team’s runs over 20 yards this season, is averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
Mikel Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per rush, but leads the team with seven touchdowns.
“Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we’ve had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games,” Linehan said of Bell. “I think you’ll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game.”
Bell's touches haven't been all that consistent this season. Two weeks ago against the Packers, he only touched the ball twice, but got 10 touches last week against the Colts. If the Lions are serious about getting Bell more involved throughout the game, then it will put a dent into Leshoure's upside.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:24pm
Mike Thomas will start for Lions
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:37pm
Mike Thomas has been thrust into the role as the Lions’ No. 2 receiver.
Thomas played sparingly the first three weeks after the trade, but he caught two passes and scored a touchdown in a Thanksgiving loss to the Houston Texans and he saw his most extensive action of the season – 70 snaps – in Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Thomas could be a sneaky play this week against the Packers in what may be a high-scoring game, or one where the Lions will have to play from behind. Thomas said he's just starting to find a rhythm with QB Matt Stafford, so by the end of the year Thomas could be a very usable option, especially in deeper leagues. Kris Durham has come off the practice squad and could also see some snaps.