DET RB Jahvid Best looks to be the starter - [Full Article]

While second overall draft pick Ndamukong Suh might turn out to be a better overall player, first-round choice RB Jahvid Best could be the key addition to the Detroit Lions season.

The Lions are clearly an offensive-heavy team at this point and they were extremely unbalanced with a ton of talent in the passing game and not much in the running department. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew expects Best to change all of that.

A running back with blazing speed -- and a threat to go the distance on any play -- Best also has excellent running ability. He won't break a ton of tackles, but he has great balance and explosion to pick his way through holes and accelerate through them.

Best is going to be Detroit's starting running back on opening day, there's no debate about that. What has yet to be determined, though, is how long he's going to be staying in the games.

Fantasy Impact: 

Best has the potential to be a great fantasy pick this season. But, remember when we were all excited about the Detroit offense a few years ago and it didn't pan out...? If you can get him as an RB3 or flex, that would be a great situation and a great value, because you wouldn't have to depend on him as a starter early on. The Detroit defense will have to keep them in games so Best gets his carries in the second half.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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