The Detroit Lions had some questions coming into camp r... - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions had some questions coming into camp regarding their running backs and now there are several more that must be addressed in the next four weeks.

There is the issue about who is going to get the majority of carries this season - Jahvid Best or rookie Mikel Leshoure. For now, Best is the starter and Leshoure is the backup, but it's a tight competition. The players bring different features to the table, Best with his blazing cuts and speed and Leshoure with his power and muscle.

This battle will likely continue throughout the season with head coach Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan going with the hot hand from Sunday to Sunday. Some of that decision will be based on the opponent and the matchup, but some of it will be based upon who is "on'' that day.

Fantasy Impact: 

Leshoure can't be ignored on draft day, but Best will be the better bet for fantasy production.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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