Kevin Smith still taking most first-team reps

The Detroit News - [Full Article]

Lions RB Kevin Smith continued to take the first-team reps during the portion of practice open to the media and nobody is saying how big a role Mikel Leshoure might play Sunday.

"He only had a few carries in the preseason," quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "We will see what he's available to do and what he's comfortable doing. It's nice to have another back and to have some depth, but it's yet to be seen how he feels."

Fantasy Impact: 

There has been a lot of buzz about Leshoure as he has come off of suspension, but we doubt that he takes over the RB1 job without an injury to Kevin Smith. It was just the preseason, but Leshoure rushed 20 times for just 44 yards, though he did catch two passes, and one went for 33 yards. He is a nice speculative add, but don't expect a lot right away.

Filed Under: 2012, W3

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