Ryan Broyles Fantasy News

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:58pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Ryan Broyles ruptured his Achilles tendon while fielding a punt in an Oct. 27 win against the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season.

Five months later, he was cleared by doctors to rejoin the Detroit Lions for the start of voluntary conditioning this week. And that's huge news for him.

The receiver has missed 16 games through his first two seasons in the league, and the Lions, who once thought Broyles would be a complement to Calvin Johnson, could be looking to revamp their starting lineup.

Fantasy Impact:

Broyles figures to serve as the Lions WR3 or WR4 depending on how the depth chart shakes out after the draft.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:54pm

Tim Twentyman on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said the initial diagnosis on WR Ryan Broyles is a ruptured Achilles.

Fantasy Impact:

Broyles wasn't helping a lot of fantasy teams, but he's a guy who has had to bounce back from many major injuries. He clearly wasn't 100-percent this season even though the hope was he'd play a significant role on a pass-happy team. Hopefully we hear from Broyles in 2014...

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Beat: 'No leash' on Ryan Broyles in Week 4
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:18am

Detroit News - [Full Article]

Receiver Ryan Broyles was on a short leash in his season debut against the Redskins. The coaches were trying to let him gradually get his legs under him after he came off a second major knee surgery last December.

There will be no leash this week. With Nate Burleson (broken arm) out, Broyles likely will start and get most of the work in the slot.

“Yeah, just go out and produce,” he said. “I am definitely ready. I feel good.”

Broyles, who had three catches for 34 yards, said he felt like he has cleared all his mental and physical hurdles.

Fantasy Impact:

Nate Burleson got off to a pretty hot start (19-239) and was the #29 WR in PPR formats before breaking his arm in an automobile accident. If Broyles can handle the snaps, he certainly has that kind of upside.

Nate Burleson breaks arm in car accident
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 9:53am

Dave Birkett on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places in an early morning car accident. Will undergo surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Obviously a huge loss for the Lions, but this means Ryan Broyles will given a chance to step in as the WR2 in what's a heavy passing offense in Detroit. He was on a snap count last week in his return, but that could quickly evaporate with this news. HC Jim Schwartz commented after the game that every time Broyles gets snaps he makes plays so the team has confidence in him to take over that spot.

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Ryan Broyles may be active in Week 3
Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:11am

Detroit News - [Full Article]

Lions OC Scott Linehan said the coaches and the medical staff have walked the line between not easing Ryan Broyles in and not rushing him back. But he has progressed so much in the last couple of weeks, there doesn’t seem to be physical reason to hold him back.

“He’s chomping the bit,” Linehan said. “He’s a true competitor and he wants to be out there. But he also knows that there has been a plan and he’s been through it. He’s been on track the same way, but the last two weeks he’s looked more and more like he’s ready to go.”

Whether coach Jim Schwartz is ready to activate him won’t be determined until Saturday.

“This is a big week,” Linehan said. “With Pat (Edwards, receiver) banged up a little bit right now, Ryan has stepped up his role and his reps this week. He’s definitely close, and if called upon, he’s ready.”

Broyles said he knows he’s not ready to play 30 or 40 snaps in a game, but believes he is close to full strength.

“My time’s coming, though,” he said. “I’m going repetition after repetition (in practice), so I have done everything and I am gaining speed to this point.”

Fantasy Impact:

Broyles was one of fantasy's favorite sleepers heading into drafts but he's been inactive the first two weeks. The Lions say it's not for physical reasons, but that makes little sense. They are obviously being careful with the knee, but with Edwards possibly sidelined with an ankle injury, Broyles may get his chance this week.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:41pm

Lions Inactives
Ryan Broyles WR
Don Carey SS
Nick Fairley DT
Jason Fox T
Leroy Harris C
Mikel Leshoure RB
Kellen Moore QB

Monday, August 19, 2013, 6:19pm

detroitlions.com - [Full Article]

Lions WR Ryan Broyles certainly hasn't been hesitant to get back on the field following an ACL injury suffered last December.

In fact, it's easy to forget he suffered that injury at all. His practice time has far exceeded his rest time throughout training camp and he played in his first live game this past week at Cleveland.

The way he put it: "Your body shows up some days and some days it doesn't. This has been one of the most challenging things of my life, coming off two ACLs. I'm out here trying to compete at a high level.

"Mentally, like I said, I'm 100-percent. My body thinks differently from day-to-day."

Fantasy Impact:

We think Broyles has WR3 potential, although it may be a slow start to the season for him until he gets his body back to normal. We rank him 50th with an ADP of the 13th round, so he's getting taken late as player who certainly has upside as Detroit's WR2.