Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles insists he's healthy, despite missing a workout Wednesday morning due to soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
Broyles said he didn't suffer a setback in his eight-month recovery from a torn ACL, and skipped the workout due to general soreness. He expects to play Friday when the Lions host the New York Jets in their preseason opener (7:30 p.m., WXYZ in Detroit).
"Just a maintenance thing," the second-year wideout said. "There's no need to go out there and beat my knee up if I feel anything. I was just taking a day off.
"Being eight months out, there's going to be soreness. There was no need to push through it."
Broyles was only targeted 32 times as a rookie, but he caught 22 passes for 301 yards and two TDs en route to a 16th-ranked Fantasy Points / Target. He is ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery, so he could hold serious fantasy value in 2013 provided he can beat out Nate Burleson. Even if he can't, the Lions throw the ball enough that he should be fantasy-relevant even as a real-world WR3.