Mlive.com writer Tom Kowalski reports that the Lions plan on giving rookie running back Jahvid Best a large workload and that Best will be Detroit's starting running back on opening day. Kowalski also mentioned that Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, who used to be on the staff of the Tennessee Titans, will try to use Best in the same manner the Titans have used Chris Johnson.
Best is going to be part of an emerging offense and certainly has the talent to make an impact. Owners shouldn't get carried away thinking he will replicate Chris Johnson's production, but if you are the type of owner who drafts wide receivers and quarterbacks in the early rounds as opposed to running backs, Best is someone you can take later and potentially be very happy with. Keeper league owners should definitely target Best.