After missing practice Wednesday, many owners feared Mikel Leshoure did indeed suffer a leg injury last week against the Seattle Seahawks. Thankfully, we found out he missed practice for personal reasons, and Leshoure started today against Jacksonville.
Those who started him have been rewarded nicely after the second-year back recorded 52 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns. The math on that leads to 23 fantasy points in just one half.
The Lions will maybe, probably take it a little easier on Leshoure in the second half since with a three-touchdown lead over Jacksonville (21-0) they now have the luxury of resting their top running back who could still be nursing a nagging injury. So we could see a little more of Joique Bell in the final two quarters, and to a lesser extent Kevin Smith.
Even if that happens and Leshoure takes his foot off the pedal ever so slightly, he’s still produced enough to likely be among the top fantasy scorers at his position this week. And yeah, he did it in one half. Boom.
Calvin Johnson has also impressed with six receptions for 111 yards. Say, weren’t you concerned about his knee or something?