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Lions | Hope Mikel Leshoure regains burst

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles', hamstring) said Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he didn't have burst, but it had nothing to do with his Achilles' injury from 2011. He suffered a hamstring injury toward the end of the Week 3 game last year, and it lingered with him all season. He is confident his legs are back, and he is out to prove why the team invested a second-round pick on him back in 2011. "I feel lighter and feel a little more of a burst," Leshoure said. "I don't know if that's from the weight (he's dropped five pounds and is currently at 229 pounds) or the fact it's a year under my belt and I have my legs back."

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure can be a No. 1 tailback in the NFL, but injuries have kept him off the field or limited his productivity. He is behind Reggie Bush on the depth chart, and he'll have to contend with Joique Bell for touches, but if things break a certain way, Leshoure could be a very nice sleeper for fantasy owners who are picking him with an average draft position in the 11th or 12th round.

2013-08-06 21:54:42 | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

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