News | Statistics | Player vs. Team | Utilization | Injury History | Depth Chart | Team Roster
Wed, 22 May 2013 11:46:12 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) was limited to individual drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22, because of an undisclosed injury.
Fantasy Tip: Leshoure will be used as a change-of-pace back to Reggie Bush and likely will receive carries near the goal line and when Bush needs to rest. He could be an option in later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:01:45 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush is comfortable in the team's offense, and he's comparing it to the days when he was with the New Orleans Saints. "I've always enjoyed being in the position that I am and doing what I do, being able to split out wide and catch balls so it's great that offenses are going toward that direction," Bush said.
Fantasy Tip: Now that he should be effectively used in the passing attack, Bush could approach RB1 levels in point-per-reception leagues. He proved in Miami that he can be a primary back, too, so Detroit will likely use him as such and leave the short-yardage situations to Mikel Leshoure.
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:28:41 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure faced an eight-man defensive front in only 6.05 percent of his carries last season, which is less than any other rusher with at least 100 carries.
Fantasy Tip: Leshoure did not have a lot of big plays in 2012, which is why the team added Reggie Bush in free agency. Leshoure is still valuable because he probably will receive some carries during games while Bush rests as well as near the goal line. Bush has dealt with injuries in the past, so Leshoure could get a bigger role as the season goes on.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:07:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said all three of the teams running backs, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, and Joique Bell, will have a role in 2013. "Joique runs the ball a little bit different than Mikel, but they both run a little bit different and present different things than Reggie, and I think that combination of guys is good. People like to say running back by committee and things like that, but each guy will have a role. There will be plenty of touches on the offense for everybody."
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:59:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in RB's Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. "We have a lot of confidence in both of those guys (Bell and Leshoure)," Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "Both of those guys are going to be good players that we continue to move forward with, and they all have unique skill sets.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:08:09 -0700
The Detroit Lions have offered free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Dolphins) a full-time position in the offense over RB Mikel Leshoure.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:11:21 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is probable for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:11:30 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:06:19 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee), RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) and LB DeAndre Levy (ankle) were on the field for the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 20. All three players are expected to play in Week 16.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:32:53 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:23:31 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has scored eight touchdowns on 185 carries, but he has by far the most rushes of any NFL runner without a single carry of at least 20 yards.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:15:36 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. Leshoure has eight rushing touchdowns, the most since RB Kevin Smith had eight in 2008.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:06:16 -0800
Detroit Lions RBs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell split the running load pretty evenly in their Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. Leshoure had 14 carries and Bell carried the ball 12 times. However, Bell played more snaps (43) than Leshoure (31). Both runners were equally effective; Leshoure had effective runs on seven of his 14 tries, and Bell was efficient on six of his 12 carries, with an efficient run being a carry for four or more yards on first down, half the remaining distance on second down or picking up a first down on third or fourth down. Bell had 19 yards after contact and Leshoure gained 14. Leshoure showed he continues to be indecisive in the backfield, which hurts his momentum as he hits holes. Bell is running with more authority and is more of the total package, but his lack of top-end speed and strength makes him more of a complementary back.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:35:13 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said RB Joique Bell will continue to see more touches to infuse some life into the running game. Bell has all three of the team's runs for over 20 yards this season, and he's averaging 5.7 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure had 84 yards and a touchdown the first time the team played the Green Bay Packers, and they used a lot of two-deep safeties, which gave Leshoure a distinct advantage. Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per tote, but leads the team with seven touchdowns. "Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we've had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games," Linehan said of Bell. "I think you'll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game."
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:58:31 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is probable for Week 13.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:19:51 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:52:53 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:04:42 -0800
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (illness) did not practice due to an illness Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:38:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:49:14 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:55:50 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 12 times for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Nov. 22. He also added two receptions for 27 yards.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:01:04 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's rushing touchdown in Week 12 was the first rushing touchdown the Houston Texans have allowed this season.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 11:09:11 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said he is working on being more decisive when carrying the ball and be productive during games. Leshoure said he is also trying to make more defensive players miss tackles when he runs.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:16:26 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:54:28 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:08:10 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:08:13 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff was on the field for 33 of the team's 72 offensive snaps in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, all of them as an extra offensive lineman. Reiff was on the field for all three of RB Mikel Leshoure's rushing TDs in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he has been on the field for six of the team's 10 rushing scores this season.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:07:38 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure ripped off three rushing touchdowns in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team 10 rushing scores for the season. That's already more than they had all of 2011 (nine).
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 14:20:46 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure rushed for 70 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:07:40 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is favored in late-game situations over RB Mikel Leshoure. He's a good receiver in two-minute situations.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:35:29 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (personal) is returning to practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:59:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Mikel Leshoure missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, because of a personal day and not because of any injury.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:29:49 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (leg) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:26:33 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell took over the team's workload at running back in the second half of Week 8, overtaking RB Mikel Leshoure (leg). Leshoure had nine carries and three receptions through two quarters, but gave way to Bell in the second half. Leshoure had just one touch the rest of the way, while Bell racked up seven carries and four receptions for 58 total yards. "Leshoure really wasn't an injury situation," head coach Jim Schwartz explained. "Joique was doing some good things for us, and we were rotating our backs through." RB Kevin Smith was also back in the mix at running back. He was used primarily as a blocker on the 12 snaps he played, but also had a seven-yard reception and a one-yard run. Bell said ball security was a focus for him in practice after he fumbled the week prior. "I came out this week in practice with the sole focus of ball security, ball security, ball security," Bell said.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:55:42 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 10 times for 46 yards in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, and he added three receptions for nine yards. Fellow RB Joique Bell rushed seven times for 25 yards and added four receptions for 33 yards.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:22:25 -0700
Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell and Mikel Leshoure each had fumbles inside the red zone in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22. Leshoure ended up with 12 carries for 63 yards, and six receptions for 20 yards. Bell finished with three totes for 13 yards, and three receptions for 16 yards. Bell fumbled while stretching for the goal line.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:51:54 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan both expect the team's main back to break some long runs in the near future, and the team has stressed the importance of gaining yards in big chunks. Linehan said Leshoure is still adjusting to the speed of the game. "He's really missed football for two years, had a really good first outing," Linehan said. "I think (he) came out after that first game knowing he has to still work on getting in his football shape."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:42:01 -0700
The Detroit Lions have run the ball 25 times per game during the first four contests, but their running backs are averaging just 3.4 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure has had 39 attempts for 126 yards (3.2 yds/att), RB Kevin Smith has had 29 attempts for 115 yards (4.0 yds/att) and RB Joique Bell has carried 13 times for 40 yards (3.1 yds/att).
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:58:11 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 13 times for 26 yards in the Week 4 loss against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added 37 yards on four receptions. He took a major step backward after posting 100 rushing yards in his NFL debut in Week 3.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:36:16 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: If Leshoure can't go, expect Joique Bell and Kevin Smith to divy up the touches, with the slight advantage going to Bell. Against a stout Minnesota run D, though, neither should be more than a flex play if Leshoure sits.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:30:11 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:45:19 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:59:38 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said it felt good to get his feet wet during the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Leshoure started the game, the first of his career, and rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries, including his first career touchdown run. He also caught four passes for 34 yards. Most of his production came in the first half, when he rushed 16 times for 61 yards. "I didn't have any expectations as far as how many touches I would get, but I got good work," he said. "Going forward, I feel good."
The Lions worked in RB Joique Bell on the final two drives of the fourth quarter, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it was because Leshoure played a lot and they simply wanted to have a fresher player on the field due to the heat. Leshoure said he wasn't fatigued and he did play in overtime. "Joique got on a roll and they kept him in the game," Leshoure added.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:01:14 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:16:18 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure will start over RB Kevin Smith in the team's Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Tip: The matchup is great, but with this being Leshoure's first game back after a two-week suspension, there's no way of telling how many touches he'll get over Smith. Smith could easily wind up having a better game, so Leshore shouldn't be considered anything more than a flex option this week.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:21:04 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, after serving a two-game suspension for marijuana possession. Leshoure split first-team reps with RB Kevin Smith and should play in Week 3.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:34:25 -0700
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (ankle), CB Bill Bentley (concussion) and RB Mikel Leshoure are practicing Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:57:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, and refuting what offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Tuesday, Sept. 18, head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Mikel Leshoure isn't necessarily a certainty to play against the Tennessee Titans. "I don't know if it's a given, but he's on his way," Schwartz said. "He did a good job of staying with it. He was suspended (so) he wasn't allowed to be at our games or our practices, but he could still work out in our facility and go to team meetings, stuff like that. So we saw him around last week. He's worked really hard to be ready when his number's called. We've been waiting a long time to call his number, so we know he'll be ready."
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:19:26 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure, who will be coming off his two-game suspension in Week 3, will be heavily involved in the game plan against the Tennessee Titans, according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. "We'll see how much he's ready to go in this game but he'll certainly be involved heavily in the game plan and we'll go from there," Linehan said. "We've always felt like he was going to be a big boost for us once he came back in the lineup."
Fantasy Tip: Kevin Smith hasn't lit the world on fire in the first two games, and Detroit will want to keep the injury-prone rusher as fresh as possible. Leshoure can help the team achieve this. It's risky to start him immediately in Week 3 due to concerns about his conditioning level. Eventually, Leshoure could be a decent No. 3 RB or flex play if he can stay healthy and prove he can handle the lion's share of totes.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:21:40 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure had his two-game suspension by the NFL officially lifted Monday, Sept. 17. The team has a roster exemption that expires Wednesday, Sept. 19, or once he is activated from the reserve/suspended list.