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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:06:40 -0700
The Detroit Lions placed WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') on the season-ending Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 30, and activated RB Montell Owens (knee) from the short-term Injured Reserve in a corresponding move.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:23:17 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon in the team's Week 8 game and will miss the rest of the season. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Oct. 29, to repair the injury.
Fantasy Tip: With Broyles out, Kris Durham likely will get a bigger role in the passing game moving forward. Durham should be added in all deeper leagues.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:33:08 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Ross started at kick return in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys, and he finished as the punt return man, too, after WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') left with a serious injury.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:24:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Sunday, Oct. 27, that the initial diagnosis for WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Broyles left the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys and was obviously unable to return.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:03:57 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') left the Week 8 game with an Achilles' injury and is questionable to return.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:57:12 -0700
Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley (knee) and WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') are both listed as questionable to return to Week 8's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:43:55 -0700
The Detroit Lions are being patient with WR Ryan Broyles because they weren't expecting him to play before October while he came back from his second anterior cruciate ligament tear in as many years. He sat out the first two games and played just 17 snaps in week 3, but the team had to accelerate his progress when WR Nate Burleson went down with a broken forearm. Broyles' production has been minimal, though, even though he's played almost 40 snaps per game without Burleson in the lineup. Many times, the coverage has dictated that Detroit go away from the slot receiver, Broyles' position.
Fantasy Tip: There is a glimmer of hope for Broyles still because this is around the same time last year that he started becoming consistently involved in the offense. However, Kris Durham has stepped up and Calvin Johnson (knee) seems to be returning to full health. There are many mouths to feed in Detroit. Don't forget about Broyles, but he hasn't given you any reason to hang onto him in shallow leagues.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:25:28 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 11, and he practiced without wearing a knee brace. However, he struggled when he had to cut in his routes and will be a game-time decision in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
Fantasy Tip: Megatron clearly isn't 100 percent and won't be even if he plays Sunday, but if he's on the field, you should have him in your lineup. The fact that he's practicing without the knee brace is a good sign. Check back Sunday morning to see if he plays. If he doesn't, Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles and Patrick Edwards will try to pick up the slack in the passing game. It'll be a crapshoot to rely on any of those three.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:57:35 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan suggested that he thinks WR Ryan Broyles is ready for a full workload this week regardless of whether WR Calvin Johnson (knee) returns to the lineup. "He's right on track so we're real happy he's been able to get this time and progress. Certainly if somebody else isn't available, his availability is going to be leaned on a little bit more." Linehan said that the initial plan this season for Broyles was similar to last year when he was recovering from his knee injury and didn't see any real action until the sixth game of the season.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in a deeper league, it may pay off to hold onto Broyles. His chances for contributing are probably much greater this week if Johnson returns, too. Broyles remains a very risky play, though, until we actually see his involvement in the game plan increase.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:16:41 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) said he's ready to take on a bigger role in the offense after coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last season. "I feel good," Broyles said. "I feel capable of going out there and making plays. I feel like I want to do more." He's played in 87 of 202 offensive snaps (43.1 percent) since returning this year and has been targeted just six times. Broyles has five catches for 61 yards. And he played in 28 snaps last week, which was close to half as many as he had the week prior.
Fantasy Tip: Broyles is a risky play until Detroit shows that they are committed to getting him more involved in the game plan. That probably won't happen right away, either, especially since it's looking like Calvin Johnson (knee) could return this weekend. Keep Broyles benched for now.
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