The unfortunate news that Lions rookie RB Mikel LeShoure tore his left Achilles tendon and will miss the 2011 season is significant for fantasy players.
Obviously, second year RB Jahvid Best's fantasy value has soared at the news.
I was high on Best anyway as my 3rd or 4th RB. I like the Lions' offense, and think that a healthy and fast Best (unlike the unhealthy RB from last year) will post high yardage totals in 2011.
Plus, consider this.
Why did Peyton Hillis get overused by the Browns last year?
What do the Saints Chris Ivory and the Texans Arian Foster have in common with Hillis?
These three top fantasy runners of 2010 all got their shot after injuries to teammates.
So, it makes sense that Best could use the bad luck of LeShoure to enjoy a banner season for the Lions this year.
It certainly makes him worth drafting.