Fantasy Football Impact of the Detroit Lions in 2012

Fantasy Football Impact of the Detroit Lions in 2012


Next in line for Fantasy Football Impact analysis where we break down each teams fantasy football value, is the Detroit Lions who had a breakout season in 2011. The Detroit Lions bolster some high profile fantasy football talent, and also a possible sleeper for the late rounds so lets have a look.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford in his first 16 game injury free season was phenomenal. He threw 421 completions for 5,038 yards with 41 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. Stafford cemented himself as a great talent in the league in 2011 don’t look for him to slowdown in 2012. Stafford Is a first round selection look for him to be off the boards early in the first.

Calvin Johnson is a force on the football field and in fantasy leagues, last year he caught 96 balls for a league leading 1681 yards and 16 touchdowns. Brandon Pettigrew had 83 catches for 777 yards and 5 touchdowns, but a sleeper pick I like may chew into those catches.

The sleeper pick I am liking is second round draft pick wide receiver Ryan Broyles. It is only a matter of time before someone reaps the rewards of having the best receiver in the NFL on the other side of the field, Broyler could be that guy.

Jahvid Best never became the running back Detroit had hoped, so they went with a running back by committee including Kevin Smith, Maurice Morris, and Best. The three sharing carries equally gave them all very low fantasy football value.

Breakdown: The Detroit Lions have some big time talent with Quarterback Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson both coming off most Fantasy Football draft boards in the first round. Brandon Pettigrew could be off the board in the third if people think he will continue where he left off last season.

After that the sleeper pick I mentioned WR Ryan Broyles will be there for you in the late rounds, and could have a fine rookie season.


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