RotoWire Partners

Jahvid Best

25-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

Yds

TD

Yds

TD

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

Att

Yds

TD

Yds

TD

2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Jahvid Best in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 199   DOB: 1/30/1989  College: California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Jahvid Best Contract Information:

Cut by Detroit in July of 2013.

January 19, 2014  –  Jahvid Best News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Best plans to join the coaching staff at Cal this coming season, the Detroit News reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Jahvid Best – simply subscribe now.

Jahvid Best NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 21 Det 16 171 555 4 3.2 2 1 0 0 0 58 487 8.4 2 80 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 22 Det 6 84 390 2 4.6 2 2 1 1 0 27 287 10.6 1 40 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jahvid Best Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2010 21 Det 16 8.8 12.4 10.6 11 35 11 5 2 4 30 6.1 8 2 1
2011 22 Det 6 14.3 18.8 16.5 14 65 14 8 4 5 48 7.2 2 1 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jahvid Best – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

Free Agent
Free Agent

Snap Count Stats

Offensive Snaps in 2013

There are no 2013 snap count stats available for Jahvid Best.

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

There are no 2013 snap count stats available for Jahvid Best.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
Jahvid Best 2013 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Jahvid Best: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Best was released by Detroit on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)

Best's story is one of the most disappointing and unfortunate of recent NFL memory, as the talented runner and former first-round pick had his career derailed by an improbable series of serious concussions. It's difficult to see him playing football again. The role Detroit initially envisioned for Best has since been filled by free agent signing Reggie Bush.
Best (concussion) is not participating in the Lions' offseason program, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Best (concussion) still hopes to resume his football career, according to the Detroit News.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Lions are preparing for the offseason as if Best will not be a contributor in 2013, the Detroit Free press reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Best (concussion) will remain on the Lions' Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the rest of the 2012 season, the team's official site reports. "There has been subsequent evaluation and consultation regarding Jahvid since our last update (Oct. 15)," Executive Vice President of Football Operations and general manager Martin Mayhew said Friday. "As has been the case throughout, we have deferred to the medical experts and support their current recommendation that Jahvid not return to the field this season."

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Best (concussion) -- who did not pass his neurological tests -- will not play this season, Mlive.com's Anwar Richardson reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)

Beyond the 2012 season, it seems unlikely that Best will play in another NFL game, with his long-term health in mind. As a result, Mikel Leshoure will continue to head the Lions' rushing attack, while Best can safely be dropped in fantasy leagues.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jahvid Best.

2012

Best amassed 677 yards with three touchdowns over six games last year before another concussion ended his season. It marked his third serious concussion over the span of two years, and there were some whispers his career could be over. When on the field, Best is a poor inside runner but is explosive in space and a monster in PPR formats. He declared himself symptom-free in June, yet still wasnít cleared for football activities at the time. Heís expected to be cleared for football activities in June, but heís one hit away from never playing another snap (it could be said all players are, to an extent, but Best without question carries extra risk). In an offense that just saw its quarterback throw for the fifth-most yards in NFL history, Best wouldnít need more than 200 carries to put up big numbers. Mikel Leshoure is coming off a serious Achillesí injury and is likely to open the year suspended, but the Lions also re-signed Kevin Smith. Still, opportunity isnít the biggest question when it comes to Best Ė health is.

2011

Bestís rookie season got off to a great start, as he totaled 268 yards with five touchdowns over his first two games. Dual turf toe injuries ruined the rest of his year, however, as he scored just one more time and never topped 65 rushing yards over the next 15 weeks. The injury forced him to miss only one game, but his lack of burst was evident, and he was virtually useless outside of PPR formats. Best averaged an NFL-low 1.8 YPC after contact last season, but again, itís possible the toe injuries are entirely to blame. Coaches raved about him in preseason, and if the first two games were any indication, thereís a lot of upside here, especially with his ability as a receiver in what could soon shape up to be an explosive Detroit offense. Unfortunately, the Lions drafted Mikel Leshoure, and while they claim Best will get the majority of carries, he remains an injury risk whoís unlikely to get many goal-line opportunities.

2010

Bestís college numbers speak for themselves ó he totaled 1,826 yards with 16 touchdowns his sophomore year and is coming off a junior season in which he got 1,080 yards from scrimmage with a whopping 16 touchdowns over just nine games, and he averaged a remarkable 7.3 YPC throughout his collegiate career at Cal. He also battled injuries, and at 5-10, 199, he doesnít project as a true workhorse. But with 4.35 40 speed (the fastest of any rookie back), he wonít need 325 touches to do damage, especially on Detroitís turf. Best landed in a nice situation, as the Lions are perennial losers, but with Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh and a strong TE group, thereís a foundation now. Most important, Best is going to get all the touches he can handle, as Kevin Smith is returning from a torn ACL and not only is his Week 1 status in doubt, thereís some worry he did enough nerve damage that heíll never be the same again. Best, meanwhile, is explosive both as a runner and as a pass-catcher, and Detroitís coaching staff loves him, already referring to him as the teamís feature back. Thereís quite a bit of upside here.