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Mikel Leshoure

24-Year-Old Running Back – Detroit Lions

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Leshoure appeared to be the Lions' back of the future in 2012 when he took 215 carries for 798 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 34 passes. That all changed in 2013 though when Leshoure carried...

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 227   DOB: 3/30/1990  College: Illinois  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mikel Leshoure Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $3 million deal with the Lions in July of 2011.

August 25, 2014  –  Mikel Leshoure News

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Leshoure took eight carries for 44 yards in Friday's preseason win but did have a fumble in Jacksonville territory late in the game.

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Mikel Leshoure NFL Stats
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  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
2012 22 Det 14 215 798 9 3.7 0 0 1 0 0 34 214 6.3 0 48 0 0 0 0 3 3
2013 23 Det 3 2 9 0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 24 DET Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Mikel Leshoure

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mikel Leshoure Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  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
2012 22 Det 14 11.1 13.5 12.3 15 57 29 14 7 2 15 4.5 4 1 0
2013 23 Det 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 24 DET Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mikel Leshoure

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Mikel Leshoure – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2013

Mikel Leshoure was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Mikel Leshoure was on the field for 31 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2012 530 0
2013 2 31
Mikel Leshoure 2013 Game Log
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  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
1 Min
2 @Ari
3 @Was
4 Chi
5 @GB
6 @Cle 2 13 2 9 0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin 0 13 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Dal
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Chi
11 @Pit 0 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB
13 GB
14 @Phi
15 Bal
16 NYG
17 @Min

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

Measurables Overview for Mikel Leshoure  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   227 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   122 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
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Mikel Leshoure: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leshoure is likely competing with George Winn for a roster spot, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

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Leshoure expects to be more involved with the Lions' offense this season, MLive.com reports.

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Leshoure could enjoy an active role in Detroit's offense under new coordinator Joe Lombardi, the Lions' official website reports.

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Leshoure had just two total carries in the 2013 season.

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LeShoure is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

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Leshoure is listed as inactive Sunday against the Cowboys, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Leshoure rushed two times for nine yards in Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Leshoure is inactive Sunday against the Bears.

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Leshoure was active for the first time this season Sunday against the Redskins but did not see the field, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Leshoure is active for Sundayís game against Washington.

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Leshoure told the Detroit Free Press that he's not thinking about asking for a trade, despite being inactive for the Lions' first two games.

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2013

At 6-0, 227, Leshoure figures to be the "thunder" to Reggie Bush's "lightning" in the Lions backfield this season. After missing all of his rookie season to a torn Achilles' tendon, Leshoure proved to be a terrific goal-line back in 2012, converting 9-for-14 inside the 10-yard line. Unfortunately, that's about all Leshoure did well, as he averaged 3.7 YPC. He also dealt with nagging hamstring, calf, ankle and groin injuries and served a two-game suspension for marijuana possession to start the season. And despite 249 touches in 14 games, Leshoure's longest gain was a mere 16 yards. In a backfield crowded with Bush and Joique Bell, it would take a big improvement from Leshoure to be more than a 10-carry-per-game back with goal-line duty. Leshoure also missed some OTAs with a hamstring injury in late May, but is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.

2012

The Lions selected Leshoure in the second round of the 2011 draft, but he tore his Achillesí tendon in training camp, ending his rookie season before it started. While Leshoure has had a full year to recover, itís about as serious an injury as a running back can have, so thereís hardly a guarantee he returns at 100 percent. Moreover, Jahvid Best is returning from a concussion, and Kevin Smith also re-signed during the offseason, so there are also multiple, albeit shaky, alternatives in Detroitís backfield. To make matters worse, Leshoure was suspended for two games for violating the NFLís substance abuse policy after being cited twice this offseason for marijuana possession. Nonetheless, the suspension will give him extra time to recover from his Achillesí injury, and when healthy, heís the teamís most physical, between-the-tackles back.

2011

The Lions selected Leshoure with 57th pick of the draft to complement Jahvid Best. At 6-0, 227, he was slated be the thunder to Best's lightning. Unfortunately, an August Achilles' injury completely derailed that plan. He's out for the year and will try to pick things up in 2012, assuming a strong recovery.