The absurd recovery powers of Adrian Peterson and (possibly) Robert Griffin III following ACL surgery shouldn't be taken for granted. A torn ACL remains a very tough injury for any athlete that requires a long road of rehab. Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is currently on that road after tearing his right ACL during a game on Dec. 2. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday that Broyles is making good progress but "There is really no such thing as a target (to return) ...."
Running back Mikel Leshoure is also on the mend. He has yet to participate in any of the Lions' organized team activities two weeks in because of a hamstring injury.
Right now, sources close to the Lions consider Broyles to be at least questionable for Week 1. Once he's healthy, he could be the Lions' No. 2 WR, which would give him ample fantasy value. He is a guy to stash late in deep-league drafts.
Leshoure is a potential handcuff who will be most valuable in touchdown-dependent leagues. He may not get on the field until training camp.