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Mikel Leshoure

Mikel Leshoure - #25 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 233 lbs.
Birthday 03/30/1990
Birthplace Champaign, IL
College Illinois
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 2nd round, 25th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
215 798 9

Week 15 RB tips: Spiller a strong play vs. stout Seahawks

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The PFW staff likes C.J. Spiller's workload to grow, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Trent Richardson should stay hot, according to our late-week tips.

Week 14 RB tips: Leshoure fantasy value rising

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
In our late-week fantasy RB tips, Mikel Leshoure and BenJarvus Green-Ellis look prime to stay hot, while Chris Johnson should dominate in a terrific matchup.

Week Nine fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The PFW staff's late-week fantasy RB tips say Trent Richardson and Willis McGahee are strong plays, but beware the Colts' time share.

Lack of red-zone passing punch hurting Lions

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have faltered far more often in the red zone this season, and the struggles of the passing game have been a big problem. 

Week Eight fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
In our late-week fantasy RB tips, Chris Johnson is a must-start, Rashad Jennings should be busy and a number of injuries bear watching.

Lions' RB duo hopes dashed, but Leshoure's play a positive

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Lions' planned Jahvid Best-Mikel Leshoure RB tandem hasn't been together in a single game, but Leshoure has begun to settle in. 

Lions place Florence on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Drayton Florence on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return.

Rams' Bradford off to strong start

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In this week's "Fantasy Ticker," PFW's Mike Wilkening says Rams QB Sam Bradford merits a waiver claim if available in your league.

Report: Lions RB Best expected to start 2012 on PUP list

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best will likely begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Leshoure, Simpson are names to file away

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Mike Wilkening offers fantasy scouting reports on Mikel Leshoure and Jerome Simpson, who will each miss the start of the season.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions RB Leshoure suspended two games

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Leshoure ran for 46 yards and one score on 15 attempts Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Leshoure is up to 741 yards as a rookie heading into a Week 17 matchup with the Bears.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Leshoure ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions turned in their most complete victory of the season, 31-14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.||||||| Leshoure scored on runs of 7, 1 and 8 yards, becoming the first back in franchise history to run for three touchdowns in the first half. Not even Hall of Famer Barry Sanders accomplished that feat.
Posted Sept. 23, 2012
The Detroit Lions are starting Leshoure at running back against the Tennessee Titans in his first NFL game after a torn left Achilles tendon wiped out his rookie season and a two-game suspension delayed his second.||||||| Leshoure was a second-round draft pick out of Illinois in 2011, and he is starting Sunday instead of Kevin Smith.
Posted Aug. 15, 2012
Leshoure is back at practice after recovering from a right hamstring injury.||||||| Leshoure has missed most of training camp because of the injury, but he was on the field Wednesday with the team. The Lions could use a healthy Leshoure because running back Jahvid Best is still out with concussion problems.
Posted June 13, 2012
Leshoure was suspended for two games without pay Wednesday and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He can participate in training camp and preseason games while suspended before being eligible on Monday, Sept. 17, to be on the roster. The Lions likely will have two more players punished by the league. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath had one run-in with the law.||||||| Leshoure pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in May after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. That happened on March 12, less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana. Detroit drafted the former Illinois standout in the second round last year and he missed his rookie season because he tore his left Achilles tendon in training camp.

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