With Week 4 approaching in the NFL, fantasy owners have to begin planning for bye weeks. Taking risks on players that may not be guaranteed to produce is not out of the ordinary. Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is one of those players and is worth looking into.
The Lions have been decimated at the wide-out position and are looking for a slot receiver to fill the role for the injured Nate Burleson, who will miss multiple weeks. Broyles could very well fit that role. Broyles is coming off ACL surgery last season. As a rookie in 2012, Broyles played 7 games and tallied 22 receptions for 310 yards with 2 touchdowns.
The former 54th pick overall by the Lions made his season debut last week in Washington. He caught all three of his targets for 34 yards. Not top waiver add numbers, but he only played 17 snaps and is working his way back to full strength.
Broyles number of snaps could very well increase this week against Chicago. He has a 4,000 plus yard quarterback throwing him the ball in Matthew Stafford and the Lions need him to step up in a major way.
The Bears are a tough defense, but are allowing almost 300 yards through the air per game, good for 24th in the NFL. Broyles could be a good plug in if your lineup has holes in it from injuries and bye weeks.