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Broyles has been activated for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Broyles has been inactive for the Lions' first three games of this season, but will make his first appearance Sunday in light of tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) being ruled out, thus resulting in Detroit requiring another pass-catcher on their roster.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 3 Months

Broyles is among the Lions' inactives for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Broyles was also inactive for Detroit's season opener on Monday. With fellow wideout Kevin Ogletree another inactive, the Lions figure to use Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross more on offensive.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 3 Months

Broyles is inactive for Monday's game against the Giants, the Lions' official site reports.

As is fellow wideout Kevin Ogletree, with both players thus an injury or a break away from the fantasy radar.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 4 Months

Broyles will likely make the final roster, the Lions' official website reports.

Broyles could perhaps get some playing time in three and four-wide sets, but he currently appears to be either fifth or sixth on the depth chart. A breakout candidates in previous years, Broyles is finally healthy, yet finds himself far removed from fantasy relevance.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 4 Months

Broyles played with the second-team offense in Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns, finishing with three receptions for 27 yards on three targets, the Detroit News reports.

With Calvin Johnson held out, Kris Durham was used in two-wide sets, and Kevin Ogletree worked as the No. 3. Broyles seems to be either fifth or sixth in the wide receiver pecking order, but he could perhaps make a run at the No. 3 or 4 spots, as things seem to be fairly open behind Johnson and Golden Tate. Broyles suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon in October, after suffering torn ACLs in 2011 and 2012.

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Ryan Broyles has been working with a speed coach this summer.

Broyles is coming off two ACL tears and a torn Achilles' the past three years. The Detroit Free Press observed during the spring that Broyles didn't look as explosive as he did in college. That's to be expected. His explosion has been sapped by lower-body injuries. He still appears to be the favorite for No. 3 receiver duties, but isn't really on the fantasy radar outside of deeper PPR leagues.

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According to the Detroit Free Press, third-year WR Ryan Broyles is "not as explosive" as he was before tearing both of his ACLs, and his Achilles'.

This is to be expected. Whether Broyles regains his college burst is totally up in the air, but beat writer Dave Birkett hints Broyles may still have the inside track on the Lions' No. 3 receiver job, ahead of Kris Durham and return man Jeremy Ross. Broyles' lead was strengthened following rookie T.J. Jones' shoulder surgery. Broyles is worth a look in particularly deep PPR leagues.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 6 Months

Ryan Broyles (Achilles') says he is not limited in any way.

Bryoles has torn both his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon since his senior year at Oklahoma. Still, he's remarkably fighting for a roster spot and has been participating in offseason work since April. We'll find out if Broyles' legs are NFL-ready once training camp rolls around.

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Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is "closing in on a full recovery", and participated in OTAs this week.

He practiced at receiver and kickoff returner. "I'm getting right, man," Broyles insisted. "I really am." In training camp, Broyles will try to hold off rookie T.J. Jones to be Detroit's No. 3 receiver, behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Kevin Ogletree, Kris Durham, and Corey Fuller are also in the mix.

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Lions GM Martin Mayhew said at his pre-draft press conference that he hasn't thrown in the towel on third-year WR Ryan Broyles.

Broyles has torn his Achilles' tendon and both ACLs since his senior year at Oklahoma. He continues to prove a remarkable healer, participating in 2014 pre-draft workouts. "I believe in him," Mayhew insisted of Broyles. "I'm not going to build the whole offense around him, but I believe in that man." Broyles turned 26 last month. He has roughly WR6 value in deep Dynasty leagues.