Jahvid Best soon will find out when he can return
Best claims that he's in the best physical condition of his career, and the Lions are eager to get a dynamic backfield option out on the field. The Lions were quick to bury Kevin Smith on the bench when Mikel Leshoure returned from suspension, and after Leshoure's most recent performance - 13 carries for 26 yards against the Vikings - they're crossing their fingers for Best to be cleared for action.
Best played great last season before sustaining his concussion in Week 6 against the 49ers. Through the first five games of the season, he averaged 71 yards per game on 4.9 yards per carry, along with 4.2 catches for 43 yards. Now returning to a backfield that likes to pound Leshoure between the tackles, Best will likely be used in a Darren Sproles type role, catching a lot of passes out of the backfield and taking delayed handoffs out of shotgun formations. If he's cleared to play, he should be picked up in all fantasy leagues.
The concern with Best's return is that, often times, players who suffer long lasting concussion symptoms tend to pick up concussions more easily in the future, and symptoms last longer on the following concussions. That is why the Lions are going to all lengths to make sure that Best is 100% recovered and showing not the faintest sign of a head injury.
If Best is able to return to action against the Bears in Week 7, it's worth noting that the last full game Best played was against the Bears, and he ran 12 times for 163 yards and a touchdown against them.