By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 8:16am EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush, who was listed as doubtful heading into Week 8, is officially inactive. (Source: detroitlions.com
Fantasy Impact: The ankle injury that's been bothering Bush for several weeks now will keep him out of the game in London. He'll have two full weeks to recover as the Lions head into their bye in Week 9. Theo Riddick will pick up the slack in the passing game, and with the multiple injuries to the Lions' offense, he could be a sneaky good play this week against a bad Atlanta defense.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Oct 23rd 12:04pm EDT
Bush was one of the Lions that missed the portion of Wednesday's practice that was open to the media. While a surprise, Bush says he is still planning on playing Sunday. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: If Bush plays, he should be productive against an Atlanta defense that gives up yards against the run. If he doesn't play, expect another solid game from Joique Bell with Theo Riddick picking up some of the slack as well.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:51am EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush spent most of his time Sunday on the sideline dealing with an ongoing ankle injury which he appeared to have tweaked once again. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: It was a pretty underwhelming afternoon for the Lions Bush as he had just 9 touches for 32 total all-purpose yards against his former team, the New Orleans Saints. Week 8 provides a good matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in London, provided that Bush is capable of playing a heavy role in the game.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 10:40am EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has returned to practice and has declared on Detroit Sports Talk radio 97.1 FM that he will absolutely play this Sunday. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Bush, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, sounded as if he had a score to settle. Facing a Saints rush defense that has been very giving, allowing 19.8 fantasy points a week to opposing running backs, Bush chimes in as a solid RB2 in deeper fantasy formats. He had missed Week 6 with an ankle injury.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 12:42pm EDT
Reggie Bush has stated Monday that he plans on playing in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The motivation is clearly there for the Detroit Lions star running back to get onto the field Sunday as the Saints are the franchise that drafted him second-overall in 2006. Having been dealing with a ankle injury, if Bush is capable of suiting up he will be viewed as a solid RB2 option in deeper fantasy formats. The New Orleans rush defense has been very giving in 2014 to opposing running backs.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 3:47pm EDT
Reggie Bush is still not practicing Friday with his ankle injury. They are being very cautious with him not to aggravate it further. He will be a game-time decision for the coaching staff on Sunday morning. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: With Bush most likely out on Sunday, look for Joique Bell to be the workhorse with Theo Riddick and George Winn also playing small parts. Bell is a high end RB2 against a Vikings defense that has holes.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 6:57pm EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush missed Wednesday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: This injury caused Bush to leave the game early last week in a tight game against the Buffalo Bills. It is not looking too good for Sunday's game. But if the Detroit running back is able to suit up he will make for a good play as the Vikings are giving up 20.4 fantasy points to RB's in 2014.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 5:00pm EDT
Running back Reggie Bush left Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and didn't return. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The Detroit Lions entered Sunday banged up at the backfield position with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick both having been ruled OUT for the contest. This will be a situation that is a cause of concern for the organization as George Winn is their only other healthy natural running back on their roster. Bush finished the game with 43 all-purpose yards on eight touches. The extent of the ankle injury is not yet known.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 12:51pm EDT
With Joique Bell being out all week with a concussion and Theo Riddick still not practicing with a hamstring issue, Lions coaches have said they are confident in Reggie being the workhorse on Sunday against the Bills. (Source: DetroitLions.com
Fantasy Impact: Bush would be a borderline RB1 Sunday if Bell and Riddick can't go. The Bills have a stout run D but sheer volume of runs and targets out of the backfield will provide a solid day. George Winn will back him up and get short yardage duty.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 9:24am EDT
Reggie Bush finished Sunday's win over the Jets with 46 yards rushing and 19 yards receiving on 4 catches.
Fantasy Impact: Bush out carried Joique Bell 12 to 8 this week but that was likely the result of Bell checking out early with concussion symptoms. The Lions led for all of this game but didn't choose to lean on the run that much against a tough Jets run defense. On top of that Bush didn't do much with the touches he had. With his lack of touches close to the end zone Bush will likely remain a boom or bust play the rest of the season.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 6:05pm EDT
Reggie Bush scored his first touchdown of the season on a 26 yard run in the Lions 19-7 win over the Packers Sunday. He finished the day with 61 yards on 12 carries and added 38 receiving yards on 6 catches.
Fantasy Impact: Bush's fantasy value was on a major downtrend heading into this week but he delivered just in time by doing what he does best, being highly involved in the passing game and breaking a long TD. Joique Bell still had more carries but was not targeted in the passing game and Bush was the more effective back. He showed he still has some juice in those legs but you can't count on him to break a big TD every week. Bush's arrow is pointing back up but he is still likely to be a boom or bust option on a week to week basis from here on out.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 11:31am EDT
Reggie Bush was held to 32 yards from scrimmage on 8 touches and failed to find the end zone for a second consecutive week in the Lions loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Perhaps even more concerning is the fact that Bush saw half the touches of his committee partner Joique Bell (10 carries, 6 receptions) and it was Bell who was on the field in garbage time while the Lions were in hurry up mode racking up most of his catches and yards. It was already evident Bell was the best shot for touchdowns in this backfield and now with Bell receiving more touches for the second week in a row Bush owners would be correct to start worrying.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 4:31pm EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Bush was seen with a large ice pack on his knee Wednesday morning. He battled a knee issue last season, but ultimately played through it most of the time. As of now, there isn't any reason to worry about his Week 2 status.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 1:42pm EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush totaled 64 yards in the season opener Monday night against New York, catching 6 passes for 49 yards, and rushing 9 times for 15 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush did most of his work in the passing game, which was to be expected. He caught all 6 of the Matthew Stafford targets he saw and averaged over 8 yards a reception. But he averaged less than 2 yards per carry on the night. However, due to the explosiveness of the Lions' offense, Bush is a weekly RB2 while offering RB1 upside in PPR formats.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 12:14pm EDT
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team will adjust Reggie Bush's and Joique Bell's workload on a game-by-game basis. (Source: Mlive.com
Fantasy Impact: "There are some that are just a hammer-and-nail type of game," coach Jim Caldwell said. "There are other games where you have to open it up a little bit more and maybe your back is not in the backfield as much as you had him previously. Every game is a little bit different." Despite Coach Caldwell's recent comments, you can count on Bush and Bell getting their fair share of work. Both players are RB2/FLEX options.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 10:50pm EDT
Reggie Bush carried twice for 95 yards in Friday night's preseason game against the Jaguars, including breaking off an 86-yard TD run. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush didn't touch the ball much Friday night but he didn't need to, taking a first quarter carry through a major hole on the right side to the house. It is worth nothing though that the touchdown is longer than any he has ever scored in a regular season or playoff tilt. Bush has been relatively quiet this preseason but this should get the buzz going on him. He will still get plenty of run in the Lions' spread the wealth offense and is a solid pick as a high end RB2 in upcoming drafts.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 1:35am EDT
Lions running back Reggie Bush ran routes with the receivers and tight ends instead of working with the running backs. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This shouldn't be too surprising given how Bush has been used in the past, or the fact that Joe Lombardi, former Saints QB coach, is now the Lions' offensive coordinator. Lombardi utilized Darren Sproles' good hands and quick feet in New Orleans, and could try to mimic that success with Reggie Bush in Detroit.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 10:33am EDT
Entering his age 29 season, Reggie Bush is feeling young and spry in camp thus far and is ready for a full 16 game slate. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: 29 is getting up there for a back but many running backs are still productive at that age. Bush is also a unique case as he has never really been utilized as a big volume, 300 touch guy, reaching a career high in touches last season with 277 over 14 games. While no one is expecting a significant decline in production from Bush this season, the presence of Joique Bell is already built into his 34.8 ADP. Reggie is a pretty good selection as a RB2 and could challenge for RB1 status, especially in PPR leagues, should his health cooperate.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 12:36pm EDT
Lions.com beat writer, Tim Twentyman, reports that all five starters from last year’s offensive line will return this season. (Source: DetroitLions.com
Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Reggie Bush. He enjoyed significant fantasy success behind this line last year and things only project to get better with the continued development of G Larry Warford, who graded out as PFF’s 14th best run blocker as a rookie, and the added depth third-round rookie C Travis Swanson should bring. I’d feel very comfortable going into the season with Bush as my RB2.
FFLockerRoom | Oct 11th
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Breaking Football | Oct 4th
The Detroit Lions won’t be at 100% in their offensive backfield when they host the Buffalo Bills in week five. Per reports, Joique Bell still isn’t completely ready to return to the field following a week four concussion, and he will miss the team’s week five contest. Fellow backup Theo Riddick is also out with an injury of his own, leaving starter Reggie Bush as the main man for...