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.
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