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Reggie Bush | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
College: USC
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Reggie Bush had two carries for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' third preseason game Friday night.
Bush started and got the first carry of the game, but rotated evenly with Joique Bell. His touchdown came on a double cutback he took down the right sideline from 86 yards out. Bush had just five carries for 10 yards in his first two preseason games. The Lions are likely going to feature a three-back committee with Bush, Bell, and Theo Riddick. Bush currently has an ADP in the late third round. Aug 22 - 10:15 PM

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Reggie Bush played on 10 of Matthew Stafford's 17 snaps in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders.

Bush started, but rotated fairly evenly with Joique Bell (eight snaps). The usage was predictable: In all short-yardage situations, Bell got the call and on all passing downs, it was Bush. They lined up in the backfield together once. Both backs finished with three carries for seven yards. Bush added two catches for two yards on three targets and Bell was not targeted in the pass game.
Aug 16 - 1:42 PM

Both Pierre Thomas (77) and Darren Sproles (71) caught more than 70 passes out of the backfield for the Saints last season.

New Lions OC Joe Lombardi was a Sean Payton understudy the previous seven seasons and is bringing the exact same offense to Detroit. "It's exactly the same," ex-Saint Reggie Bush said. While Bush's carries will likely be reduced, his catch total should experience a spike from the 54 balls he reeled in last year. Joique Bell also has great hands out of the backfield. Bell is going to see the biggest fantasy bump. Both backs should be PPR assets in 2014.
May 22 - 1:17 PM

Reggie Bush said he's fine with a potentially reduced workload this season.

Bush sees the writing on the wall. Instead of letting Joique Bell play on a one-year RFA tender, the Lions gave him a $9.3 million contract with $4.3 million guaranteed. Furthermore, the new Jim Caldwell regime is installing fewer pass-happy shotgun formations and more traditional sets that include a fullback. We're expecting Bell to lead the team in carries while Bush (now 29 years old) operates as more of a passing back.
Apr 10 - 10:08 AM

Team president Tom Lewand confirmed that the Lions will use more two-back formations this season.

The Lions showed their hand by bringing in new OC Joe Lombardi from the Saints, giving Joique Bell a $9.3 million contract and signing a true fullback (Jed Collins) for the first time since 2010. We're expecting Reggie Bush to be more of a Darren Sproles kind of "space" player, and Bell to lead the team in carries. Bush's stock has taken a hit since the season ended.
Mar 20 - 9:47 AM

Reggie Bush told Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that he wants to play five more years in the NFL.

Bush has been in the NFL for eight years now. Playing 13 seasons is extremely rare for running backs nowadays, but Bush's versatile skill set gives him an outside chance at accomplishing the feat. "I feel good at this point, obviously I’m saying that because I’m not getting hit right now," Bush said with a laugh. "I still feel like I can go, I don’t know how many years left, god willing I can play at least another five years." He turns 29 in March. Marshall Faulk played until he was 32. Fred Jackson will be 33 1/2 when the 2014 season starts.
Jan 31 - 3:10 PM

Reggie Bush rushed 14 times for 32 yards but caught five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 17 loss to Minnesota.

Redeeming himself to some extent after a brutal Week 16 where he was benched for Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, Bush slipped multiple defenders on a 20-yard second-quarter reception that went to the house. In his first season with the Lions, Bush became the franchise's first running back since Barry Sanders in 1998 to reach 1,500 yards from scrimmage. He was a dynamic fantasy RB1 throughout the year, and has now played in at least 14 games in three straight seasons, to some extent overcoming the injury proneness from early in Bush's career. Bush turns 29 in March. He'll remain an exciting PPR pick in 2014 fantasy drafts with underrated value in non-PPR. Bush's final stat lines from 2013 are 223-1,006-4 on the ground and 54-506-3 in the air.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Coach Jim Schwartz claimed Reggie Bush wasn't benched for his latest fumble in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Schwartz is averse to speaking the truth when talking to the media. Bush was clearly benched after losing his fourth fumble of the season, as Theo Riddick was getting crunch-time carries behind beastly feature back Joique Bell. We won't have to deal with these antics too much longer as Schwartz is expected to be fired following the Week 17 finale against the Vikings. The Lions have dropped four of their last five games, choking away a NFC North title.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Reggie Bush managed 34 yards on 12 carries and two catches for ten yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to Detroit.

Bush lost his fourth fumble of the season in the first half. The Lions turned to Joique Bell as their primary back in the second half, and Bell vultured a third-quarter goal-line score. Bush also dropped a pass over the middle late in the third quarter that could've gone for a long gain. All in all, this was a terrible game by Bush, both in real life and fantasy. It became especially clear that the Lions had lost all faith in Bush when third-stringer Theo Riddick vultured yet another goal-line TD in the fourth quarter. With Detroit eliminated from playoff contention, Bush's role could again be a committee back in Week 17 against Minnesota.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:02:00 PM

Reggie Bush is not listed on the Lions' Week 16 injury report.

He's over his calf injury and will be an RB1 against the Giants.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Reggie Bush rushed for 86 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in Monday night's Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

Bush added two catches for 15 yards on four targets out of the backfield. He didn't seem to be too bothered by the calf injury that forced him to miss last week's loss to the Eagles, though Bush did appear to tweak it a bit late in the third quarter. He stayed in the game. Bush's longest run went for 19 yards, while his touchdown went around left tackle for a 14-yard score. He walked into the end zone untouched. Bush should be ready to roll as an RB1 in a home date with the Giants during fantasy Super Bowl week next Sunday.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:03:00 AM

Reggie Bush (calf) is active for Monday night's Week 15 game versus Baltimore.

As expected. Bush was listed as questionable after getting in two limited practices Friday and Saturday. The expectation is that he'll handle his normal workload on the fast track at Ford Field. The Ravens play tough run defense, but Bush is a space player and is mostly matchup-proof in this offense. Fire him up as an RB1. Inactive for the Lions are CB Chris Houston, CB Darius Slay, QB Kellen Moore, RB Mikel Leshoure, OL Rodney Austin, OL Jason Fox, and OL Leroy Harris.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 07:11:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter early Monday that the "expectation within the Lions' organization" is Reggie Bush (calf) will handle his normal workload Monday night against Baltimore.

Bush is officially listed as questionable, but beat writers close to the team all along have expected him to play. "The expectation within the Lions' organization is he's going to be out there and take his normal snaps," said Schefter. Fantasy owners should check back for pre-game confirmation, but all signs point to Bush handling 20-plus touches back in Detroit's Ford Field dome.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:56:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press, ESPN and the Lions' official site all expect Reggie Bush (calf) to play in Monday night's game against the Ravens.

Bush practiced on both Friday and Saturday. At this point, it appears only an aggravation or late change of heart would keep him out. Furthermore, beat writer Dave Birkett expects Bush to get his "regular allotment" of snaps. There's always risk with waiting for Monday night, but Bush appears safe to put into lineups.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 12:46:00 PM

Reggie Bush (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Bush practiced on a limited basis this week and is expected to play on Monday night against the Ravens. Despite last week's pre-game disaster, he should be safe to put back into fantasy lineups and won't be on a limited snap count if active. Rotoworld ranks Bush as the No. 16 running back for Week 15.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Jeremy Ross
4T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Ryan Broyles
3Corey Fuller
WR31Kevin Ogletree
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Nate Freese