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Reggie Bush | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: USC
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Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive for Thursday's Week 13 game against the Bears.
The ankle that's bothered Bush since Week 5 is still not right. The Lions are hopeful he can play in Week 14, but it's far from a certainty. As for Thursday, Joique Bell gets a tick up as he projects for roughly 20 touches against a middling Bears run defense. Theo Riddick, averaging 7.2 touches per game in the four Bush has missed this year, is also on the radar as a PPR flier. He's been quiet the last two weeks, but it's notable that those came in two very difficult spots (at ARZ, at NE). Nov 27 - 10:03 AM

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Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bears.

Bush practiced on a limited basis and expects to return this week. He won't be more than a middling FLEX option, and will be at risk of an in-game setback.
Nov 26 - 4:11 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) insists he'll be "ready to go" for Thursday's game against the Bears.

He remained "limited" on Tuesday. Bush said the same thing last week, but apparently means it this time. We do indeed expect Bush to suit up for the Lions' annual Thanksgiving classic, but he won't be more than a middling FLEX play. Bush's production has declined this season, while he'll be at risk of re-injury.
Nov 25 - 3:27 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in Monday's practice.

It's just an approximation, as Detroit didn't actually practice ahead of Thursday's game against the Bears. Profootballtalk reported Sunday that Bush is targeting Turkey Day for his return, but Bush has been wildly inaccurate with his own injury predictions in the past. For now, he should be considered no better than 50-50 to suit up on Thanksgiving. If he does, he'll be a middling FLEX play.
Nov 24 - 3:38 PM

Lions declared RB Reggie Bush, DT Nick Fairley, DE Larry Webster, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, RG Larry Warford, and TE Kellen Davis inactive for Week 12 against the Patriots.

PFT reported Sunday morning that Bush is targeting Thanksgiving against the Bears to make his return. The Lions are smart to hold him out on the Foxboro grass. They will play their next two games on the Ford Field turf.
Nov 23 - 11:35 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) is not expected to play in Week 12.

Bush practiced on a limited basis this week, but still isn't ready to return from his ankle injury. Theo Riddick will continue to replace him as the Lions' passing down back, and is on the RB3/FLEX radar. Bush should have a decent chance of returning in Week 13. Joique Bell will be a mid-range RB2 against the Patriots.
Nov 22 - 5:39 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

He was limited in practice each day this week. Bush figures to return and share passing-down snaps with Theo Riddick behind Joique Bell. Bell is the only realistic fantasy option in Detroit's backfield at this point.
Nov 21 - 4:05 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) remained "limited" on Thursday.

We'd like to see Bush get in a "full" session on Friday, but he's trending toward returning for Sunday's outdoor game against the Patriots. Always more effective in domes, Bush will be a mid-range RB3 if he gives it a go for Week 12.
Nov 20 - 4:19 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

Bush was held out last week in an effort to get fully healthy. Barring a setback, he should play Sunday against the Patriots. Bush will be just an RB3/FLEX option.
Nov 19 - 2:56 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) expects to return for Week 12.

Bush said the week off helped his ankle. It's worth noting that Bush is habitually overly optimistic about his odds of suiting up, but it didn't seem like he was in for a long-term absence when he was shut down for Week 11. Bush should tentatively be expected to return as a FLEX option for Sunday's outdoor meeting with the Patriots, returning Theo Riddick to No. 3 duties.
Nov 17 - 4:36 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

As is Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Bush's absence leaves Theo Riddick as the Lions' third-down back behind early-down hammer Joique Bell. Riddick is a low-end FLEX play. Bush should be considered week to week. Also inactive for the Lions are DT Nick Fairley, RG Larry Warford, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster and WR Ryan Broyles.
Nov 16 - 3:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Reggie Bush (ankle) will not play Week 11 against the Cardinals.

ESPN's Ed Werder had it first on Saturday. Bush is expected to be back for Week 12. Joique Bell will get the start against Arizona's top-end run defense, with Theo Riddick handling all of his and Bush's touches as the space back. With 8-10 touches, Riddick is worth some FLEX consideration in PPR formats.
Nov 16 - 8:08 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The Lions' website also considers Bush "unlikely" to play this week. Bush has been dealing with his ankle issue for over a month and is expected to be rested in an effort to get fully healthy. Joique Bell will start and handle the majority of carries, with Theo Riddick replacing Bush in the passing-back role.
Nov 15 - 2:38 PM

The Lions' website considers Reggie Bush (ankle) "unlikely" to play in Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Bush is officially listed as questionable, but will be replaced by Theo Riddick in the Lions' passing-back role. Joique Bell also gets a bump, although he has a very tough draw versus the NFL's No. 3 run defense. Riddick is worth a look as a lower-end flex play in PPR leagues. Just keep in mind Riddick's touch totals in Bush's two previous missed games this season were 8 and 11.
Nov 14 - 4:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Friday.

Bush participated in zero practices this week and the Lions have been open about the possibility of resting his troublesome ankle. At this point, we'd be surprised if he suited up against Arizona Sunday. It's a major boost to exciting pass-catching back Theo Riddick, who averaged 6.5 catches for 74.5 yards and scored two touchdowns in the two games Bush missed earlier this season.
Nov 14 - 11:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Matt Prater