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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 rushed 12 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 3 win over the Packers, adding six catches for an additional 38 yards.
The Lions had surprisingly little running room against the Packers' light front seven, but Bush busted the biggest play of the day in a low-scoring game, dashing 26 yards to the end zone in the fourth quarter. Bush looked like he was shot out of a cannon on a sweep to the left side, getting up the sideline in a hurry. Bush has only 27 rush attempts through the Lions' first three games, but has compensated with 14 catches. He's a high-upside RB2/FLEX in standard leagues. Sep 21 - 4:42 PM

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Lions OC Joe Lombardi said he'd like to get Reggie Bush more opportunities.

Through two weeks, Joique Bell has out-snapped Bush 77-62 and out-touched him 32-23. It makes sense as Bell is the more complete and younger back, but Bush makes for a fine Week 3 play. He's home on the fast Ford Field turf, is facing a Packers defense that gives up chunk plays and the game has the week's highest over/under (53).
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 11:10 PM

Reggie Bush managed 26 yards on six carries and caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to Carolina.

Whereas Bush has handled 23 touches through two weeks, Joique Bell has gotten 32, and is gobbling up all of the Lions' goal-line running chances. Still, fantasy owners need to give Bush a pass for this weak stat line and fire him up as a high-ceiling RB2 play against Green Bay's porous defense in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 5:32 PM

Reggie Bush (knee) is listed as probable for Week 2.

Bush was limited on Wednesday, but the Lions were just managing his reps. He's Rotoworld's No. 28 overall running back this week.
Sep 12 - 4:45 PM

Reggie Bush (knee) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice.

The Lions were just managing Bush's reps on Wednesday. He's on the RB2 borderline for Week 2.
Sep 11 - 6:20 PM

Reggie Bush (knee) was limited in Lions practice Wednesday.

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. We haven't been given any reason to worry about his Week 2 status.
Sep 10 - 4:15 PM

Reggie Bush rushed for 15 yards on nine carries in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday night, adding six catches for 49 yards.

As expected, Bush was the primary scatback who worked out in space and mixed in with some carries, while Joique Bell banged it between the tackles. Bush caught all six of his targets, and was the de facto No. 3 receiver behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. We'd expect it to play out this way for much of the season. Bush's value is in PPR leagues as a mid-range RB2.
Sep 8 - 11:12 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team will adjust Reggie Bush's and Joique Bell's workload on a game-by-game basis.

"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." Bush out-touched Bell 277-219 in 2013 despite playing two fewer games, but that gap should shrink this season. Both players are RB2/FLEX options.
Source: MLive.com
Sep 6 - 11:48 AM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: MLive.com
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Ryan Broyles
3Corey Fuller
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Nate Freese