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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 doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.
We can't trust anything Bush says. He declared himself 100 percent ready for Week 7, and Bush was barely used in the second half. This week, he said he's going to play against Atlanta in London. That appears unlikely. It'll be Joique Bell and Theo Riddick in the backfield for Detroit. Bell is our No. 17 running back. Oct 24 - 10:36 AM

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Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice again Friday, but said he'll play Week 8 against the Falcons.

Bush got in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and Friday. If he does suit up, Bush can't be trusted even in a phenomenal matchup versus Atlanta's sieve-like defense. Joique Bell should get the bulk of the work as a runner, locking him in as an RB2. The Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET.
Oct 24 - 9:34 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

It's a troublesome downgrade from Wednesday, when Bush was a limited participant. It's clear he's nowhere near over his ankle injury after it caused him to sit out in Week 6 and barely play in the second half of Week 7. If Bush can't go against the Falcons, Joique Bell gets a boost and Theo Riddick (questionable, hamstring) would get set for a real role. Note that inactives for this early London game will be coming down at 8:30am ET.
Oct 23 - 9:52 AM

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

As expected. Bush battled the ankle Week 7 against the Saints, playing sparingly in the second half, but he's likely to suit up against the Falcons in London. It's a tasty matchup, but Joique Bell is the much more preferred play.
Oct 22 - 11:42 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Falcons in London.

Bush barely played in the second half of the Week 7 win over the Saints because his ankle was bothering him. He admits that he's still not 100 percent, but insists he now feels "fine." The Lions could use Bush on only a limited package of plays, especially if they get a big lead on the hapless Falcons. Joique Bell will be the far superior fantasy play.
Oct 21 - 10:23 AM

Coach Jim Caldwell said Reggie Bush's ankle was bugging him during Sunday's win over the Saints.

Bush finished with just nine touches against his old team and didn't play very much in the second half at all. It appears his ankle wasn't as close to 100 percent as it seemed coming into this one. The Lions have a flight to London Monday for a Week 8 game against the Falcons.
Oct 19 - 5:29 PM

Reggie Bush rushed four times for 10 yards and added five catches for 22 yards against the Saints Week 7.

Bush seemed to be hobbled by his ankle injury at various times in the game, and was out-snapped heavily by Joique Bell in the second half. Despite being limited, Bush drew a crucial pass interference penalty on fourth-down on the Lions' final drive. Matthew Stafford hit Corey Fuller for the game-winning touchdown three plays later. Bush has another week to get fully healthy, and should be great PPR play against the Falcons' horrible defense in London next week.
Oct 19 - 4:22 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially active for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

There was never much doubt Bush would suit up against his former team. He is a solid FLEX play in standard formats, and is a great RB2 play in PPR formats.
Oct 19 - 11:46 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Saints.

Bush is thankful the Lions made the decision to hold him out last week. "It helped a lot," Bush said Friday. "It helped me rest my ankle and prepare for this week. I think we made the smart decision by not playing last game and risking further injury and just given myself a week to get back healthy."
Oct 17 - 4:02 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday.

Bush remained "limited," but is fully on track to return for Sunday's game against the Saints. Bush's Friday status will be key, but owners can pencil him in as their FLEX option.
Oct 16 - 2:47 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

Bush missed Week 6 mostly as a "precaution." He's fully expected to play this week versus New Orleans. Bush will be an RB2 in a potential shootout against a Saints defense that is surrendering the tenth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing running backs. Theo Riddick's role will be scaled back.
Oct 15 - 2:42 PM

Profootballtalk reports Reggie Bush (ankle) was held out of Sunday's win "largely as a precaution," and that he "could have played if necessary."

The report jibes with Bush's Sunday insistence that he'll "100 percent" be back for Week 7. His status will be updated when the Lions return to practice on Wednesday.
Oct 13 - 2:17 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) said he "100 percent" plays in Week 7.

The Lions get Bush's former team the Saints next, so there is little doubt he would like to play. It is important to remember Bush was very optimistic about his chances of playing against the Vikings Week 6, but ultimately missed practice all week and was inactive for the game. His status will be updated when the Lions open practice on Wednesday.
Oct 12 - 4:28 PM

Lions declared RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Joseph Fauria, LB Travis Lewis, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster and T Garrett Reynolds inactive for Week 6 against the Vikings.

Bush originally downplayed the ankle injury that forced him from the Lions Week 5 loss to the Bills, but he did not practice at all this week and never looked likely to play. His status moving forward is unknown. Fauria (ankle) and Lewis (quad) are week to week.
Oct 12 - 11:39 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to miss Week 6 against the Vikings.

As is Calvin Johnson (ankle). With Bush down, Joique Bell makes an intriguing RB2 fantasy option despite his slow start and return from a concussion. Theo Riddick will play a reduced Reggie Bush role as the change-of-pace back.
Oct 12 - 10:01 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
4Jordan Thompson
5Kellen Davis
K1Matt Prater