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Week 1 vs. MIN
Rushing: 2 / 14 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 33 / 0 on 6 targets
Heisman or no Heisman, Reggie Bush was heavily involved in the New Orleans passing attack in the first half and looked to be Brees go to guy when things broke down. He only saw 2 carries for 14 yards, but his value was clearly apparent in this somewhat "Jekyll and Hyde" type game plan. When the Saints went to a grind-it-out style in the 2nd half, Bush took to the sidelines in favor of his running mate, Pierre Thomas. Look for Bush to be an integral part of this offense in passing situations going forward however.
Week 2 vs. SF
Rushing: 5 / 4 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 30 / 1 on 5 targets
Bush was on his way to another good multifaceted game before suffering a nasty looking leg injury on a muffed punt return. Before the being carted off Bush had touched the ball 9 times but was doing the majority of his damage on screen routes. He ran a very crisp route with a sharp cut beating Patrick Willis for a TD catch on the Saints opening drive. Bush later suffered the aforementioned injury and he needed to be helped off of the field by the team's training staff after failing to do so under his own power. No word directly after the game on the severity of injury, but it looks like an injury that will cause Bush to miss time.
Week 12 vs. DAL
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 3 targets
Bush returned to action in this game, but was clearly still very rusty from his time off. On his first target, Brees threw a pass to him in the flat, but Bush wasn't read for it and the pass bounced off of his helmet. His only carry for the game was a one yard off tackle run and his one reception was a short 12 yard catch and run two plays later. Bush also missed another reception mid-way through the third quarter when he fell down while running his route and the couldn't recover before the ball got there. Bush could have had a TD reception on the play, and if he had been 100%, he probably would have scored. Bush's final action in the game was a punt return in the third quarter where Bush had the ball stripped away from him and the Cowboys were able to recover and pull the game to within 3 points.
Week 13 vs. CIN
Rushing: 5 / 26 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 0 / 0 on 3 targets
Bush was actually the starter and had a nice run outside to open the game, but he is still being used sparingly, even in the passing game. He didn't get his normal goal line looks or numerous quick targets in space to use his open-field running ability. His role might grow a bit, but it will be limited by the emergence of Chris Ivory and eventual return of Pierre Thomas. He is droppable in all but deep PPR leagues.
Week 14 vs. STL
Rushing: 9 / 39 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 22 / 0 on 5 targets
Bush saw the majority of his work due to the injury to Chris Ivory and didn't disappoint, rushing for a 4.3 yards-per-carry average and adding five receptions for 22 yards through the air. It's unclear how long -- if at all -- Ivory will be out (although it's rumored not to be very serious), but if he is then Bush obviously makes a very intriguing play heading into the last few weeks of the fantasy football season -- especially in PPR leagues. If he's on your league waiver wire or you think you can get him at a discount then you should definitely keep abreast of the updates going forward, since a healthy Reggie Bush is just too talented not to play.
Week 15 vs. BAL
Rushing: 4 / -4 / 0
Receiving: 7 / 36 / 0 on 7 targets
Bush resumes his role as a main outlet on the two-minute drill, with four catches on the scoring drive to end the first half. Otherwise, he was bottled up on his screen pass targets and carries and had little effect on the outcome of the game. Bush doesn't seem as explosive as he was before his broken fibula and only has marginal value in PPR leagues.
Week 16 vs. ATL
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 20 / 0 on 4 targets
Bush was largely an afterthought in week 16 from an offensive standpoint. His number was called just once out of the backfield for no yards and he caught 4 screen passes for 20 yards. Bush didn't find room to show his typical burst this week. He looked to tweak something early on and was used sparingly throughout.
Week 17 vs. TB
Rushing: 9 / 70 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 55 / 0 on 9 targets
With Pierre Thomas out again, and Chris Ivory leaving early with an injury, Bush carried the load at running back and had a pretty successful day, looking healthier than he has in some time. One of the runs which best exemplified what the Saints hope to see from Bush in the playoffs was a 23 yard gain late in the third quarter.
On that play, Bush hit the hole hard and made a nice cut right, then accelerated into open space. he even ended the run by moving a pile of tacklers the last yard for a first down. On another play at the start of the third quarter, Bush took the ball behind the line and was immediately face to face with no room to run along the left side of the line, then when he cut right, several tampa Bay players were waiting. Bush dodged them, broke through the line and into some open space. he made another nice cut and gained several more yards as well.
Bush also split out wide several times. When Brees sees the right matchup (such as at the start of the fourth quarter) he won't hesitate to throw it Bush's way. On the play to start the fourth, Bush lined up on a safety and immediately juked inside, then broke back outside. The safety was slow to follow and Bush kept him away from the sideline as he ran his route. Brees threw a great pass along the sideline and Bush, keeping his body between the Tampa safety and the ball, made a nice catch for a first down.
Week 18 vs. SEA
Rushing: 5 / 12 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 37 / 0 on 6 targets
In 10 touches, Bush managed to show a brief flash of how good he could be but also some of the reasons why he hasn't completely fulfilled his potential. Two of his catches happened in space, and he was able to turn upfield and gain good chunks of yardage. His other action, however, showed the horizontal dancing style he seems to prefer over the upfield sprinting effectiveness that runners like Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson have shown. He also left the game early with an injury --- another bad attribute that has prevented him from fully breaking out.