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RB Michael Bush - Arizona Cardinals

6-2, 250Born: 6-16-1984College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 4

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General News (Wed Nov 26): fits the role of a big, bruising ball carrier who can be effective in the red zone and at the goal line, and head coach Bruce Arians is hoping Bush can fill the role that Jonathan Dwyer had. "We really miss John," Arians said. "I like our backs but we need a guy that's going to pound it in there and close out some games in short yardage and goal-line situations," Arians said. Bush has 12 touchdowns on 26 goal-line carries in his career. Arians said Bush is in "great shape" after not having played this year.

Week 13: at Atlanta Falcons

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Cardinals' rushing attack has dwindled in recent weeks - part of it may be due to the foot injury that Andre Ellington is fighting through this year (and he also had a sore hip last week), and part of it arose from tough matchups against the Lions (26/46/0 rushing as a team; 19/42/0 rushing with 4/24/0 receiving for Ellington) and Seahawks (20/64/0 rushing as a team; 10/24/0 rushing and 5/39/0 receiving for Ellington). In any case, Ellington is still being fed a lot of touches and his production as a receiver is helping out his owners in PPR leagues. The Falcons' defense is driving their fans to despair this season - most recently they folded to Brian Hoyer and the Browns in the closing seconds of a game at the Georgia Dome. The Browns piled up 29/162/2 rushing on the Falcons last week; Carolina had 25/106/0 rushing against them two games back. To date, the Falcons have allowed 15 rushing TDs (the most in the NFL) and an average of 125.8 yards rushing per game (24th in the NFL). Advantage, Arizona.

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Latest News

Cardinals | Big role for Michael Bush? (Wed Nov 26, 01:46 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Michael Bush fits the role of a big, bruising ball carrier who can be effective in the red zone and at the goal line, and head coach Bruce Arians is hoping Bush can fill the role that RB Jonathan Dwyer had. 'We really miss John,' Arians said. 'I like our backs but we need a guy that's going to pound it in there and close out some games in short yardage and goal-line situations,' Arians said. Bush has 12 touchdowns on 26 goal-line carries in his career. Arians said Bush is in 'great shape' after not having played this year.

Our View: We'll believe it when we see it. Bush failed to play up to expectations during his time with the Bears. We like his all-purpose skill set, but we need to see what he looks like in this current incarnation before we believe there's any sort of large role (or fantasy relevance) with Bush.
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Cardinals | Sign one, release one (Tue Nov 25, 04:03 PM) - The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent RB Michael Bush (Bears) and cut RB Kerwynn Williams Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Our View: Bush was just plain bad during his time with the Chicago Bears. He's a big back who doesn't run with as much physicality as he should. Bush is a good all-around back who can be reliable as a receiver out of the backfield...but there's no fantasy value to be found here.
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Schedule

13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs Kansas City Chiefs
15@ St. Louis Rams
16vs Seattle Seahawks
17@ San Francisco 49ers