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RB Reggie Bush - Detroit Lions

6-0, 200Born: 3-2-1985College: USCDrafted: Round 1, pick 2

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Preseason player page

Week 16: at Chicago Bears

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Joique Bell owned the Bears three weeks ago on Thanksgiving Day, with 23/91/2 rushing and 2/16/0 receiving to his credit. Bell also scored twice on Tampa Bay the next week (18/83/1 rushing with 5/50/1 receiving) before being held out of the end-zone by the Vikings last weekend (16/62/0 rushing with 4/41/0 receiving). He's come on strong during the playoff race. The Bears' rush D is ranked 15th in the NFL averaging 110.2 yards allowed per game, with 10 rushing scores surrendered to date. New Orleans posted 26/83/1 on this group last week; Dallas walloped them with 34/195/2 on the ground two weeks ago. Advantage, Detroit.

Recent Stats and Projections

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14 vs TB 8 26 0 6 4 8 0 0
15 vs MIN 3 7 0 2 1 10 0 0
16 at CHI PROJ-Dodds 5 * * 3 * * *
16 at CHI PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 3 * * *
16 at CHI PROJ-Bloom 6 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs TB (8 / 26 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 8 / 0 rec)

After missing the past three games, Bush was back in his committee role against Tampa Bay. Joique Bell saw a majority of the work, but Bush's 12 touches marked his highest total since Week 4. Bush rarely made headway between the tackles as Tampa Bay defenders swarmed to the ball and won collisions against Bush after initial contact. Bush was hit-or-miss in the pass game. At times he looked like the Bush from a year or two ago with sharp cuts and powering through secondary defenders in space. However, Bush's tendency to bounce too many touches outside crept into his game this week. Also, Bush came wide open on an out route from the slot and failed to get his head around in time for Matthew Stafford's pass. That error resulted in the ball sailing through his hands, nearly turning into an interception. With Joique Bell's interior and goal line role in place, Bush is left with low-upside volume and hoping for a random receiving touchdown to have a quality performance down the stretch.

2014 Week 15 vs MIN (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Bush logged a season-low four touches against the Vikings as Joique Bell continued to dominate the work in Detroit's backfield. In his limited time, Bush was tracked down as he attempted to outrun the Vikings defense to the edge, stuffed at the line of scrimmage, and dropped a quick out pass target with four minutes to play in the game. The wheels are quickly coming off Bush's game as Theo Riddick has largely outplayed him in the change-of-pace role this season.

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Latest News

Lions | Reggie Bush will dress (Sun Dec 14, 02:59 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is active for the team's Week 15 game.

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Lions | Reggie Bush remains confident (Thu Dec 11, 06:45 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) and the coaching staff believe that he can return to form and be one of the most dangerous weapons out of the backfield. Bush has missed five games because of injuries this year, and he had just 12 touches for 34 total yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Theo Riddick didn't play at all, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that was a one-game anomaly.

Our View: We have yet to see it in Bush, but hope is always the last thing to die. At best he is an RB3 until we see him do something better.
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Lions | Reggie Bush limited Thursday (Thu Dec 11, 06:31 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Our View: Bush has yet to recapture the early success he has with the Lions and now only comes in as a RB3 - even in PPR leagues. We like Joique Bell a ton more, ranking him as a high-end RB2 this week.

Lions | No practice for Reggie Bush (Wed Dec 10, 05:02 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. Bush ran the ball eight times for 26 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also had four catches for eight yards. However, he tweaked his ankle again while playing a full game.

Our View: Bush owners should keep a watchful eye on his practice status this week. If he does play in Week 15, we like Bush as a 'what the heck' flex.
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Lions | Theo Riddick without a role? (Tue Dec 9, 05:45 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick doesn't have much of a role in the offense right now, because RB Reggie Bush is more valuable as both a runner and a receiver. Bush is averaging 1.1 more yards per carry than Riddick and has more speed than him, too.

Our View: Riddick hasn't shown much effectiveness when running the rock, making the offense predictable when he's on the field. The Lions have run only 25 times of Riddick's 133 snaps this year.
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Schedule

16@ Chicago Bears
17@ Green Bay Packers