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RB Reggie Bush - San Francisco 49ers

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

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Bush has indeed been a productive - not explosive, but productive - dual-threat back during his post-Saints rejuvenation. He's flashed the ability to provide PPR gold, catching more than three passes per game since 2011. But the 49ers may not be the right locale for those skills. Their read-option game simply doesn't provide passing volume, and Colin Kaepernick is a runner and a gunner, relying on his athleticism and arm strength to matriculate the ball. Aside from fullback Bruce Miller, Kaepernick has sent just 74 targets to running backs over the last two seasons, one of the lowest rates in the league. Could it be that the new 49ers regime brought in Bush with an eye on utilizing his all-purpose skills? Perhaps, but it feels shortsighted to make that wager on a 30-year-old package back frequently beset by injury. It's hard to expect a usage upside beyond 30-40 receptions and 50-75 rushes. It probably makes more sense to think of Bush as a less dynamic, less dependable Darren Sproles, but without a return game boost and stuck in an inferior offense. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 42, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 37, 41, 43, 43, 43, 43, 45, 48, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 39, 27, 30, 32, 33, 33, 34, 35, 36, 36, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 48
RB Dynasty - 62, 37, 53, 62, 71, 73

Stats and Projections

2012 MIA 16 227 986 6 52 35 292 2
2013 DET 14 223 1006 4 80 54 506 3 4
2014 DET 11 76 297 2 56 40 253 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 75 * * 32 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 75 * * 33 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 150 * * 45 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 70 * * 18 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 124
RB: 47
Overall-PPR: 120
RB-PPR: 43

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Latest News

49ers | Reggie Bush wants to return punts (Thu May 21, 07:29 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush has expressed his desire to the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff to return punts this season. 'I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it,' Bush said. 'We're still working at it, still chipping away. And we're looking forward to being and all-around great special teams.'

Our View: Bush will be playing a part-time role behind starter Carlos Hyde, so there's no great concern about wearing him down. He's quick and dangerous in the open field, and Bush can provide the 49ers special teams with some punch as a return man. In return-yardage leagues this could bump his current ADP of RB43 (9.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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49ers | Carlos Hyde expected to start (Thu May 14, 01:49 AM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is the expected starter heading into the regular season while RBs Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and rookie Mike Davis all compete for touches as well.

Our View: This is what fantasy owners have been expecting. With Frank Gore (Colts) gone, Hyde gets to take over as the lead back. Bush should be the primary change-of-pace player behind him on the depth chart. We like the upside of rookie Mike Davis in dynasty leagues, but his impact may be minimal this year. Hyde has a current ADP of RB17 (3.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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49ers | Colin Kaepernick helped by Reggie Bush (Wed May 13, 04:25 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush has been an asset to QB Colin Kaepernick this offseason, according to general manager Trent Baalke. Baalke said Bush and Kaepernick have developed a rapport and that Bush's downfield speed gives Kaepernick more room to work with.

Our View: The 49ers need as many weapons around Kaepernick as they can possibly get. Bush will play as a change-of-pace back behind Carlos Hyde this season. Hyde is going off the board at RB17 (3.12) in 12-team PPR leagues while Bush's ADP is at RB43 (9.08).
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2015 Schedule

1vs Minnesota Vikings
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs Green Bay Packers
5@ New York Giants
6vs Baltimore Ravens
7vs Seattle Seahawks
8@ St. Louis Rams
9vs Atlanta Falcons
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11@ Seattle Seahawks
12vs Arizona Cardinals
13@ Chicago Bears
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Detroit Lions
17vs St. Louis Rams