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RB Reggie Bush - Detroit Lions

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 22): The Lions said they wanted to get Bush more involved, and he obliged with a nice touchdown run and good work to crack a Packers defense that was actually tougher than advertised in Week 3. Week 4 against the Jets could be tough going, but Bush reminded us why he was a coveted pick this year after two meh weeks to begin 2014.

Week 4: at New York Jets

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs NYG 9 15 0 6 6 49 0 0
2 at CAR 6 26 0 3 2 6 0 0
3 vs GB 12 61 1 8 6 38 0 0
4 at NYJ PROJ-Dodds 9 * * 4 * * *
4 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay 9 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs NYG (9 / 15 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 49 / 0 rec)

Bush and Joique Bell rotated in and out of the game with regularity against the Giants. Bush was active early in the game, especially in the passing game. Linebackers and defensive backs were no match in space when Bush was at full speed. In the second half, and especially the fourth quarter, Bush's touches were situational as Joique Bell killed the clock between the tackles and iced the game with a goal line touchdown. With a lead throughout, Bush was the preferred receiving back in a full-blown backfield committee.

2014 Week 2 vs CAR (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Bush rarely had room to operate against an active Carolina front seven pursuit. Backfield mate Joique Bell was the preferred interior option and Bush found no perimeter room. Bush's highlight play came early in the second half as two jump cuts on a red zone carry nearly resulted in a touchdown. Other than that and a short gain on an outlet reception, Bush was bottled up in a tempered performance by the entire Detroit offense in Carolina.

2014 Week 3 vs GB (12 / 61 / 1 rush, 8 / 6 / 38 / 0 rec)

Bush was at his best in open space against Green Bay as interior running lanes were at a premium throughout the game. In the second quarter, Bush put a highlight-worthy double-move on a Packers linebacker, coming wide open to convert the third-and-long play into field goal range. In the second half, Bush's persistence through tough carries in the first half started to pay dividends. The Packers defense was on the field for nearly 38 minutes in the game and Bush looked fresher compared to the defenders over the final two quarters. Bush gained the corner and exploded through a defender near the goal line for a mid-range touchdown, and then spins to convert a third-and-short with three minutes to play as Detroit played keep away to milk the late lead. While few opportunities inside were available this week, Bush made the most of his opportunities as a receiver and on the edge of the defense.

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Latest News

Lions | Plan to use Reggie Bush more (Fri Sep 19, 05:49 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush has seen RB Joique Bell take more carries over the first two games of the season, but Bush is remaining patient as the team ranks 28th in the league in rushing yards (146) and 29th in yards per carry (3.04). Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is staying patient, too, as the running game was taken away in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers when they fell behind.

Our View: Bush played about as well as he has in his entire career to open last season, but he hasn't been able to break the big plays in limited touches over his first two games. This is a good reason to at least plug Bush in as a flex even though he has disappointed thus far.
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Lions | Reggie Bush contract restructured (Fri Sep 19, 02:10 AM) - The Detroit Lions have slightly restructured the contract of RB Reggie Bush, converting some of his 2014 base salary into a signing bonus.

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Lions | Reggie Bush sees fewer touches (Sun Sep 14, 10:26 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) was able to play in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, but he had just six runs for 26 yards and two receptions for six yards. It appears the team is trying to spread the reps among its backs and trying to limit the wear and tear on Bush's body at the same time.

Our View: Bush is getting the lesser half of the Lions RBBC. If he doesn't break a big play in any given game, his upside is very limited. The Packers defense has been jekyll and hyde, so Bush is only a flex play at home against them next week.
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Lions | Reggie Bush listed as probable (Fri Sep 12, 04:53 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

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Lions | Reggie Bush practices in full (Thu Sep 11, 05:43 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Schedule

4@ New York Jets
5vs Buffalo Bills
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7vs New Orleans Saints
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Miami Dolphins
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Chicago Bears
14vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16@ Chicago Bears
17@ Green Bay Packers