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21 Reggie Bush RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/203 | Birthdate: 3/2/1985 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA, USA | Team: Detroit | College: USC | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 100/82 | Average Draft Position: 34.43
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Reggie Bush says he can play several more years


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Lions running back Reggie Bush, 29, said there's no reason he can't play several more years. "I wasn’t taking a huge pounding early on in my NFL career," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I didn’t get a lot of carries. I wasn’t getting 20 to 30 carries. I was splitting time a lot. I think that kind of helped me in the long run. I went through my share of injuries, but I still feel pretty good."

Bush ran for 1,006 yards last year and caught 54 passes, his most since 2007.


Reggie Bush says new Lions offense same as the Saints offense


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) Reggie Bush said Wednesday that the new Lions offense is "exactly the same" as the Saints offense he was used in back when he was in New Orleans. 

"The new system, like I said, I played in the system five years in New Orleans so all the terminology's pretty much the same to me," Bush told the Detroit Free Press. "We definitely have what it takes to be an explosive offense, just as we were last year. Just got to clean up doing the little things right and we'll be OK."

In five years with the Saints, Bush played in 60 games and averaged 34.8 rush yards and 35.7 receiving yards per contest with 29 total touchdowns. It remains to be seen if Bush will be used exactly the same way or if he'll continue to work as a traditional running back in addition to as a receiver out of the backfield.


The Lions offense is going to be awesome


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/8/2014) So it appeared for weeks the Lions wanted to move up to select receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson. Maybe they didn't offer enough to jump up to No. 4 like the Bills, who drafted Watkins. Or maybe they were hoping if they stayed put at No. 10 that an elite player would land in their lap.

That's what happened on Thursday night when they drafted tight end Eric Ebron from North Carolina.

Think about this offense now. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and now Ebron. The only downside about this pick is Joseph Fauria loses all sleeper appeal, but we can live with that. He'll still score a few touchdowns, but Ebron could be a star.

You can't double cover him because of Johnson and Tate, and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi comes from New Orleans, where Jimmy Graham was a dominant force. The Lions wanted an upgrade at tight end, and Ebron is the answer.

He should be considered a potential starter in all Fantasy leagues with a late-round pick, and he's a late first-round selection in rookie-only drafts. The Lions are going to be fun to watch in 2014. 


Lombardi: Expect split for Reggie Bush, Joique Bell


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/15/2014) It continues to appear that the Lions will use more of Joique Bell and less of Reggie Bush in 2014, reports the Detroit Free Press.

New Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi on Monday said both running backs have the chance to play a lot.

"I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very productive," Lombardi said.

Both Bush and Bell totaled over 1,100 yards last year, with Bush getting 1,006 rush yards and 506 receiving yards. Bell had 650 rush yards and 547 receiving yards. Both had over 50 catches. 

Bell did his damage on 166 carries while Bush had 223.


Reggie Bush accepting of new workload for him, Joique Bell


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/10/2014) Lions running back Reggie Bush is fine with fewer snaps and touches this season. New head coach Jim Caldwell said he expected the balance between Bush and Joique Bell to change this season, especially since the playbook is based off of a Saints offense that utilized running backs as pass catchers a little more than most teams and as ball carriers a little bit less than most teams. 

"We had a pretty good rotation going last (season), so, you know, we did some pretty special things with that," Bush said according to ESPN. "It can only go up from there, even if the workload is less for both of us, that’s only going to help us toward the end of the season, help us to stay healthy and probably play a little bit stronger and better toward the end of the season."

Both Bush and Bell totaled over 1,100 yards last year, with Bush getting 1,006 rush yards and 506 receiving yards. Bell had 650 rush yards and 547 receiving yards. Both had over 50 catches. 


Caldwell preaches 'balance' between Reggie Bush and Joique Bell


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/27/2014) Jim Caldwell reaffirmed this week that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell won't be used "the exact same way" they were last season. The Lions head coach preached "balance" between the two, if only so they both get enough work. 

"They both can run, they both have power and they certainly can make you miss," Caldwell said. "[W]e have to just make sure that there's a balance there. You look at most teams that are effective in terms of the running game, they have a one-two punch. It gives us an opportunity at times to get some balance in that position and to make certain both guys can touch the ball enough -- that's key. Will we use the exact same system the way in which it was used previously? No. It's a different system. ... I don't think you're going to see something that no one's ever seen before with those two guys, but nevertheless I think there may be a little bit of uniqueness to it."

In 2013, Bush had 223 carries for 1,006 yards and four touchdowns along with 54 catches for 506 yards and three scores. Bell had 166 carries for 650 yards and eight rushing touchdowns with 53 grabs for 547 yards through the air. 


Lions to lean on Reggie Bush, Joique Bell


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) The Lions plan to use both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell a lot in 2014, reports mlive.com.

"You're going to see some more two-back sets," team president Tom Lewand said. He added that they would mimic what New Orleans has done with deploying a multitude of tailbacks, and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was with the Saints last season.

"I think you'll see some of that incorporated into what we do," he said. "What I really like about coach Lombardi and his approach -- as well as coach (Jim) Caldwell -- but coach Lombardi's approach is, 'Let's get as many weapons on the field as we can and try and use them strategically.'

"It's a very adaptable offense, and they want to use the talent and the guys that we have, not just one back at a time because that's what the personnel group calls for."

Bell and Bush were occasionally featured on the field at the same time last year, though those formations usually split Bush out at receiver.


Lions backfield has intriguing Fantasy value


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) Joique Bell is deserving of a new contract with the Lions after a stellar third season. But it doesn't change the fact that he'll be part of a tandem with Reggie Bush heading into 2014.

The difference this year compared to last year is that Bell might get more rushing opportunities. One of the things that stuck out during new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's press conference earlier this offseason was that he planned to base the Lions' new playbook off of his old one in New Orleans. In that playbook we saw scatback Darren Sproles have a role while more physical runners like Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram fill in other roles. While there's no doubt Bush could handle plays between the tackles, the prevailing thought is that Bell would pick up a bit more of that physical work if Lombardi were to stick to the system he's been in.

And obviously, Bush has been known to miss time here and there -- Bell would be a ball hog in any games Bush would sit out, just as he was in Week 3 this past year (Bell rang up over 130 total yards and two scores). 

Bush is still the top runner in Detroit -- he simply has gamebreaking ability that Bell doesn't quite have. I'd expect him to be off the draft board by Round 3 regardless of format. Bell will have his roles and should serve as a good No. 3 Fantasy rusher. He's a must to pick up if Bush is an early-round selection for your squad. And I like Bell for your team even if you don't draft Bush -- think mid-rounds on him. 


Reggie Bush: Lions 'have to' re-sign Joique Bell


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) The Lions' Reggie Bush thrived in a backfield combo with Joique Bell last season. They were the first tandem in NFL history to each record at least 500 rushing and receiving yards in the same season.

Now Bush is urging Detroit to retain Bell, a restricted free agent. The Lions are expected to offer Bell a second-round tender or sign him to a long-term deal.

"I think that’s going to be important to get Joique back," Bush told the team's website. "He’s a great player. He’s going to be in this league for a long time. He runs hard. I think it’s going to be an important offseason signing for us. We have to get him back."


Reggie Bush finds the end zone Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush scored a touchdown Week 17 against the Vikings.

Bush was limited on the ground, carrying the ball 14 times for 32 yards. He was more of a threat in the passing game, catching five balls for 33 yards. He scored on a 19 yard reception in the third quarter. Joique Bell remained involved in the running game, carrying the ball eight times. 


Reggie Bush facing solid matchup Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush is looking at a solid matchup Week 17 against the Vikings.

Minnesota has been below-average against running backs this season, allowing them to score 18.87 Fantasy points per game. Through 15 games, the team has given up 14 rushing touchdowns. The Vikings are also one of the worst teams defending against receiving backs. Running backs have averaged 55.73 receiving yards against Minnesota.

That bodes well for Bush, who has 49 receptions this season. The bigger issue is how much work he'll get. With Joique Bell around, the team has two legitimate options in the backfield. Bell is the primary option when the team gets to the goal line, which further complicates the issue. Bush does have a good matchup, but, as usual, Bell will cut into his production.


Reggie Bush can't overcome fumbling issues


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush continued ball-handling issues during Sunday’s game against the Giants in Week 16.

Bush was striped by Jon Beason after a 3-yard run, which was recovered by Antrel Rolle in the second quarter. He has lost four fumbles this season. Bush watched Joique Bell score a 1-yard run in third quarter from the sidelines. Bell received the bulk of the load the rest of the way. Bush had 12 carries for 34 yards (2.8 yards per carry) and caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 10 yards in a 23-20 overtime defeat.

The Lions will end the season in Minnesota on Sunday.

Reggie Bush could be in line for another monster game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush will look to extend his scoring streak to three games heading into Sunday's home game against the Giants.

Bush, who returned from a one-week absence due to a calf injury, had 17 carries for 86 yards with a touchdown and caught two of four targets for 15 yards. He has scored in each of his last two games played. He's rushed for 203 yards on 37 carries and caught seven passes for 80 yards over that span.

Luckily for Bush, the Giants have allowed a rushing touchdown in four of the last five games. New York has allowed 107.4 yards per game on the ground this season. Opposing running backs have averaged 16.14 Fantasy points per game this season against the Giants.

There should be no reason to bench Bush this week. Consider him a must-start Fantasy option for Week 16.

Reggie Bush starts fast, fades


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush, returning from a one-week absence due to a calf injury, showed a terrific burst at the start of Monday night's loss to Baltimore. He ran five times for 42 yards in the first quarter, including a 14-yard touchdown, and caught a 6-yard pass.

Bush could not maintain that pace. He finished with 17 carries for 86 yards and caught two of four targets for 15 yards. It was his third straight game with 100-plus total yards.

Using a nice block from tight end Brandon Pettigrew, Bush shot around the left side for his first-quarter score. That gave him six total touchdowns this season and eight touchdowns in nine career Monday Night Football games (4 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 punt returns).

Bush plays the Giants in Week 16.


Reggie Bush active for Monday Night Football


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush, who was questionable with a calf injury, is active for Monday night's game vs. the Ravens. Bush practiced Friday and Saturday after missing Week 14.

Bush is expected to get a normal workload, reports ESPN.


Report: Reggie Bush looks full speed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush, who's listed as questionable with a calf injury, is "catching passes and making cuts in the end zone" with running backs coach Curtis Modkins and a team trainer, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bush "looks full speed" from the press box, the report added.

Bush missed Week 14 after aggravating the injury in pregame warmups. He was able to practice Friday and Saturday. Bush's status for Week 15 will be made official around 7:10 p.m. ET when the Lions release their inactives.


Reggie Bush officially questionable for Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush (calf) was able to practice Saturday, but his status for Monday's game against the Ravens in Week 15 remains somewhat in doubt. Bush is officially questionable for the game, based on the official injury report. 

Reggie Bush returns to practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to practice Friday.

Bush has been dealing with a calf injury, and had not practiced Wednesday and Thursday. He was expected to play Week 14, but aggravated the injury during pre-game warmups. Bush's return bodes well for his status Week 15.


Reggie Bush not practicing Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush is not at practice Thursday.

Bush injured his calf just before last week's game, and wound up not playing. He has said the injury will not keep him out Week 15. Bush has been able to play through injuries despite missing practices throughout the season.


Reggie Bush could pose big quandary for Fantasy owners


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Fantasy owners who did not handcuff Reggie Bush with Joique Bell could face a big quandary this week. The Lions host the Ravens on Monday night, and Bush's availability is very much in question.

Bush told reporters Wednesday he expects to play despite aggravating a calf injury in pregame warmups Week 14 and sitting out. The Lions' first practice is Thursday.

If Bush is active, he's a no-brainer RB1. Bush ranks seventh among running backs in weekly scoring in standard leagues, fifth in PPR formats. In his last game, the Thanksgiving blowout of Green Bay, Bush ran 20 times for 117 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 65 yards. He did lose a fumble.

The Ravens give up the 2nd-fewest Fantasy points (11.9 per game) to running backs. Bush is matchup-proof, however. 

Bell, for his part, has proven he's an above-average replacement. He's scored in four of the past six games. Owners who have Bush and Bell can rest easy. Everyone else needs to follow the practice reports carefully and have a backup plan.


Reggie Bush: Calf injury won't keep me out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Lions running back Reggie Bush said he's not really sure how he aggravated his calf injury during pre-game warmups Week 14, but that he expects to play Monday night against the Ravens, reports the team's website. Bush said he'd never missed a game before due to a pulled muscle.

Lions deem Reggie Bush as day to day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) Lions coach Jim Schwartz said running back Reggie Bush is day to day after he couldn't play through a calf injury Week 14 at Philadelphia. Schwartz said the team will have to see how Bush responds during the week before making a decision on his status for Week 15 vs. Baltimore.

Reggie Bush silent after absence Sunday against Eagles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Lions featured back Reggie Bush did not speak to the media following the loss Sunday at Philadelphia. Though it was too late to make him inactive, the team did keep him sidelined after he tweaked a calf injury during warmups.

He will have one extra day to recover this week. The Lions host Baltimore on Monday Night Football.


Reggie Bush not expected to return against Eagles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Lions coach Jim Schwartz all but ruled out featured back Reggie Bush for the rest of the game during a halftime interview Sunday in Philadelphia. It comes as no surprise after Bush did not appear in the first half.

Bush had been cleared to play, but he aggravated his calf injury during pregame warmups.


Reggie Bush questionable with aggravation of calf injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The Lions have announced that running back Reggie Bush has aggravated his calf injury and is questionable to play Sunday against the Eagles. He was not in the game for the first two series in a blizzard.