Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
29 Michael Bush RB
Height/Weight: 6-1/245 | Birthdate: 6/16/1984 | Birthplace: Louisville, KY, USA | Team: Arizona | College: Louisville | NFL Experience: 8 | Salary: /images/football/nfl/players/170x170/436526.png | Owned/Started%: 3/0

Latest Updates

 

Cardinals release Michael Bush, Matthew Mulligan


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Cardinals waived running back Michael Bush and tight end Matthew Mulligan Friday, reports the team’s website.

The Cardinals signed Bush to help provide backfield depth, but Bush never received a carry for the Cardinals.

With two open roster spots, the Cardinals promoted running back Kerwynn Williams from the team's practice squad and activated linebacker Matt Shaughnessy from short-term IR.

The Cardinals play the Chiefs Week 14.


Just keeps getting worse for Andre Ellington


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2014) Andre Ellington has technically been one of the best 12 running backs in Fantasy this season, but you wouldn't know it by his recent performance. With just 12 yards on five carries Week 13 at Atlanta, he has averaged 25.3 yards on 13.0 carries in his last four games -- a stretch that almost directly coincides with the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer to a season-ending injury.

Of course, health hasn't been Ellington's ally either. He has contended with a foot injury all season, costing him valuable practice time as well as limiting his ability, and to make matters worse, he suffered a hip pointer Week 13 at Atlanta, leaving before the end of the first half.

So if you're keeping score at home, he was already hobbled and the No. 1 target for defenses with no threat of a passing game, and now he has a second injury that might keep him off the field altogether. I'd say regardless of his actual playing status, you might want to avoid Ellington for Week 14 against Kansas City.

And if he does miss the game, the Cardinals will turn to some combination of Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes and Michael Bush in his place, so good luck sorting out that mess.


Cardinals list inactives for Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Cardinals have listed, WR Larry Fitzgerald, RB Michael Bush, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Kenny Demens, DT Alameda Ta'amu, DT Ed Stinson and TE Matthew Mulligan as inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons.

Fitzgerald is dealing with a knee injury. He was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but put in limited work on Friday. Bush is still learning the system, and will not play this week. Demens and Stinson were ruled out prior to Sunday.


Cardinals' Arians: RB Michael Bush signed for the long haul


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday running back Michael Bush was signed for the long haul and not just for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He added Bush might play Week 13, but it is difficult to get up to speed that quickly.

Bush last played for the Bears in 2013. He has 3,250 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns in 89 career games.


Coach: Cards got RB Michael Bush to 'close out games'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the team signed running back Michael Bush because "we need a guy who's going to pound it in there and close out games for us." Bush, 30, scored 25 touchdowns over the past four seasons before getting released by the Bears.

Cardinals starter Andre Ellington has averaged under 3.0 yards per carry in three straight games and has rushed for three touchdowns this season.


Report: Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush, release two others


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) The Cardinals have reportedly signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Bush has not played in 2014 and averaged 3.1 yards per carry in 2013. His best season occurred in 2011 when he rushed for 977 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Raiders.

To make room for Bush, the Cardinals released running back Kerwynn Williams  from the 53-man roster and Kelvin Palmer from the practice squad. The Cardinals play at Atlanta Week 13.


Michael Bush visiting Patriots


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) After losing LeGarrette Bllount to the Steelers, the Patriots are preparing to host running back Michael Bush for a free-agent visit, reports NFL Network. Bush hasn't averaged 4.0 yards per carry since 2010 with the Raiders, but he has hammered in 23 touchdowns runs over his past four seasons.

The Bears released him three weeks ago.


Report: Bears to release Michael Bush


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Bears will release running back Michael Bush, reports ESPN.com. Bush, 29, averaged 3.1 yards per carry last season and would count $3.85 million against the cap in 2014.

Bears could make change at No. 2 running back


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/21/2014) Bears running back Michael Bush could be replaced this offseason based on his poor play in 2013 and his salary for next year, reports ESPN.

The report says Bush is scheduled to make $3.85 million in 2014, but the Bears might want an upgrade at the No. 2 running back spot behind Matt Forte because Bush's "contributions aren't commensurate" to his cap figure.

One option for the Bears to fill that role in house could be Michael Ford. He did well in training camp last season -- he tied Forte for the team lead in preseason rushing -- but the report says he needs to improve his pass protection.


Several role players chip in for Bears


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Bears received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 17.

Backup running back Michael Bush rushed for 11 yards on two carries. Tight end Martellus Bennett caught his only target for 15 yards while Marquess Wilson caught just one pass for a gain of 10 yards. It was Wilson's second reception of the season.

Michael Bush not worth a look


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush scored a touchdown Week 15 for the third time in four games, busting a 40-yard run at Cleveland. But he got only three carries behind surging Matt Forte.

Bush has not received 10 touches in any game. He's not a recommended flex play Week 16 at Philadelphia.


Michael Bush scores a long touchdown in Week 15


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush had three carries for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Browns.

Bush's score came on a long run in the fourth quarter. He rumbled 40 yards for his third rushing score of the season. The 44 yards were a season high for Bush. 

The Bears face the Eagles in Week 16. 


Michael Bush should be added by Forte owners


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/10/2013) With several high-profile injuries in Week 14, the importance of owning your stud running back's handcuff/backup has never been more important. This is why Matt Forte owners should add Bears teammate Michael Bush

Forget that Bush ran for 38 yards and scored a touchdown in a Week 14 blowout. Bush should be added as an insurance policy, for the same reason that an Adrian Peterson owner now has to scramble to beat other owners to add Toby Gerhart off the wire. 

Bush isn't a Montee Ball-type complement, who will have value on his own. But he is close to being a must-add for the Forte owner, just in case disaster strikes between now and the Fantasy championship. 


Michael Bush joins in the fun


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) With the Bears moving the ball at will vs. the Cowboys, running back Michael Bush joined in the fun, catching his first touchdown pass this season. Bush caught a screen in the fourth quarter and barreled 17 yards to the end zone through a demoralized Dallas defense.

Bush ran eight times for 38 yards, a 4.8-yard average, as he tied his season high in carries. The touchdown catch was his only target.

Bush visits Cleveland in Week 15. 


Michael Bush, Earl Bennett have minor contributions Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush and wide receiver Earl Bennett had minor contributions during a 23-20 overtime loss Week 13 at Minnesota.

Bush only got one carry for 15 yards Sunday, as starting running back Matt Forte was able to play through a knee injury he suffered Week 12. Forte rushed for 120 yards Week 13.

Bennett totaled two catches for 17 yards. He was targeted three times.

The Bears are back in action Week 14 vs. Dallas.


Michael Bush could be Week 13 option, if starter is sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) The last time Bears running back Michael Bush totaled more than 10 carries in a game came during a Week 12 matchup vs. Minnesota last season when Matt Forte suffered an injury in the third quarter. Well, it's a strange coincidence heading into Week 13 at Minnesota this season that Forte is dealing with a knee injury, which could mean Bush plays a significant role in the running game against the Vikings again.

Bush rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 12 matchup last season, and Bush could have similar numbers Sunday, if Forte is out, since the Vikings aren't a very good defense. 

Running backs are averaging 21.5 Fantasy points per week against Minnesota, which is the third-highest average. Running backs also average 93.4 rushing yards and 57.6 receiving yards, while totaling 14 touchdowns (11 rushing) in 11 games against Minnesota.

Bush's Fantasy value Week 13 hinges on Forte's availability. If Forte is out, then Bush becomes a viable Fantasy start. If Forte is rumored to be limited, then maybe Bush could be used as a No. 3 Fantasy running back or flex option in deep formats given the matchup.


Michael Bush has a touchdown in Week 12


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush ran the ball seven times for -5 yards in the team's Week 12 loss to the Rams. Despite the negative yardage, Bush managed a fourth quarter touchdown. He also caught one pass for 10 yards. 

Bush had five carries from within the 5-yard line. He finally converted a touchdown on his final try. It was Bush's second touchdown of the season. 

The Bears face the Vikings in Week 13. 


Michael Bush does little against Ravens


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush failed to do much against the Ravens Week 12. 

Bush picked up 5 yards on just three carries. Bush was mainly used to spell Matt Forte late in the game. The team had to rely heavily on the run game once the wind picked up. Despite only calling run plays in the third quarter, the team did not use Bush until the fourth quarter. 

Bush will look for a bigger role Week 12 against the Rams. 


Michael Bush fails on goal-line chance


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush got stuffed on 1st-and-goal from the 1 in the second quarter of the Week 9 win. He did not get another shot, as Matt Forte scored on the next play.

Bush finished with 25 yards on seven carries, adding a 15-yard catch. He'll play the Lions in Week 10. 


Michael Bush does little in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush had an extremely limited impact in Week 6, in a 27-21 win over the Giants.

Bush ran the ball six times for 8 yards, while adding a single reception for 6 yards in the win.

Bush has been buried on the depth chart this season, rushing for just 44 yards on 24 attempts in six games. 


Michael Bush does little against Saints


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush received just 2 carries against the Saints.

The Bears were trailing early, and had to abandon the run game. Matt Forte only received 12 carries, and is the better receiver, so the team had no reason to turn to Bush. He finished the game with just 12 yards.

Bush will face the Giants Week 6. 


Bears want to get Michael Bush 'involved' on offense


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday he wants to get running back Michael Bush more involved on offense because he wants to make sure Matt Forte survives the long season. Bush had his first touchdown of the season Sunday against the Steelers.

"We want to get Michael involved in our offense," Trestman said. "He's practicing well. We look at him as a starter in his own right."

Apparently, Trestman has carved out a role for the backup running back.

"We’ve kind of isolated and declared Michael our goal-line running back," Trestman said.


Michael Bush scores first TD of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush was utilized in short-yardage situations as he found the end zone for the first time this season during Sunday night’s contest at Pittsburgh in Week 3.

Bush was stuffed on back-to-back carries at the 1-yard line before rumbling his way in the end zone from 1-yard out on a 4th-and-goal in the opening quarter. He nearly finished with more carries (eight) than yards (nine) in a 40-23 victory.

Bush has 16 carries for 24 yards and a touchdown through his first three games. He will look to stay in the end zone in Week 4 at Detroit. He rushed for 36 yards in his previous meeting against the Lions last year.

Bears coach looking for 'explosive' running plays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman voiced his displeasure Monday after the offense averaged just 2.6 yards per carry on designed running plays during a Week 1 win against the Bengals.

"Our running game is not where we want it to be," he said, per The Chicago Tribune. "Matt Forte had 19 rushes, and I don’t think we even got to 3 yards a carry. And Michael Bush ran hard late in the game in a much tougher 4-minue situation, special situation, but banged it in there. But our productivity running the football wasn’t where we want it to be.

"We didn’t get any explosive plays. Matt touched the ball approximately 25 times, and not the productivity that we’d expect him to have. There were no explosive plays. We’ve got to do a better job for Matt running the football, and we think we can."


Michael Bush has six carries


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Bears running back Michael Bush had 6 carries against the Bengals Sunday.

Bush was not used much until late in the game, when the team was trying to run out the clock. Bush was also not used when the team was in the red zone. Matt Forte scored a 1 yard run in the third quarter. He'll face off against the Vikings next week.