Report: Lions 'may opt to play it safe' with RB Reggie Bush
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Report: Lions 'may opt to play it safe' with RB Reggie Bush

I have been feeling pretty positive about Reggie Bush @reggie_bush's chances to play Sunday against the Redskins, especially after he practiced Friday. But Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio's is here with a potentially huge bucket of cold water for Bush's fantasy owners.
Florio writes that he's been told by a league source that the Lions "want [Bush] to be available for the long haul, and so they're inclined to give him a week off to heal before putting him back in harm's way."
Bush is listed as questionable on the injury report because of a left knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis:

I think how to deal with Bush is simple: If he's active Sunday morning, put him in your lineup unless you are absolutely stacked at running back. The matchup versus Washington's last-ranked defense is just too good, even if Bush sees a few less touches. And if Bush plays, it's still OK to start both him and Joique Bell @JoiqueBell in certain situations. Bell would be a nifty flex option, more so in PPR leagues. If Bush is inactive, Bell would be an RB2 lock with a lot of upside.

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3 Comments | Add Yours

not what I wanted to hear

Posted by:
kenshinsars 09/21/13 12:45 PM

Would you start Joique Bell over Trent Richardson if Bush is out? Thanks

Posted by:
mcjimi27 09/22/13 08:32 AM

@mcjimi27: yes

Posted by:
neyel8r 09/22/13 09:18 AM

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