Bears Fantasy News

Reggie Bush limited in Tuesday's practice

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:41pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Lions running back Reggie Bush intends to play on Thursday against the Bears. To do so, he’ll need to overcome another injury.

Already dealing with an ankle problem, Bush was limited in Tuesday’s practice with a back injury, too.

He also would have been a limited participant on Monday with both injuries, if the Lions had actually practiced.

Fantasy Impact:

Bush, of course, said he would play Thanksgiving Day in a nice matchup against the Bears. However, we've learned not to trust players when it comes to their injury status. Owners have been down this road several times, so they already know Joique Bell should get a bulk of the carries while Theo Riddick plays a part in the passing game - if Bush misses Thursday's game.

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Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:33pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Arizona Cardinals are doing something about their troubled ground game.

The team on Tuesday announced the signing of veteran running back Michael Bush. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals released fellow runner Kerwynn Williams.

Bush, 30, hasn't played since making 13 appearances with the Bears last season as a short-yardage back who never lived up to the promise of the four-year deal he signed in 2012. The former Raiders starter rumbled for 977 yards with Oakland in 2011, but accounted for just 197 yards and three scores in the Windy City last autumn.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, in theory, Bush gives the Cardinals a physical presence they've missed this season. Andre Ellington is a tantalizing athlete, but Arizona's inability to sustain drives on the ground cost them dearly in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Coming out of Week 12, only the Raiders are churning out fewer yards per outing than the Cards. The Cards have had some tough matchups at least in terms of fantasy. Things get a bit easier the next two weeks, but for fantasy playoffs, it's the Rams and Seahawks followed by the 49ers in Week 17, all in the top-five. Bush likely won't have much fantasy value, but could potentially steal short-yardage TDs.

Reggie Bush may not return until Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8:05pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

A lingering ankle injury caused Lions running back Reggie Bush to miss last Sunday’s loss in Arizona. He’s currently expected to miss Sunday’s game at New England.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bush intends to return on Thanksgiving, when the Lions host the Bears.

Bush practiced all week on a limited basis, fueling optimism that he’ll help pump up an offense that mustered only six points against the Cardinals. Officially questionable for Sunday, it’s looking like he won’t be ready to go until Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

If Bush does in fact miss Week 12, it looks like Joique Bell will carry the load again with Theo Riddick chipping in, perhaps especially in the passing game. It makes sense the team holds Bush out since it's going to be a short turnaround for a Thursday game. It's a decent enough matchup for Bell and Riddick owners as the Pats are 18th in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Jeffery should be fine for a great matchup against the Bucs.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. It’s a midweek downgrade for Sims, which is typically a bad sign. He missed most of the season with an ankle injury. If Sims can’t play Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin would likely form a committee against the Bears.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jeffery should be fine for a great matchup against the Bucs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Forte is probably just getting a day of rest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. This is probably a day of rest for Jeffery, but we’ll monitor his progress this week. Owners will want him available for a great matchup against the Buccaneers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.