Miami RB Reggie Bush not only played with a banged up k...

The Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Miami RB Reggie Bush not only played with a banged up knee, but did so relatively well. Bush, a question mark all week, got the start and rushed for 67 yards on 17 carries.

Before the game, Bush went through a series of tests, overseen by coach Joe Philbin, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and general manager Jeff Ireland. While Bush was cleared to play, the Dolphins appeared to have him on a pitch count, spreading out the carries with Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller.

The Dolphins’ run game struggled overall. Miami gained 86 yards on 29 carries — a 3.0 average.

When the Dolphins needed a tough yard, they went to Jorvorskie Lane — and not Daniel Thomas.

And poor execution by Ryan Tannehill on a pitch play all but wrecked a drive early in the fourth quarter. Tannehill missed Bush on the toss, resulting in a loss of 9 yards.

Fantasy Impact: 

The "pitch count" isn't a surprise since he was a game-time call all week. So, he was a risky option for a fantasy lineup, but posted pretty decent numbers all things considered. Next week, Bush and company take on the Jags and one would think Bush gets a bigger workload - as long as he escaped the game is good shape and it appears he has.

Filed Under: 2012, W5

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