Reggie Bush Fantasy News
Lions could replicate Saints' RBBC
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 12:30pm
With new coach Jim Caldwell, and especially offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, there may be a more pronounced emphasis on the Lions' run game and perhaps roles for more than two backs. Caldwell has had successful run offenses in Indianapolis and Baltimore, as did Lombardi in New Orleans.
“If you go back and look at what the Saints did, they used multiple backs in a lot of different ways,” Mayhew said. “I’m encouraged about that for [Mikel Leshoure]. It could bode well for him in terms of getting more playing time and having a more specific, defined role in our offense.
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Lions hire Joe Lombardi as OC
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 4:52pm
Lombardi, grandson of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, emerged as the favorite among numerous candidates for the job since Jim Caldwell was hired last week as coach, sources told ESPN.
Lombardi spent the past seven seasons as an offensive assistant with the Saints, who promoted him to quarterbacks coach in 2009.
Monday, December 23, 2013, 10:32am
Lions coach Jim Schwartz denied that RB Reggie Bush was benched because of the fumble, after which the Giants scored a touchdown, but rookie Theo Riddick receiving a handoff in the fourth quarter at the New York 2 was enough evidence. Riddick scored his first career touchdown on the play and had two carries for 8 yards in the game.
Bush finished with 12 carries for 34 yards and two catches for 10 yards while Joique Bell got a bulk of the work for the game finishing with 20 carries. It was Bush's fourth fumble of the season.
MNF Inactives: Reggie Bush ACTIVE
Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:21pm
Reggie Bush (calf) is good to go for Monday Night Football and per Adam Schefter reported that Bush is expected to get his usual amount of work this week. Due to workload/injury concerns heading into Sunday, Bush was our #20 RB in standard formats. If he plays a full game, he should produce solid RB2 numbers (at a minimum). On the defensive side of the ball, the Lions are down their two starting corners, Houston and Slay, so the table is set for Joe Flacco and the Baltimore receivers.
Reggie Bush expected to get his normal workload
Monday, December 16, 2013, 6:54pm
Bush was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report last week and missed the Week 14 loss to the Eagles after aggravating a calf injury before the game, but it seems that he’s healed up well enough to get back on the field. After Bush returned to practice late in the week, word out of Detroit was that he should be in the lineup and Adam Schefter added to those reports on ESPN on Monday Schefter reported that the team expects Bush to handle his normal workload against Baltimore. Bush has averaged just under 20.5 touches a game this season.
Bush has averaged just about 20 touches a game this season, so owners should expect that to continue Monday night. The Lions defense is banged up so the team could look to the offense to run the ball and take some time off the clock to take pressure off the D. Bush looks like a safe play, but it still wouldn't hurt to check our inactives before game time, which should be released shortly.
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 9:19am
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press expects Reggie Bush to play Monday Night and see his regular allotment of snaps.
MNF Injury Report - Reggie Bush QUESTIONABLE
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 4:30pm
LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), S Brynden Trawick (ankle)
CB Lardarius Webb (abdomen)
CB Chris Houston (toe), CB Darius Slay (knee)
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf)
S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), T LaAdrian Waddle (elbow), S John Wendling (illness)
Reggie Bush didn't practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday and Saturday. He could be a game-time call in a tough matchup. Owners who have both Bush and Joique Bell will be in good shape for this call as Bell can fill in nicely if Bush can't go. However, Bush-only owners will be risking a possible inactive or even re-aggravating of his calf injury. WR Calvin Johnson is probable and should be good to go. The Ravens come into this game healthy in terms of offensive fantasy players.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 12:36pm
One season after leading the team in rushing attempts, yards and touchdowns, Leshoure's role vanished when the Lions signed Reggie Bush in the offseason and Joique Bell leaped over him on depth chart with a strong training camp and preseason.
Leshoure has been active just three games this season and tallied a measly two snaps with the offense.
As the story points out, he was routinely referenced in trade rumors before the deadline, but the Lions ultimately felt he was more valuable as insurance in case Bell suffered an injury. He's just 23, and while the Lions say he has a bright future, he'll probably have to go somewhere else to prove that.
Reggie Bush expected to play in Week 15
Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:13pm
Bush isn't as solid of a start as usual due to the chance for re-injury or some other setback prior to Monday night's game. The Lions also may elect to play Joique Bell more than usual to keep Bush healthy. Still, it's a big game for the Lions and Bush will get most of the work if he's close to healthy. The Lions will release their final injury report on Saturday.
Reggie Bush's status uncertain
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10:21am
"I didn't fall on the ground or anything like that," Bush said. "I was out there jogging. I wasn't even going hard. I was just jogging and it just grabbed on me."
After that happened, Bush said, he was unable to play.
"I couldn't go," Bush said. "I couldn't even sit here and lie and say I would have been able to push through it. I couldn't push through it."
Bush says he'll be available for Monday night, but his activity in practice will give us a better indication of his potential availability. It's not a good sign that he aggravated the injury simply by jogging in warm ups.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:40pm
We all know what happened this past week as Bush was injured in warmups and didn't play despite being active. To make matters worse for owners, the Lions play on Monday night at home against the Ravens in Week 15. Hopefully if you're a Bush owner, you're a Joique Bell owner as well, because the switch would be easy despite it not being the greatest of matchups.