Jed Collins Fantasy News

Reggie Bush suffers ankle injury

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:28pm - [Full Article]

Lions tailback Reggie Bush suffered an ankle injury, leaving the Lions with just one healthy tailback: George Winn, who was making his NFL debut.

Bush finished with six carries for 13 yards, plus two catches for 30 yards.

"I feel good, but we'll see," Bush said. "I'll speak to the doctors and trainers and we'll take the necessary precautions to do whatever I need to do to get healthy for this week."

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions suddenly find themselves very shorthanded on offense as WR Calvin Johnson may miss time. RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick were already ruled out for Week 5 and that left the carries for Winn who finished with 11 for 48 yards. Detroit takes on the Vikings in Week 6 who were just gutted by Eddie Lacy and the Packers. Winn could have some value if Bush and the others also can't go. Jed Collins is next on the depth chart.

Lions will use more two-back sets in 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:44am - [Full Article]

The Lions signed Jed Collins to fill the traditional blocking fullback role. That follows the signing of tailback Joique Bell to a three-year deal worth $9.3 million.

But the cash-strapped Lions also would not be making these investments if they were not serious about actually featuring all these backs in the offense. Team president Tom Lewand confirmed as much this week.

"You're going to see some more two-back sets," Lewand told a small crowd this week at the TAP restaurant in the MGM casino in downtown Detroit. He added that they would mimic what New Orleans has done with deploying a multitude of tailbacks.

"It's a very adaptable offense, and they want to use the talent and the guys that we have, not just one back at a time because that's what the personnel group calls for."

The Lions wanted to use more two-back sets last year after signing fullback Montell Owens, but Owens played only one offensive series due to a pair of knee injuries. Bell and Bush were occasionally featured on the field at the same time, though those formations usually split Bush out at receiver.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions are paying Bell about the same as what Ben Tate and Toby Gerhart signed for, so it's starting to look like Bell will play the Pierre Thomas/Mark Ingram role in the Lions offense with Reggie Bush returning to more of a Darren Sproles-like role as a receiving specialist. Bell's stock is up while Bush's is down.

Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:20pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:09pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (knee, toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:30pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (knee, toe) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 7:34pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (knee, toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:39pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (toe, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:34pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (toe) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:20pm

Saints RB Jed Collins (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

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