Lions HC Jim Schwartz said RB Reggie Bush could potentially catch 60-70-80 passes next season.
Bush caught 294 passes in 60 games over five seasons with the Saints. That's 4.9 catches per game, which equates to 78 receptions if he's able to play 16 games. In other words, it's not an unreasonable goal for Schwartz and the Lions. He also averaged 70.5 total yards and .483 TDs per game while with the Saints. Those are fringe RB2 numbers in standard formats and fringe RB1 numbers in PPR. His involvement in the Detroit passing game is clear, so the question is -- will Bush get the 8.7 carries per game he saw in New Orleans, or will the Lions use him more in the running game? That answer, coupled with his ability to stay healthy, will drive his fantasy value in 2013. Keep in mind that Mikel Leshoure is a very capable goal line back, so he is likely to vulture some red zone touches, limiting Bush's upside.