| Bush sits out Week 14 -- Sun Dec 8 8:10 pm --|
Inactive due to calf injury
|Reggie Bush aggravated the calf injury that kept him out of practice most of the week during pregame warm-ups and did not play in the Detroit Lions’ 34-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Detroit Free Press)|
FF Today's Take: Bush didn't play a down against the Eagles. Joique Bell carried the load with 23 carries for 69 yards but had two costly fumbles. Bush should be considered questionable for Week 15.
| Bush missed second straight practice -- Thu Dec 5 11:10 am --|
|Reggie Bush isn’t practicing, due to a calf injury that showed up on the injury report for the first time this week, but the Detroit Lions’ leading rusher is still working on his ball security. Bush, who has missed two straight practices, has lost three fumbles in the last five games and is among the league leaders in dropped passes. (Detroit Free Press)|
FF Today's Take: Bush was limited on Thursday making his status for Sunday a question mark. Joique Bell would vault into RB2 territory if Bush doesn't play against the Eagles on Sunday.
| RB Bell practices Thursday for Lions -- Thu Nov 21 11:45 am --|
|Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and running back Joique Bell (Achilles) also returned to practice today, after sitting out Wednesday. Bell suffered his injury in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Detroit Free Press)|
FF Today's Take: The exact diagnosis of Bell's foot issue isn't known but it appears he should be fine to backup Reggie Bush this Sunday against the Bucs.
| Joique Bell injured foot in Week 11 -- Mon Nov 18 3:20 pm --|
Reggie Bush "benched" early due to muddy field
|Joique Bell was having a good day until he injured his foot late in the third quarter. With starter Reggie Bush struggling, Bell had amassed 49 yards rushing and 48 receiving and had scored on a 2-yard run. Even though Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return to the game, he didn’t and he was limping noticeably afterward.
“I could’ve come back but they kind of pulled me,” Bell said. (Detroit News)|
FF Today's Take: Bush was "limited" according to Schwartz more because of the muddy track at Heinz Field and less because he had an early fumble. Bell said he was sore after the game, but did not think he suffered a Lisfranc injury. With back-to-back home games, expect Bush to resume feature-back duties against Tampa Bay in Week 12.
| Calvin Johnson is Out -- Sun Oct 6 11:30 am --|
Didn't feel comfortable in pregame warmups
|Lions WR Calvin Johnson OUT. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Big loss for the Lions today. Ryan Broyles, Reggie Bush and Joique Bell should see increased targets in the passing game.
| Reggie Bush practices in full again -- Thu Sep 26 4:55 pm --|
In line to return for Week 4
|Reggie Bush was a full participant at (Thursday) practice, his second in a row. It would be a shock at this point if he didn't play Sunday against the Bears. (MLive.com)|
FF Today's Take: Bush missed Week 3 in order to heal from all the injuries he sustained over the first two, but needs to be in all fantasy lineups when healthy. He's a solid RB2 in standard formats and a borderline RB1 in PPR leagues, with his only issue being his durability. Joique Bell will return to high-end flex status.
| Reggie Bush not expected to play -- Sun Sep 22 9:40 am --|
Lions playing it safe
|Due to knee injury, Lions RB Reggie Bush is not expected to play today vs. Washington. He is expected to play next week. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Bush is reportedly wanting to play but the Lions are playing it safe and will likely hold him out this week. Joique Bell will get the start and has a great matchup against the porous Redskins defense.
| Lions "encouraged" by tests on Bush -- Mon Sep 16 3:45 pm --|
Injured left knee in Week 2
|Detroit Lions HC Jim Schwartz said he doesn't believe RB Reggie Bush has a serious knee injury. Bush, who was scheduled to undergo an MRI, could be available to play in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Schwartz acknowledged that Bush will be sore but said that the results of Monday's tests were "encouraging." However, Schwartz also emphasized that Bush's injury might not be a short-term one. Schwartz also said Bush's only concern is the knee injury, not the groin or thumb injuries he suffered in Detroit's season-opening victory against Minnesota. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Bush injured his left knee when it collided with Arizona safety Tony Jefferson's helmet in Sunday's 26-21 loss. He left the game but returned later. For now, expect Bush to go in Week 3. However, Joique Bell has quickly emerged as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 over the first two weeks of the season in PPR leagues and is one of the better handcuffs in the NFL.
| Bush will have MRI on knee -- Sun Sep 15 8:00 pm --|
Helmet to the knee
|Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush will have an MRI on his left knee. Bush injured the knee when it collided with the helmet of Arizona safety Tony Jefferson during his 26-yard run after the catch in the second quarter. "Yeah," Bush said. "It hurt." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Bush left the game briefly and came back in but was largely ineffective after the injury. "We'll see what happens this week, I'm not sure. I don't think it's anything serious." Joique Bell remains one of the top RB handcuffs in fantasy football.