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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2006 Round 1 (2)
DOB: 1985-03-02 Age: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#22 3 5.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2006 NO 16 7 154 558 3.6 6 122 89 748 8.4 2 178.6 11.2
2007 NO 12 9 157 581 3.7 4 98 73 417 5.7 2 135.8 11.3
2008 NO 10 9 106 404 3.8 2 73 52 440 8.5 4 120.4 12.0
2009 NO 14 8 70 390 5.6 5 68 47 335 7.1 3 120.5 8.6
2010 NO 8 6 36 150 4.2 0 42 34 208 6.1 1 41.8 5.2
2011 MIA 15 15 217 1,097 5.1 6 52 43 296 6.9 1 181.3 12.1
2012 DET 16 0 227 986 4.3 6 52 35 292 8.3 2 175.8 11.0
2012 (Projected) DET     207 868 4.2 5   42 324 7.7 2 161.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
After five mostly injury-plagued and somewhat disappointing seasons in New Orleans, Bush was traded to the Dolphins prior to training camp last season. Most pundits expected that Bush would continue to tease with his potential and fall short of the lofty expectations that accompanied him based on his outstanding college career, culminating in the Saints drafting him with the 2nd overall pick in the 2006 draft. Although Miamiís oft-stated objective was to make Bush a workhorse back, that was met with much skepticism given that the team had traded up in the 2nd round to acquire Kansas State product Daniel Thomas. Bush started the season slowly, gaining just 243 rushing yards, 97 receiving yards and scoring once in the teamís first six games. After that, he came on strong, rushing for 854 yards and six touchdowns while chipping in 199 receiving yards over last nine games. During that stretch, he topped 100 rushing yards five times, including his final four games, and hit double-digit fantasy points eight times. In 15 games (he sat out Week 17 with a knee injury), Bush set career-highs in rushing attempts with 217 (60 more than his previous high set in 2007), rushing yards with 1,097 and rushing touchdowns with six. The Dolphins scaled back his involvement in the passing game and he averaged fewer than three receptions per game for the first time in his career. For 2012, Bush rates as a risky high-end RB2 and it will be a surprise if he matches the 11th place running back ranking he had in 2011 given the new west coast offense being installed by head coach Joe Philbin. Expect Bush to be more of a hybrid back with less running up the middle or more time spent slit out wide as a receiver.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Reggie Bush
RB2RB2 Joique Bell
RB3RB3 Theo Riddick
RB4RB4 Montell Owens
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Lions RB Bush, TE Pettigrew limited at practice     -- Wed Sep 10 4:41 pm --

Veteran tailback wearing ice pack on left knee
Running back Reggie Bush (knee), safety James Ihedigbo (neck) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) were all held out of portions of Wednesday's session. Bush and Pettigrew were both new additions to the practice report. Prior to practice, the veteran running back was seen sporting an ice pack on his left knee. (mlive.com)

FF Today's Take: Bush is nursing a sore left knee but his status for week two does not appear to be in jeopardy at this time. Continue to monitor his activity levels in practice this week. If Bush were to sit out this weekend, fellow RB Joique Bell would see his fantasy stock climb heading into the Lions' matchup against the Panthers.
Can Theo Riddick become the next Sproles?     -- Mon Jul 7 3:40 pm --

Backup QB believes Riddick will catch 50 passes in 2014
Who takes the role of Darren Sproles - the shifty, multifaceted running back who can run the ball and make plays as a receiver in the open field - in Detroit? Backup QB Dan Orlovsky has an idea. His bold prediction: Theo Riddick will catch at least 50 passes. ďThis kid, he wasnít covered a single time in OTAs and minicamp,Ē Orlovsky said. "If he doesnít have 50 catches this year, Iíll be surprised. Heís going to have opportunities and heís really talented at it.Ē (Detroit Free Press)

FF Today's Take: With two very adept receivers ahead of him in Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, Riddick appears to be a longshot to fulfill Orlovsky's prediction. However, New OC Joe Lombardi saw the three-back system work well in New Orleans and is reportedly installing the same offense in Detroit that the Saints use. Bush also stated earlier in the offseason that Riddick is a more complete back now that he was at the same age. Riddick has the skill set to be fantasy-relevant in 2014.

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