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Bush had 12 carries for 61 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as six catches on eight targets for 38 receiving yards in Sunday's 19-7 win over the Packers.
Joique Bell finished with three more carries than Bush, though he produced only 33 yards versus Bush's 61. That being said, Bush wasn't particularly great on the ground until he broke off a 26-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The major difference came in the passing game, as Bush tied his season-high with six receptions, while Bell didn't receive a single target. Both players could struggle running the ball in Week 4 against the Jets, making their opportunities in the passing game that much more important for fantasy production.
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Bush (knee) had six carries for 26 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for six receiving yards Sunday against the Panthers.
The Lions' offense really struggled to move the ball and they eventually finished with only 18 rushing attempts versus 48 passes. The disappointment for Bush is that Joique Bell had four more carries and eight more targets, as quarterback Matthew Stafford looked his way quite a bit against a very good Panthers defense. Bush will look to grab a bigger piece of the distribution in Week 3 against a Packers defense that allowed 146 rushing yards to the Jets in Week 2.
Reggie Bush RB DET 9 Days
Bush (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Bush was limited in practice Wednesday, but a full participant after that, so he's is good to go Sunday. He faces a tough Panthers' defense in Week 2 (though they will be without Greg Hardy), and will continue to lose touches to Joique Bell.
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Bush (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
As expected, Bush's knee issue turned out to be a very manageable one, and it basically has no effect on his fantasy situation heading into Sunday. Although the Panthers defense is a tough one to face, Bush should offer his usual fantasy utility, particularly as a source of receiving production.
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Bush (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
There was no indication immediately after Monday's win versus the Giants that Bush was dealing with anything other than the typical bumps and bruises involved with NFL play. After he was deemed limited Wednesday due to a knee injury, he was unhinged just one day later, which forecasts active status Sunday in Carolina. However, the matchup is less than pleasing, as the Panthers ranked second-best in rushing yards allowed last season with 86.9 per game.
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Bush (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bush got off to a hot start in Monday night's regular season opener, catching four passes in the first quarter. However, he was relatively quiet thereafter, which was thought to be the result of the Lions' double-digit lead. The knee injury may have been the true culprit, though, which opens the door for Joique Bell to handle more reps than normal. Expect the final injury report of the week to clarify Detroit's running-back situation heading into Week 2 at Carolina.
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Bush had six receptions for 49 yards and nine carries for 15 yards in Monday's 35-14 win over the Giants.
Bush was slightly out-touched by Joique Bell, who got seven of his 15 carries in the fourth quarter while the Lions were protecting a multi-score lead. After catching four passes in the fourth quarter, Bush was surprisingly quiet for the rest of the night, unable to get anything going on the ground. Running lanes will be hard to come by in Carolina on Sunday, but Bush still figures to top his 15 rushing yards from this week.
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Bush carried twice for 95 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Jags.
Bush's night didn't last long, as he zoomed past the Jags' defense for an 86-yard touchdown, and then handed things over to Joique Bell. The Lions really seem to like Theo Riddick, who could perhaps steal a few touches from Bush and Bell. There are suddenly quite a few mouths to feed in this offense, but there's also been speculation that Bush could see a more targets this season.
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Bush gained three yards on two carries and failed to catch his only target in Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns.
Bush got the start and the first touch, while Joique Bell was worked in on the starters' only drive. The Lions used one formation featuring both Bell and Bush, but that probably won't be a huge part of the offense this season, with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron joining Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew in the passing game. A report back in April suggested that Bush could trade some of his carries for receptions under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
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Both Pierre Thomas (77) and Darren Sproles (71) caught more than 70 passes out of the backfield for the Saints last season.
New Lions OC Joe Lombardi was a Sean Payton understudy the previous seven seasons and is bringing the exact same offense to Detroit. "It's exactly the same," ex-Saint Reggie Bush said. While Bush's carries will likely be reduced, his catch total should experience a spike from the 54 balls he reeled in last year. Joique Bell also has great hands out of the backfield. Bell is going to see the biggest fantasy bump. Both backs should be PPR assets in 2014.