| Bush expected to get regular reps -- Mon Dec 16 2:55 pm --|
RB aggravated calf injury prior to Week 14
|The Detroit Lions are expecting RB Reggie Bush to take on his regular allotment of snaps this Monday night, according to a report from ESPN. Bush has a calf injury that kept him out of last week's game against the Eagles. He was a limited participant in practice on Friday and Saturday and listed as questionable.
Though he's expected to play, eyes will be on Bush during pre-game warmups. On the snowy field before the Eagles game last week, Bush tweaked his already injured calf while warming up, which caused him to miss the game. (National Football Post)|
FF Today's Take: In other words, Bush is about in the same spot he was last week, when he aggravated the injury while jogging. Joique Bell still makes a strong play on Monday Night Football as Detroit could easily decide to ease the load on Bush at any point during the game. Calf injuries are extremely tricky, putting Bush and Bell owners in a bit of a bind.
| 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.