As Reggie Bush has signed with the Detroit Lions, let’s take a look at his fantasy prospects in 2013.
From Adam Rainbolt (@adamrainbolt);
As Reggie Bush enters his eighth season and joins his third team, his signing with Detroit he appears to be poised to produce another strong fantasy season for the Lions. The fact that Detroit lost three of its five starting offensive lineman (left tackle Jeff Backus‘ retired, guard Stephen Peterman was released and right tackle Gosder Cherilus signed with Indianapolis) is more than worrisome.
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The bright side is that the salary cap and free-agent has left devastation of the Lions’ defense as well; both starting defensive ends Kyle Vanden Bosch (released) and Cliff Avril (signed with Seattle) are gone, which should make for some high scoring games this season. Bush’s ability to catch balls in space and turn them into highlight plays will make him a fun player to own this season.
Adam’s Prediction (3/14/2013): 1,200 total yards and 8 total TDs, good for a top-10 season and taken waaaay to early in a few of your leagues
From Regan Yant (@ReganFP);
First David Wilson, then Percy Harvin, now Reggie Bush. He is the flavor of the week in fantasy football circles. His addition to the Lions’ high-powered offense has been met with excitement and it is showing in mock drafts, as he is being taken as high as early first round! I know this will drop off as the excitement wears down but lets get ourselves together. This is a guy who is now 28 years old and has never made it to 1,400 yards from scrimmage and has been let go by two teams now.
Could he excel in the Lions offense? Sure he could, he could do some exciting things in the passing game. But is he going to be their every down back? That’s the question. Will the Lions split the carries amongst Bush, Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell? I do believe he automatically becomes the most talented back on their roster but i’m not putting him down as a top 10 RB.
Regan’s Prediction (3/19/2013): 1,150 total yards 5 TDs, putting him in my 15-18 range for RBs