Reggie Bush, the new running back of the Detroit Lions, is poised for an even bigger 2013 then the two years he had down in South Beach for the Miami Dolphins. He has a lot more offensive weapons in the motor city as well, thus putting less pressure on him and more people for opposing defenses to cover. This combination could be huge for fantasy football owners and he wouldn’t be frowned upon if he were to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick in regular and PPR leagues.
While he was playing for the New Orleans Saints, Bush was anything but durable as he only started at most 10 games in any given season, and was seen as a bust since he was taken second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. However, he became a rock in Miami and put up some serious numbers with not much else to depend on including 2,072 yards rushing, 12 rushing touchdowns, 533 yards receiving and three more receiving touchdowns. While that doesn’t seem like a lot in two years, the talent was sorely lacking down there and teams were focusing in on him with laser-like precision.
That being said, in Detroit, he’ll have Calvin Johnson, who is easily the best all-around wide receiver in the NFL today and will prevent opposing defenses to line up eight in the box as an attempt to contain Bush. In addition, Bush will have the benefit of playing indoors and on turf for the majority of his games in 2013 and that only does wonders for speedy players who can also catch the ball. All in all, if you want a gem that doesn’t have too much mileage with your first overall pick, let Reggie Bush be it, you won’t regret it.