Bush was brought to Detroit from the Miami Dolphins this off-season and the former USC star will finally get a chance to be featured in a high-powered offense. Detroit was second in the league in 307.9 passing yards per game last year and fantasy owners are drooling at the possibilities.
Bush has not looked very strong running the ball this preseason though. In the team’s three preseason games, the former first round pick has only racked up 21 rushing yards on 17 attempts (1.2 AVG). However, his true fantasy value in Mo-town will come in the passing game.
QB Matthew Stafford threw the ball a NFL record 435 times in 2012 and finished with 4,967 passing yards. Bush has always been an amazing receiver out of the backfield and his potential in Detroit as a receiver is limitless. He could seriously catch over 100 balls this fall.
Bush has caught everything so far since being in a Lions’ uniform. In his most recent preseason outing, he looked like a fantasy superstar. He finished the game against the New England Patriots with five receptions for a jaw-dropping 103 receiving yards. He has now hauled in 10 balls for 147 yards in his last two games in limited action and it safe to say he has adjusted to his role in the offense.
In non-PPR leagues, Bush has still proven enough to be a reliable RB2 this fantasy season. He is primed for a huge year and the flex back could easily outperform some top-tier wide receivers.