There is an old saying that goes “The grass is not always greener on the other side”. For many things in life, and of course in fantasy football, this is very true. However, Reggie Bush may be the one person to find that greener grass on the other side.
This Sunday against the Chicago Bears, Bush showed all of his owners why they drafted him so high this fantasy draft season. Bush racked up 139 yards on the ground and 34 yards in the air with one rushing touchdown. In the two games that Bush has been healthy, he has put up a combined 364 total yards with a touchdown in each of those games.
Bush was looked at as almost a bust in the NFL and an overrated player in the fantasy football world before his move to Detroit. This season, Bush is making a statement. Fantasy football world, listen up: Bush is in the perfect offense for him and he could very easily be the fantasy football’s best RB this year.
Now, many of you may say that he is not even the best player on his team. However, if you look at the fantasy stats of Calvin Johnson, he is having a better start to this fantasy season than last because Bush opens things up for him and vice versa. Johnson makes sure there is not an eight-man box for Bush, and Bush allows Johnson to see more one-on-one situations because of his talent.
The stats so far resemble fantasy MVP statues. He is a player that is making others around him better as well as scoring some serious points for his fantasy owners. Bush was projected to be drafted as a high no. 2 running back for fantasy owners. His stock rose when he signed with the Lions and took off once people saw him play in the pre-season.
Bush could have easily have been taken as a no. 1 back for many teams, especially those who drafted in the no. 11 or 12 spot. The only issue owners need to worry about with Bush is his health. If he can stay healthy for most of the season, than I feel that Bush can rival Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster and Doug Martin.
All of these players were selected higher than him, but the offense that Bush belongs to will lead to great numbers for him and many victories for his owners.