There were plenty of fantasy football fans that felt that Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush had potential to be a superstar this season. Many pundits predicted Bush to haul in close to 80 balls and have a monster fantasy season. However, the former first round pick once again missed a handful of game, and some weeks, he completely frustrated fantasy owners with his injury status.
Bush still showed glimpses of being a stud back this past fantasy season. He posted the second 1,000-yard rushing performance of his career, while also adding a receiver-like 54 receptions for 506 receiving yards. He ended up scoring seven total touchdowns and he was a great safety valve for QB Matthew Stafford to look for out of the backfield.
Bush unfortunately missed two games this year with a calf injury, though. He has only played in a full season once in his past seven seasons and he seemingly misses time each season. He may have once again suffered the occasional setbacks, but he was simply electric when on the field and that alone makes him worth the injury concern.
Bush will be an early second round pick next season and the veteran could even sneak into the first round in P.P.R. formats. So if you are in a two-player keeper league and are looking for a second option to lock up, don’t be afraid to carry Bush over into the 2014 fantasy season.