Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Thanks to a surprisingly impressive two-year stint as the Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 tailback, Bush shattered the commonly held notion that he was nothing more than a receiving back/gadget player. Bush parlayed his success in South Florida into a starting job in the Motor City. Making 31 starts in a Miami uniform, Bush, who stands at 5-foot-11, 203 pounds, averaged 4.67 yards per carry while toting the rock 216 times and 227 times, respectively, during the last two years. However, the Lions aren’t expected to use the 28-year-old Bush as a regular run-first back. He will share first- and second-down touches with plodder Mikel Leshoure, who is expected to handle goal-line duties. But the still-explosive Bush will command the bulk of the third-down/passing-down work. Although the Dolphins underused him in their passing game, everyone knows Bush is a dynamite receiver out of the backfield, which makes him a great fit for Detroit’s pass-happy attack. The eighth-year pro has a great chance to catch 70-80 passes, assuming he stays healthy. Bush has missed 21 regular-season games since 2007. Draft him as a No. 2 fantasy back. Bush has more fantasy appeal in PPR leagues.
Positives Excellent PPR opportunity. Fewer mouths to feed in Miami. Should fit right in to wildcat. Negatives Not a RB#1 even if he's listed ahead of Thomas on the depth chart. Draft Strategy Back to my RB-whoring ways. So what if half of my players are RBs? I'm not planning on needing him much, but he could be worth a spot start and this keeps him away from my competitors. All the upper tier TEs were gone so there was no reason to stretch for one here; not picking a D this early either. Probably should have grabbed another WR, but Bush was just to enticing. [Blue 5] (Contributed by: Scoefield)
Round 8, Pick 8
Positives By default, the coaching staff in Miami is looking to him to be the starting RB to start the season. He has performed well in the past, and should be involved especially in the passing game. Negatives The Dolphins are going to struggle to run the ball, and the presence of rookie Daniel Thomas will surely cut into Bush's playing time. Draft Strategy Bush hasn't been able to establish anything in the pre-season, so he continues to be a questionable fantasy entity for 2011. The name "Reggie Bush" brings to mind excitement, but in reality it has been a while since he's done anything great on the field. At this point in the draft, he's not a bad guy to take a chance on, especially after already getting established starters at the RB position. (Contributed by: doug_coutts)