Reggie Bush to continue to get a heavy workload despite being banged up after Week 1

The Lions gave Reggie Bush 25 touches in their Week 1 win over the Vikings and he suffered an assortment of ailments (thumb, hip and groin) throughout the game.

That said, he is expected to continue to get a heavy workload going forward based on comments made by coach Jim Schwartz.

We’re going to go win games and score points,” Schwartz said, per Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “Reggie’s a tough guy. There’s probably, I don’t know how many running backs carry or touch the ball as many times as he did yesterday, but anybody that did is probably experiencing the same kind of things today.

“His thumb happened on a pass. That’s life in the big city. You’re a running back in the NFL, there’s going to be some Monday’s where you’re not going to be feeling great. Feel a little bit better when you get the win and when you make the plays that he made. That’s what we’re looking for from him and not anything else.”

Joining Billy Sims (1982) and Barry Sanders (1990), Bush became the third player in Lions history to rush for 90-plus yards while also finishing with 100-plus receiving yards on Sunday.

Going into Week 2 against the Cardinals, Bush is my 10th-ranked fantasy running back in standard-scoring leagues. Meanwhile, Joique Bell, a player to add if still on your league's waiver wire, is a solid flex option as my 28th-ranked back.

(Both are ranked higher in my PPR running back rankings for the week.)





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