Miami Dolphins: Reggie Bush Okay to Use in Fantasy in Week 4?
Though Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is making a speedy recovery from a knee injury suffered in last week’s loss to the New York Jets, it may not be fast enough.
Jeremiah Thermidor of CBS Miami reports that Bush was limited in practice all week, but was working hard towards getting back to 100 percent for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Actually, the reason Bush was able to be on the field at all was because the MRI on his knee revealed it wasn’t a severe injury.
Bush was listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report. But, according to Thermidor, “He will most likely get a few touches early, in order for the Dolphins coaching staff to get a sense on how much they should use him.”
Thermidor noted head coach Joe Philbin talking earlier in the week about how talented the running back depth is on their roster. And if Bush plays sparingly or not at all, backups Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller will fill that role in the backfield.
The loss of Bush may not hurt the Dolphins too much this week though, as they rank fourth in the league in rushing, while the Cardinals defense is 17th in stopping the run.
It really all depends on how Bush feels early on in the game that will determine how much he plays in the rest of it. Unfortunately, in fantasy football, we can’t wait to find that out, we need to know beforehand. I’m going to take a chance and say to sit Bush this week. With the Cardinals run defense playing poorly lately, there’s no reason for the Dolphins to risk further injury to their star running back, especially when they have a brutal second-half schedule this season they should save him for.