Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was off to his best game the 2011 season but unfortunately had to leave in the third quarter due to a neck injury. Bush had 71 yards on only ten carries while Daniel Thomas was a bit less effective in the Dolphins 24-6 loss to the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. Thomas finished the game with 47 yards on 15 carries.
Prior to Bush's injury, the Dolphins were going with a fairly even split as they were exchanging touches for much of the first half. Given the Dolphins existing offensive woes with new quarterback Matt Moore, that is not a formula for a successful fantasy running back option. Thomas was looking better heading into the game but likely moved into a split due to his nagging hamstring injury.
Bush was reportedly cleared to return to the game but did not get back on the field. This week's practice participation reports will give us a better idea of his status for week seven. If he is absent, that could bode well for Daniel Thomas' fantasy viability at home against a weak Denver Broncos squad.