Michael Bush plays just 5 snaps in Week 8: Fantasy implications

Sam Greenwood

Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush played just five snaps in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush played just five snaps in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers while Matt Forte was on the field for 50 plays. Forte had 70 yards on 15 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Bush finished with five yards on three carries.

Bush has had a total of 13 carries in the last three games for the Bears, who face the Tennessee Titans in Week 9.

Fantasy Impact: Heading into the season there was talk that Chicago wanted Bush and Forte to both be 1,000-yard rushers but that doesn't seem to be the plan anymore. Forte is clearly the dominant back now that he's healthy and has carried at least 15 times in the last three games. He's also a better receiver out of the backfield, making him even more valuable.

Forte is a versatile No. 1 fantasy running back while Bush has been reduced to a handcuff in most formats.

For more fantasy info, head over to the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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