Michael Bush: Bears OC Wants Two 1,000-Yard Backs: Fantasy Implications

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush says offensive coordinator Mike Tice told him during his free-agent visit that he wanted two 1,000-yard running backs. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush says offensive coordinator Mike Tice told him during his free-agent visit that he wanted two 1,000-yard backs, The Chicago Sun Times reports.

Analysis: This would be great for fantasy owners but seems to be a bit ambitious considering the fact that the team brought in receiver Brandon Marshall and drafted rookie WR Alshon Jeffery to help improve the offense. Matt Forte and Bush both figure to get their touches in Tice's offense but Forte is more versatile and should rack up more total yards. What should concern Forte owners is the possibility that Bush could get carries around the goal line. Forte had four touchdowns last season, while Bush had eight last season for the Raiders. Fantasy owners should draft Forte as a fringe No. 1 running back and treat Bush as a No. 3 back who could score from in close.

For more on the Bears check out SB Nation Chicago and Windy City Gridiron.

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