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Reggie Bush returns to practice, fantasy value unclear for Week 3

Jeff Gross

Reggie Bush returned to practice on Friday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to practice on Friday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Bush sat out both Wednesday and Thursday's practices with an injury to his left knee. He had a sleeve on his knee and according to Birkett, "showed no signs of injury."

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Bush seems likely to play in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. He's the team's starting running back, and a valuable weapon in the passing game for Matthew Stafford. Bush had a big Week 1, but slowed down in Week 2 due to the injury.

Joique Bell is Bush's backup, and even if Bush is good to go, it seems likely that Bell takes more than his usual share of the touches. The Lions want to get Bell the ball, and this is as good an excuse as any to do so.

Fantasy Impact: Bush should play on Sunday, though the team hasn't confirmed that at this point. But he should start, and he should get a decent amount of touches provided there are no setbacks. However, he is probably not the best option to start as it seems likely the team will give the ball to Bell. It's really a judgment call, and depends on your running back depth.

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