Available Receivers

Feb 12, 2013 at 16:11 o\clock

Available Receivers

by: dosser   Keywords: fantasy, football, wide, receiver

Wide receivers may be in great abundance in free agency in fantasy football leagues when the free agent period begins in a little over a month, but that only makes the top running back in the market even more valuable. Reggie Bush has spent the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins and, as a running back at least, they have been the two best seasons of his career in fantasy football leagues. In 2011, the former Heisman Trophy winner (who actually had the award vacated a short while ago) rushed for over 1,000 yards in fantasy football leagues for the first time in six seasons in the NFL. Bush didn’t have a necessarily great season start to finish for the Dolphins in 2011, but he did finish as strong (if not stronger) as any back in fantasy football leagues, rushing for over 100 yards in each of his final four games of the season. Bush also tied his career-high for touchdowns in 2011, scoring six of them, the most since his rookie season in 2006.

In 2012, hopes were very high for Bush after his stellar finish to 2011 in fantasy football leagues, and Bush electrified in week two when he rushed the ball 26 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins’ victory over the Oakland Raiders. However, Bush would never come close to matching that kind of production for the rest of the season and wound up sharing a lot of carries with Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller as the season wore on. Thomas and Miller are both in their first two seasons and the bottom line is simply that there is no longer room for Bush in the Dolphins’ backfield with the emergence of the two younger backs, meaning he will be moving on in free agency this offseason.

In Miami, there seems to be a big waste of talent with Bush because the team is not winning enough to get into the playoffs. The better he plays, the more teams that will be very interested in him. It could be a very tricky situation for teams because they will not be sure just how good he is and how well he can continue to play at a high level. There is also that injury concern for a player that likes to push the issue a bit, so that could scare some people off as well.