After suffering a season-ending knee injury last season with the San Francisco 49ers, Reggie Bush has now found a new home with the Buffalo Bills. The 11th year veteran joins a crowded backfield and is expected to compete for a backup role with Mike Gillislee and rookie Jonathan Williams. Aside from LeSean McCoy, 2nd year Karlos Williams is also in the mix after a promising rookie year where he led the team with 7 rushing TDs, although he will be suspended for the team’s first 4 games.
Reggie Bush is officially a Buffalo Bill.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 1, 2016
Last season Bush was limited to only five games due to his devastating knee injury and compiled only 12 touches on the year. With his best years clearly behind him, Bush will need to quickly prove he can make a full recovery if he wants a chance at making the final roster.
Not much can be expected of Bush who very well could be entering his final NFL season – especially considering he’s played in every regular season game only twice throughout his career. The only way I would take a flyer on him is in deeper PPR leagues due to his plus pass catching ability.
LeSean McCoy will see the majority of time in the backfield and may even have more fantasy value than last season. When Karlos Williams returns after serving his four game suspension, he should see a good amount of playing time and could return to the TD machine he was as a rookie. Rookie Jonathan Williams will be in the mix as well.
There’s just too much going on in the backfield for Bush to be a consistent producer. Plus, you can’t trust his versatility at this stage in his career.