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A lot went right for Reggie Bush in 2011: he stayed healthy for the first time in forever, he acheived his second best YPC at an even 5 per clip and had a career high 216 carries, well eclipsing his previous career high of 157 which happened back in 2007.  Going into 2012, Reggie had some large aspirations and I don’t mean that as entendre for wanting to get back together with Kim Kardashian.  He stated back in May after his slightly out of nowhere 2011 season that he wanted to lead the league in rushing for 2012.  Well I want to lead the world in Kate Upton ‘encounters’ in 2012 but it looks like for various reasons, neither of us are going to get what we wanted.  Reports out of Dolphins camp now have Bush slated to take on a bigger role at wide receiver and I honestly can’t say I blame the team for this move.  Before they signed Chad Ochocinco, their WR1 was going to be either Davone Bess or Brian Hartline.  Those guys aren’t even WR3s in your 12 team, three WR league.  Heck, at this point neither is Chad for that matter.

So now that I’ve thoroughly got lost while trying to make a point, let me try and clear it up: Reggie might have WR positional eligibility at some point this season depending on your league and that matters in my book.  If Reggie is anywhere near an RB2 this year, I’ll say he has a chance to far outpace your WR2 this season.  In fact, his line last year placed him 19th in the WR/RB player rater on ESPN, but if he had ‘WR’ next to his name, he’d have been the 8th best wide out in terms of fantasy points.  To put it in creepy terms, ‘daddy likes’.  For now, it’s simply a situation to monitor but could pay huge dividends come draft day.   If it holds true that Reggie will get more WR reps, it might also give some value to Daniel Thomas for 2012 as well.  See how much I give you?  Not one but TWO things to ponder going into 2012.  If you’re in need of pondering a third thing, I stronlgy suggest you think about what exactly a grape nut is.  I mean, it’s not a nut and it’s not from grapes so…well, you tell me.

And with that, we’ll close up shop for Thursday.  Stay tuned tomorrow as we’ll have the Round 1 results for ‘The Next Great Fantasy Football Writer’.  Note this doesn’t mean you’re eliminated for round 2 just because you missed round 1!  We’ve got 5 rounds for this sucker and if you’re better with your 4 than others are with their 5 then you can still win.  With that, see you tomorrow!

  1. The Dude says:
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    Players that both run and catch can be interesting as well as more consistant scorers at times, but be aware that that they might not achieve yardage bonuses near as often because the yards are split between running and receiving. Check your leages rules for yardage bonuses to see how it may work out.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Makes sense. League rules have ways of making or breaking value.

  2. Shawn H. says:
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    I feel like Bush would jump a round with dual eligibility, but I wonder how tight Yahoo is with that designation; although they added Tyreke Evans at SF pretty quickly . . . I’m mixing metaphors, but I’m salivating at the thought of “Joe Webb-ing” another opponent this year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know the rules on how they deal with basketball but on the football side it comes from whatever their data guys tell them. Quoting from yahoo here:

      There are no set criteria (minimum number of games, minutes at a new position, etc.) for position eligibility. A new position will be added when our data provider determines that a player’s primary position has changed, or he is logging sufficient playing time at a secondary position to warrant adding that position to their eligibility.

      I’d have to assume that if Reggie really takes a large number of snaps at WR to at least start the season, they’ll have to consider it. I’m with you about the Joe Webb’ing. He helped me out immensely one week because of it.

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