KFFL: Bush Should Score Between 4 and 6 TD’s in 2010

KFFL.com, a premiere fantasy site, says that Saints back Reggie Bush should cross the goal-line 4 to 6 times in 2010, but that injuries could be a major concern:

Pros: Bush regained his explosiveness after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee; he averaged 5.6 yards on 70 carries, while also snagging 47 passes on his way to 725 total yards and eight scores. His talents are valued in this high-octane offense, which loves to attack via the air. Consistency with receptions: He posted nine weeks of three-plus catches last year. Bush finished second among Saints backs with 2.1 red zone utilizations; they don’t mind using his slashing near the goal line, and Mike Bell is now a Philadelphia Eagle. Bush was likely held back last year due to his knee surgery, so the Saints could involve him more in 2010.

Cons: Brittle Bush has missed at least two games in each of the last three seasons. “Microfracture” is still a dirty word long term. Bush takes a back seat to Pierre Thomas, who can also catch. Bush registered 75-plus offensive yards only four times last year. If your league doesn’t count catches, does that suffice? The Saints still have too many mouths to feed.

Fantasy tip: Bush can pass as a low-end No. 2 back in PPR despite his inconsistency. He’s safer as a No. 3, given his inconsistent weekly output and his frequent physical dings. His standard scoring ADP, somewhere in the seventh round, is a bit high considering some other options that do more on the ground. If PPR backs are falling quickly, a slight reach isn’t a high crime, as long as you back yourself up.

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