If you went RB/WR from an early draft spot, and Reggie is sitting there in the early 3rd is it daft to consider him over a (lower) top 10 WR like say Boldin, Colston, Bowe or a safer RB like say Kevin Smith, Thomas, Lynch for example?
I've always loved Reggie as a RB2 in PPR, but got burnt badly last year, and am considering how brave to be this time
I think, if healthy, he can be a 1st round PPR talent, so I guess it's all about him having a very ceiling against also having a very low floor.
Anyway......I'd welcome the thoughts of some of you other guys
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I think it's not far fetched to consider Bush in the situation you explained. Here's the way I look at Bush. He's explosive and 100% a boom or bust type of guy, even in PPR. The reason being because he seems to be fragile and that is the biggest knock against him. However, I think the increased role of Thomas will actually help Bush because he won't get stuck running the ball in between the tackles, and probably won't have as many stretch runs either.
I also have full faith in the coaching staff realizing the ability and potential of Bush and implementing as many plays as needed to get the ball in his hands in space. Now the one thing I would say is that if you do take Bush in the 3rd as your RB2, you had better plan on grabbing another RB in the 4th or 5th just in case Bush gets banged up. Preferably, I would want to draft Bush in the 3rd in a league where I could use a RB as a flex. Then I wouldn't feel as if I was "wasting" a pick in a manner of speaking by drafting a RB in the 4th or 5th to protect him. At worst, if Bush went down, I'd slide my flex RB into my RB2 slot and then find another flex from whatever position was the BPA.
I was going to take him in my PPR and was surprised at my relief when someone else took him. I would take K Smith and Boldin over Bush, probably risk Bush if it were he vs. Colston, Bowe, Lynch, or T Jones. Bush will absolutely put you in position for high scores on weeks were he is healthy, but I don't know that he can take the punishment of a full NFL season. In a PPR Bush is dynomite...but I like my fingers.
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Everything out of camp sounds great so far. They are saying he has regained the explosiveness that makes him such a great talent and is playing like the second best player on the field (behind Drew Brees, of course). That said, there has been some swelling in the knee albeit minimal.
The risk will always be there with Reggie, but the ceiling still is very high. As a third-round pick, I think you have mitigated the risk as much as possible, making it worth it IMO.