Week 15: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
The first year Lion aggravated his calf injury during warm-ups in a Philadelphia snow storm. He was unable to get on the field, which opened the door for Joique Bell to produce solid RB2 numbers. Bell rushed 23 times for 69 yards with a touchdown and added four catches for 58 yards in the week 14 loss to the Eagles. Bush expects to play in week 15 and will have an extra day of rest due to the Lions hosting Baltimore on Monday night. The Ravens defense has been stout against the run, allowing the fourth fewest fantasy PPG to opposing rushing attacks. Baltimore has yielded just three rushing touchdowns to running backs and are allowing just 86 rushing yards per game to the position. For now Bush is expected to return, but remains a risky start unless you also own his handcuff Joique Bell.
Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hamstring injury during the Thursday night win over Houston and he's very questionable for the week 15 contest against Buffalo. He won't try to practice until Friday and will be a major risk even if he's able to play (missed 10 games last season due to injury). Backup Jordan Todman could see 15-18 touches against a mediocre Buffalo run defense allowing the fourth most yards to the running back position (112 yards per game). Todman is in his second NFL season out of UConn and the smallish back (just 5'9, 195 pounds) should finish with solid RB2 numbers, especially in a PPR league. He impressed in the preseason, totaling 29 carries for 223 yards (7.68 YPC) with two touchdowns. In week 14, the Bills were gashed by another smallish speedster in Tampa's Bobby Rainey, which makes Todman an intriguing play if MJD is kept in street clothes.