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NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is hearing that Reggie Bush (ankle) will not play on Sunday.

Bush has been limited in practice this week and was expected to play, but now the word is that he will not be active. The Lions previously stated that they would like to get Bush fully healthy before putting him back on the field, as they stand a good chance to make the playoffs at the moment and aren't in complete 'win-now' mode, so if Bush is still feeling the effects of a lingering ankle injury, it would make sense for the Lions to give him another week to heal. Joique Bell's value now goes from a FLEX option to a low end RB2, as he will serve as the nearly every down back unless Theo Riddick's usage goes up from the past couple of weeks. Even if this is the case, Riddick's not the most talented runner and would be limited to third downs at best. Even in ppr-leagues, Riddick is an extremely risky FLEX player.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

22 Nov, 05:03 PMSource

Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in practice Friday and he is listed as questionable for Sunday.

With both Joique Bell and Reggie Bush limited in practice all week, it appears that the Lions backfield situation is wide open. Although both could play and very well might, expect their roles to be limited due to their injuries. It is possible that Theo Riddick sees his role expanded and even fourth string RB George Winn might see some carries.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

21 Nov, 05:13 PM

Larry Warford and Nick Fairley are out for the Lions this weekend.

Warford is likely to be replaced by Travis Swanson while Fairley will probably be replaced by C.J. Mosley. Both are experienced enough to not have too much of a drop-off here, so don't expect any major impact.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 03:53 PMSource

Lions expect TE Eric Ebron's role to continue to increase moving forward.

Ebron struggled with drops and some of the playbook early on, but saw a nice increase in targets lately as the team's tight end situation was hit hard with injuries. He's got great pass-catching skills, but his overall performance was in need of some help. He should gradually improve to the point where he could be usable in fantasy, but that might not actually happen until next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 11:48 AMSource

Coach Jim Caldwell said Jason Jones will practice Friday.

Jones missed practice Thursday, but according to the Lions, it was not injury-related. He is expected back at practice Friday and will fulfill his usual role Sunday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 10:40 AMSource

Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Pettigrew has been dealing with a foot injury for much of the season and missed last week's game against the Lions. Consider him day-to-day at this point with a realistic chance at missing Sunday's game.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

20 Nov, 10:28 PMSource

Update: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell and Reggie Bush were limited participants in practice Thursday.

All are expected to play Sunday so long as they don't incur any setbacks between Thursday and Sunday. Both Bush and Bell are dealing with ankle injuries while Johnson was nursing a sore elbow. Check back with the updates Friday and Saturday to verify that all three will be active.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 04:12 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

Bell should be good to go on Sunday against an improving Patriots run defense who just shutdown Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson on Sunday.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

20 Nov, 02:37 PMSource

Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Thursday.

Johnson will likely face his toughest test of the season with the possibility of Darrell Revis manning up on him this weekend in New England. Johnson was held to just one catch the last time he locked up with Revis back in 2010.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

20 Nov, 02:36 PMSource

Reggie Bush (ankle) said he's on track to play against the Patriots Sunday.

Bush has returned to practice this week and was participating in full Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, he'll be on the field and get a share of the carries along with Joique Bell, who's actually questionable, and Theo Riddick.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 12:43 PMSource

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