The Lions offense is known as a pass-first scheme, but they actually gave fantasy football owners a pair of relevant running backs last season along with the Stafford-Megatron connection. This season, the Lions backfield again appears primed to contribute two backs to most fantasy leagues which does limit the upside of both even though both do retain some significant value if utilized correctly.
The key with the Lions running backs is understanding your league’s scoring system and making sure that you understand what you are drafting and adjusting your expectations. Owning either Reggie Bush or Joique Bell will be a frustrating experience if you expect them to be the every-down workhorse back for Detroit.
How should you look at them and where should you target them? Here’s my answers to those questions in our Detroit Lions RB Rundown. The rankings listed are from my top 80 RB which came out last week and which will be updated later this week.