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Bush to start, but what of Thomas?

Updated: August 31, 2011, 4:38 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
The news out of Miami Dolphins camp that coach Tony Sparano intends to use Reggie Bush more than anyone has seen him used in the past few seasons is wishful thinking, of course, because it's unlikely Bush's body can hold up. But the bigger story here, considering I'm not the biggest fan of the former Heisman Trophy winner from a fantasy standpoint, is yet another highly touted rookie -- what position he plays is almost irrelevant -- appears to have been overrated.

Yes, Daniel Thomas was a second-round pick a few months ago, and fantasy owners saw him as a real draft-day winner in terms of landing on a team without other top running backs. Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams weren't asked back, forced to sign deals to back up fantasy first-rounders. Bush has averaged a mere 70 rushing attempts over the past three seasons. Now he's the main guy? Say what you will about Bush, but this is a clear indictment of the rookie so many people thought would be terrific from the get-go.

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