Ranks reax: Both Bushes rate well

Updated: December 14, 2011, 1:51 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

You know it's been a crazy fantasy football season when it's Week 15 and you're considering not one, but two players with the surname Bush for inclusion among your top 10 running backs. But that's the case as we head to the second week of the fantasy playoffs. Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush is ready to exploit the Detroit Lions, and believe it or not, Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins continues to show he's legit, and this week's matchup against the Buffalo Bills is pretty sweet.

Many fantasy owners want to stick to the fellows that got them this far, but the truth is both Bushes have been good enough to get their fantasy teams to meaningful mid-December games. There's still no telling when or if Darren McFadden returns to the Raiders, and Michael Bush bounced back in Week 14 with 14 fantasy points in the blowout loss at Green Bay. Despite facing a strong passing offense and falling behind very early, Michael Bush rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown. He's been at 14 fantasy points or better in five of six weeks. I ranked him in my top 10 for the week, and ESPN Fantasy projects 17 fantasy points.