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Felix Jones; this year's Reggie Bush
2011 Breakout: Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
2011 ADP: 31st RB selected, 2011 Season Rank: 12th RB
2012 Doppelganger: Felix Jones, RB, DAL
2012 ADP: 49th RB selected
Reggie Bush broke out in the second half of 2011, putting up 578 total yards in the final four game of the year. He capitalized on an unproven and injury-prone runner in front of him as the year came to a close, vaulting into the feature-back role at the most important time of the fantasy football calendar.
Felix Jones, however disappointing he has been early in his career, has a chance to pounce on a late-season opportunity in a similar situation. DeMarco Murray is garnering a massive amount of preseason hype but only has a few games under his belt and a shaky injury history— professionally and in college. Jones has been given up on, much like Reggie Bush's fall from grace after flashing as a rookie.
Now Felix will only cost a late round pick and will serve as a deep backup in your running back ranks. If he gets the starting role at any point, he'll be worth the minimal investment immediately. No need to worry about the failed conditioning test Monday; Jones is a wait-and-see flyer in a position for second half production.