Reggie Bush: Best Waiver-Wire Pickups to Replace Injured Dolphins RB

Nicholas GossCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball against Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets on September 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Reggie Bush's injury could force fantasy football owners to look at their league's waiver wire to find a replacement for the Miami Dolphins running back.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, we will know more about the extent of Bush's injury on Monday:

Dolphins RB Reggie Bush is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left knee Monday but Miami officials do not think the injury is serious.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2012

Let's look at three running backs on the waiver wire that you should add to your fantasy team while Bush deals with his injury.


Daryl Richardson, St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was questionable going into Week 3 against the Chicago Bears because of a groin injury, but he ultimately ended up playing.

His backup is Daryl Richardson, who could see his number of carries per game increase if Jackson continues to struggle with injuries.

Richardson had four carries for 16 yards on Sunday, but in Week 2, he carried the ball 15 times for 83 yards and caught two passes for 19 yards.

Depending on his matchup, Richardson could be a good bye-week replacement as the season continues.


Tashard Choice, Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills' injury troubles at running back could give Tashard Choice a chance to start in Week 4 against the New England Patriots.

#Bills head coach Chan Gailey: more tests for CJ Spiller this morning. Likely out this week and will be reevaluated from there.

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 24, 2012

However, be sure to monitor Jackson's progress throughout the week before picking up Choice for your team. Your decision to add Choice or not should be based on Jackson's status for Sunday's game.


“Fred will practice this week,” said [head coach Chan] Gailey. “I don’t know if it’ll be Wednesday or Thursday, but he should practice some time this week. His recovery has been amazing.”

The Patriots have allowed 226 yards rushing over the last two weeks, including a 101-yard performance by Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on Sunday night.

With a 4.1-yards-per-carry average and several years of NFL experience, Choice is a very good waiver-wire pickup for Week 4.


Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals

To Ryan Williams' credit, he took advantage of his opportunity to shine when Beanie Wells was injured on Sunday.

Williams rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries against a good Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 3, and if Wells continues to deal with a toe injury (via Darren Urban of Cards Chatter), then Williams might be a good fantasy option off the waiver wire.

Beanie Wells said he could have turf toe. He and Darnell Dockett will be checked out more tomorrow.

— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 24, 2012

Three of the next four games for the Cardinals are against run defenses ranked outside of the top 10.