How the Miami Dolphins' Offensive Line Is Killing Reggie Bush's Fantasy Value

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 15, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Don't blame Reggie Bush for becoming a fantasy football bust this season—it's the Miami Dolphins' offensive line that's to blame. 

Bush was held to just 20 yards on 10 carries against the Buffalo Bills—a team with the No. 32-ranked rush defense in the NFL—on Thursday Night Football. He wasn't alone in his struggles, though, as Daniel Thomas was held to just 33 yards on 12 carries.

For the game, the Dolphins were limited to 60 yards on 24 carries—good for an anemic average of 2.5 ypg. 

Against. The. Worst. Rush. Defense. In. The. NFL.

This isn't a new trend, either. In fact, you have to go all the way back to Week 3 to find a game where the team rushed for more than 100 yards. 

Since then, the Dolphins' offensive line is responsible for a rushing attack that averages 69.3 yards per game. 

Anyone who witnessed Bush's brilliant 18-yard scamper for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 could tell you it's not his fault that he's been getting stuffed like a goose the past seven games.

Bush is just as electric as ever, but his abilities are being handcuffed by an offensive line that seems to invite defensive linemen into the backfield.

So if you're going to be mad at anyone for ruining your chances in your fantasy football league, blame Richie Incognito, Jake Long, Jonathan Martin, John Jerry and Mike Pouncy. 

Don't blame it on Bush, because even Barry Sanders would have a hard time finding breathing room behind this line.

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