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All of this is predicated on the Texans drafting Bush and keeping Dom Davis. Assuming both hold true, is it possible that duo will be next season's version of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams? In both cases you would have a young very high draft pick annointed as the team's RB of the future combined with a talented veteran who has proven more than capable of being the primary RB on the team. In Miami, head coach Nick Saban did hesitate to make his decision as to how he was going to handle this situation -- it was going to be a straight RBBC with a nearly 50-50 split of carries. That worked as both RBs performed well. Williams made Saban look like a genius by not only buying into the team concept but having a strong season and not complaining a bit about having to share carries with a rookie despite the fact he was the more proven RB. It's also worth noting that when Brown got hurt late in the season, Williams stepped right in and proved he was still capable of being a primary RB, finishing with several strong games to close out the season.Could something similar happen in Houston? Obviously the Texans will want to feature Bush prominently. But unless they simply decide to discard a talented player, logic suggests they will at least try and find a way to get Davis involved in the offense. Maybe it won't be the straight 50-50 split we saw in Miami (if I had to speculate, I would say that's unlikely) but it stands to reason Davis will get a chance to play and have some role in the offense. And if he performs well perhaps his role will grow to the point where -- as was the case in Miami from a fantasy perspective -- neither of the RBs was a RB1 or RB2 option but rather both were solid RB3s in flex leagues (until, of course, the end of the season when Williams became a legitimate starting option in all leagues). Something else to consider is that prior to the season when many folks were discussing how the Brown/Williams duo would work out several folks (myself included) speculated that when it all was said and done Williams would prove to be the superior RB this season. I believe that's exactly what happened. Could something similar happen in Houston next season? I see no reason to discount it. Not only did it happen in Miami, but it clearly happened in Chicago where the high draft pick RB could not even beat out the veteran incumbent for the starting job and never even made much of an impact all season long.The latter would not surprise me at all in Houston.If the Texans do draft Bush and trade Dom Davis (which would seem to be a difficult proposition given the cap implications), Bush has a chance to be a Top 10 RB given the production we've seen from Davis and even Wells and Morency in the Texans' offense. But if both remain I wonder if we'll see a similar situation as we saw in Miami this season where both RBs are nothing more than a RB3 option in flex leagues. That type of player clearly has value obviously but for Bush owners (as was the case with Ronnie Brown owners) it could be a letdown.

 
More like the Reggie Bush/nobody of 2006.
:goodposting: How can you draft a player #1 OVERALL and split time with another player?. Not gonna happen.

If Bush is taken #1, he is the every down back. No ifs,ands, or buts

 
More like the Reggie Bush/nobody of 2006.
:goodposting: How can you draft a player #1 OVERALL and split time with another player?. Not gonna happen.

If Bush is taken #1, he is the every down back. No ifs,ands, or buts
Every scout you hear talk about Bush say he is not an every down RB. He has never been and would not be a good one. They all say you shouldnt line him up behind the QB.Clayton Mort Kiper..Etc.He isnt that type of player...He is the ultimate College player..
 
If Texans go Bush and keeps DD, I think, because of the dynamic type of player that Bush is, we will see many formations that have them both on the field at the same time. If this situation arise, for Bush, think Chris Perry receiving opportunities, but more carries, probably 50-50 with DD.TX is not deep at WR, so using Bush in the slot as the #3 WR on many formation is very plausible. That does so much for the TX offense. It puts a playmaker opporiste AJ as a WR. It's puts a home run threat in the backfield. He can do so much for TX offensively.Then, there's upside too. When DD gets hurt next season and has to miss a game or two (as he always does), it will open up opportunities for Bush to be showcased the entire game, and everyone will be able to see how he produces as the only featured guy. If he excels in these opportunities, we could see less and less of DD thereafter.

 
If Texans go Bush and keeps DD, I think, because of the dynamic type of player that Bush is, we will see many formations that have them both on the field at the same time. If this situation arise, for Bush, think Chris Perry receiving opportunities, but more carries, probably 50-50 with DD.

TX is not deep at WR, so using Bush in the slot as the #3 WR on many formation is very plausible. That does so much for the TX offense. It puts a playmaker opporiste AJ as a WR. It's puts a home run threat in the backfield. He can do so much for TX offensively.

Then, there's upside too. When DD gets hurt next season and has to miss a game or two (as he always does), it will open up opportunities for Bush to be showcased the entire game, and everyone will be able to see how he produces as the only featured guy. If he excels in these opportunities, we could see less and less of DD thereafter.
Without O-line help the offense will be crap again :popcorn: It is that simple. If Manning and Edge had this o Line Indy would have 4 wins
 
If Texans go Bush and keeps DD, I think, because of the dynamic type of player that Bush is, we will see many formations that have them both on the field at the same time.  If this situation arise, for Bush, think Chris Perry receiving opportunities, but more carries, probably 50-50 with DD.

TX is not deep at WR, so using Bush in the slot as the #3 WR on many formation is very plausible.  That does so much for the TX offense.  It puts a playmaker opporiste AJ as a WR.  It's puts a home run threat in the backfield.  He can do so much for TX offensively.

Then, there's upside too.  When DD gets hurt next season and has to miss a game or two (as he always does), it will open up opportunities for Bush to be showcased the entire game, and everyone will be able to see how he produces as the only featured guy.  If he excels in these opportunities, we could see less and less of DD thereafter.
Without O-line help the offense will be crap again :popcorn: It is that simple. If Manning and Edge had this o Line Indy would have 4 wins
Agreed. They need OL help, but that do not need to use high draft picks to solve that problem. Besides, we are talking fantasy. History has proven that though Houston's OL can stink and the offense overall blow, if all that offensive production focuses through a guy or two, you can have a fantasy stud...as DD and AJ have shown us over the past couple year. It would just be a matter of would Bush be able to push out DD enough to make up most the production, then, he could be a viable fantasy option. But, if it shakes out like a 50/50 deal, then neither one will be worth anything.
 
I see them both being used together w/ Bush getting approx. 17 carries and 6 catches for 150 all-purpose, and D.D. getting 9 carries and 3 catches for 50. Add in a couple short yardage carries for whoever makes the best goal-line back. You can use both on the field together. Here's what I imagine. Both split in a pro-set. Bush in motion to the slot. D.D. fakes the dive to the slot side while Bush gets the ball on an end around. So many options... Bush in the slot, D.D. gets the delay. Get creative w/ a double screen to D.D. turned hook-and-ladder/reverse as Bush meets D.D. in the middle @ the line of scrimmage. God, an O coordinator could have so much fun w/ these two.Redraft, you can't afford to try to get both as your 3rd/flex. Dynasty/keeper, GET BUSH. 'Course we've all been trying to do that since junior high.

 

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