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Washington Redskins v Oakland Raiders

No one can accuse fantasy football owners for being a little concerned about using an Oakland Raider player in their fantasy lineup. The Raiders aren’t exactly the most fantasy friendly team in the NFL and don’t have a strong offense.

For all their problems, this organization has had I still believe there is one player that fantasy owners should consider starting this week in their fantasy football super bowl. That player is running back Michael Bush, and he has an opportunity to put of some solid numbers this week and help your fantasy football team win it all.

To Use or Not To Use

Last week Michael Bush’s number was called after starting tail back Justin Fargas injured his knee and had to leave the game against the Broncos.

Bush responded with 18 carries for 133 yards and a long touchdown run to help the Raiders beat the Broncos in Denver. This performance, is exactly why Raider fans have been screaming to see this young runner receive more touches.

This week the Raiders head out to Cleveland and take on the Browns in a very attractive running matchup for any running back that gets a decent amount of touches.

If Bush can receive the amount of work he got against the Broncos, fantasy owners could just about have a guarantee for solid production.

The only question is, “will Bush receive an opportunity to be the main runner again in this offense?”

Fantasy Football Strategy for Using Michael Bush

As of Thursday, Fargas has missed practice for both days of practice this week. If Fargas is unable to play this week, than the Raiders should use Bush as they did last week against the Broncos.

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos

Unless Fargas comes back for a full practice on Friday, I believe Bush will receive an opportunity to help your fantasy football team.

At this time, I suggest if Fargas should come back and play this weekend than it would be best to sit Bush.

The Raiders have three running backs and fantasy owners can’t get reliable production from any one of them if they are all healthy.

Fortunately, the Raiders play an early mourning game so we will all be able to know if Fargas will be out before the game starts.

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