Saints vs. Cardinals: Reggie Bush Blasts Cards | 2010 NFL Playoff Fantasy Football
Questions surrounded the New Orleans Saints, and if they could respond in their first playoff game after a very poor end of the regular season. At first it looked bad for the Saints as they gave up a 70-yard touchdown run to Tim Hightower on the first play from scrimmage. After that score, it was all New Orleans as they blew the Cardinals out with a score of 45 to 14.
Reggie Bush Looks Explosive
Unfortunately, fantasy football owners and NFL fans will probably never see the full game of Reggie Bush because of his continued knee problems, in his career. Fortunately, we still get a chance to see what he can do in a more limited role, with fewer touches than a normal running back. On only five carries, Bush totaled 84 yards rushing and an explosive 46-yard touchdown run. He also compiled four receptions in the passing game for 24 yards.
While his play on offense was solid it was his 83-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second half that put the game away for good. As long as the Saints don’t over use Bush he still can produce spectacular plays weekly. This works very well for their team and could help them win a Super Bowl this year. Sadly, for fantasy football, it is a shame that Bush can’t carry a bigger load to be a force in fantasy football leagues. PPR leagues see much stronger value from this star talent but in standard fantasy leagues, Bush will probably always be a flex play at best.
Drew Brees vs. Kurt Warner
In what was supposed to be the big sequel to the Cardinals vs. Packers shootout from last week, turned out to be a one man free for all. Drew Brees was hot all game long as he drove his team down the field for score after score.
Kurt Warner and the Cardinals started with a bang but that was it as they struggled to score the rest of the game. In the middle of the second quarter, Warner was injured on an interception when a defender blasted him.
Warner missed the rest of the first half and didn’t look the same when he came back to play in the third quarter.
Will Warner Return
Now, the big question in Arizona is, “will Kurt Warner return for another season?”
Backup quarterback Matt Leinart struggled in his limited opportunities this year and Warner is clearly a better player. If this team loses Warner, their chances of making the playoffs next year will be in question.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com