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Rafael Bush

30-Year-Old Safety – New Orleans Saints

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Rafael Bush in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/12/1987  College: South Carolina State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Rafael Bush Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Saints in March of 2017.

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Bush agreed to terms with the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

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Rafael Bush NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 22 CFB 4 - - - - 2 2 - - - - - -
2011 24 DEN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 NO 16 10 7 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NO 13 42 30 12 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NO 10 56 44 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 NO 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 29 DET 16 53 34 19 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 30 NO Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Rafael Bush

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rafael Bush – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#3 Free Safety

Snap Count Stats

501

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Rafael Bush was on the field for 501 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

131

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Rafael Bush was on the field for 131 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 467 88
2015 21 1
2016 501 131
Rafael Bush 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Ind 27 10 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 21 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 46 8 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Chi 69 5 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Phi 21 7 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 LA 10 8 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Was 40 7 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Hou 38 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Min 31 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Jax 45 12 4 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Min 33 8 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO 41 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Chi 25 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NYG 25 11 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Dal 12 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Rafael Bush
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   205 lbs
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New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Dan Arnold  IR
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Travin Dural  NFI
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Nick Fairley  NFI
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Rafael Bush: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bush is poised to be the Lions' starting strong safety entering 2016, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Bush will compete with Tavon Wilson for the Lions' starting job at strong safety this offseason, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Bush signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Lions on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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The Saints placed Bush (chest) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Bush suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, NFL.com reports.

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Bush would be in line to start at safety for the Saints in Week 1 against the Cardinals if Jairus Byrd (knee) is unable to play, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Byrd did not take a single snap during training camp and has not practiced since June 17.

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Bush is a potential salary-cap casualty this offseason, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, as the Saints would save nearly $2 million by cutting him. Bush is recovering from a fractured tibia that placed him on season-ending IR in November.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Rafael Bush.

2016

After signing with the team in the offseason, Bush seems poised to enter 2016 as the Lions’ starting strong safety alongside FS Glover Quin. In 2015, that role belonged to James Ihedigbo who finished as the 88th-best defensive back in IDP scoring across 15 games. Even if Bush can avoid the injury bug that has plagued him the past two seasons, he should be in store for a similar finish.

2015

Bush made 55 tackles (44 solo) in 10 games in 2014 before suffering a season-ending tibia fracture in November. A potential salary-cap casualty this offseason, he re-signed with the Saints on a two-year deal, though Bush will likely sit third on the team's safety depth chart, behind likely starters Jairius Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro. For fantasy purposes, Bush would probably be best served by moving on, as he has shown that he's capable of posting fantasy-relevant numbers in a starting role. Absent an injury to Byrd or Vaccaro, however, his IDP value is minimal.

2014

Bush, who made 42 tackle sin 13 games in 2013, will back up Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd at safety for the Saints. He will also contribute on special teams.

2013

Bush will play on special teams and as a reserve safety for the Saints.

2012

Will provide depth in the defensive backfield.

2011

Bush will back up William Moore at strong safety this season.

2010

Could see time on special teams but is buried on the depth chart.