RB Delone Carter, Indianapolis Colts
HT: 5-9, WT: 222, Born: 6-22-1987, College: Syracuse, Drafted: Round 4
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|3||at San Francisco 49ers|
|4||at Jacksonville Jaguars|
|6||at San Diego Chargers|
|9||at Houston Texans|
|10||St. Louis Rams|
|11||at Tennessee Titans|
|12||at Arizona Cardinals|
|14||at Cincinnati Bengals|
|16||at Kansas City Chiefs|
2012 Game Summaries
Week 6 - Carter spelled Vick Ballard on three occasions, but his play left a lot to be desired. On his first carry, Carter was a little too anxious and collided into Andrew Luck before taking the hand-off. Carter took a few carries later on in the game, plodding his way up the middle for minimal gains. Carterís runs were uninspiring so it was easy to see why he was on the Coltsí roster bubble this summer.
Week 7 - Carter was impressive after initial contact today against an overmatched Cleveland front seven in the run game. On many occasions, the Colts offensive line moved the line of scrimmage forward multiple yards before a running back was forced to create yards on their own. Compared to backfield mate Vick Ballard, Carter was able to show more ability to create yards on his own, especially in short yardage. Carter showed more burst and power than previous games this season, including lowering his pad level for third-and-short and fourth-and-short conversions. It was not all sunshine and roses for Carter on the day, however, as he dropped an easy outlet target, forcing the Colts into a third-and-long situation. In addition, Carter danced behind the line of scrimmage with five minutes to go on third-and-short, leading to a punt and yet another opportunity for the Browns to potentially take the lead. Ballard did little to lose the starting job against Cleveland due to the lack of resistance by the front seven, but Carter impressed enough as a runner to keep on the fantasy radar.
Week 8 - After a relatively quiet season Carter was utilized as part of the Colts balanced running attack to help beat the Titans. Carter earned two fourth quarter carries as the Colts rallied to tie the ball game. His first carry came on fourth and one as he ran up the middle for a 7 yard gain. His next rush was again up the middle and resulted in a one yard score. Carter's playing time has been affected by fumbling problems but he showed excellent acceleration and power on both runs up the middle.
Week 9 - The Coltsí bowling ball of a short yardage tailback carried the ball eight times for thirty-one yards. Never one to be confused with Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, or even the inimitable Shonn Greene, Carter took the ball up the gut on nearly all of his plays, save a nine-yard run in which he exhibited a decent amount of around-the-tackles wiggling. Carter lacks the passing game chops and speed of Vick Ballard, but the Indianapolis values him when the team needs one or two yards on the ground during third downs. Carter did as much as his skill-set allowed at home against a stout Miami run defense.
Week 11 - Carter's only relevant carry went for a touchdown when he beat a defender in the hole at the goalline on a short-yardage carry. He had one more carry at the very end of the game that went for 20 yards as the two teams were just waiting for the final whistle.
Week 14 - Carter was inserted in to goalline packages against the Titans. He responded with three short carries including a touchdown from the one yard line. Carter's touchdown came on a run to the left between two blocking tight ends. On the play, he took the handoff, slid to the left and bolted through the hole untouched for the touchdown.