RB Phillip Lindsay - Denver Broncos
|5-8, 190||Born: 7-24-1994||College: Colorado||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): Much like Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry in Tennessee, the reality is the Phillip Lindsay might just be a better running back than Royce Freeman - and that's not a knock on Freeman. Lindsay has two good weeks after coming into the season as a UDFA. He should be a flex play at worst, and if he has another good game against Baltimore this week, we can write him in as an RB2 in pen.
General News (Mon Sep 17): carried the ball 14 times for 107 yards in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. In doing so, Lindsay became the first undrafted player in NFL history to top 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games.
Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Broncos have certainly found the explosive element they so sorely missed last year. With underwhelming quarterbacks under center, the team has sought to establish a ball-control running attack, but one capable of working into the second and third levels. In rookies Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, they've found it. Lindsay is the quintessential playmaker, ripping off chunk runs to the tune of 178 yards on 29 rushes through 2 weeks. And Freeman has been used more to grind, though he's also flashed second-level ability despite sporadic work as the ball-control guy. The Broncos are using a "hot hand" approach with them, riding each in different situations, but it's great that both have answered the bell. With a dominant-looking line in front of them - even washout Billy Turner has looked great subbing at right tackle - the horizon is bright for both Lindsay and Freeman. There's still very little ground production allowed by this Ravens defense. Spearheaded by down lineman extraordinaire Brandon Williams and an underrated group of pursuing linebackers and safeties, the Ravens routinely stifle opposing runners. In fact, dating back to Week 8 of last year (when Williams returned full-strength from an injury), only Cincinnati's Joe Mixon (twice) has topped 72 yards against them - and no NFL team has allowed fewer raw yards on the ground. Here in the short term, the unit will have to pull together to replace tackle-fiend linebacker C.J. Mosley, who looks week-to-week. But Mosley isn't exactly a make-or-break talent; much of the Ravens' dominance comes from Williams and the nose tackles occupying blockers for the second level.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Phillip Lindsay's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (14 / 107 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Lindsay dominated the backfield touches for the Broncos, totaling 15 to Freeman and Booker's combined 11. Lindsay followed fullback Janovich up the middle and broke loose up the right sideline in the second quarter, totaling 53 yards on the carry. Lindsay opened the second half up strong, rolling off tackles and breaking two solid gains off right tackle during the first drive of the 3rd quarter. Lindsay did lose some goal line work to Freeman, who punched in the Broncos first touchdown of the day. Lindsay got a carry inside the Raiders' 10 in the 4th quarter, but he was brought down just shy of the goal line. Case Keenum ran it in himself on the next play. Lindsay hauled in his only target of the day for a short gain.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (15 / 71 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
Lindsay was the third back in the game for Broncos, but his was the most impressive performance after he entered the game late in the 1st quarter. Lindsay lined up in the backfield in a shotgun formation, catching a short out route and turning it up the sideline for a 29 yard touchdown on one of his first snaps. Lindsay showed off his speed on a pitch play in the 4th, turning the corner on the defense for a big gain up the left sideline. He was effective between the tackles as well, picking up several nice gains and moving the chains. Lindsay also showed great effort when he ran down Earl Thomas after an interception, saving a touchdown. Though Freeman got the start, Lindsay finished with the same amount of carries and yards, as well as performing better than Freeman or Booker in the passing game.
Latest NewsBroncos | Phillip Lindsay ejected in second quarter (Sun Sep 23, 02:20 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay was ejected in the second quarter of the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens, on Sunday, Sept. 23, for throwing a punch in a pileup. link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay sets NFL record (Mon Sep 17, 02:51 AM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay carried the ball 14 times for 107 yards in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. In doing so, Lindsay became the first undrafted player in NFL history to top 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games. link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay ready to play (Fri Sep 14, 06:04 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2. Our View: Lindsay had a smashing debut and is worth flex consideration against the Raiders this week.
link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay fully practices (Thu Sep 13, 07:16 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13. Our View: Lindsay was a hot waiver wire pickup this week. The satellite back from Colorado was picked up by the Broncos as a UDFA this year and he burst onto the scene in Week 1. He's a change-of-pace back behind Royce Freeman but the touches are split fairly evenly. Lindsay can be a flex play for Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues.
link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay shines in Week 1 (Sun Sep 9, 11:06 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 15 times for 71 yards and caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. link to story More News
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