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RB Robert Turbin - Indianapolis Colts

5-10, 222Born: 12-2-1989College: Utah StateDrafted: Round 4

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2015 Week 17 vs WAS (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Turbin saw minimal work against Washington to close the season. Dallas fell behind early and Darren McFadden dominated passing down work as the Cowboys offense was in catch-up mode. Turbin's best chance for relevance in 2016 would be maintaining his primary backup role to McFadden, needing an injury for an expanded role.

2015 Week 16 vs BUF (5 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Turbin played well against Buffalo on limited snaps. After entering late in the first quarter, Turbin pushed the pile for five yards. He also had a quality blitz pickup, keeping Kellen Moore clean from pressure in pass protection. In the fourth quarter, Turbin's highlight run of 12 yards included strong cuts and a stiff arm.

2015 Week 15 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Turbin had a muted role behind Darren McFadden against the Jets, getting stuffed on all three of his carries. Even a McFadden injury would project middling expectations for Turbin in the lead role.

2015 Week 14 vs GB (7 / 51 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Turbin had his best game as a Cowboy against Green Bay. The Dallas offensive line, while they struggled in pass protection, performed well opening running lanes. Turbin saw more playing time as the game progressed and the scoreboard deficit expanded. Turbin's best sequence of touches came on back-to-back carries in the third quarter. After finding a defined cutback lane for 20 yards, Turbin capped off the drive with Dallas' lone touchdown of the game. Later in the quarter Turbin showed strong cutting ability on another carry. The Dallas offense is limited as a whole, but Turbin has performed well enough to stay on the radar as the clear primary backup to Darren McFadden in the closing weeks of the season.

2015 Week 13 vs WAS (6 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Turbin saw extended playing time against Washington in the second half when Darren McFadden missed close to a quarter passing the concussion protocol. It is worth noting McFadden did not see a drop in playing time despite multiple fumbles in the game. Turbin had an up-and-down performance, getting stuffed on a screen pass and third-and-one situation. Turbin also fought for yards-after-contact on multiple carries where little running room was present. Turbin is the clear primary backup to McFadden, but without a strong passing game threat with Matt Cassel, Turbin's upside if called to the lead role is fading.

2015 Week 12 vs CAR (2 / 11 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Turbin was again the primary backup to Darren McFadden. The Carolina defense limited Dallas' run game to a handful of yards when the game was still competitive. Turbin's two carries came back-to-back in the second quarter. On the first, Turbin found a cutback lane for Dallas' best run of the first half. On the second, Turbin converted on short-yardage. Without Tony Romo for the rest of the season, Turbin has lowered expectations even if Darren MCFadden were to miss time.

2015 Week 11 vs MIA (7 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Turbin emerged as the clear primary backup to Darren McFadden against Miami. Turbin saw significant snaps on multiple drives starting in the mid-second quarter. On two occasions of note, Turbin churned out yards after contact, once for more than 15 yards. With a stronghold on the No.2 job, Turbin is a valuable reserve should Darren McFadden miss time amidst his sizeable weekly workload down the stretch.

2015 Week 8 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Turbin had a forgettable game, fumbling twice, losing one. Both fumbles were of the non-contact variety as he bobbled two handoffs. He only saw three carries, but he did receive the first red zone carry of the game from the nine yard line. It went for no gain. It looked like Turbin could have found some room to run on the left side of the line, but he cut back towards the right and was met by two Arizona defenders. Turbin, like Crowell, saw a direct snap out of the Wildcat formation from Arizona's five-yard line. He barreled and spun his way forward for a three-yard pickup as he couldn't quite get into the end zone. Turbin's lost a fumble came in the fourth quarter. It will be interesting to see if his playing time takes a hit after this lackluster performance.

2015 Week 7 vs STL (5 / 30 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Of Cleveland's running back trio, Turbin had the most productive game on the ground. He also found himself on the field for two snaps during the team's first trip inside the St. Louis 20-yard line, but he did not touch the ball. He had the team's best rush of the day, a 22-yard run where he got a huge lead block from his fullback before heading up the right sideline. He saw two straight carries after that but was unable to do anything with them. Turbin did have what would have been a 10-yard pickup negated by a holding penalty on the next drive. Turbin is eating into Isaiah Crowell's early-down work and neither will have much fantasy value as long as they are splitting carries.

2015 Week 6 vs DEN (10 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Turbin found his way onto the field for the first time all season and immediately cut into Isaiah Crowell's workload. His first action of the game came in the second quarter and he was used regularly thereafter. He saw 10 carries to Crowell's 11. Turbin ran hard for the Browns when his number was called, but didn't display much burst, as he mostly opted to power straight ahead on his rushes. He did have some big runs for first downs at the end of the fourth quarter before the team kicked the tying field goal. If Turbin continues to see this kind of work it is going to be a drain on Crowell's fantasy production.


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