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 Dec 17): Lindsay was bottled up for the second straight week as the Broncos got eliminated from the playoffs. He'll still be lineups in Week 16 at Oakland, but expectations are lower now.
Week 16: at Oakland Raiders
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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 14 vs SF (14 / 30 / 1 rush, 7 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
The Denver run game was nowhere to be found in week 14. Lindsay couldn't muster a run longer than 5 yards, but he did punch in a short touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Denver gave Lindsay the ball on three different 4th down conversion attempts. He got the carry on 4th and 3 in the 3rd quarter, but couldn't quite turn the corner to convert the play. He was targeted with a short pass on 4th and 3 again in the 4th, but was tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Lindsay did convert a 4th and short carry later in the 4th quarter. Lindsay drew 7 targets in the passing game. He made a smooth one handed grab on his first target of the day, a short swing route in the 1st quarter. He lined up in the slot and caught a quick pass in the 2nd quarter for a short gain. Lindsay picked up 11 yards with a swing route out of the backfield in the 4th quarter. Lindsay out-touched Freeman 18-6.
2018 Week 13 vs CIN (19 / 157 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Lindsay torched the Bengals defense for over 150 yards and two touchdowns on just 19 carries. Lindsay came out of the gate strong, carrying the ball twice for 10+ yards on the opening drive. Lindsay made a beautiful cut for his first touchdown in the second quarter. He lined up in a single back set with Keenum under center and took the ball off right tackle, cutting back inside when a lane opened up and walking into the end zone untouched. Lindsay took a 3rd quarter pitch play around left end and showed off his wheels as he housed it for a 65 yard touchdown run, leaving most of the secondary in the dust. Lindsay's offensive line did a great job of blocking downfield, and Lindsay wove through the defense with great vision and smooth cutting. Lindsay continued to rip off runs of 10+ yards well into the 4th quarter as the Broncos burned clock with a healthy lead. Backup Freeman carried the ball 12 times while Devontae Booker siphoned off a few targets in the passing game. Lindsay had one target, an out route that he secured for a short gain at the beginning of the second quarter.
2018 Week 12 vs PIT (14 / 110 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lindsay was incredibly efficient with his carries, averaging over 7 yards a tote. Lindsay dominated touches in the backfield, but Denver only called his name 14 times in the run game despite his success throughout the contest. Lindsay lined up in a single back set and found a hole off right tackle in the 2nd quarter, bouncing to the sideline at the 2nd level for a 32 yard gain. He ripped another 12 yard run off left tackle in the 3rd quarter, then a 13 yard run a couple plays later. Lindsay continued to pick up chunks of yards into the 4th, rushing around left tackle for 16 yards early in the quarter. Lindsay got the goal line carry in the 4th quarter, punching in a short touchdown from the 2 yard line after Emmanuel Sanders set the Broncos up inside the 5 yard line. Lindsay couldn't secure a short swing route on his only target of the day in the passing game.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (11 / 79 / 2 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Lindsay was used in a variety of ways for the Denver offense, running strong and catching the ball well from a several positions. He exploded up the middle for a 41 yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter, following a fake punt conversion on 4th down by the Broncos. Lindsay showed great speed in the open field once he got to the second level on the touchdown run. Lindsay was the quarterback in a wildcat formation when he scored his second touchdown in the 3rd quarter on a short run. Lindsay lost a couple of goal line carries to Freeman, who punched in a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Lindsay got a stonewalled on a 4th and 1 carry in the 2nd quarter, one of the only blemishes on his day. Lindsay caught a screen pass and juked a couple of defenders for an 8 yard gain in the 1st quarter. He split out wide left in a 5WR set and caught another quick screen for a minimal gain at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Lindsay lined up as a receiver again late in the 2nd quarter, hauling in a quick pass from the slot position and barreling downfield for a conversion on 3rd and 10. Lindsay finished second in targets(5) to Sanders and Sutton(6 each).
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (17 / 60 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Lindsay got the start against the Texans stout run defense, managing 60 yards on the ground. It was tough sledding as he took several big hits from Texans defenders Watt and Clowney. Lindsay's longest run of the day was a pitch play around the left end that he turned up the sideline for a 22 yard gain late in the 4th quarter. Lindsay got de-cleated while securing a swing route from the backfield early in the 3rd quarter. The big hit knocked the ball loose and was ruled an incompletion. Keenum hit him on the same play the next offensive series and things went better this time as Lindsay hauled the pass in and picked up 12 yards before running out of bounds. Lindsay's 2nd reception was an improvised, desperation pitch from a scrambling Keenum that Lindsay managed to turn into another 12 yard gain and a 3rd down conversion. Devontae Booker vultured a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, but Lindsay still out touched him 19-5 on the day.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (18 / 95 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Lindsay racked up his highest carry total(18) in Royce Freeman's absence, and looked great for 4 quarters. Lindsay ran incredibly hard for a back his size, constantly delivering the blow to KC defenders at the end of his runs. He peeled off chunks of yardage consistently throughout the game. Lindsay followed fullback Janovich right up the middle from the two yard line for an early 1st quarter touchdown. Lindsay had a run of 20+ yards called back for a holding penalty early in the 2nd, and another 25 yard run called back in the 3rd quarter for holding. Lindsay caught a swing route out of the backfield and turned it up the left sideline for a 13 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Keenum hit him with another swing route to the left sideline late in the 4th, but the play was stopped just past the line of scrimmage.
2018 Week 7 vs ARI (14 / 90 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lindsay got the start and broke several nice runs throughout the contest, piling up chunks of yards for the Broncos offense. His yardage totals suffered from the fact that Arizona's many turnovers kept setting the Broncos offense up with really good field position. Lindsay scored late in the 3rd quarter on a run off left tackle. The offensive line got a great push and Lindsay plowed through the second level, shedding tacklers on his way to a 28 yard touchdown. Denver used Lindsay to grind out the carries in the 4th quarter and run the clock out. Lindsay caught a screen pass for a short gain that converted 3rd down near the end of the 2nd quarter, his only target of the day.
2018 Week 6 vs LAR (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
Lindsay entered the game after Royce Freeman. Freeman got more carries(9), but Lindsay had the better per-carry average and worked extensively in the passing game. Lindsay got involved early, motioning across the formation to the right WR position and catching a screen pass for a nice gain on his first target in the 1st quarter. Keenum checked it down to him on a shallow crossing route the next play for a short gain. Lindsey got loose out of the backfield and hauled in another check down pass that he turned up the sideline for a solid gain on the next drive. Lindsay secured a short out route from the backfield for his final catch in the 2nd quarter. Lindsay caught another target in the 3rd quarter and took the pass to the 1 yard line, but the play was called back for offensive pass interference on receiver Sutton. Lindsay hauled in another crossing route late in the 4th, finishing his day catching 6 of 7 targets. Lindsay only recorded 4 official carries, but the game script called for more passing as the Broncos once again fell behind early.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (12 / 61 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Freeman got the start, but Lindsay again wound up out-touching him 15-8. Both backs had strong runs, and Denver used split back sets featuring both rookies several times. Lindsay lined up in a two back set with Freeman for his first snap of the game on the Broncos opening drive, carrying the ball around right end for a 29 yard gain. Lindsay gathered 12 carries total to Freeman's 5. Freeman and Lindsay drew the same amount of targets, but it's worth noting that Freeman's targets were all check downs at the end of Keenum's reads, while Lindsay's seemed to be designed to get him the ball as a first option. Lindsay caught a shallow out route from the backfield late in the 3rd quarter. He also split out to the left WR position and caught a bubble screen, following his blockers for a nice pickup. Keenum hit him on a swing route from the Jets 10 yard line in the 4th quarter, but Lindsay was dragged down before he could find the end zone.
2018 Week 4 vs KC (12 / 69 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
The Denver offensive line was generating a great push in the run game early in the contest. The Broncos also did a great job with misdirection in the backfield, oftentimes bringing Sanders in motion across the formation and faking the end-around handoff. Lindsay out-touched Freeman 14-8, and showed tough running both inside and outside the tackles. Lindsay followed an impressive run on Freeman's first carry with a nice tote of his own, blasting right up the middle of the defense for a 17 yard gain. Lindsay split out to wide right and carried the ball on the same end around that Emmanuel Sanders has been running a lot lately in this offense. Lindsay gashed the Chiefs for 19 yards on a pitch play to the left side of the formation in the 3rd quarter, setting the Broncos up in the Kansas City red zone. Lindsay got the call later in the drive and gave an outstanding effort, dragging several tacklers into the end zone with him. Lindsay had one reception, a check down pass at the end of the 2nd quarter that helped set the Broncos up for field goal before the clock ran out.
2018 Week 3 vs BAL (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Freeman got the first carry and touchdown after Denver blocked a punt and recovered deep in Baltimore territory to start the game. Lindsay entered on the next drive, and racked up 20 yards on 4 carries in the 1st half before he was thrown out around the 2 minute mark in the 2nd quarter for throwing a punch in the scrum that resulted from a Case Keenum sack/fumble.
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 slowed in loss (Sat Dec 15, 11:29 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for 24 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards in a 17-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 15. Our View: Lindsay has become the focus of opposing defenses and hasn't been able to put up his usual numbers. He was out at the goal line for Royce Freeman a few times to add to the pain for his fantasy teams. If they survived this dud, the matchup against the Raiders next week should be better.
link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay could keep scoring (Thu Dec 13, 09:59 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay has scored six touchdown in his last four games, and he faces a Cleveland Browns defense in Week 15 that has allowed the second-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL. link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay struggles in loss (Sun Dec 9, 10:31 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 21 yards in a 20-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14. link to story
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