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 Oct 21): Every time it seems like Lindsay has asserted himself as the clear best back in the Denver backfield, the team reverts back to a more even split with less Lindsay as a receiver than Royce Freeman. This week vs. Indianapolis is just a flexworthy spot for Lindsay.
Week 8: at Indianapolis Colts
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
2019 Week 7 vs KC (11 / 36 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -4 / 0 rec)
Lindsay and Freeman were nearly dead even in the rushing department, but it was Freeman who got the 1 yard goal line carry this week, converting it early in the 1st quarter. Lindsay got stuffed on a two point conversion attempt from the one yard line after the touchdown. He converted 4th and 1 with a strong effort to turn the corner in the 4th quarter. Lindsay's longest run of the day was a meager 9 yard carry off left tackle in the 4th quarter. Lindsay was lucky to collect his one passing target with his jaw intact, as Flacco hung him out to dry on a swing route and a linebacker cleaned him out behind the line of scrimmage. Freeman saw five targets to Lindsay's one look, and moved around more in the formation as a receiver.
2019 Week 6 vs TEN (15 / 70 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Lindsay led the backfield with 17 touches and got the only goal line work as he scored the Broncos lone touchdown of the game in the 3rd quarter. He caught an out route from the backfield and was pushed out of bounds at the 2 yard line, then ran it in on the next play with a nice spin move off of his first tackler. Lindsay picked up the biggest rushing play of the day in the 4th quarter as he bounced off a tackler at the line of scrimmage and broke the play up the right sideline for 30 yards. Freeman worked more extensively in the passing game, moving around the formation as a receiver and drawing 5 targets to Lindsay's 3.
2019 Week 5 vs LAC (15 / 114 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Lindsay ripped a 21 yard run right up the middle on his first carry of the game, then followed it up with a carry off left tackle for 21 yards. He capped the drive off with a 4 yard touchdown run. Lindsay started the second half out strong with a 16 yard carry off right tackle to start Denver's first drive of the 3rd quarter. Lindsay's longest run of the game was a 32 yard pickup off right tackle in the 4th quarter. Lindsay got more of the work in the passing game than Freeman, catching all 4 targets out of the backfield(he did not line up as a WR this week) for 33 yards. He converted 3rd down with a swing pass out of the backfield that he turned up the sideline for a 13 yard gain at the end of the first quarter.
2019 Week 4 vs JAX (9 / 53 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Lindsay had the better day of the two backs in the ground game, but was particularly slow in the passing game where he was out-targeted six to one by Royce Feeman. Lindsay burst through the line untouched off right tackle and wove his way through the secondary for a 28 yard gain in the 1st quarter, which was the longest run by either back for the day. His only target was a nice catch and run on a halfback screen in the 2nd quarter. Neither of the two backs are being assigned a role as an early down or passing back, rather the Broncos appear to feature them from drive to drive in whatever role the situation dictates. Freeman moved around the formation as a receiver this week while Lindsay got a couple of short yardage attempts on 3rd and 4th downs.
2019 Week 3 vs GB (21 / 81 / 2 rush, 5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Denver seemed committed to getting Freeman rolling early, featuring him early in the 1st quarter, but Lindsay quickly asserted himself as the hot hand in the backfield. Freeman missed some time in the first half with a shoulder injury, which gave Lindsay some opportunities in the red zone. Lindsay got rolling with a couple of strong first-down runs near the end of the first quarter. He punched his first touchdown in early in the 2nd quarter, carrying straight up the middle from Green Bay's four yard line. Lindsay displayed some serious strength between the tackles on his second touchdown run, as he broke at least two defensive lineman's tackles on his way to a three yard touchdown carry off left tackle. Lindsay also pulled in four receptions for 49 yards. His biggest gain of the day was a swing pass out of the backfield that he turned up the left sideline for a 36 yard gain in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 2 vs CHI (13 / 36 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lindsay split backfield duties with Freeman, who actually outgained him on the ground and in the passing game this week. Lindsay and the rest of the offense struggled to break any big plays. He had his longest run of the day called back for a holding penalty in the 2nd quarter. Lindsay converted 3rd down with a nice gain on an out route that he turned up the sideline in the 1st quarter. His most impressive play of the day was a 19 yard catch-and-run on a checkdown pass from Flacco that converted 3rd and 15 in the 2nd quarter. Lindsay got smacked hard behind the line of scrimmage by Leonard Floyd on a swing route out of the backfield in the 3rd. Lindsay got a carry from the Chicago 4 yard line late in the 4th, but didn't have room to do anything with it. Flacco hit Lindsay on a swing route to convert 4th and 2 in the 4th quarter. Lindsay had a slight edge in carries(13) over Freeman, but both had 7 targets in the passing game and Freeman was more efficient with his touches. It looks like this backfield timeshare isn't changing any time soon.
2019 Week 1 vs OAK (11 / 43 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Lindsay was featured for the first couple of offensive drives, but the backfield quickly devolved into a timeshare with Freeman. Lindsay caught his first target for a minimal gain on a halfback screen in the 1st quarter, then snagged a swing route out of the backfield on the next play, crashing through a couple of defenders for hard fought yardage. Lindsay lined up wide right and wide left as a receiver at the end of the 1st half of play, but didn't record any catches while flexed out. Flacco checked it down to him a couple more times in the second half of the game, but Lindsay couldn't get much going via ground(long run of 9 yards) or air in this one.
Latest NewsBroncos | Phillip Lindsay quiet in loss (Thu Oct 17, 11:47 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 11 times for 36 yards and lost four yards on his only reception in a 30-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. link to story Broncos | Phillip Lindsay scores in win (Sun Oct 13, 10:08 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 15 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and caught two of his three targets for five yards in a 16-0 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 6. link to story
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