RB Dominic Rhodes - Indianapolis Colts

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2010 Week 15 vs JAX (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Javarris James has been the goalline back the last few weeks, but Rhodes got all the carries in this contest. Rhodes showed the toughness and strength that made him a fan favorite for so many years. Rhodes could be a very sneaky play in the final two weeks, as the Colts may have a new goalline back for those two games.

2010 Week 16 vs OAK (17 / 98 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was the surprise beneficiary of the majority of the carries. He ran extremely tough, plowed through the Oakland defenders, and showed the speed of a guy who doesn't have many carries in 2011. Rhodes tough running help the Colts get past an Oakland team that they couldn't just throw the ball around on. At times the Colts seemed a little too conservative, but Rhodes was running hard, and the Colts kept feeding him the ball.

2010 Week 17 vs TEN (11 / 48 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes seems quicker than Addai, and should play a large role on this team in the playoff run. His quickness, and Addai's toughness is a 1-2 punch that the Colts have definitely missed during the season. While neither back was particularly impressive, both carved out yards against a defense that is usually tough to run against, and kept the negative plays to a minimum.

2010 Week 18 vs NYJ (14 / 33 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Most recently in the UFL with the Florida Tuskers, Rhodes was brought back into the fold due to many injuries at the running back position as well as some just plain ineffective play. While he had played well late in the season, he was not good at all against the Jets. he had a few good runs where he kept his legs pumping and fought hard for yards but overall he was unable to get much traction or break for more than a few big gains. It should disturb Donald Brown that despite that, Brown remained on the sidelines while Rhodes and Joseph Addai got all the work in a key game.

2008 Week 1 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Rhodes' first carry of the contest came on the Colts' fourth series in the second quarter. Four of his six touches came after RB Joseph Addai left the game for good with what was reported as a head injury.

2008 Week 2 vs MIN (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Dominic Rhodes only came in to give Addai some rest. It was not a consistent third down situation. When he was in he wasn't able to move the ball any more than Addai. Rhodes did run hard for the two point conversion and pushed his way in.

2008 Week 3 vs JAX (2 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes played sparingly, and had one nice run for 20 yards.

2008 Week 5 vs HOU (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -4 / 0 rec)

Dominic Rhodes only saw limited action as the Colts rarely rested Addai. He was not able to handle either pass thrown in his direction, one of which was a botched screen play.

2008 Week 6 vs BAL (25 / 73 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Called upon to replace the injured Joseph Addai starting with the Colts' third series, Rhodes produced a workmanlike performance that was short on flash (though not totally without it) but solid, especially considering he was facing the stalwart Ravens defensive squad. Two plays would end up constituting the high points of Rhode's day. The first came late in the second quarter and saw Rhodes elude a tackler in the backfield and then pinball, spin and blast his way through five tackles en route to a 38 yard gain to the Ravens' 13 yard line. The second capped off the opening drive of the third quarter -- a one yard run for the Colts' fourth and final TD of the day.

2008 Week 7 vs GB (20 / 73 / 2 rush, 8 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

RB Dominic Rhodes ran well in place of the injured RB Joseph Addai. He looked quicker and stronger than he did during his time in Oakland and he is a strong back up for Addai. His second touchdown came in garbage time, as the game was well out of reach and it was surprising that the Colts were even trying to score at that point. It also followed two touchdown passes that were reviewed and called back. Rhodes' first touchdown occurred on a hurried snap by QB Peyton Manning because the Packers had twelve men on the field. Rhodes ran in for the score but the referees never signaled touchdown. The score counted, however.

2008 Week 8 vs TEN (17 / 70 / 0 rush, 8 / 8 / 39 / 0 rec)

Rhodes did very little in the first half until late in the second quarter when he had a few nice carries for positive yards. He had ten carries for only 27 yards in the first half as the Titans did a good job of shutting down most of the running lanes in the first half. He had a much better second half as added 70 more yards in total offense. Rhodes almost had a late touchdown but was stopped just short of the goal line. He did have eight receptions for 39 in the game as QB Peyton Manning had trouble finding his receivers down the field and he was forced to throw down to his check down receiver often in the game.

2008 Week 9 vs NE (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

RB Dominick Rhodes spelled RB Joseph Addai at times but returned to his back-up status.

2008 Week 10 vs PIT (7 / 28 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)

Dominic Rhodes proved again to be a factor as a replacement runner. He had a solid four yards per carry against the league's top run defense, and turned a broken pass coverage into a game winning touchdown catch. Rhodes owners have been used to seeing valuable performances this season and as long as Addai struggles, he is well worth a roster spot.

2008 Week 11 vs HOU (10 / 48 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Rhodes saw the majority of his action in the second half as the Colts were trying to keep Addai fresh. The two backs almost split their carries evenly in the second half as they rotated into the lineup in order to keep the offense on the field for over 18 minutes of the second half. Rhodes showed his versatility by catching passes by either lining up in the backfield or as a receiver.

2008 Week 12 vs SD (7 / 21 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 21 / 1 rec)

Rhodes had little success rushing the football as he averaged only 3.0 yards on seven attempts, but he did contribute in the passing game. On a third and five play with just over two minutes left in the second quarter, the running back caught a pass that went for a gain of 13 yards that helped extend a drive that set up the team's first touchdown. Later on in the game Rhodes got five consecutive touches with the team inside the San Diego ten yard line and finally got into the end zone when he caught a one yard touchdown pass while split out wide.

2008 Week 13 vs CLE (11 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Rhodes saw quite a bit of action against the Browns, getting 11 carries. He got a lot of action in the second half and ran the ball okay, but was not impressive. He did not make many people miss but he did hit holes really well.

2008 Week 14 vs CIN (10 / 31 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

Rhodes scored early on while briefly spelling Addai. It was a 17 yard scamper and proved to be his longest of the day. Near the end of the game, he got the bulk of his carries while Addai was rested.

2008 Week 15 vs DET (20 / 86 / 2 rush, 5 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Indianapolis was happy to get Rhodes back under contract after his escapade in Oakland last season. He is well schooled in this offense and is able to step into the number one running back spot and produce quality numbers. His 20 carries and 4.3 yard per carry average were enough to keep the Lions' defense from blitzing every play. The Colts also trust him near the goal line and his two touchdowns came on short dive plays. If you were one of those fantasy owners needing playoff help at running back you could have done worse than Dominic Rhodes. He scored two touchdowns on dive plays while rushing for 86 yards on 20 carries. He also caught four passes for 30 yards. Rhodes' career numbers have actually been slightly better for the Colts than Joseph Addai. Rhodes has averaged 16.4 carries and 64.1 yards in regular season games, Addai 16.0 and 62.0. Rhodes has also gained over 100 yards seven times, two more than Addai.

2008 Week 16 vs JAX (14 / 27 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 62 / 1 rec)

There was absolutely nowhere for Rhodes to run at any point in this game. The Jaguars completely bottled up the middle of the field, leaving Rhodes to fight for whatever he could find on the outside. Since his strength is not on turning the corner, this didn't work out very well for him. On three different occasions, the Colts attempted to stuff it up the middle on third and short. And on three different occasions, they were turned away. In fairness to Rhodes, Peyton Manning mishandled the snap on one of the runs and the timing of the play was way off. On another play, he was given a handoff up the middle in an attempt to get into the end zone but he was stopped just short. Replays seemed to suggest that Rhodes had gotten the ball over the end zone prior to his knee touching down, but Manning ran a no huddle offense and didn't give his team a chance to review the play. He tossed a touchdown pass to TE Dallas Clark two plays later. Clearly, Manning has himself and Clark on his fantasy team and is playing against the Rhodes owner in his league's championship game. While he lost out on the potential score there, he did get into the end zone earlier in the game when he took a short inside screen up the middle for a ten yard touchdown capped by a dive into the end zone. He also had a nice 21 yard first quarter run negated by a holding penalty.

2008 Week 18 vs SD (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was sort of the forgotten man in the offense. He had just four offensive touches, and the Colts really got away from the running game very early on. They more or less used the short passing game as a sort of running game because the Chargers did a very good job of shutting down any sort of rushing attack. The only time Indianapolis got near the end zone, it was Joseph Addai who took the handoff and not Rhodes. Rhodes' key contribution was converting a short yardage run of third and two in the fourth quarter, but it was his only significant work of the day.

2007 Week 6 vs SD (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes did get in the game but did not have a carry.

2007 Week 7 vs KC (9 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was not able to produce on the ground any better than the other Raiders' rushers. He finished the contest with 31 total yards on nine runs and one catch.

2007 Week 9 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes saw action only as a kick returner.

2007 Week 10 vs CHI (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes had just one rush for two yards in the ball game.

2007 Week 11 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes only got two carries in this game, but did average 17.8 yards on six kick off returns.

2007 Week 15 vs IND (7 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was a change of pace back until Fargas was injured. He finished with 41 yards on seven carries against his old team and added two receptions for nine yards.

2007 Week 16 vs JAX (27 / 115 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Despite the blowout, the Raiders kept handing off the ball, with Rhodes as the main beneficiary. He ran well, but on only one occasion did he have a big gain.

2007 Week 17 vs SD (29 / 122 / 1 rush, 8 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was the main bright spot on an otherwise dreary day for Raiders fans. He was sharp right from the outset, rumbling over San Diego defenders for 26 yards on five carries on Oakland's second drive (the first drive resulted in a turnover after the first play, so the first opportunity Rhodes really had was during the second drive). He didn't stop there, and didn't stop bowling over defenders until he had picked up 122 hard fought yards. This wasn't a case of one long run and a bunch of garbage, either. His long gain on the afternoon was just eleven yards, which goes to show how consistent he was with each carry. He ran hard, ran with authority, picked up chunks of yardage at a time, and continuously moved the pile backwards. Once he got past the first wave of defenders, it was a series of spins and broken tackles that resulted in big gain after big gain. He got a great push from the offensive line on his touchdown run, but he also supplied a good amount of power out of the backfield and simply wasn't going to be denied. Essentially, Rhodes just looked stronger than everyone else on the field, which may very well be the case since he's mostly fresh after carrying the ball just 46 times coming into the game. Another positive aspect to Rhodes' performance was that his role didn't diminish once the team fell behind. They simply increased his involvement in the passing game, and he continued to put up big yardage. About the only blemishes on his day were a late fourth down stop and a fumble that he lost during a carry late in the third quarter. But his positives far outweighed the negatives, especially when the rest of his teammates looked so poor by comparison. With question marks surrounding just about every running back on Oakland's roster, it'll take a lot more than one game to sort it all out. But Rhodes needed a strong finish to his season to make a good impression on the staff for 2008, and it appears that that's exactly what he did in these last couple of games.

2006 Week 1 vs NYG (16 / 29 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Rhodes didn't do much with his opportunities, although he did take advantage of his goal line carries and scored a touchdown. Otherwise, he wasn't impressive. He did a good job of protecting Peyton Manning through pass blocking, and he caught a few balls out of the backfield. As with Joseph Addai, his overall totals were hurt by the running game's ineffectiveness.

2006 Week 2 vs HOU (14 / 37 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Rhodes scored a touchdown on a short run. He worked hard and turned in a nice effort but did not consistently get long yardage. He was a very effective pass blocker for Manning and showed good hands and elusiveness on his pass receptions.

2006 Week 3 vs JAX (14 / 48 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was the primary ball carrier and was the back in the game when the Colts were attempting to run the ball at the end of the game in an effort to eat up the clock and preserve their lead. Rhodes ran with quickness and effort, but did not have an opportunity to break many plays, in large part to Jacksonville's stout defense, and limited touches.

2006 Week 4 vs NYJ (15 / 75 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes averaged five yards on his 15 carries and had a six yard touchdown run for the Colts' first score. The 75 yards represent his season high so far. Rhodes had the carries on the final four plays of the Colts' field goal drive early in the fourth quarter. He gained 16 and six yards to get to the Jets' one yard line on the first two runs. He was stopped twice at the one yard line, however. Rhodes did not get any attempts on Indianapolis' final two drives.

2006 Week 5 vs TEN (20 / 84 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 26 / 0 rec)

Rhodes averaged 4.2 yards per carry, and is one reason the Colts' can stay committed to running the ball, even when they fall behind in games. He had ten carries in the first half and ten more in the second half, but he also turned the ball over on a fumble.

2006 Week 7 vs WAS (13 / 26 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Rhodes, despite getting the start and more carries than rookie Joseph Addai, had an under whelming game. He averaged two yards a rush, only saw one target in the passing game, and had two goal line carries that got stuffed for no gain and no score.

2006 Week 8 vs DEN (3 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was not a factor rushing the ball, but did catch all three of the passes thrown to him, showing nice ability to catch and run after the catch.

2006 Week 9 vs NE (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes only had four carries in the game, as his workload continues to diminish due to the better play of rookie Joseph Addai.

2006 Week 10 vs BUF (14 / 72 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Rhodes carried the ball every time the Colts were deep in their own territory, which was every series due to Moorman's booming punts. As soon as the Colts got to mid field, Rhodes was replaced by Addai every single time. Rhodes did not have a carry or target in Bills territory. Most of Rhodes' carries were draw plays. Rhodes fumbled the ball away early in the fourth quarter, and never saw the field again as Addai took every snap left to finish out the game. Addai took six carries for 39 yards to finish out the game. Given the flow of the game, it is reasonable to assume that those carries might have gone to Rhodes had he not fumbled, giving him over 100 yards on the day (Using his average per carry). Rhodes lost a 12 yard reception on an illegal formation penalty.

2006 Week 11 vs DAL (9 / 30 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was a marginal contributor in both the running and passing game. Apart from his longest run, which was for nine yards, he averaged 2.6 yards per rushing attempt.

2006 Week 12 vs PHI (15 / 68 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Rhodes quietly had a very effective game, but was overshadowed by the outstanding performance of fellow running mate Joseph Addai. Rhodes started at tailback and immediately went to work on the ground. His 68 yards on 15 carries was good for 4.5 yards per carry. He also caught all three passes thrown his way.

2006 Week 13 vs TEN (12 / 39 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 29 / 0 rec)

Rhodes ran the ball 12 times for 39 yards and a two yard touchdown, and was used in the passing game as well, finishing with five receptions for 29 yards on seven targets. He touched the ball on the first six plays from scrimmage for the Colts, but gave way to the rookie Addai later in the game.

2006 Week 14 vs JAX (8 / 11 / 1 rush, 6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Rhodes also was unable to contribute much running the football. He managed to score a rushing touchdown, but although he played more than Addai, was not much of a factor either. He also dropped a few passes that should have been caught.

2006 Week 15 vs CIN (19 / 52 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

Rhodes started the game and had a bigger workload than usual after Joseph Addai was injured early in the second half. He gained two first downs on the opening drive with a six yard run and a five yard reception. Rhodes took a short pass for a 20 yard gain, but it was reduced to three yards due to a holding penalty. He was held to eight rushing yards on his four first half carries. Rhodes fared better in the second half. He was given the ball at the six yard line and took it to the one before he was tackled. As the Colts tried to run out the clock and with Joseph Addai out of the game, Rhodes saw a lot of touches. He had runs of 13 yards and 16 yards near the end of the game and finished with 78 yards from scrimmage.

2006 Week 16 vs HOU (2 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Rhodes fumbled the ball on his first carry, and the Texans recovered. After Rhodes lost the fumble, Addai received the majority of carries throughout the rest of the game. Rhodes did not see the field until the end of the third quarter when he made a six yard reception for a first down conversion. He gained 15 yards on a carry on the next play.

2006 Week 17 vs MIA (9 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes finished with nine rushes for 42 yards, giving way for most of the game to the youngster Addai.

2006 Week 18 vs KC (13 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Rhodes did not touch the ball until the Colts' fourth possession after starting all 16 regular season games. He had an immediate impact, making tacklers miss and gaining 25 yards on his first carry. He then gained 11 yards and another first down on his next carry. Rhodes had 10 carries in the second half, and finished the game for the Colts after Addai suffered a minor injury. Rhodes gained two first downs on the Colts' third possession of the second half, with a two yard run and a 15 yard reception. The drive ended in a Reggie Wayne touchdown.

2006 Week 19 vs BAL (14 / 56 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes only had two carries in the first half for a total of three yards, and did not start the game. He had the Colts' longest gain from scrimmage with a 25 yard run on their second possession of the second half. Rhodes was given the carries on the Colts' final possession of the game, and he touched the ball 12 times during a drive that lasted over seven minutes. With the Ravens' defense looking to strip the ball, Rhodes was able to retain possession and keep the chains moving. He gained two vital first downs on the drive and the Colts were able to run the clock down to 23 seconds before kicking a field goal to take a nine point lead.

2006 Week 20 vs NE (14 / 69 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)

While Addai will get the credit, and rightfully so, for scoring the game winning touchdown, it was the running of Rhodes that really got the Indianapolis ground game on track. During the third quarter, Rhodes got his opportunity to run with the football, and well, he ran with it. He was finding big holes and running very determined. After several runs, he appeared highly energized and attempting to rile up teammates and fans. Yet he very nearly gave the game away on an early fourth quarter run. Taking the ball from the one yard line, Rhodes attempted to score but instead fumbled the football. Fortunately for him, C Jeff Saturday was on the spot and pounced on the loose ball in the end zone for a touchdown.

2006 Week 21 vs CHI (21 / 113 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Rhodes scored on a one yard run in the first half and was an even bigger factor after the break. He ended the game with 113 yards on the ground, and closed out the game for the Colts in the final few minutes.

2005 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes managed four carries in the game for ten yards but was not a factor in the Colts running game.

2005 Week 5 vs SF (5 / 18 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Outside of the early touchdown, Rhodes didn't carry the ball until the last series of the game with the Colts' win already guaranteed.

2005 Week 6 vs STL (11 / 29 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Rhodes saw some significant time spelling James, particularly on a goal line series in the third quarter. Despite several failed efforts, Rhodes did manage to blast in for a touchdown on third and goal. He also saw some carries in garbage time.

2005 Week 7 vs HOU (6 / 50 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes spelled James at times, mostly in the second half, and finished the game with 50 yards rushing on six carries.

2005 Week 9 vs NE (1 / 4 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes' only run spelled James early in the second half. He made the most of his only opportunity, finding the end zone on a four yard run.

2005 Week 10 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes was active in the game, but was only used as a kick returner.

2005 Week 11 vs CIN (2 / 6 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The only action Rhodes saw in the game were two back to back carries starting at the Bengals' six yard line that resulted in the touchdown. James helped bring the Colts down the field, and then went to the sideline in the red zone.

2005 Week 12 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rhodes had one carry late in the game.

2005 Week 16 vs SEA (5 / -4 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 27 / 0 rec)

Rhodes came in for James near the end of the first half. But as a rusher, he was simply ineffective and had difficulty gaining yards against the Seahawks as evidenced by his five carries for negative four yards. Rhodes was better in the receiving game and made six receptions for 27 yards. He also had one of his targets go right off his hands.

2005 Week 17 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)

The Colts made little attempt to run the ball on Sunday afternoon as Rhodes led the team with five carries. Rhodes did contribute four catches for 29 yards on six targets.