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The Texans are carrying RBs Phillip Lindsay, Mark Ingram, David Johnson, Rex Burkhead and Scottie Phillips on their 53-man roster. Based on preseason usage, we expect Lindsay and Ingram to share early-down work, with Johnson and possibly Burkhead playing on passing downs. It's a situation in avoid in fantasy football.

Texans RB David Johnson played behind RB Phillip Lindsay in Week 1 of the preseason, getting out-snapped 8 to 2 with the 1st-team offense. Both of Johnson's snaps came on 3rd down, while Lindsay played all the 1st- and 2nd-down snaps. Johnson seems to have accepted that he'll be playing a reduced role this season. “Obviously, as it’s going on, in the moment it’s tough,” Johnson said. “But I think in the long run, it will just help out the team as a whole.” We're still expecting Johnson to handle the majority of the pass-catching work out of Houston's backfield, which gives him some PPR value. But Lindsay looks like the favorite to lead in carries.

The Texans signed RB Rex Burkhead. The soon-to-be 31-year-old missed the final 6 games of last season after knee surgery and has a lengthy injury history. He remained reasonably effective last year, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per catch. But his days as a fantasy asset are likely over. That's especially true on the Texans, who look like a bad team with a crowded backfield. Houston has added Burkhead, Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram to David Johnson this offseason.

The Texans signed RB Phillip Lindsay to a 1-year, $3.25 million deal. He joins incumbent starter David Johnson and Mark Ingram, who signed a 1-year, $2.5 million deal last week, in Houston's backfield. This looks like a 3-headed attack in what will be a bad offense if QB Deshaun Watson is traded away.

The Broncos have rescinded the restricted free-agent tender on RB Phillip Lindsay, leaving him free to sign elsewhere. Despite averaging 4.8 yards per carry the past 3 seasons, Lindsay never seemed wanted in Denver. A new home figures to be good news for his fantasy value -- although we'll see exactly where he ends up. The Broncos' RB depth chart now reads: Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, Mike Boone. We'll see if they add to the group, but Gordon's fantasy value gets a boost with Lindsay's departure.

RB Mike Boone signed a 2-year, $2.6 million contract with the Broncos, according to insider Mike Klis. Boone averaged a strong 5.3 yards on 71 carries with the Vikings over the past 3 seasons. He joins a currently crowded Denver backfield alongside Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman -- although there's a chance restricted free-agent Lindsay departs. Still, Boone is off the fantasy radar for now.

The Broncos are giving restricted free-agent RB Phillip Lindsay the "low" tender, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. We're still waiting to find out the exact level Lindsay will be tendered at, but it now looks more likely that a team signs him to an offer sheet that Denver doesn't match. We'll see where this goes, but Melvin Gordon continues to appear locked in as the Broncos' lead back in 2021. Lindsay's departure would only boost his fantasy value, of course.

Update: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that it's an original-round tender for Lindsay, a former undrafted free agent. That means the Broncos would receive no compensation if another teams signs Lindsay to an offer sheet that Denver doesn't match.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (hip) has been placed on IR. He had already been ruled out for tomorrow's game vs. the Chargers and will now also miss the finale against the Raiders. RB Melvin Gordon should dominate backfield touches in those game.

The Broncos have ruled RB Phillip Lindsay out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He's dealing with hip and knee injuries. That leaves Melvin Gordon as the clear lead back in an upside matchup. Gordon looks like a solid-to-strong option for Week 16 fantasy lineups. RB Royce Freeman (hip) is also questionable for the game.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the knee shouldn’t be a major issue. Lindsay should remain in a committee alongside Melvin Gordon.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is expected to play against the Chiefs tonight. Lindsay got in a full practice on Friday and should remain in a committee alongside RB Melvin Gordon.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, though, so we’re expecting him to play. Over the past 4 weeks, Lindsay has 37 carries and 4 targets compared to Melvin Gordon’s 44 carries and 3 targets.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) will return to a limited practice on Thursday, HC Vic Fangio said. That gives Lindsay a shot to play against the Chiefs on Sunday night. We'll see what he does in tomorrow's practice and how Denver lists him on the final injury report.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay missed Wednesday's practice with the knee injury that knocked him out of last weekend's loss to the Saints. He's looking iffy for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. Lindsay's absence would make RB Melvin Gordon a much stronger fantasy play. Gordon has averaged 16.7 carries and 4 targets in 3 games without Lindsay this season.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Saints with a knee injury. He was playing a big role in Denver's JV-level offense before exiting, carrying 9 times for 20 yards. We'll look for an update on the severity of the knee injury.

Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles and Jeff Driskel are all ineligible to play against the Saints on Sunday due to COVID contract tracing concerns to Driskel, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. We'll see whether this game gets played tomorrow -- and what the hell Denver does on offense if it does. Insider Mike Klis throws out Kendall Hinton as an option at QB. He's on Denver's practice squad as a WR but was a 3-year starting QB at Wake Forest. This is a mess and you should try to avoid all Broncos in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (foot) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. We’re expecting him to split carries with RB Melvin Gordon, although Gordon figures to get most of the pass-catching and goal-line work.

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