Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Jets. HC Vic Fangio said Monday that Lindsay will be limited if he does suit up, so he's not a Week 4 fantasy option. RB Melvin Gordon will continue to handle the majority of Denver's RB touches.
The Broncos expect RB Phillip Lindsay back on the field soon. "He's trending in the right direction," HC Vic Fangio said Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. "He might be able to play Thursday, but we'll decide that as we go through the week." Fangio added that Lindsay would be on a "play count" if he does return, saying Lindsay wouldn't be able to play a "bunch" but could play "sparingly." It doesn't sound like he'll be a fantasy option for Week 4. It also doesn't sound like his return would significantly alter RB Melvin Gordon's outlook for the Thursday night clash with the Jets. We'll see about Lindsay's progress this week and beyond.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) is inactive for today’s game against the Bucs. He’s tentatively expected back for Thursday night’s game against the Jets. RB Melvin Gordon will dominate touches again today.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) is doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Bucs. He returned to practice on Friday and is tentatively expected to play vs. the Jets this coming Thursday night. But RB Melvin Gordon will dominate touches again on Sunday.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after getting a 2nd opinion on his sprained toe, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So Lindsay will miss Weeks 2 and 3. We'll see about his status beyond that. Royce Freeman will step in as Denver's #2 RB for however long Lindsay is out, but Melvin Gordon figures to pick up extra touches.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) missed practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. He might be looking at a multi-game absence. Royce Freeman will step in as Denver’s #2 RB, but Melvin Gordon figures to pick up some extra touches with Lindsay out.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is still in the process of getting a 2nd opinion on his turf toe as of Wednesday morning. "But don't be surprised to see him miss the next few weeks," Rapoport adds. He didn't cite any source for this, but we doubt Lindsay would be pursuing the 2nd opinion if Doctor #1 told him he could run back out and play in Week 2. Rapoport also adds that "it's not considered long term." We'll see about the official diagnosis. In the meantime, keep Lindsay out of your Week 2 plans and upgrade Melvin Gordon a bit for his touch outlook -- albeit in a negative matchup at Pittsburgh.
Broncos HC Vic Fangio announced that RB Phillip Lindsay has a "turf toe type of thing" coming out of Monday's loss to the Titans. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team hopes it's a "mild" case, but Lindsay will get further evaluation today. If he can't go for the Week 2 trip to Pittsburgh, then Royce Freeman would operate as the #2 RB.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay did not return to Monday night's game against the Titans after halftime because of a foot injury. Denver initially deemed him questionable to return but then ruled him out early in the 4th quarter. We'll watch for further updates on his status. Royce Freeman got some 4th-quarter run with Lindsay out.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay recently underwent surgery on his right wrist, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. It was reportedly a "simple, clean-up arthroscopic procedure" on the same wrist that Lindsay had surgery on last year. He told the team that it caused him some discomfort throughout the 2019 campaign. Lindsay was sidelined until training camp last year but is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs this spring. We'll keep an eye on him.
Snow is expected throughout today's Broncos-Chiefs game. There are already multiple inches of snow on the field. We're not adjusting projections for this game because there's no evidence that snow impacts scoring. But you can certainly use the weather as a tiebreaker between 2 closely ranked players.
Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) is expected to be activated from the IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie has taken the majority of the 1st-team reps in practice this week and seems to be in line to make his debut against the Chargers on Sunday. Lock struggled to a 60.8% completion rate and 5.0 yards per attempt this preseason. Pro Football Focus ranked him 35th in their preseason passing grades among 39 qualifying QBs. Lock is a bottom-barrel QB2 for Week 13. We'll see if he's an upgrade over QB Brandon Allen for Denver's pass-catchers.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that the Broncos are planning to "ride Phillip Lindsay harder" in today's game against the Vikings. Lindsay has been in a near-even timeshare with RB Royce Freeman, out-touching Freeman 143 to 120 through 9 weeks. More volume would obviously be good news for his fantasy stock -- although this remains a tough matchup today.
Broncos HC Vic Fangio announced Monday that QB Joe Flacco will miss Week 9 with a neck injury suffered in yesterday's loss to the Colts. Rookie QB Drew Lock still isn't ready to return from his thumb injury, so it'll be Brandon Allen under center for Denver. The 2016 6th-rounder has never taken a regular-season snap and averaged 6.2 yards per attempt with 0 TDs and 3 INTs this preseason. As poorly as Flacco has played, this is a downgrade for Denver's offense.
Update: Flacco has a herniated disc in his neck, according to insider Jeff Lewold. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Flacco is expected to miss "significant time." He's droppable in all fantasy leagues.
New Broncos OC Rich Scangarello suggested that RB Phillip Lindsay could play an expanded role in the passing game this season. "One of the great things about coming to Denver that really excited me from the day I walked in the door is there are very few players in the league like Phillip that have the ability to win in a one-on-one matchup at any time," Scangarello said. "I think the easiest matchup to create in the NFL is the halfback on a linebacker. That's what we try to do in this offense a lot, and I think he has that gift and that ability and those traits." Insider Mike Klis notes that Lindsay was split out wide several times in Sunday's practice. We're expecting Lindsay's rushing volume and efficiency to decline this season -- but he could best last year's 35-241-1 receiving line.
Broncos HC Vic Fangio said Wednesday that RB Phillip Lindsay "is ready to go" for the start of training camp, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. That's been expected, according to previous reports. But confirmation that Lindsay's surgically repaired wrist is healed can only help his fantasy outlook as the team opens camp. We'll see how becoming active impacts Lindsay's ADP in fantasy football drafts.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is expected to be ready for full-team drills when training camp opens, according to insider Mike Klis. Lindsay's reps will be "monitored," Klis adds, but all signs point to him being ready to rock by the time Week 1 rolls around. We'll be watching to see how new OC Rich Scangarello plans to divvy backfield work between Lindsay, Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker. Despite a super impressive rookie campaign, Lindsay carries a good amount of risk at his 4th-round ADP.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is on track to be ready for the start of training camp next month, HC Vic Fangio said. “It’s a particular injury that they tell me it’s going well, they just don't want it to get bumped on yet,” Fangio explained. “He could go out there and do everything, but they just want to use this time and the next five weeks to make sure he’s ready to go.” Lindsay is coming off a brilliant rookie season that saw him average 5.4 yards per carry and finish 13th among RBs in PPR points. But he'll need to fend off fellow 2nd-year back Royce Freeman for touches this summer.
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