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Phillip Lindsay
HOU

RB HOU

#47 Running Back

86 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 27
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 185
40 Time: 4.43

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

High Floor

3.5

DS Projection

4.4

Consensus

38 other sites
3

Med Ceiling

6.4

Rest of
Season

4.5

Week 7 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
21.2 0.2 0.8 11.2 0 4.4
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
26 0.2 1.1 7.4 0 4.5

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • The Texans signed Lindsay this offseason to a 1-year, $3.25 million deal with $1 million guaranteed.
  • He joins the backfield alongside David Johnson, who agreed to a restructured 1-year, $5 million deal with $4.25 million guaranteed this offseason, and Mark Ingram, who inked a 1-year, $2.5 million deal with half-a-million guaranteed in free agency.
  • Lindsay is coming off a disappointing 2020 season with the Broncos, missing 3 games with a sprained toe, 2 more with a hip injury and parts of 2 others with a concussion and a knee injury. He averaged a career-low 4.3 yards per carry.
  • Among 47 RBs with 100+ carries last year, Lindsay ranked 36th in Elusive Rating, 21st in Pro Football Focus rushing grade and 45th in Football Outsiders DVOA.
  • Lindsay beat Johnson in PFF rushing grade but trailed him in Elusive Rating and DVOA. Lindsay beat Ingram in rushing grade and Elusive Rating but finished behind Ingram in DVOA.
  • Lindsay was much better in his first 2 seasons with Denver, topping 1,000 rushing yards both years and averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
  • He ranked 4th and 8th in PFF rushing grade those years.
  • Lindsay was inefficient in the passing game over his 3 years with the Broncos. His 4.3 yards per target ranked 67th among 71 RBs with 50+ targets during that span.
  • He also struggled in pass protection, according to PFF, especially the past 2 seasons.
  • With Deshaun Watson’s Texans future on the ropes and WR Will Fuller gone, this could be 1 of the worst offenses in the league. The other QBs are Tyrod Taylor and rookie Davis Mills. The top 5 WRs figure to be Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Nico Collins, Keke Coutee and Chris Conley.
  • The 2020 Texans offensive line ranked 27th in both Pro Football Focus’ run-blocking grades and Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards.
  • 3 of 5 starters return from that group: LT Laremy Tunsil, RT Tytus Howard and LG Max Scharping.
  • The Texans traded for former Patriot Marcus Cannon, who’s expected to start at RG. He opted out of the 2020 season and received middling Pro Football Focus grades the previous 2 years.
  • C Nick Martin is expected to be replaced by Justin Britt, who tore an ACL in October of 2019 and missed all of 2020.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Lindsay struggled through a bunch of injuries last year and averaged a career-low 4.3 yards per carry. He ripped off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons on 4.9 yards per carry in his first 2 NFL campaigns, though.

If that guy shows up in Houston, he’d be the Texans’ best runner and have a shot to lead the team in carries. But even in that case, his ceiling would be capped by his subpar pass-catching ability and a likely bad Texans offense.

Consider Lindsay a bench stash with only moderate upside.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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