In his first three seasons with the Seahawks, Turbin established himself as a decent handcuff for Marshawn Lynch, accumulating at least 250 yards rushing each year. Turbin was also adept as a pass-catcher with 43 receptions (on 55 targets) for 427 yards and two touchdowns during that span. However, he suffered a high-ankle sprain at the end of the preseason and was promptly waived a few days later before he was plucked by the Browns. Making 10 appearances with Cleveland and Dallas thereafter, he managed nearly 4.0 yards per carry and 2.3 yards per target on 5.7 touches per game, meaning the best-case scenario in Indianapolis is likely a change-of-pace role behind Frank Gore.
Robert Turbin carried the ball five times for 23 yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
Darren McFadden has been producing as the starting RB for the Dallas Cowboys over the last few weeks, leaving few touches available for Turbin. A free agent in the offseason, the former Seahawk may not have done enough to warrant a return to Dallas in 2016.
He split the backfield workload almost evenly with Darren McFadden, and Turbin continues to see the majority of short-yardage work. He'll have a tough matchup Saturday against the Jets, however, making him a very risky play even in formats that emphasize TDs.
The bulk of his touches came when Darren McFadden was briefly out of the game with a possible concussion, but Turbin didn't do much with his opportunities. He'll remain in a backup role unless something happens to McFadden.
Robert Turbin gained 35 yards on seven carries and caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
The 25-year-old looked sprightly in his Dallas debut, gashing Miami for five yards per carry in support of Darren McFadden. Turbin appears to have already earned the top backup nod, as no other back received a carry on the day, and he should still see a few touches per week as the Dallas Cowboys try to remain balanced on offense. Next on the schedule is a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Panthers.
|P1||8/13/16||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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