Lindsay rushed 14 times for 107 yards and added four yards with his lone reception in Sunday's 20-19 win over Oakland. Lindsay did not start but out-touched all other Bronco running backs, 15-11, on the day anyway. He broke a 53-yard run on the Broncos' first drive of the second quarter and began to dominate the backfield touches after that. The 24-year-old ceded goal-line work to Royce Freeman, however, and the latter took advantage by finding the end zone for a third-quarter score. The two should continue to share the load Week 3 at Baltimore.
Lindsay had 15 carries for 71 yards and caught two of three targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle. Lindsay, an undrafted rookie from Colorado, had a nice preseason but most did not expect for him to see 17 touches in Week 1. Meanwhile, starter Royce Freeman also had 15 carries for 71 yards, but was not used at all in the passing game. Devontae Booker appears to be the odd man out, at least for the moment, getting just four touches for 15 yards Sunday. Freeman is the power back and Lindsay is a speedster so the Broncos might have their own version of "Thunder and Lightning."
Lindsay appears to have a roster spot locked up, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports. The undrafted rookie out of Colorado has made a strong impression throughout training camp and the preseason, even getting some run with the first-team offense in Friday's preseason game against Washington. He took advantage with five carries for 31 yards and one catch for 18 yards, in addition to contributing on special teams. The 185-pounder could push for a pass-catching role out of the backfield if Devontae Booker and Royce Freeman struggle in the passing game early in the season.
Lindsay recorded two carries for seven yards and caught three passes on four targets for 40 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason loss against the Vikings. Lindsay, who went undrafted out of Colorado, displayed his versatility out of the backfield and also hit pay dirt on a 19-yard reception during the Broncos' preseason opener. The rookie running back also served as a gunner on special teams, and he now appears to be the favorite for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart ahead of David Williams. Lindsay was even the third running back to enter the game for Denver, making an appearance before second-year back De'Angelo Henderson, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.
Lindsay is listed as the No. 1 kick returner on the Broncos' depth chart, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. While Lindsay is listed on the bottom of the running back depth chart, his spot as the team's top kick returner could give him an edge over David Williams, who is currently listed as the No. 4 running back, when it comes to final roster cuts given Lindsay's potential contribution on special teams.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|5||10/07||@New York Jets||6||11.00|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Rams||9||12.00|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||12||13.00|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|