Player Outlook
Lindsay signed with the Colts this offseason, and he's expected to be a reserve running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Lindsay is not worth drafting in most leagues, but he could emerge as a lottery-ticket option if Taylor were to get hurt and miss any time. It would likely be a committee trying to replace Taylor in that scenario, but Lindsay would be a high priority off the waiver wire. For two seasons in 2018 and 2019, Lindsay was a Fantasy darling, averaging at least 12.3 PPR points per game in both years. But in the past two seasons, he's been under 6.0 PPR points per game, and he spent time in Houston and Miami in 2021. We hope Lindsay can get his career back on track -- just not at the expense of Taylor -- but he's not a priority for Fantasy managers this season unless you want to handcuff Taylor in deeper leagues.

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2021 249 2.83 1 4 45 1 402.9
2020 502 4.25 1 7 28 585.3
3y Avg. 587 4.10 3 15 90 0 856.1
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  • Colts' Phillip Lindsay: Totals 33 yards

    Lindsay carried the ball five times for 24 yards in Saturday's 27-24 preseason loss to the Bills. He added two receptions on three targets for nine yards. Lindsay didn't tally a carry until Nick Foles entered the game in the second quarter, as he worked behind Nyheim Hines. Lindsay was stymied for much of the day, though he did manage rushes of 10 and six yards as well as a 10-yard reception that helped set up a Colts touchdown. Lindsay appears to be the leader for the No. 3 running back spot behind Jonathan Taylor and Hines on the depth chart.
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  • Colts' Phillip Lindsay: Listed third on depth chart

    Lindsay is listed as the No. 3 running back on the Colts' first depth chart of the preseason. Lindsay split time between the Texans and Dolphins last season, but he didn't garner much success with either team. Jonathan Taylor is expected to be a workhorse back once again, while Nyheim Hines operates as the change-of-pace back, so there may not be much work for the No. 3 man in the backfield. Still, Lindsay has looked good in camp and is ahead of Ty'Son Williams, Deon Jackson, D'Vonte Price and CJ Verdell for the role.
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  • Colts' Phillip Lindsay: Headed to Indianapolis

    Lindsay agreed to a one-year deal with the Colts on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Lindsay split time between the Texans and Dolphins last season, but he didn't garner much success with either team. Jonathan Taylor is expected to be a workhorse back once again, while Nyheim Hines operates as the change-of-pace back, but behind those two, the Colts' running back room appears to be wide open. Regardless, barring an injury to Taylor or Hines, Lindsay likely won't see much work with the Colts in 2022 even if he claims the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Modest yardage Sunday

    Lindsay carried the ball 11 times for 40 yards in Sunday's 33-24 win over the Patriots. He took a back seat to Duke Johnson once again in the Miami backfield, but Lindsay's 40 rushing yards were actually a season high for him, and he saw more action than Myles Gaskin (four touches for 10 total yards). Gaskin is the only one of the three under contract for 2022, and Lindsay's 294 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns across 14 games for the Texans and Dolphins won't make the 27-year-old a high priority on the free-agent market, either for Miami or for any other club.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Barely involved in blowout loss

    Lindsay had two carries for one yard during Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Titans. Lindsay also secured his lone target for eight yards, though both Duke Johnson (seven carries) and Myles Gaskin (five carries) logged more touches out of the backfield. Miami's three-headed rushing attack can't be relied upon to provide consistent fantasy value in matchups where Tua Tagovailoa struggles to move the offense, and a Week 18 divisional contest against New England's dominant defense may not provide many scoring opportunities.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Makes return to backfield

    Lindsay rushed 13 times for 36 yards in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints. Lindsay made his first appearance since Week 12 and matched Duke Johnson for Miami's team lead in carries. Although neither tailback found much room to run versus a tough Saints front seven, Lindsay only managed three yards fewer than Johnson, who exploded for over 120 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns last weekend. Despite competing with Myles Gaskin for snaps as well, Lindsay's immediate involvement in his return is an encouraging sign for his usage ahead of Week 17's matchup versus the Titans, even if the Dolphins still rely on a committee approach barring one of their tailbacks emerging as the hot hand.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Puts in full practice

    Lindsay (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice. Lindsay hasn't suited up since Week 12. The ankle injury kept him out Week 13, the Dolphins were on bye Week 14 and a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list made him unavailable for Week 15. Now that he's back practicing fully after he was limited in his return to the field Thursday, Lindsay looks like he's in the clear to play Monday versus the Saints. He's not guaranteed to have a role or even be active for the contest, however, as Duke Johnson's big outing in the Week 15 win over the Jets presumably leaves him (and Myles Gaskin) ahead of Lindsay in the pecking order. If Miami elects to keep only three backs active Monday, the final spot will likely come down to Lindsay or Salvon Ahmed.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Limited in Thursday's walkthrough

    Lindsay (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports. Lindsay was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, but he's still bothered by the ankle injury he sustained prior to Week 13. If he regains health before Monday's game against the Saints, it's unclear what role Linsday would play in a Dolphins backfield that also features Myles Gaskin, Duke Johnson and Salvon Ahmed.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Coming off COVID-19 list

    The Dolphins will activate Lindsay (ankle) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Lindsay spent a week on the reserve/COVID-19 list and was unavailable for Sunday's win over the Jets, but he'll now be able to rejoin the Dolphins for practice to kick off Week 16 prep. The 27-year-old dealt with an ankle injury prior to being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and it's not yet clear whether the issue will affect his availability for Monday's game against the Saints. Even if he suits up in that contest, Lindsay may find himself without much of a role in the game plan after Duke Johnson likely earned more work after accounting for 127 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in the win over New York.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Not activated off COVID-19 list

    Lindsay (ankle) wasn't activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 15 roster moves and won't be eligible to play Sunday against the Jets, Daniel Oyefusi of The Miami Herald reports. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed were both activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday meaning the Dolphins will have two of their top three backs eligible to play Sunday, with Duke Johnson also on hand to provide depth. Lindsay attempted 12 carries for 42 yards back in Week 12, his lone game with the Dolphins after spending most of the 2021 campaign with the Texans.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Tests positive for COVID-19

    The Dolphins placed Lindsay (ankle) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Lindsay had been dealing with an ankle injury prior to the Dolphins' Week 14 bye, and he's now the third Miami running back to test positive for the virus across the last several days. Lindsay, Myles Gaskin (illness) and Salvon Ahmed (illness) are all vaccinated, but the Dolphins brought in Lamar Miller for a workout Monday, while Duke Johnson and Gerrid Doaks could be called up from the practice squad if Miami's backfield is shorthanded Sunday against the Jets.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Participating in walkthrough

    Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that Lindsay (ankle) will participate in Wednesday's walk-through practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Flores specifically mentioned the running game as an area the Dolphins need to improve, so Lindsay could be in store for a heightened role if the ankle injury that kept him out of Sunday's win over the Giants doesn't prevent him from suiting up coming out of Miami's Week 14 bye. In his Miami debut Week 12, Lindsay worked ahead of Salvon Ahmed as the No. 2 option behind Myles Gaskin, finishing with 12 carries for 42 yards in a win over the Panthres.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Inactive Sunday

    Lindsay (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants. With Lindsay unavailable, Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird figure to see added complementary opportunities in Miami's Week 13 backfield, while working behind top back Myles Gaskin.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Doubtful for Sunday

    Lindsay (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. With Lindsay trending toward inactive status this weekend, Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird figure to see added Week 13 opportunities behind behind top back Myles Gaskin.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Not seen at practice Thursday

    Lindsay (ankle) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. After being listed as limited Wednesday, Lindsay's apparent Thursday absence clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Giants. What he's able to do Friday will be telling, but if he's out or limited this weekend, added snaps behind top back Myles Gaskin would be available for Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Limited by ankle issue

    Lindsay was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. It's unclear if Lindsay picked up the ankle injury in his Miami debut in last week's win over the Panthers, or if he suffered an in-practice setback. In any case, what Lindsay is able to do at Thursday's practice should add a level of clarity with regard to his Week 13 status. In the 33-10 win over the Panthers, Lindsay logged 15 snaps on offense and finished with 12 carries for 42 yards while working behind top back Myles Gaskin (37 snaps).
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Role could increase

    Coach Brian Flores said Monday that Lindsay's role on offense could potentially increase, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Flores noted the Dolphins will continue to work Lindsay in at practice, and it looks like the running back could get more involved once fully up to speed with the playbook. Considering the fact that Lindsay handled a sizable 12 carries during Sunday's win over the Panthers, despite only having had three practices under his belt, it appears that the 27-year-old is quickly making a good impression on his new coaching staff. If Week 13's matchup against the Giants doesn't allow the Dolphins to safely lean on the running game, it will be interesting to see how many opportunities Lindsay receives.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Logs 12 carries in debut

    Lindsay rushed 12 times for 42 yards in the Dolphins' 33-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Lindsay saw a healthy allotment of carries in his Dolphins debut, notable given he had only three days of practice under his belt. The veteran recorded just four fewer rush attempts and seven fewer rushing yards than Myles Gaskin, although it remains to be seen if the workload split between the two will be that close in games in which the flow doesn't favor the running game as much as Sunday's did. Lindsay's next opportunity to make a favorable impression on his new squad comes in a Week 13 home matchup against the Giants.
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  • Dolphins' Phillip Lindsay: Lands in Miami

    The Dolphins claimed Lindsay off waivers from the Texans on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lindsay, who logged 50 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown and added three catches for 37 yards and a receiving score in 10 games for the Texans prior to being let go Tuesday, will now have a chance to secure a role in Miami's backfield behind starter Myles Gaskin. While it remains to be seen what level of volume Lindsay will see with the Dolphins, hell have a chance to resurface as a fantasy option in the coming weeks if he earns a steady role with his new team.
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  • Phillip Lindsay: Officially cut loose

    Lindsay was waived by the Texans on Tuesday. As expected, the running back will now be exposed to waivers, allowing any of the NFL's other 31 teams to put in a claim for him over the next 24 hours. If Lindsay goes unclaimed, he shouldn't have much trouble finding a spot on a practice squad, if he isn't immediately signed to a 53-man roster on a more team-friendly deal. Though he mustered only 2.6 yards per carry on 50 totes over his 10 games with Houston, Lindsay averaged 4.3 YPC or better in each of his previous three seasons in the NFL with Denver. He also showed some ability as a receiver, recording 77 catches over that three-year stretch.
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