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30 Phillip Lindsay RB

Denver Broncos

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March 21, 2020 03:36 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Facing challenge from Gordon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A Broncos executive said Lindsay (wrist) is expected to work in a "tag team" with Melvin Gordon, who agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Broncos on Friday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Gordon has the higher profile as well as a better history of receiving and touchdown production, but Lindsay's career mark of 4.9 yards per carry puts him well ahead of his new teammate (4.0). To be fair, Gordon mostly ran behind lousy offensive lines throughout his five years with the Chargers, and his rushing average was perhaps dragged down a bit by the regular usage in goal-line/short-yardage situations. New offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur suggested in February that Lindsay would see a big increase in targets this upcoming season, but it's hard to imagine that happening if Gordon stays healthy. In any case, Lindsay is expected to make a smooth recovery from his January procedure to clean up his wrist, the same one that required a more serious surgery last offseason.

February 6, 2020 03:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Headed for more receiving work?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur believes Lindsay (wrist) will see more targets in 2020, Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan reports.

Lindsay caught 35 passes in both 2018 and 2019, averaging 6.2 yards per catch and 4.6 per target while dropping 10 of his 95 targets. A severe wrist injury from late in his rookie campaign seemed to linger into 2019, with Lindsay dropping six balls and struggling in pass protection, though he did play all 16 games before having a second surgery on his wrist in January. The recovery process should be shorter this time around, and there's no question Lindsay has the speed and agility to thrive as a pass catcher if he can eliminate some of the drops. Former offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello preferred Royce Freeman in the backfield on obvious passing downs, but Shurmur may have a different view of things. Per usual, the snap/touch competition between Lindsay and Freeman will be a key story for fantasy managers to monitor throughout the summer.

January 16, 2020 05:52 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Undergoes wrist procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay recently underwent a cleanup procedure on his right wrist, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Per the report, the running back's recovery time is slated to be "minimal" and "should barely impact" his offseason training. Renck notes that Lindsay, who at times was in discomfort this past season, underwent an extensive procedure on his wrist last year and his latest procedure should take much less time to bounce back from. With that in mind, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic indicates that Lindsay is expected to be fine for the Broncos' OTAs.

January 5, 2020 01:52 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Wraps up 2019 with 1,207 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns on 224 carries during the 2019 season. He added 196 yards on 35 receptions.

Lindsay looked like a franchise cornerstone coming out of a surprise 2018 season, but he was unable to meet his 2018 output despite averaging more than a touch more per game. His 4.7 yards per touch in 2019 were a full yard less than 2018. The issue wasn't a lack of big plays, as Lindsay had eight plays of 20 or more yards in 2019, just one fewer than 2018. Instead, the issue appears to have been yards before contact. Lindsay averaged 3.1 yards before contact in 2018 as compared to 2.1 in 2019, the potential product of teams selling out to stop him in 2019. Expect more familiarity with a new offense, a more consistent passing attack, and improved health along the offensive line -- particularly the presumed return of little-used right tackle Ja'Wuan James -- to help Lindsay improve on what was still a very solid sophomore campaign.

January 1, 2020 03:48 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Heads into offseason healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay will look to improve his strength and proficiency in the passing game this offseason after he was limited by injury leading up to the 2019 campaign, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lindsay injured his wrist late in his rookie season, and the lingering effects prevented him from doing upper-body work until right before training camp. The running back played every game in 2019 but seemed to slow down a bit, averaging a full yard per touch less in 2019 (4.7) as compared to 2018 (5.7). Improved health and an offensive line that should get high-priced right tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee) to play more than a few dozen snaps in 2020 should make a difference for Lindsay.

December 30, 2019 11:00 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Tops 1,000 yards on year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 53 yards on 18 carries during Sunday's 16-15 win over the Raiders.

Sunday's grinding performance put Lindsay at 1,011 rushing yards on the season, making him the first undrafted player to record back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons to start a career. The end result looks similar to his rookie campaign, but Lindsay's 4.5 yards per carry in 2019 was nearly a full yard less than his 2018 mark. He also had three 100-total-yard games in 2019 as compared to six in 2018 and scored three fewer touchdowns. A new scheme, a revolving door at quarterback and a makeshift right side of the offensive line certainly didn't help matters, but the Broncos need Lindsay to rebound and be a bigger-play threat in 2020.

December 22, 2019 08:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Breaks century mark, scores TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and hauled in two of his three targets for nine receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against the Lions.

The second-year back was held to a season-low 32 rushing yards last Sunday in a loss to Kansas City, but he bounced back against Detroit by recording his second 100-yard rushing performance of 2019. During Week 16, Lindsay tied his personal best by reaching 35 receptions on the season, and he currently sits just 42 yards away from kicking off his NFL career with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns. Lindsay and the Broncos will close out 2019 with a home matchup against Oakland's No. 14 rush defense.

December 15, 2019 08:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Has season-worst game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 32 yards on seven carries and did not haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.

Sunday's 32 yards were a season low for Lindsay. There appeared to have been some attempted trickery early with Lindsay taking a direct snap and briefly looking to pass before pulling the ball down for a modest gain. There wasn't much excitement after that for Lindsay or Denver's offense as a whole. Lindsay has been held under 70 total yards in four consecutive games, and it wouldn't be a surprise if Detroit makes it five on Sunday. The Lions have been vulnerable against the pass this season but have surrendered just 4.0 yards per opponent carry, seventh-best in the league.

December 8, 2019 05:16 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Finds end zone in high-scoring win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay rushed 16 times for 51 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for four yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.

Lindsay's one-yard touchdown in the third quarter gave his team a 38-3 lead. He got 16 carries to Royce Freeman's eight, but the running game was surprisingly quiet for the Broncos in this one. Lindsay has eclipsed 50 rushing yards in 10 of his last 11 games, and he's added six touchdowns in that span, making the second-year running back a dependable option heading into a Week 15 matchup against the vulnerable Chiefs run defense.

December 1, 2019 09:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Held in check vs. Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay carried 17 times for 58 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional four yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.

Lindsay struggled to get things going on the ground as he finished averaging just 3.4 yards per attempt. He hauled in each of the passes Drew Lock sent his way but lost yardage on two of them and finished with underwhelming numbers in that phase. Lindsay more than doubled Royce Freeman's number of touches in this one, but he hasn't exceeded 75 scrimmage yards in the last three games and will look to do more with his usage next Sunday against the Texans.

November 25, 2019 02:44 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Gains 68 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 57 yards on 13 attempts and added an 11-yard catch during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo.

Lindsay was unable to shake loose against the Bills, but his 4.4 yards-per-carry average was all the more impressive considering the Denver pass offense did not pose a threat throughout the game. Lindsay is dangerous when he's able to get to the edge and slash through the line. That's becoming increasingly difficult as defenses have learned not to fear Brandon Allen's arm on dropbacks. A middle-of-the-road Chargers pass defense awaits Sunday, but Lindsay's value may ride on whether Allen is back under center or whether the Drew Lock era is upon us.

November 22, 2019 05:52 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Good to go after full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (foot/wrist) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's road game against the Bills after practicing fully Friday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

In this past Sunday's 27-23 loss to Minnesota, Lindsay out-snapped fellow running back Royce Freeman, 51-23, en route to logging 16 carries for 67 yards and catching both of his targets for eight yards. For his part, Freeman carried eight times for 31 yards and hauled in his lone target for 14 yards. Expect a similar timeshare (i.e. one tilted in Lindsay's favor) to be in effect this weekend against a Buffalo defense that has allowed an average of 106.3 rushing yards per game.

November 21, 2019 06:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Still limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (foot/wrist) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Lindsay is apparently still a little banged up after handling one his larger snap shares (64 percent) in the Week 11 loss to the Vikings. The fact that he was able to fit in some on-field work in the Broncos' first two sessions of Week 12 suggests he's trending toward playing Sunday in Buffalo, but Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not he carries a designation into that contest.

November 21, 2019 06:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Limited practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay was limited at practice Wednesday due to foot and wrist injuries.

In the Broncos' Week 11 loss to the Vikings, Lindsay out-snapped Royce Freeman, 51-23, while rushing 16 times for 67 yards and catching both of his targets for eight yards. Meanwhile, Freeman ran eight times for 31 yards and caught his only target for 14 yards. Assuming his current aches and pains are nothing major, Lindsay should head the Broncos' backfield once again this Sunday in Buffalo.

November 17, 2019 07:08 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Gains 75 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 67 yards on 16 carries and added eight yards on two catches during Sunday's 27-23 loss in Minnesota.

Lindsay, much like Denver as a whole, was able to gain some chunks early on, but fell out of rhythm late. The sophomore back hasn't drawn quite the praise he did last season and is averaging -- by his standards -- a modest 4.9 yards per carry this season, down from 5.4 yards per carry as a rookie. Still, an increase in usage has helped him top 75 total yards in five of his last six games and he's on pace to edge out last season's production both on the ground and through the air. After a solid effort against a very good Minnesota defense, he gets another tough road test in Week 12 against Buffalo.

November 17, 2019 11:56 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Expected to garner larger workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay is expected to take on a larger share of the backfield snaps and touches Sunday against the Vikings, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Denver has deployed a fairly even distribution of the workload between Lindsay and Royce Freeman all season, with the former playing between 40 and 56 percent of the offensive snaps and topping out at 25 touches and the latter handling snap shares between 47 and 63 percent and maxing out at 19 touches. Freeman (4.0 yards per carry) has been far less efficient on the ground than Lindsay (4.9 YPC), which could provide an explanation behind the Broncos' supposed plan to feature the 25-year-old more in Week 11. Even if Lindsay does end up dominating the snaps and touches, he'll have to overcome a tough matchup with a Minnesota team that ranks in the top half of the NFL in both rushing defense and scoring defense.

November 3, 2019 10:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Seals win with TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay carried the ball nine times for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Browns.

He was far more productive than Royce Freeman (14 scrimmage yards on six touches) in this one, and Lindsay's 30-yard TD scamper in the third quarter gave the Broncos just enough cushion to hang on for the win. It's his best rushing performance since Week 5, but Lindsay's snap share will remain limited as long as the wrist injury he's been playing through restricts his ability to pass protect. He'll get a bye week to heal up before Denver heads to Minnesota in Week 11.

October 31, 2019 06:28 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Logs full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (wrist) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Lindsay was limited at practice Wednesday and the fact that a wrist issue was listed as the reason why was worth noting, given that the running back had offseason wrist surgery. His full participation Thursday should ease concerns of any sort of notable setback, and Lindsay is on track to continue to work in a backfield time-share with Royce Freeman on Sunday against the Browns.

October 31, 2019 11:36 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Limited by wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay was limited at practice Wednesday due to a wrist injury, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Lindsay's status will be worth monitoring in the days to come, given that the running back underwent wrist surgery during the offseason. Eight games into the campaign, Lindsay has logged 109 carries for 492 yards and four touchdowns while adding 25 catches for 160 yards. He's put those numbers up while in a timeshare with Royce Freeman, who has carried 88 times for 359 yards and two scores to go with 26 catches for 182 yards.

October 28, 2019 02:04 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Gains 76 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay ran for 59 yards on 14 carries and added five catches for 17 yards during Sunday's 15-13 loss in Indianapolis.

With the Broncos nursing a one-point lead in the closing minutes of the game, Lindsay took the inside hand-off on third down and was stuffed. The Broncos were forced to punt and watch a game-ending opposing field goal for the third time this season. Lindsay echoed quarterback Joe Flacco after the game that he wished the offense was a little more aggressive. The point is fair, but Denver has also struggled to find any sort of rhythm regardless of situation. Lindsay has been a rare bright spot, with at least 75 total yards in four of his last six games and four touchdowns. Something to watch in the coming weeks will be Lindsay's role in the passing game with Emmanuel Sanders now in San Francisco. Lindsay's five catches Sunday were a season high.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020DEN0000---0000
2019DEN161622410114.5407738
2018DEN15819210375.4659849
Total312441620484.965161587
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020DEN0000---00000
2019DEN1616351965.6360109
2018DEN158352416.92911012
Total3124704376.23612021
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020DEN000---00
2019DEN1600---00
2018DEN15716323.3320
Total31716323.3320
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020DEN000---000
2019DEN1600---000
2018DEN153237.70150
Total313237.70150
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/190
Birthdate:
7/24/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Denver, CO, USA
School:
Colorado
NFL Experience:
3
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