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 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, while 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 RB to enter the game for Denver, making an appearance before second-year De'Angelo Henderson as well, Mike Klis of 9News.com 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 his potential contribution on special teams.
Veteran linebacker Brandon Marshall was struck by Lindsay's "sauce" early in camp, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports
Lindsay wasn't even invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but had a prolific career at Colorado. The Broncos invested draft picks in a pair of big backs -- Royce Freeman and David Williams -- and also have Devontae Booker returning, but there are no set roles at the moment. Lindsay might not have the size to be an every-down back in the NFL, but his shiftiness and receiving ability could create matchup issues for linebackers in the passing game.
|3||9/23/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|