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October 18, 2020 04:28 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Tops century mark as lead back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay rushed 23 times for 101 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 18-12 win over New England.

Lindsay worked as the lead back in his return from a toe injury with Melvin Gordon sidelined by strep throat, and he responded with the sixth 100-yard rushing performance of his three-year NFL career. Royce Freeman mixed in with 30 scrimmage yards on eight carries and one reception, and Lindsay's lack of involvement in the passing game was disappointing. Still, Lindsay's rushing prowess should earn him a sizable share of Denver's backfield snaps moving forward, even if Gordon's able to return in Week 7 against the Chiefs.

October 17, 2020 12:08 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Starting on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay will act as the primary back with Melvin Gordon (illness) ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Lindsay will slide into the starting role after the Broncos chose not to have Gordon fly with the team to New England. The fact Gordon was cited for a DUI and speeding charges earlier in the week also complicates matters, though the NFL has yet to issue any sort of punishment regarding the alleged incident. Lindsay has not played since Week 1 due to a toe injury, but he's been a capable starter each of the past two years, accumulating back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

October 16, 2020 04:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: May lead backfield Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay may be the Broncos' primary running back Sunday in New England due to uncertainty surrounding Melvin Gordon's (illness) health, Zac Stevens of reports.

Gordon's illness isn't related to COVID-19, but coach Vic Fangio said, "They've totally diagnosed what it is, how to treat it and there is a possibility the treatment will be quick & effective. If it's not, then he won't play." The running back also has a recent citation for driving under the influence hanging over his head. If Gordon ends up being inactive, Lindsay's sole competition for RB reps will be Royce Freeman, unless the Broncos make a short-term addition to the active roster. On the season, Lindsay has seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for 11 yards, all of them from Week 1, when he sustained a turf toe injury.

October 14, 2020 09:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Could start Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay could lead Denver's backfield Sunday against the Patriots if Melvin Gordon (personal) receives a suspension, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lindsay hasn't taken the field since Week 1 due to a toe injury, but he's on track to make a return from a three-game absence this weekend. While the Broncos would ideally ease Lindsay back into action as part of a timeshare with Gordon, the latter's arrest late Tuesday on DUI and speeding charges complicates his Week 6 status. Regarding Gordon, who didn't practice Wednesday, the Broncos remain in discussion with the NFL about possible disciplinary responses, which could include a suspension. In the event that Gordon is sidelined Sunday, Lindsay would stand to inherit the bulk of Denver's backfield work, while Royce Freeman would serve as his primary backup.

October 11, 2020 01:12 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Denver-New England postponed again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay and the Broncos won't play the Patriots on Monday after the game was postponed until Week 6 due to a third positive COVID-19 test in the New England organization within the past eight days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Broncos and Patriots are now tentatively scheduled to play Sunday, Oct. 18 in Week 6, which was originally a scheduled bye week for New England. Denver, meanwhile, had been in line to host the Dolphins, but Miami now looks poised to take its bye Week 6. Had Monday's game been played as scheduled, Lindsay was in line to suit up after missing Denver's previous three games with a case of turf toe, but he'll now have to wait another week to return to action.

October 8, 2020 07:24 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Will return to action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) practiced fully Wednesday and is slated to play Sunday versus the Patriots, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

While Lindsay was sidelined for the past three games, Melvin Gordon played well, recording 240 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns. According to Zac Stevens of, the Broncos plan to use both backs Sunday, including plays in which both Gordon and Lindsay are on the field at the same time. That may mean Lindsay will line up in the slot or out wide, as the Broncos are lacking receiver depth with both Courtland Sutton (torn ACL) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) sidelined. Regardless of how it plays out, it's encouraging that coach Vic Fangio has a game plan to utilize both weapons Sunday.

October 5, 2020 03:16 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Should be back Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he expects Lindsay (toe) to play in the Broncos' Week 5 game against the Patriots, Jon Heath of USA Today reports. "Phillip could've played [in Thursday's 37-28 win over the Jets]," Fangio said. "He was ready to play mentally and physically but I didn't feel comfortable playing him without any practice. He essentially hasn't practiced since sustaining the injury, and last week's practices were all walk-through type practices."

With the Broncos returning to action with a Sunday game during the upcoming week rather than having to play Thursday night, Lindsay should be able to go through a proper practice regimen. Assuming he experiences no setbacks with his sprained toe in those sessions, Lindsay will likely be cleared to make his first appearance since the Broncos' season opener. Expect him to immediately unseat Royce Freeman for top backup duties behind Melvin Gordon, with the Broncos perhaps even using the two backs in a timeshare arrangement.

October 1, 2020 07:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Not suiting up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Jets, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Currently dealing with a case of turf toe, Lindsay will miss his third consecutive contest as a result. In his absence, Melvin Gordon will lead the way out of Denver's backfield while Royce Freeman handles any RB reps that remain.

October 1, 2020 09:32 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Looking unlikely for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) appears unlikely to suit up Thursday against Denver, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

While the tide could always turn prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff, it's looking once again like Melvin Gordon will have the backfield largely to himself against a Jets team giving up the eighth-most points to opposing running backs in standard formats. Lindsay has definitely made progress this week and is even traveling with the team, but with upcoming games 10 days apart, it would likely make more sense to take a conservative approach that allows him additional time to recover.

September 30, 2020 05:24 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Game-day call Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets and is viewed as a game-day decision, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lindsay has logged limited practices since this last Friday, but his lack of a full workout is apparently enough to keep his status muddled heading into Thursday. In the event that Broncos elect to hold Lindsay out for another game with an eye toward having him at or near 100 percent for the team's Oct. 11 game against the Patriots, Melvin Gordon would continue to log the bulk of the team's snaps and touches out of the backfield. Meanwhile, Royce Freeman would handle change-of-pace duties behind Gordon.

September 29, 2020 03:52 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Limited work in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Lindsay (toe) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Zac Stevens of reports.

According to James Palmer of NFL Network, Fangio acknowledged earlier Tuesday that Lindsay was closing in on a return, so the running back's presence on the practice field seemingly supports that notion. Lindsay remains a candidate to return from a two-game absence to play Thursday versus the Jets, but the Broncos may want to see the 26-year-old put in a full workout Wednesday before clearing him to play. Whenever Lindsay is given the green light to suit up, he'll be a threat to poach snaps and touches from top back Melvin Gordon.

September 28, 2020 02:32 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Looks on track for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Lindsay (toe) is "trending in the right direction" to suit up Thursday in New York, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Lindsay has missed back-to-back contests due to a toe injury, and Fangio confirms that he'll see a snap count even if he does manage to take the field versus the Jets. As such, Melvin Gordon looks to be in line to lead Denver's backfield once again Week 4, even if Lindsay does suit up. Gordon was held to 26 rushing yards on eight carries during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, though he also added four catches for 12 receiving yards.

September 27, 2020 03:52 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Inactive in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Buccaneers.

Lindsay had managed to work back to limited practice participation Friday, but he was still much more likely to sit than suit up Sunday. HIs absence has now come to pass, leaving Melvin Gordon, who toughed out 70 yards on 19 rushes against a tough Steelers defense Week 2, up against another formidable challenge in the form of a Buccaneers unit that's surrendered just 2.7 yards per carry to running backs the first two games.

September 25, 2020 04:40 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Doubtful for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lindsay was a limited participant in Friday's practice, his first activity in any capacity since injuring his toe during the season opener. The 26-year-old nonetheless is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, but he could have a shot at suiting up against the Jets in Week 4 during Thursday Night Football.

September 25, 2020 03:24 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Takes the practice field Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (turf toe) was spotted at practice Friday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

We'll have to see how the Broncos classify Lindsay's participation level, but his presence on the field is definitely a step in the right direction. Whether it's enough to give him a shot to play Sunday against the Buccaneers should become more clear upon the release of the team's final Week 3 injury report later Friday.

September 24, 2020 02:16 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Sitting out practice again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Lindsay (toe) wouldn't practice Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lindsay has yet to record any activity in practice since he exited the Broncos' Week 1 loss to the Titans due to a case of turf toe. Unless he unexpectedly gains clearance to log some on-field work at the Broncos' final Week 3 practice Friday, Lindsay will likely be inactive for a second straight game Sunday against the Buccaneers.

September 23, 2020 11:00 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) won't practice Wednesday, Zac Stevens of reports.

Lindsay was projected to miss 2-to-4 weeks when he exited the Broncos' season-opening loss to the Titans due to a case of turf toe, so he's looking unlikely to be available for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. As such, Melvin Gordon looks primed to see an uptick in snaps and touches for at least one more game, with Royce Freeman operating as his backup.

September 20, 2020 09:36 AM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Facing 2-to-4-week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos expect Lindsay to miss 2-to-4 weeks following the results of a second opinion on his sprained toe, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Denver already lists Lindsay as out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but the team is also seemingly preparing him to sit again Week 3 versus Tampa Bay, and possible additional games after that. Before exiting in the second quarter with a case of turf toe in the Broncos' Week 1 loss to the Titans, Lindsay had out-carried Melvin Gordon by a 7-5 margin, but the injury should pave the way for Gordon to serve as Denver's clear lead back for at least the next two games. Gordon finished the Week 1 contest with 15 carries and three targets on a 63 percent snap share, while Royce Freeman (one carry, one target, 10 percent snap share) saw limited usage as a No. 2 option sans Lindsay.

September 18, 2020 03:56 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Out this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindsay (toe) won't play Sunday against the Steelers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

With Lindsay sidelined this week, the stage is set for Melvin Gordon to be the Broncos' clear-cut top back Sunday, with Royce Freeman on hand to serve in a complementary/change-of-pace capacity.

September 18, 2020 01:40 PM
Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Unlikely to play Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said in an appearance on KOA NewsRadio that Lindsay (toe) probably won't play Sunday at Pittsburgh.

The 26-year-old was a non-participant at the first two practices of the week, and his outlook apparently hasn't improved much coming into Friday. Lindsay suffered the toe sprain during the season-opening loss to the Titans, and it appears he'll be forced to miss some time. Denver's official injury report will be released later in the day, which should shed further light on his status heading into the weekend.

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