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This Week Outlook
The Broncos have placed RB Phillip Lindsay (knee/hip) on IR, ending his season.
With Lindsay out, Melvin Gordon III will shoulder the load out of the backfield for the Broncos in Weeks 16 and 17, with Royce Freeman acting in a complementary role.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee/hip) has been ruled out for Week 16 vs. the Chargers.
With Lindsay out, Melvin Gordon III will be busy against his former team in Los Angeles. Consider Gordon a high-end RB2 considering his expected volume in Week 16.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee/hip) again won’t practice on Thursday and will be a game-time decision for Week 16 against the Chargers.
Lindsay was able to play in Week 15 but came out of the game a little nicked up. According to head coach Vic Fangio, it’ll come down to the wire for Lindsay on whether he can play on Sunday against the Chargers. If he can’t suit up, Melvin Gordon III will have the backfield to himself in his first game back in Los Angeles since signing with the Broncos.
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay missed Wednesday's practice session due to his nagging hip injury.
Lindsay was limited in practice leading up to Week 15, so the Broncos are likely looking to manage his reps after a 14 touch outing. Royce Freeman also missed practice, making Melvin Gordon the only running back who took place in Wednesday's session. Lindsay will boast RB2 upside if active for Week 16 thanks to taking on a Chargers team he gashed for 86 yards from scrimmage and a score on just seven touches back in Week 8.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 11 times for 38 yards and added three receptions for seven receiving yards in the Broncos' 48-19 loss to the Bills in Week 15.
Lindsay came into Saturday's contest with a troublesome hip but was able to play through the injury. He split the backfield carries evenly with Melvin Gordon but Gordon fared much better in the ground game (11/68/1). Lindsay's had a slew of injuries this season and can't seem to break big plays or contribute much to the offense. He's best left on waivers heading into Week 16 with Gordon being the most effective back for Denver.