Vick Ballard

Vick Ballard

RB - FA
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 226 lbsAge: 27College: Mississippi StateDrafted: #170 (5th Rd. by Indianapolis)

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Colts waive Vick Ballard

The Colts waived Running Back Vick Ballard on Tuesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact

Unfortunately, it just never panned out for Vick Ballard in Indianapolis. Ballard dealt with various injuries throughout his short stint with the Colts. After cutting ties with Boom Herron, the Colts backfield looks to have some depth concerns. This could open the door for rookie Josh Robinson to see more action. Especially, if Frank Gore is slow to heal from his calf injury.

Nicholas Ortiz2 years ago
Vick Ballard aggravates hamstring injury

Colts RB Vick Ballard aggravated his hamstring injury during Thursday's preseason finale. He did not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact

If this injury is anything of significance, Ballard is at real risk of losing his roster spot. As such, he's not fantasy relevant.

Blaine Blontz2 years ago
Vick Ballard trying to put a torn ACL and torn Achilles behind him

Ballard hopes to be on the field when the Colts take the field for training camp on Aug. 2.

Fantasy Impact

Ballard was drafted along with Andrew Luck in the 2012 NFL Draft (5th Round). During his rookie season Ballard looked like the back that was going to own the back field for the Colts for years to come. He ran for 814 yards along with 2 TDs. Make no mistake, Frank Gore is the guy to own at the running back position, but if Ballard battles back he can learn a lot from Gore and take over the number two spot. I know Dan Herron had an impressive post season last year, but Ballard may cause some serious competition.

Vick Ballard likely done for season

Vick Ballard suffered an injury to his left lower leg and had to be carted off the field in today's afternoon practice session. The injury is being described as a probable tear to his Achilles tendon. If confirmed with a forthcoming MRI, it will certainly mean the end of Ballard's 2014 campaign

Fantasy Impact

The injury occurred during the non contact portion of practice, the same as his ACL tear from last season. The Colts will now have to look for rush support from likely starter Trent Richardson to improve upon last season's dismal performance. The oft injured veteran Ahmad Bradshaw will be the primary threat to that role.

Jason Mullins3 years ago
Colts announce open competition at RB

Vick Ballard, returning from an ACL tear last season, enters training camp in a three way competition for the lead role with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw.

Fantasy Impact

Ballard showed he can be an effective back when healthy. The Colts look to move away from their run first system from last season and employ more of a "score first" approach, per Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton. That may indicate a move towards a committee in the backfield, with three quality backs. It will warrant monitoring reps as training camp progresses to bring clarity to this murky situation.

Jason Mullins3 years ago