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Phillip Lindsay

Phillip Lindsay


Height: 5' 8"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 27College: Colorado

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 19th
Draft Rank (ECR) #136
Best / Worst #93 / #237
ADP #169

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It's a shame Lindsay went to a team that's in complete shambles at the moment because he's a fine running back. Most would be shocked to learn that since the start of the 2018 season, Lindsay ranks 10th in rushing yards among running backs. He's averaged 4.78 yards per carry during that time, so it wasn't just volume. Again, Houston is a mess right now, and have a backfield that consists of Lindsay, David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Rex Burkhead. There are not going to be enough touches to warrant a draft pick on Lindsay.

Despite back to back 1,000 yard rushing seasons, the Broncos were continuously trying to replace Phillip Lindsay and after a down year in 2020 with injuries, he finds himself now in Houston. David Johnson is still ahead of him on the depth chart, but should an injury occur to DJ, Lindsay immediately becomes one of the more intriguing handcuffs. The lack of clarity with Deshaun Watson clouds this entire offense. Lindsay is bench depth at RB in deeper leagues at this time.

After two of the best ever seasons by an UDFA, Phillip Lindsay fell back to earth with Melvin Gordon coming to town and taking a lot of his touches. In theory, Lindsay should shine in the change-of-pace role but he really struggled, especially as the season went on. As a restricted free agent, it's likely he returns to Denver and continues to join Melvin Gordon in a frustrating committee. While he may break into a lead role with a move in the future or an injury to MGIII, there's a growing feeling he's simply not an NFL lead back.

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