Skip to main content
Phillip Lindsay

Phillip Lindsay

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 26College: Colorado

Week 12 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #45
Projection 6.3 pts



After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play. Lindsay is an even worse bet considering how little he's used in the passing game, making him an RB4.

Lindsay was able to put up a great performance on the ground in week 11 and he actually out-carried Melvin Gordon. Unfortunately, the touchdowns went Gordon's way, which is likely to happen in the obvious scoring situations that Denver has this season. Even with a great performance, Lindsay still finished as the RB32 due to his lack of involvement in the receiving game or around the goal-line. He can be viewed as a mid-range RB3 yet again this week against the Saints.

Who Should I Start?
recommended by 43% of experts
recommended by 54% of experts
recommended by 34% of experts
recommended by 20% of experts
Most Accurate Experts
for Phillip Lindsay
Most accurate experts for Phillip Lindsay
T-1.Pierre CamusRB #39
T-1.Matthew BetzRB #41
T-1.Steven PintadoRB #39
T-4.Mike RigzRB #41
T-4.Matthew FreedmanRB #57
View Overall Accuracy Rankings