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FFL: Week 4 | NFL: Week 4

RB DEN

College: Colorado | 3 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 7/24/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2020 Bye Week: 8
Questionable - foot

Owned: 78.4%
Started: 1.0%
Total Pts: 3
Avg Pts: 1.00
Rank: 90 RB

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Week 13Phillip Lindsay 11 receiving yds (1 pts)
Phillip Lindsay 24 rushing yds (1 pts)
Phillip Lindsay 24 rushing yds (1 pts)
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Week 433-16yds / 0.1TDs projected
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Player Notes
Oct 1 7:10pm ET

No surprise here, as he was already not expected to play, but Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) will officially miss the Week 4 meeting with the New York Jets. Melvin Gordon III will serve as the team's primary running back in this one and is a solid RB2 option. Meanwhile, expect a sprinkling of Royce Freeman, but with just six carries all year, he's unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact. Maybe you use him as a touchdown-dependent value play in a GPP, but other than that, the only back with fantasy value this week is Gordon.

From RotoBaller

Oct 1 1:00pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is now considered unlikely to play on Thursday night against the Jets, according to a source. Lindsay practiced this week and is on the trip and is feeling better, but the Broncos could play it safe and hold him out for another week. A final decision will likely come closer to game time, so check back then if you were considering starting him as an RB4/flex in much deeper leagues. It'd be wise to avoid him altogether if he's active, since he'd be unlikely to see a big enough workload behind Melvin Gordon III. Royce Freeman is on track to serve as Gordon's backup yet again, but he's unlikely to see more than a handful of touches.

From RotoBaller

Sep 30 3:00pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Thursday night against the Jets. Lindsay suffered a turf-toe injury in Week 1 and sat out the last two weeks, but he's on track to make his return in a good matchup against the reeling Jets. However, we'd expect Denver to ease him back into the fold behind Melvin Gordon III, which makes Lindsay much too risky to trust in standard-sized leagues in Week 4 if he's active. The 26-year-old had just seven carries and one target in the passing game in the first half in Week 1 before his injury behind Gordon, so he'll most likely be a low-ceiling RB3/flex in deeper PPR leagues when he gets back up to speed.

From RotoBaller

Sep 28 6:30pm ET

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is "trending in the right direction" to play on Thursday night against the Jets. However, if Lindsay does play after missing the last two weeks, he'll be on a limited snap count. Even against a weak Jets Defense in Week 4, Lindsay would be a stretch as a flex option in standard 12-team fantasy leagues if he returns. It's good news for a Broncos team that has been decimated by injuries to key positions in 2020, but it'll be bad news for Melvin Gordon III, who was splitting touches with Lindsay almost evenly in the first half of Week 1 before Lindsay suffered his injury.

From RotoBaller

Sep 24 2:00pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) missed practice on Wednesday and doesn't appear likely to return to action in Week 3 against the Buccaneers after sitting out in Week 2 with turf toe. Lindsay initially suffered the injury in the season-opener, and his timetable was set for two to four weeks. His injury makes Melvin Gordon more of an RB2 because of his guaranteed larger workload, with Royce Freeman picking up scraps behind him. Lindsay is probably only worth holding onto right now in shallow leagues if you own Gordon. The two were in a near-even timeshare in Week 1 before Lindsay was injured, which means that Lindsay could have some deep league RB3/flex appeal in PPR formats when he returns.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 10:00am ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is likely looking at a two-to-four week absence, as reported by Ian Rapoport. Lindsay sustained the injury in the first half of their Week 1 game with the Titans and he was initially listed as week-to-week. After getting a second opinion, his chances of suiting up for Week 3 aren't looking great either. It's unfortunate for fantasy managers because Lindsay was seeing a near-even split with Melvin Gordon III. Gordon III will see a boost in fantasy value while his fellow backfield mate is out, though he has tough matchups against the Steelers and Buccaneers on deck.

From RotoBaller

Sep 18 4:50pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Steelers. Lindsay hurt his toe in the first half of the Week 1 loss to the Steelers and was diagnosed with turf toe. He's listed as week-to-week for now, but the good news is that he had a near-even split of the workload with Melvin Gordon III before he went down with his injury. Gordon will be more of a low-end RB2 this Sunday with Lindsay out, despite the tough matchup against Pittsburgh's defense. Expect Royce Freeman to spell Gordon when he needs a breather, but he won't have any standalone fantasy value in this matchup.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 12:40pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is still receiving a second opinion on his turf-toe injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss the next few weeks based on the nature of the injury and the position he plays. But the good news is that his injury isn't considered to be long-term. Lindsay is almost certainly going to sit out in Week 2 against the Steelers, so you should be making other plans if you were planning on starting him as an RB3/flex. Royce Freeman will spell Melvin Gordon III for however long Lindsay is out, but he doesn't have any real standalone fantasy value. Gordon will be facing a tough Steelers defensive front, making him more of an RB3/flex in his second game with Denver.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 12:10pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is dealing with turf toe that the team hopes is "mild," according to a source. His status will be in question for Week 2 against the Steelers, so keep a close eye on his practice participation this week leading up to the game. Lindsay had seven carries for 24 yards and caught his one target for 11 yards, but he didn't play at all in the second half in the 16-14 loss to the Titans on Monday. When healthy, he's an RB3/flex option while splitting the workload with Melvin Gordon III, but he seems very questionable for Week 2 against the Steelers. If he can't go, Royce Freeman would be the primary backup to Gordon in a very tough matchup.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 2:00am ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) injured his foot in the first half of the 16-14 Monday night loss to the Titans and didn't return after halftime. Lindsay finished with seven carries for just 24 yards and one catch for 11 yards. We'll have to wait and see how serious Lindsay's injury is. If he's forced to miss any time, Melvin Gordon III will be the clear backfield leader with Royce Freeman spelling him. The good news for Lindsay owners is that he was in a near-even timeshare with Gordon in the first half, and the Broncos could go with more of a hot-hand approach down the road between the two backs. But as long as Gordon is healthy, Lindsay is a low-upside RB3/flex.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 12:30am ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) is questionable to return to the Monday night game against the Titans with a foot injury. Lindsay didn't return to the field after halftime. In the first half, he had seven carries for 24 yards and also caught his only passing target for 11 yards. Both Lindsay and Melvin Gordon III operated in the backfield in the first half with a near-even split in workload. Obviously if Lindsay's foot injury requires to miss any game action heading forward, Gordon will have a much higher ceiling as an RB2. Royce Freeman, the club's third-string back, would also have a much bigger role. Check back for updates on the severity of Lindsay's injury.

From RotoBaller

Sep 10 2:30pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was listed as a co-starter at the position with Melvin Gordon III when the team released their depth chart earlier this week. With Gordon dealing with a minor rib injury recently, the Broncos could go with more of a 50/50 split on Monday night against the Titans or use a hot-hand approach. Lindsay ran for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in Denver, but the Broncos signed Gordon in free agency to be their primary back. The 26-year-old could easily wind up being the better fantasy value if he's given equal run as Gordon during the 2020 season. With Lindsay's stock on the rise, consider him to be in play as an RB3/flex in the season opener against Tennessee.

From RotoBaller

Jun 4 2:40pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay wasn't as good in his second season as he was in his rookie campaign, but the former undrafted free agent still had 1,011 rushing yards in 2019 despite playing with three different quarterbacks. He had 48 runs of 15-plus mph last year despite defenses keying on him in the box most of the time. The offseason addition of Melvin Gordon III makes it basically impossible for Lindsay to see the 224 carries he saw last season, but he remains an explosive change-of-pace for this improved backfield. His fantasy stock is down across the board because of Gordon's presence as the lead back, but Lindsay still has some standalone fantasy appeal as a low-end RB3/flex in PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Jun 3 11:50am ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, who is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons under two different offensive coordinators, thinks new coordinator Pat Shurmur's offense fits him even better. "I just think that it's what fits my style, and I've been able to adapt to every style, but I think that this style right here is something that is going to fit me, kind of like how my rookie year was. I'm excited about that," Lindsay said. However, the Broncos added Melvin Gordon III in free agency and believe that he also fits their offensive scheme very well. Lindsay had offseason wrist surgery but said is fully healthy. He'll be motivated whenever the team is allowed to practice together. He'll have a role in this offense as a 1B to Gordon's 1A, but his fantasy stock has fallen because of Gordon's addition. Target Lindsay as a low-end RB3/flex.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: DEN - Off IR - wrist
  • 28-Dec-2018: DEN - On IR - wrist
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