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Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL STATUS REPORT: PHILIP LINDSAY SHOWING STAYING POWER

Another week and another game where Denver Broncos speedy running back Philip Lindsay continued to open eyes and cause almost all NFL personnel executives to re-think why he went undrafted last spring.  Thursday night it was Lindsay rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while also catching one pass for another six yards.  Lindsay actually did score a second touchdown but it was called back on a penalty.  Be that as it may, Lindsay now sits with the following numbers:

436 rushing yards
5.8 per carry
2 TD
15 catches
119 receiving yards
1 TD

What quickly jumps out above is the supreme rushing average and it is build mainly on tremendous instant acceleration that gets Lindsay from 0-to-60 in a flash.  This is a very crucial skill for Lindsay as he is slight of build at 5-8 and 190 but is is overall easy to see the home run ability he brings to the field on any given touch.  Unfortunately for Lindsay's owners, fellow rookie Royce Freeman remains in a clear timeshare capacity and that doesn't look like it will change anytime soon.  It is actually probably for the best as Lindsay probably would not be able to handle a full rushing load given his lack of size and Freeman does perform well near the goal-line.  So going forward both Lindsay and Freeman work as RB 2's in fantasy football leagues; with the former having the more potent upside.  Either way, Lindsay looks like a gem not only for the Broncos but for his very happy fantasy football owners this season. 

UPDTAE:  With Freeman having suffered an ankle injury last week, Lindsay may be in line for even more work in the immediate future.  


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