Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Despite a productive college career at Colorado and a sub-4.4 40 at his pro day, Lindsay went undrafted last year thanks to his 5-8, 190-pound frame. He stayed close to home with an offer from the Broncos, and after thoroughly outplaying Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker in preseason, Lindsay seized the lead role and put together the best campaign by a rookie back in Denver since Clinton Portis in 2002. Lindsay's speed, burst, toughness and receiving skill make him a strong fit for any NFL offense, and while his lack of top-shelf elusiveness makes him a bit of a magnet for contact, his compact frame left defenders taking the worst of it until he suffered a broken wrist Week 16. The fact that he was productive behind an injury-riddled offensive line bodes well for 2019 if the unit stays healthy, but the biggest reason to think Lindsay could improve in his second season is the addition of offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, a product of Kyle Shanahan's coaching tree. Shanahan's system is tailor-made for versatile RBs, so that likely spells more snaps in the passing game for Lindsay, without any loss of touches on the ground. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.73 million contract with the Broncos in April of 2018.
Struggles in loss
RBDenver Broncos
October 17, 2019
Lindsay rushed 11 times for 36 yards and secured his only target for minus-4 yards in the Broncos' 30-6 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Lindsay and backfield mate Royce Freeman struggled with efficiency against a Chiefs team that came into the contest having allowed the most rushing yards in the league to running backs. The second-year back had averaged between 4.7 and 7.6 yards per carry in each of his three games prior to Thursday, so his struggles were a particularly rude awakening. Lindsay also saw a two-game touchdown streak snapped, but he'll look to get back on track at the expense of the Colts in a Week 8 matchup, a week from Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Phillip Lindsay's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
11.6%
 
Positive Run %
86.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
52.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
16.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
51.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.6%
 
% Team Targets
12.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.1%
 
Drop Rate
18.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.9
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chiefs pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Chiefs
Thursday, Oct 17th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.4
 
Cornerbacks
80.5
 
Safeties
66.3
 
Linebackers
86.1
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Lindsay collected 4,859 total yards and 39 touchdowns at Colorado and ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at his pro day. He still didn't get an invite to the Combine or hear his name called on draft weekend. Early on, he seems like a good bet to add to Denver's legacy of undrafted free agents. He should get his first taste of action as a kick returner, but his speed and receiving ability adds a unique element to Denver's backfield.
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Picks up 75 yards, scores
RBDenver Broncos
October 13, 2019
Lindsay ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught two passes for five total yards during Sunday's 16-0 win over Tennessee.
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Totals 147 scrimmage yards
RBDenver Broncos
October 6, 2019
Lindsay carried 15 times for 114 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Chargers. He also caught four passes for an additional 33 yards in the 20-13 win.
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Sees limited volume
RBDenver Broncos
September 29, 2019
Lindsay carried the ball nine times for 53 yards in Week 4 against Denver. He added one reception for seven yards.
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Strikes twice in win
RBDenver Broncos
September 22, 2019
Lindsay ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and added 49 yards on four catches during Sunday's 27-16 loss in Green Bay.
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Struggles again in Week 2
RBDenver Broncos
September 15, 2019
Lindsay carried the ball 13 times for 36 yards and caught four of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears.
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