Phillip Lindsay

Phillip Lindsay

29-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Colts in August of 2022.
Let go from practice squad
RBFree Agent
November 10, 2022
The Colts cut Lindsay from the practice squad Thursday.
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Lindsay was activated from the practice squad Week 9 versus New England, but Indianapolis' new coaching staff has already decided to part ways with the veteran running back in favor of Jake Funk. Now, Lindsay will likely have to search for a practice squad opportunity elsewhere in the league.
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Backfield Breakdown: Week 6 RB Usage Report + Week 7 Waivers
October 17, 2022
Darrell Henderson finds himself back in the lead role with Cam Akers potentially done in Los Angeles, while Kenyan Drake could benefit in Baltimore if J.K. Dobbins has issues with his knee.
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Lindsay recorded consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaigns for the Broncos during each of his first two years as a pro, but his production has tapered off since then. Over the course of a 2021 campaign split between Houston and Miami, the 28-year-old recorded 249 yards on 88 carries (2.8 YPC) and a TD and four catches (on five targets) for 45 yards and one more score in 14 games. He then signed with the Colts this offseason, but they released Lindsay in September and may try to keep him on the practice squad as an insurance policy in case Jonathan Taylor gets hurt. With Taylor healthy, the team doesn't have much use for a running back who doesn't play special teams or passing downs.
After consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns, Lindsay fizzled in his final season with the Broncos. The offseason addition of Melvin Gordon initially seemed to merely give Lindsay a different partner in the team's backfield committee, but his Week 1 turf toe injury gave Gordon a chance to establish himself, and aside from a big Week 6 performance against the Patriots when Gordon was sidelined, Lindsay was never able to stay healthy long enough the rest of the season to make an impact or push his way back into a full timeshare. When he's 100 percent, the 2018 UDFA out of Colorado offsets his lack of size with elite speed and acceleration, and prior to 2020 he'd missed only one of his first 32 NFL games. Cut by Denver, Lindsay signed a one-year deal with Houston to provide depth behind David Johnson, though he'll have to compete for backup snaps with Mark Ingram. New Houston head coach 
David Culley comes from a committee-backfield offense in Baltimore, but the fact that offensive coordinator Tim Kelly is a holdover from the Bill O'Brien regime suggests Johnson should stay involved. Even if snaps and touches get spread out more, Lindsay will have to earn a prominent spot in the mix.
Lindsay wasn't quite the dynamic weapon last season that he was as a rookie, but the undersized back still provided the Broncos with solid production as their No. 1 option. At 5-8, 190, his 4.39 speed remains his biggest asset, and Lindsay's burst and low center of gravity can make him tough to bring down even if he doesn't have a lot of wiggle to his running style. His limitations have become more apparent in his two NFL seasons, however. His lack of size makes him a liability as a pass blocker, and he doesn't have reliable hands as a receiver, piling up 12 drops on only 95 career targets - perhaps in part due to ongoing wrist issues that he hopes will be corrected with a second surgery this offseason. Denver brought in Melvin Gordon to supplant Lindsay atop the depth chart, but it's more likely to be a 1A/1B situation rather than starter and backup. New offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has had some success with backfield tandems and committees, notably in 2017 when the Vikings juggled Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon after Dalvin Cook suffered an ACL tear. With a healthier offensive line in front of him as well, Lindsay could return to his rookie levels of efficiency, even if he doesn't see a comparable workload.
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.
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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Returns to practice squad
RBFree Agent
November 7, 2022
Lindsay reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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Bumped up to active roster
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 5, 2022
Lindsay was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
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Likely to be elevated again
RBFree Agent
November 4, 2022
Lindsay is likely to be called up from the Colts' practice squad for Sunday's game against the Patriots with Jonathan Taylor (ankle) ruled out, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
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Moves back to practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 17, 2022
Lindsay reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
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Modest showing in win
RBIndianapolis Colts
October 16, 2022
Lindsay rushed three times for seven yards and secured all three targets for five yards in the Colts' 34-27 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also recorded a two-point conversion run.
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Eyeing NFL return
RBFree Agent
May 7, 2023
Lindsay told Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette that he hopes to return to the NFL, ideally with the Broncos.
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Lindsay's currently playing in the XFL for the Seattle Sea Dragons in hopes of compiling some quality tape for NFL front offices. The Denver native began his NFL career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for his hometown team in 2018 and 2019. Lindsay has appeared in 59 NFL games between the Broncos, Texans, Dolphins and Colts.
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