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.
Gets five carries
RBDenver Broncos
August 19, 2019
Lindsay rushed five times for 14 yards in Monday night's 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers.
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Lindsay drew Denver's first rush of the game, but teammate Royce Freeman also saw carries on the team's opening drive. Both players featured into the second quarter, and while Freeman did make a six-yard catch, he netted no yards on his five carries and Lindsay had the slightly better showing among the two tailbacks.
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How do Phillip Lindsay's 2018 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 %
7.3%
 
Positive Run %
80.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
42.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
4.7%
 
Touches Per Game
15.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.2%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.5%
 
Drop Rate
10.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
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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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Grabs 19 yards in preseason debut
RBDenver Broncos
August 10, 2019
Lindsay rushed for 10 yards on four carries and added a nine-yard catch during Thursday's 22-14 preseason loss to Seattle.
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Gets extra competition with Riddick
RBDenver Broncos
August 1, 2019
The Broncos are signing veteran back Theo Riddick, Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation reports. The signing adds a proven pass catcher, who could challenge Lindsay for touches.
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Returns to practice
RBDenver Broncos
July 29, 2019
Lindsay is participating during Monday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Catching ability could up usage
RBDenver Broncos
July 27, 2019
After a Pro Bowl rookie campaign, Lindsay could see his usage increase in 2019 while still having some carries vultured away by Royce Freeman, Benjamin Allbright of KOA News Radio predicts.
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Ready for more targets
RBDenver Broncos
July 25, 2019
Lindsay is excited for his role in the passing game, noting that teammate Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) helped him work on route running during the offseason, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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