Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
Questionable
Injury Concussion
Fri Practice: Limited
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.73 million contract with the Broncos in April of 2018.
Listed as questionable for Week 8
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 30, 2020
Lindsay (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Broncos didn't practice Friday due to COVID-19 precautions, but it's worth noting that Lindsay was limited to individual work Thursday. Legwold adds that the team is in line to practice Saturday, after which an update on Lindsay's status may be provided. If the running back doesn't gain clearance for Sunday's contest, Royce Freeman would be in line for added work behind starter Melvin Gordon.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Phillip Lindsay's 2020 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 %
12.8%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
34.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.8
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
13.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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# of Team Snaps

239
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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vs Chargers
Sunday, Nov 1st at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.7
 
Cornerbacks
76.7
 
Safeties
82.5
 
Linebackers
104.8
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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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Listed as limited Thursday
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 29, 2020
Lindsay's status on Thursday's practice report has been upgraded to limited after he was able to participate in some individual drills, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Still not practicing
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 29, 2020
Lindsay (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 28, 2020
Lindsay (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Concussion confirmed
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 25, 2020
Lindsay won't return to Sunday's game versus the Chiefs due to a concussion, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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Possible concussion
RBDenver Broncos
Concussion
October 25, 2020
Lindsay is being evaluated for a concussion after heading to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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