Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
Questionable
Injury Wrist
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, 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 blend of 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.
On track for camp
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
June 6, 2019
Lindsay (wrist) is on track to practice at the beginning of training camp, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official website reports. "I feel like I'm very close," Lindsay said. "It's going to come down to the head coach and our training staff to make the decisions."
ANALYSIS
Lindsay was limited to individual drills throughout OTAs and minicamp, eventually catching passes from a Jugs machine Tuesday. He had five drops and only 241 receiving yards on 47 targets (5.1 YPT) last season, but more than made up for it with hyper-efficient rushing production -- 5.4 YPC, nine TDs on 192 carries. Lindsay is adjusting to a new scheme under offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, who presumably hopes to also keep Royce Freeman involved in the rushing attack. The workload split between the two second-year players will need to be monitored throughout the summer and into the regular season.
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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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Catches passes off Jugs
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
June 4, 2019
Lindsay was spotted snaring passes from a Jugs machine after practice Tuesday for the first time since his wrist surgery, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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Limited at minicamp
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
June 4, 2019
Lindsay (wrist) participated in footwork drills during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Not catching passes
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
June 2, 2019
Lindsay (wrist) didn't appear to catch passes at OTAs, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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Beginning OTAs limited
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
May 12, 2019
Lindsay (wrist) will be limited when the Broncos begin OTAs on Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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Limited to spectator status
RBDenver Broncos
Wrist
April 16, 2019
Lindsay (wrist) is present Tuesday for voluntary minicamp, but he isn't participating in drills, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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