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.
Finds end zone in high-scoring win
RBDenver Broncos
December 8, 2019
Lindsay rushed 16 times for 51 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for four yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.
ANALYSIS
Lindsay's one-yard touchdown in the third quarter gave his team a 38-3 lead. He got 16 carries to Royce Freeman's eight, but the running game was surprisingly quiet for the Broncos in this one. Lindsay has eclipsed 50 rushing yards in 10 of his last 11 games, and he's added six touchdowns in that span, making the second-year running back a dependable option heading into a Week 15 matchup against the vulnerable Chiefs run defense.
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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 %
8.9%
 
Positive Run %
83.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
3.3%
 
Touches Per Game
16.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
51.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-5.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
-2.6%
 
% Team Targets
11.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.6%
 
Drop Rate
11.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chiefs 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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@ Chiefs
Sunday, Dec 15th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.5
 
Cornerbacks
76.3
 
Safeties
66.8
 
Linebackers
95.5
 
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2019 Phillip Lindsay Split Stats
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Phillip Lindsay
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2 days ago
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4 days ago
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8 days ago
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NFL Game Previews: Week 14 Matchups
9 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Eli Manning returns for the Giants in an NFC East battle against the Eagles.
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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Held in check vs. Chargers
RBDenver Broncos
December 1, 2019
Lindsay carried 17 times for 58 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional four yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.
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Gains 68 yards
RBDenver Broncos
November 24, 2019
Lindsay ran for 57 yards on 13 attempts and added an 11-yard catch during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo.
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Good to go after full practice
RBDenver Broncos
November 22, 2019
Lindsay (foot/wrist) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's road game against the Bills after practicing fully Friday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Still limited in practice
RBDenver Broncos
Foot
November 21, 2019
Lindsay (foot/wrist) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Limited practice Wednesday
RBDenver Broncos
Foot
November 20, 2019
Lindsay was limited at practice Wednesday due to foot and wrist injuries.
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