Donald Brown Fantasy News
Ahmad Bradshaw still in walking boot, says there's "no concern"
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 11:06am
Ahmad Bradshaw will be easy to spot on his first day at work for the Indianapolis Colts. Look for the running back with his right foot in a protective boot as Wednesday’s minicamp practice unfolds at Lucas Oil Stadium. The team signed the former New York Giants standout Tuesday to a one-year contract that could be worth as much as $2 million. The deal comes approximately six months after Bradshaw underwent surgery on his right foot.
Bradshaw, 27, insisted he’ll be ready when training camp opens July 27 at Anderson University. “With me,” he said, “there’s no concern.”
At that time, Bradshaw’s role in the offense should begin to come into focus. The potential $2 million investment indicates the Colts see him as more than an occasional contributor. He’ll push Vick Ballard, who led the team in rushing as a rookie, and 2009 first-round draft pick Donald Brown for significant playing time. Rookie Denodus O’Bryant was released to make room for Bradshaw.
“He’s strong as heck. He’s a downhill guy,” HC Chuck Pagano said. “This guy will carve himself out a role and a niche on our football team, I’m sure.”
We will continue to monitor Bradshaw's injury situation. He currently sits at RB29 in our standard scoring rankings, but could move up or down depending on how the injury situation develops.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:12pm
Colts RB Vick Ballard finished his rookie season with 12 consecutive starts at running back, 211 carries, 814 yards and a highlight reel diving, corkscrew touchdown to win an overtime game in Tennessee.
It remains to be seen just how much new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will look to split up the workload for the team’s running backs.
“It’s always nice to have a couple guys, a change of pace guy,” coach Chuck Pagano said recently. “But certainly at the end of the year with Donnie hurt and the way Vick came on and the way he was running, he was getting the lion’s share of the snaps. At this point, yeah, he’s sitting there as the lead guy. But Donnie’s in great shape and healthy and looks fantastic to this point in the offseason program.
Vick figures to be a fringe fantasy RB2 as the Colts' top rusher.
Delone Carter remains out for Colts
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 12:07pm
Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:03pm
With Donald Brown hobbled by several injuries and now on injured reserve, Colts RB Vick Ballard has started the past 10 games. As he proved himself an every-down back with his pass catching and willingness and toughness in protection, his workload has increased.
Over the past two weeks, Ballard has run 37 times for 199 yards, including a 100-plus yard performance against the Texans in a loss this past week. He was at his best Sunday on the 80-yard third-quarter touchdown drive that brought the Colts within 23-17 of Houston. Ballard seems to have taken advantage of Brown's injuries this season and looks to be the Colts clear RB1. Unfortunately he's not being used at the goal line.
Donald Brown placed on IR
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:59pm
Donald Brown's season is over.
The Colts announced Tuesday that the running back has been placed on injured reserve. Brown gained 417 yards this season on 108 attempts, scoring one touchdown.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:24pm