Posted: 6/12/2020 5:12 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will still be involved in the team's passing game despite the ballyhooed offseason signing of RB Melvin Grordon, according to new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 'Listen, I'm all for adding good players at every position,' Shurmur said Thursday, June 11 in a Zoom media conference. 'I feel like Phillip Lindsay's an outstanding player (who) we can hand the ball to or throw the ball to. The fact that we have two running backs now (who) can be very explosive with the ball in their hands, whether you throw it or run it, I think is a good thing.'
Huddle Up: Lindsay was the lead back a year ago in the Broncos' committee with Royce Freeman, but he now shifts to the change-of-pace role with Gordon coming aboard as the new lead back. Value Gordon as a RB2 and Lindsay as a high-end RB4, who needs to improve as a receiver.
Posted: 6/02/2020 9:05 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay said he feels the team's new offense will be better suited to him in 2020. He also said he added about eight pounds this offseason.
Huddle Up: The offense may fit Lindsay's style, but he'll be competing with Royce Freeman for work behind No. 1 option Melvin Gordon. Lindsay followed up his 2018 Pro Bowl campaign with 1,207 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns across 16 games last year, but he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a handcuff in 2020 drafts.
Posted: 4/08/2020 1:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay averaged a broken tackle once every 7.7 carries in 2019 - a dramatically higher rate than he enjoyed as a rookie in 2018 (19.2). His 29 broken tackles last season were tied with Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara for the third-highest total in the league.
Posted: 4/01/2020 1:41 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is set to become a restricted free agent in 2021, and while general manager John Elway has yet to completely dismiss the possibility of signing him to a long-term contract, he doesn't appear to be motivated to address the matter anytime soon.
'We'll see what happens. ... That's not a guarantee,' Elway said.
Posted: 3/02/2020 5:12 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is eligible for a contract extension this offseason after going undrafted in 2018, but he's also under team control for the next two seasons as well. General manager John Elway was noncommittal about getting an extension done anytime soon when asked about it at the NFL Scouting Combine, instead opting to see where the team is cap-wise later this spring.
'We'll see where everything falls after free agency, after the draft (and) how much money we have. We would like to be able to do something. Obviously, Phillip's been great. If we can do something, we'll try,' Elway said.
Posted: 3/01/2020 4:42 pm UTC
The Denver Broncos are not expected to discuss a potential contract extension with RB Phillip Lindsay until after free agency has opened and the draft has been completed, according to general manager John Elway.
Huddle Up: Lindsay has surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first two seasons but only has 70 catches over that span. The team is considering using him as an every-down back and including him more in their passing game in 2020, which would make him worthy of consideration as a high-end RB2 option in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 2/07/2020 2:14 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will be used more as a receiver out of the backfield in 2020, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
Huddle Up: Lindsay has topped 1,000 yards on the ground in each of his first two seasons, but he only has 70 combined catches for 437 yards in that same span. If he is deployed as more of an every-down back in 2020, he could push towards the top of the RB2 tier.
Posted: 1/26/2020 12:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) said Saturday, Jan. 25, has already recovered from a minor scope he had done on his wrist three weeks ago. 'The procedure definitely helped, because it gave me a lot more flexibility and less pain,' Lindsay said. 'The cleanup was to take out some scar tissue that built up over time, which I knew was going to have to happen. I knew about it since day one that I was going to have to get some cleanup done, especially after a season of getting hit. ... Honestly, I feel really good. I could play today if I needed to.'
Huddle Up: Lindsay totaled 1,207 yards from scrimmage with seven rushing and receiving touchdowns in 2019. He's expected to have a full offseason workload and will be a fantasy RB2 in both standard and PPR formats next season.
Posted: 1/16/2020 10:37 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) underwent surgery on his right wrist, according to a source Thursday, Jan. 16. It was a clean-up arthroscopic procedure, according to the source, and he's expected to be fully ready for the beginning of offseason work.
Huddle Up: Lindsay took a slight step back in his sophomore season, but he still topped 1,000 rushing yards and now has 17 total touchdowns across his first two NFL campaigns. He'll be a low-end RB2 in 2020 fantasy drafts.
Posted: 12/23/2019 2:20 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 19 times for 109 yards and a touchdown and caught two of his three targets for nine yards in a 27-17 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fresh off his worst rushing performance of the year, he bounced back in a big way. It hasn't been a dominant year for Lindsay, but he's on pace to top 1,000 yards rushing. He will have RB2 potential against the Oakland Raiders in the finale.