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Donald Brown 2013 Season OutlookVick Ballard gone. No thread yet?


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#1 alleyce

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

News that Ballard is done for the season vaults Bradshaw to the lead back role.  Brown will take backup duties now.

Brown makes for an interesting stash now in deep leagues.  He moves to number 2 on the depth chart behind an injury prone running back playing on turf.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:54 AM

View Postalleyce, on 13 September 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

News that Ballard is done for the season vaults Bradshaw to the lead back role.  Brown will take backup duties now.

Brown makes for an interesting stash now in deep leagues.  He moves to number 2 on the depth chart behind an injury prone running back playing on turf.
Still sitting on my wire which is strange since I am in a very competitive league full of hardcore FF addicts and twitter watchers. Must be something so negative about this guy it's not worth dropping a 12 round draft pick.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:54 AM

Obligatory.....


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

Got it. Negative #1 I see is pass blocking.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Ugh I hate this guy. Isn't there someone else on the roster to take a flier on, anyone? Maybe like Benny Cunningham's cousin or something?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

View Postowenmills, on 13 September 2013 - 12:00 PM, said:

Ugh I hate this guy. Isn't there someone else on the roster to take a flier on, anyone? Maybe like Benny Cunningham's cousin or something?

Kerwynn Williams was brought up off the PS.  He'll most likely be active on Sunday.  Who knows if he sticks.....

That's Kerwynn.....not Sherwin.....

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

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Brown will likely become No. 2 on Indy's depth chart at running back with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting Vick Ballard is out for the season with a knee injury.


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Ahmad Bradshaw should start and get the bulk of work at running back. Brown may merit a pick up in deeper leagues given he's likely to get several touches per game as Bradshaw's backup and he could get a larger workload given Bradshaw's chronically-injured feet. However, the Colts are not sold on Brown's ability and it's possible Kerwynn Williams, who was activatd from the practice squad, or another veteran the team could sign may be in the backup mix.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

Donald Brown is the epitome of garbage. He's had so many opportunities to seize this backfield for himself as a first-round draft pick. I mean, he was beaten out of his starting job last year by a rookie mediocre talent if that tells you anything. It's best to not handcuff Bradshaw at all. The Colts are simply screwed if he does down...and any virtual pigskin GM depending on Donald Brown for anything is also screwed.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:16 PM

This is what Rotoworld said at the end of preseason:

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Brown has quietly outplayed Vick Ballard in August, rushing 14 times for 66 yards (4.71 YPC), to go with four catches for 39 yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw (feet) due back soon, Brown looks to have wrapped up Indy's No. 3 tailback job and could begin pushing Ballard to be No. 2.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

If Indy liked Brown like that he would have been on the field last week.
He's been on that team long enough for one preason not to matter that much...no matter how good he did.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

View Postairtommy, on 13 September 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:

This is what Rotoworld said at the end of preseason:

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Brown has quietly outplayed Vick Ballard in August, rushing 14 times for 66 yards (4.71 YPC), to go with four catches for 39 yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw (feet) due back soon, Brown looks to have wrapped up Indy's No. 3 tailback job and could begin pushing Ballard to be No. 2.


But when did Brown play?  Against 3rd stringers?  (I didn't watch preseason)
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

View Postairtommy, on 13 September 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:

This is what Rotoworld said at the end of preseason:

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Brown has quietly outplayed Vick Ballard in August, rushing 14 times for 66 yards (4.71 YPC), to go with four catches for 39 yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw (feet) due back soon, Brown looks to have wrapped up Indy's No. 3 tailback job and could begin pushing Ballard to be No. 2.

Prime example of love/hate on blurbs.  I only use analysis from the forums.  I think Williams will be more productive going forward.  We've all seen what Brown CAN'T do for you.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:29 PM



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

View Postairtommy, on 13 September 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:

This is what Rotoworld said at the end of preseason:

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Brown has quietly outplayed Vick Ballard in August, rushing 14 times for 66 yards (4.71 YPC), to go with four catches for 39 yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw (feet) due back soon, Brown looks to have wrapped up Indy's No. 3 tailback job and could begin pushing Ballard to be No. 2.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

Indy's RBs only had 6 rushing TDs in 2012.  Andrew Luck had 5.  They're obviously running more this year, but ... OUCH!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

Brown is trash. Somebody make a thread on that practice squad guy...

Maybe they could sign McGahee or beanie wells?
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

Had him for a few weeks last year and he was a mediocre bye week fill in RB.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

He is what he is.  I don't think that he is a bad as some folks are making him out to be. He has decent speed and good hands. He is a capable backup who can fill in for a game or two, if a starter goes down.  However, he is not the type of back who can handle 15 to 20 touches per game on a consistent basis.  

The same with his blocking.  I am not sure he is as bad now as the video demonstrates. He has two factors working against him...he was a Polian pick (Grigson not high on Polian guys) and he can't stay healthy.

I would only consider picking him up in really deep leagues (16+ teams or really large rosters).

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

View PostShaqiri1287, on 13 September 2013 - 12:45 PM, said:

Had him for a few weeks last year and he was a mediocre bye week fill in RB.

I think this accurately sums it up!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

View Postmbroo5880i, on 13 September 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

He is what he is.  I don't think that he is a bad as some folks are making him out to be. He has decent speed and good hands. He is a capable backup who can fill in for a game or two, if a starter goes down.  However, he is not the type of back who can handle 15 to 20 touches per game on a consistent basis.  

The same with his blocking.  I am not sure he is as bad now as the video demonstrates. He has two factors working against him...he was a Polian pick (Grigson not high on Polian guys) and he can't stay healthy.

I would only consider picking him up in really deep leagues (16+ teams or really large rosters).

I tend to agree with this.  He's not nearly as bad as folks are making him out to be but he's definitely a guy that shouldn't have been a 1st round pick.  While the skill sets are slightly different (Brown is probably a bit better receiver, Ballard a better blocker), they're comparable talents.  Neither one is that much better than the other.  One was a bit more dependable though.  I have reservations that Bradshaw can handle a full load or can sustain it more than few games so I'll be interested to see what the Colts do with this positional group.  I wouldn't be shocked to see them comb the veteran FA line and see who's in shape.  Regardless, Bradshaw definitely gets a bump in value in the S-T, but the Colts aren't a very good rushing team anyway......
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