Vick Ballard, RB Indianapolis Colts
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:08am
The Colts have made it clear, for this offense to truly (consistently) thrive, a more than adequate run game is needed.
Gore can be the lead man in that running attack.
While the Colts won’t need Gore to rack up carrying the ball upwards of 250 times, just an average season from the 10-year pro (by Gore’s standards) would be the best from a Colts running back in a decade.
In the last four years, Gore’s season-high for receptions is just 28 so he could be primarily used on early downs.
The Colts have stated that Gore is capable of being a three-down back but at the age of 32, employing a couple of backs in an offensive game plan would be in the offense’s best interest.
Boom Herron warrants reps in the backfield this season and can definitely provide a change of pace from Gore’s skill set, the story said. It went on to say if Herron improves his pass blocking, he could be a guy the Colts use on third-downs after his torrid postseason catching the ball out of the backfield. Behind Herron is Vick Ballard coming off back-to-back season-ending injuries. Right now from a fantasy perspective, Gore looks like he has some RB2 value but you can probably expect him to give away some work to Herron, while Herron could have deeper-league PPR value.