Colts RB Dan Herron emerging as a viable fantasy starter - [Full Article]

In the last two weeks, Colts RB Dan Herron has played just under 50 percent of the offensive snaps, piling up 153 yards on 20 carries.

Herron’s 49-yard touchdown run against Washington was the longest for the team since Week 16 of last season.

“He's a talented, talented guy and I think we've seen that out of him,” HC Chuck Pagano said after Herron’s 88-yard outing against Washington.

“He's quick, he's fast to hit the hole and once he gets outside, he's got some long speed. I think we all found that out (Sunday). It's always nice to be able to get outside and get those guys loose in the secondary and have a guy that can take it the distance."

Fantasy Impact: 

Herron has quickly become the top fantasy back in Indianapolis with Trent Richardson continuing to struggle running the ball. Over the past two weeks, T-Rich has gained 54 yards on 21 carries (2.57 YPC) while Herron has gained 153 yards on 20 carries (7.65 YPC). Even when Herron's 49-yard TD run is removed, he's still averaging 5.47 YPC in the last two games. He should continue to see his role increase, though Pagano has said that he's not ready to give Herron the majority of the touches. For now, Herron is a low-end RB2 due to his limited workload.

Filed Under: 2014, W14

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