Mike Klis of 9News believes Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay may be utilized more in the passing game. Klis writes "New Broncos’ offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello dropped hint Sunday that suggested Lindsay might get more touches through the passing game. The 5-foot-7 ¼ Lindsay was seen splitting out wide and matched up by various linebackers several times during 11 on 11 team periods Sunday."
Lindsay exploded onto the fantasy scene as an undrafted rookie in 2018 with 1,037 rushing yards and nine touchdowns and caught 35 passes on 47 targets for 241 yards. As Klis alludes to, getting Lindsay more involved in the passing game would help preserve the body of the small running back. The Broncos are expected to throw the ball more with new quarterback Joe Flacco and more touches in the passing game for Lindsay can only add to what is already a viable option among running backs. After averaging 15 touches per game in 2018, a jump to 20 per game is not out of the question. 4for4 currently has Lindsay as a backend RB2 option in PPR formats at No. 24.
The New England Patriots have placed WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, per Field Yates on ESPN.
Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles suffered last December and signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in April. The once star receiver has now endured two torn Achilles and is on the downhill trend of his career at 31 years old. It's possible he is facing an uphill battle for a roster spot with the Patriots, who also spent a first-round pick on Arizona State's N'Keal Harry. The Patriots also have the option of placing Thomas on the reserve/PUP list, which would mean he will miss the first six games of the season. Thomas is currently ranked No. 115 among wide receivers.
The New England Patriots have placed RB Sony Michel (knee) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, per Field Yates on ESPN.
The Patriots are likely playing it safe early on with Michel as camp begins, who had his knee scoped during the offseason. As with all players placed on the Active/PUP list, Michel can be taken off the list at any time and resume a normal practice schedule. Continue to draft Michel as you normally would. Michel is currently ranked No. 33 in standard formats among running backs, six spots behind James White at No. 27.