Broncos beat writer says Phillip Lindsay may get more touches in passing game

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."

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

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