Donald Brown RB IND 2 Months
OC Pep Hamilton said Donald Brown has been "spectacular" and will continue to play a "major role" in the offense.
Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) didn't play in last week's blowout of the Jaguars. Brown still only got five touches on 13 snaps. So even though he's playing well and Bradshaw could be done for the season, there's no standalone value here. Consider Brown a weak handcuff to feature back Trent Richardson.
Donald Brown RB IND 2 Months
Colts RB Donald Brown rushed three times for 65 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in Indy's Week 4 win at Jacksonville.
He broke off a 50-yard run to set up Trent Richardson's goal-line plunge. Brown is serving as a change-of-pace back until Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) returns. The Colts host the Seahawks in Week 5.
Donald Brown RB IND 4 Months
Donald Brown rushed five times for 35 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.
He also dropped a screen pass. 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.
Donald Brown RB IND 6 Months
The Indianapolis Star expects either Donald Brown or Delone Carter to be released if the Colts sign free agent Ahmad Bradshaw.
Not necessarily right away, but before Week 1. Both players have been major disappointments in Indianapolis, but Brown more so as a former first-round pick. The owner of a career 4.1 yards per carry through 449 totes, Brown is going into the final year of his rookie contract.
Donald Brown RB IND 12 Months
Colts placed RB Donald Brown (ankle) and FB Robert Hughes on season-ending injured reserve.
We suspected a high-ankle sprain after Brown was ruled out so quickly last week. The transaction is welcome news for the workload of Vick Ballard, who faces Houston's stout run defense in two of the next three weeks. The oft-injured Brown has missed multiple games in three of his four seasons with the Colts. While he's likely to be back with the team at a reasonable $1.705 million salary next season, Brown has fallen behind Ballard in the eyes of the organization. His Dynasty value is in the tank.
Donald Brown RB IND Dec 09 '12
Colts declared RB Donald Brown, SS Tom Zbikowski, WR Nathan Palmer, LB Mario Harvey, DT Kellen Heard, OT Bradley Sowell, and OL Joe Reitz inactive for Week 14 versus the Titans.
Vick Ballard will get the start at running back and he'll be a decent flex play against the Titans' leaky defense. Joe Lefeged will start in Zbokowski's place. Seth Olsen, who was just activated, will start at left guard.
Donald Brown RB IND Dec 05 '12
Donald Brown (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Titans.
The ankle injury Brown sustained late in last week's wild win over the Lions has proven to be serious. The fact that he's been ruled out so early in the week suggests a multi-week absence. It's major news for Vick Ballard, who now projects as an every-down and every-series back once again. Brown had been getting 9.0 touches per game over the last six weeks. Ballard is at least on the flex radar against the Titans' 27th-ranked defense.