Dan Herron RB IND 6 Days
Herron had 11 carries for 60 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 13 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Texans.
Herron outplayed Trent Richardson yet again, as the latter finished with just 32 rushing yards on nine carries and nine receiving yards on two receptions. Herron has clearly shown that he's able to produce more than Richardson, but the Colts seem intent on running them both out there, which obviously limits both of their fantasy upsides. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against a Cowboys defense that has allowed the fourth-most rushing touchdowns this season.
Dan Herron RB IND 13 Days
Herron had eight carries for 26 yards and caught 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 25-24 come-from-behind win at Cleveland.
As a rusher, Herron was slightly less productive than Trent Richardson, who finished with seven carries for 30 yards. Richardson wasn't targeted as a pass catcher though, and Herron was trusted in a huge situation in the final two minutes, picking up a 4th down conversion inside the Browns' 10-yard line. On the play, Herron appeared to be stopped, which would have ended the game, but he kept moving his legs and made a nice spin move to get the 1st down. Andrew Luck ended up throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with only 32 seconds remaining. Despite the modest numbers, Herron seems to be trending in the right direction, and he'll face the Texans at home next week.
Dan Herron RB IND 17 Days13 Comments
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he is not ready to give Herron the majority of carries in the backfield committee over Trent Richardson. "We're not there," Pagano told ESPN. "You guys might be, but I'm not."
Richardson started last week after Herron started in Week 12. Both got eight carries last week and while Richardson played two more snaps on offense then Herron, Herron outperformed Richardson with 88 yards rushing and a touchdown compared to 12 yards rushing for Richardson. If Herron can keep a hold of the ball (he lost a fumble for a second consecutive game last week), it seems inevitable that he'll get the bulk of playing time since Richardson continues to struggle.
Dan Herron RB IND 20 Days
Herron had eight carries for 88 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on two targets for eight receiving yards Sunday against Washington, but he lost a fumble for the second consecutive game.
Trent Richardson got the start Sunday ahead of Herron, but he managed only 12 yards on his eight carries while failing to catch a pass. Herron clearly seems like the higher-upside play, though he has to do a much better job of holding onto the football, as another fumble could get him stuck on the sideline. Up next is a Week 14 matchup against a Browns defense allowing the fourth-most rushing yards per game this season.
Dan Herron RB IND 24 Days30 Comments
Herron practiced well last week according to coach Chuck Pagano, and could start again Sunday against Washington depending on his practice performance in the coming days, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Herron drew the start this past Sunday against the Jaguars, recording 12 carries for 65 yards and five catches for 31 receiving yards. Meanwhile, fellow RB Trent Richardson had 13 carries for 42 rushing yards and a touchdown in the game. Regardless of who gets the starting nod in Week 13, we'd expect some form of a time-share to be in play, but in any case, it's clear that in the absence of Ahmad Bradshaw, Herron will continue to see his share of touches in the Indy offense going forward.
Dan Herron RB IND 27 Days13 Comments
Herron got the start ahead of Trent Richardson on Sunday against the Jaguars, and he finished with 12 carries for 65 rushing yards and five catches on five targets for 31 receiving yards.
Herron had been used as the No. 3 running back for much of this season, but he moved to the top of the depth chart ahead of Trent Richardson after Ahmad Bradshaw was placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a fractured fibula in last Sunday's game against the Patriots. Herron led the team in rushing yards, though Richardson finished with one more carry and scored a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It appears that the two backs could very well work in a timeshare, which will only limit their respective fantasy prospects. Up next is a Week 13 matchup against a Redskins defense that came into Sunday allowing 104.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks 11th in the NFL.
Dan Herron RB IND 27 Days
Herron has been announced as Indy's starting running back against Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Star reports.
He'll get the start over Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw out with a leg injury. Herron and Richardson still seem likely to split carries, but Herron could have a much larger role than expected.
Dan Herron RB IND 1 Month
Herron played just one snap on offense in Sunday's loss to New England, but will likely have a larger role as the backup to Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw out with a broken ankle.
It's not hard to envision Herron getting a significant number of the snaps at running back given Trent Richardson's struggles on offense this season (just 3.4 yard per carry) even though Herron hasn't had much of a role this season (just 22 carries).
Dan Herron RB IND 2 Months
Herron had eight carries for 10 yards and one reception for four yards in Monday's 40-24 win over the Giants.
With Trent Richardson back from a hamstring injury, Herron was merely the No. 3 running back. Though the former Ohio St. Buckeye led the Colts in carries, he didn't get any touches until garbage time in the fourth quarter.
Dan Herron RB IND 2 Months
Herron had one carry for two yards and one reception for five yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Herron worked as the backup to Ahmad Bradshaw with Trent Richardson sidelined with a hamstring injury. However, the Colts fell behind and barely ran the ball (just ten overall carries), which limited Herron's usage. Herron could reprise his role as Bradshaw's back up next week if Richardson's hamstring remains a problem.