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| Itís a sorry state of affairs when a teamís top fantasy option on offense is a former 1st round pick who enters his 4th year in the league with career highs of 645 rushing yards and 205 receiving yards. But thatís the case with Donald Brown and the Colts in 2012. While Brown was surprisingly decent in 2011, the fact remains that he has started just 11 games in three years with most of the starts coming due to injuries to former Colt Joseph Addai and has topped 70 yards rushing just three times. Hey, just how promising can a guyís prospects be when he started his most successful season getting exactly zero carries over the first four games of that season? With a cast of players ill-suited to be a feature back, the Colts are staring squarely at a running back by committee approach in 2012 with Brown the front runner to get the most carries. He rates as a RB4 with some decent risk but also some upside if he can figure out the path to success isnít dancing in the backfield.
| Dion Lewis still not practicing -- Thu Aug 18 5:00 pm --|
Nine months removed from ACL surgery
|Veterans reported to New England Patriots training camp three weeks ago, and every player except one has, at some point, been present on the practice field: Dion Lewis. With each training camp absence, the likelihood increases that Lewis will begin the year on the PUP list. If that happens, the earliest Lewis could play is Week 7 at Pittsburgh. By then, he'll be over 11 months out of surgery. While still not probable, there is obvious logic in leaving Lewis on PUP: they need to give themselves the best chance of having their guys ó Lewis among the most important of them ó available late for what they hope will be a Super Bowl run. (MassLive.com)|
FF Today's Take: The PUP list doesn't appear to be all that likely given how nimble Lewis looked at June OTAs, but this may go right down to the wire. Boston Herald reporter Jeff Howe tweeted Thursday "don't be shocked if Dion Lewis doesn't practice until Week 1". This could hint at a reduced early-season workload for last year's breakout star and possibly some early-season relevance for James White or Donald Brown. Lewis is a high-risk, high-reward pick in the fourth or fifth round of most drafts.