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|Colts appear headed toward true RBBC|
Indy likely content to have different lead back every game
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 2, 7:45 pm
|If you’re asking who has the inside track to become the Colts’ starting running back, you’re asking the wrong question. The bigger issue is about who will get the most touches. Even then, that answer could vary from game to game. So far in training camp, it’s varied from day to day.
And that’s more of a challenge than you might think for this group of mostly young running backs. The unit includes seventh-year back Robert Turbin and sixth-year player Christine Michael. But it also counts as key members second-year player Marlon Mack and rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. (The Indianapolis Star)|
FFToday's Take: Common sense dictates the two most explosive backs of the bunch - Mack and Hines - will see the most work, but whether the amount of "work" they receive every week will be bankable enough to be a flex option in fantasy is another question. Wilkins is making a push to be considered a co-lead back with Mack, while Hines is almost certain to be the top choice on passing downs. All three should be considered low-end flex options for now.
|Rookie RB Jordan Wilkins "in the mix" for Colts|
Marlon Mack is the early projected starter, but Wilkins getting looks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Jul 31, 11:46 am
|Kevin Bowen from 1070 The Fan says fifth-round rookie Jordan Wilkins is "in the mix" for the Colts RB committee, even if Marlon Mack appears to be the clear starter at the moment.
(1070 The Fan (Indianapolis))|
FFToday's Take: Robert Turbin is suspended or the first four games, and Mack has spent the most time with the first-team offense. With new coach Frank Reich in charge, the Colts will use a committee approach, but Wilkins could still return value in all formats if he wins the early-down job. He's impressed scouts with his burst and agility and has the requisite patience to make big gains happen.
|Robert Turbin suspended 4-games|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 29, 3:00 pm
|Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin has been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs, he announced via Twitter on Friday.
Turbin will be suspended for four games, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He will be eligible to return for the Week 5 game at New England on Oct. 4. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Turbin had been running the first team while Marlon Mack has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. The Colts have a largely unproven running back groups and could look to sign a veteran at some point. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins are both rookies with Christine Michael and Josh Ferguson rounding out the roster. DeMarco Murray and Adrian Peterson are free agents.