Donald Brown injury update: Fantasy value zero with 'out' status

Michael Hickey

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown is officially out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Brown has a knee injury and missed practice all week. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown is officially out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Brown has a knee injury and missed practice all week. Brown missed last week's game against the New York Jets as well.

Vick Ballard will start in place of Brown for the second consecutive week. The Browns are allowing over 130 yards per game to opponents on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Vick Ballard is an interesting bye week filler this week. Ballard has only amassed 67 total yards on the ground this season, but the Browns present a friendly matchup for the Colts ground game.

If you are an owner of Lesean McCoy, Ryan Matthews or Jamaal Charles and looking to take a chance on that empty lineup spot, Ballard is worth the calculated risk.

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