Vick Ballard stands out against Browns, hurts fantasy value for Donald Brown

Jonathan Daniel

Vick Ballard is earning a bigger role in the Colts offense. We break down the fantasy implications.

Vick Ballard received 21 touches in Week 7 against the Browns, finishing with 103 total yards on the afternoon. The rookie running back broke off a 26-yard run late in the game while helping run out clock.

Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star believes Ballard has proven he deserves more work even when Donald Brown returns from injury.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts leaned on the ground game more on Sunday, with Ballard leading the way. Delone Carter also received 11 carries, but Ballard was clearly the No. 1 back this time around.

Brown may not return this week as he has yet to practice, so Ballard could be in for another solid day against a Titans defense that's allowing 141.7 yards rushing per game. Be sure to check on the status of the Colts backfield throughout the week, and consider adding Ballard if you can.


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