Donald Brown injury: Getting healthier, fantasy value close to a return

John Grieshop

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (knee) is getting healthier, nearing a return. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown is nearing a return after having midseason surgery on his knee. After being limited on Wednesday, Brown was a full participant in Friday's practice. The team has officially listed him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

It appears as if Brown will be a game-time decision for the Colts, but the fact that he practiced in full on Friday is a very good sign.

Fantasy Analysis: In four games, Brown hit double-digit fantasy numbers three times. He is a workhorse back by nature, and in this young Indianapolis offense, his presence is essential. While fantasy owners suffered a setback with Brown's sudden knee scope, they are lucky that his return appears to be on the horizon.

If he is active today, he might not have the heaviest workload. The Colts will likely want to ease him back into the lineup. Brown should be a safe bet as a high-end flex after Week 8.

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