Donald Brown rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries in his return from a knee injury Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.
Donald Brown rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries during Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans. Brown was active for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers, and led the Colts in rushing during his debut.
Vick Ballard started the game, but finished with 55 yards on 12 carries. He did score a touchdown off a screen pass in the fourth quarter, however.
Fantasy Impact: With the performance, Brown reestablished himself as the starter in the Colts' backfield. Ballard may not be completely phased out of the Colts' gameplan, but going forward do not be surprised if Brown takes the lion's share of touches.
Next week, Brown or Ballard will have a tough time putting up a lot of fantasy points. The Miami Dolphins' run defense ranks third in the NFL giving up just 78.2 yards rushing per game and 3.3 yards per carry.