Donald Brown sits out practice Thursday, putting fantasy value on the rocks again

Frederick Breedon

Donald Brown was downgraded from "full" to "did not practice" in just one day, suggesting his knee is still not 100%. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee) was held out of practice on Thursday, reports Mike Chappell. It's an alarming downgrade for Brown, who was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. This news suggests that his surgically-repaired knee is still not fully healthy.

Brown missed two games earlier in the season after getting a knee scope surgery, and left Week 9 early after aggravating the injury.

Fantasy Impact: Brown's knee is clearly not 100% yet, and the Colts may have been foolish to rush him back so soon after the surgery, especially now that they're in a surprise playoff race.

I expect him to suit up this week, but Vick Ballard is still getting the majority of snaps, and is the safer flex play in fantasy this week.

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