Donald Brown placed on injured reserve: Fantasy season finished

Matthew Stockman

Donald Brown has been placed on injured reserve, and will miss the rest of the 2012 season for the Colts due to an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Donald Brown has been placed on injured reserve, and will miss the rest of the 2012 season for the Indianapolis Colts, according to the Colts' official site. Brown has struggles to stay healthy this season, missing three games and playing limited snaps in others.

Brown finishes the season with 108 carries for 417 yards and one touchdown, and nine receptions for 93 yards. With Brown out, Vick Ballard is expected to see the majority of the carries out of the Colts' backfield.

Fantasy Impact: Ballard should have been picked up off waivers in your league by now, but if not go ahead and pounce on him. There is no other competition for carries, with Delone Carter also dealing with ankle problems.

Ballard had a solid game last week, rushing for 94 yards on 19 carries against the Tennessee Titans. Unfortunately, the Colts have a much tougher test this week against the Houston Texans. Still, Ballard deserves your Flex consideration at the very least.

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