Vick Ballard rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries against the Texans in Week 15, averaging 5.8 yards per touch. He handled all but four handoffs on Sunday, and proved his ability to provide solid production with a large workload.
Bruce Arians praised his rookie running back after the game, saying he ran the ball extremely well and discussing his progress this season.
Fantasy Impact: Mewelde Moore was the only other running back to carry the ball, and he proved he should not be carrying the ball. Moore fumbled at the goal line as well, only boosting Ballard's value even more.
With Donald Brown out, Ballard has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the Colts backfield. He's running well down late in the year and should be a potential RB2 next week against the Chiefs.