Donald Brown has been ruled inactive by the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Brown suffered a knee injury last week against the Green Bay Packers, and underwent surgery Tuesday to repair torn cartilage. He is expected to miss another 1-2 weeks.
Fantasy Impact: If you're in need of a last-second fantasy starter at running back, Ballard is certainly worth a look going up against a Jets defense that is giving up 4.9 yards per carry and over 170 yards rushing per game this season. While Carter and Moore are also in the mix, every indication is that the 5'10, 220-pound Ballard will shoulder the load for Indianapolis.