Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown received significant touches over the past few weeks due to Trent Richardson’s ineffectiveness, but the Colts have always remained high on T-Rich’s upside for the future and have continued to give him opportunities. Last week against the Houston Texans, Brown went down with an injury in the first quarter after stampeding for 38 yards on just five carries.
There were some worries that Brown would end up being a game-time decision for this week’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at all. According to the Indianapolis Star’s Philip B. Wilson, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano stated that Donald Brown will practice today.
His “stinger” isn’t serious at all, and Brown looks like a lock to play this week against the Chiefs. His fantasy value is difficult to gauge, since it all depends on how many carries he and Richardson split. That’s a question that can’t be answered with a true sense of confidence, so Brown’s situation should be taken on a case-by-case basis. If you don’t have strong running backs, then feel free to start Brown despite would should only be a medium-sized workload at best.
It’s great to hear that Brown is good-to-go this week, and he is averaging 5.3 yards per carry this season with five rushing and passing touchdowns.