Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts

by Tim Heaney on July 19, 2010 @ 16:44:00 PDT


Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | 5-foot-10, 210 pounds | 2nd year

2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

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Pros: The sophomore has the makeup needed for long-term short-yardage and goal line work. He's healthy after enduring several injuries last year; Brown didn't have an extended chance to showcase his goods. Addai, who has missed five games since '06, doesn't work well between the tackles and is a free agent after this season, meaning Indy might be inclined to employ the healed Brown more often.

Cons: Brown missed five games last year due to his various dings - is he brittle? Addai is no slouch in the paydirt department. Brown is an inferior blocker to Addai. You think the Colts want to leave Peyton Manning hanging out to dry often? You think the Colts will move that much away from the pass? Addai fits their offense better.

Fantasy tip: Still second fiddle to Addai, Brown shouldn't be drafted as anything higher than a No. 4 back. His touchdown potential could pass for flex duty in some standard scoring weeks. Since Addai remains the best fit for Indy's offense, though, expect inconsistent stats otherwise from Brown unless he takes becomes the starter, which remains a remote possibility.

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