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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 08:53:37 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is doing well in his rehab from a torn Achilles' tendon but there is no timetable for his return to the field, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Ballard is expected to compete with RB Dan Herron for the No. 2 running back job if he is healthy.
Fantasy Tip: Ballard missed the entire 2014 season because of the injury and may sit out some of the offseason workouts. Ballard and Herron likely will compete for the backup job during training camp and the preseason. Owners should consider the winner of the competition as a later-round draft choice.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:34:25 -0700
Indianapolis Colts exclusive rights free-agent RB Dan Herron has signed his tender offer Wednesday, April 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Herron had some good games near the end of this past season but will enter the 2015 season as the backup to Frank Gore. Herron could be a handcuff to Gore in drafts next season or a later-round pick for depth at running back.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:48:00 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent Thursday, March 5.
Fantasy Tip: Herron held his own last season with Ahmad Bradshaw sidelined and Trent Richardson disappointing. He was an especially nice asset in the passing game and subsequently in point-per-reception scoring leagues. He may not have the same role next season, but keep tabs on Indy's backfield situation as the offseason progresses.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:05:53 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron is more of a backup than a starter, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
Fantasy Tip: Herron had some bright spots, but the team clearly struggled with the running game after Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) went down. The team's RB situation will be one to watch, but Herron might be worth a flyer as a RB4 or RB5 in traditional drafts.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:14:36 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron has had at least eight carries in a game eight times this year, and the Colts are 8-0 in those games.
Fantasy Tip: Herron didn't touch the ball at all in the Colts' loss to the Patriots earlier this year, but the Colts have been leaning on him in the playoffs. He has 236 total yards in two postseason games, and he could be worth a look at FantasyScore at his $6,400 salary (12.8% of cap).
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:45:16 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron ran 23 times for 63 yards and a score and added eight catches for 32 yards in the team's 24-13 win over the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Indianapolis' running game continue to struggle with efficiency, but Herron still managed a solid all-around performance and is clearly the lead back for the Colts.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:24:49 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's role is unclear leading up to the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 11, after he was demoted to third on the depth chart behind RBs Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton in the team's wild-card playoff win. Richardson only played on one offensive snap last weekend. "We're going to evaluate the situation as we go through the week and we'll know more as we go through the week," head coach Chuck Pagano said.
Fantasy Tip: Richardson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should be ignored at all costs in the divisional round against the Broncos. We may not even see him in the backfield at all in this one if the Colts have to throw a lot.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:51:52 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron will return to a starting role against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round game Sunday, Jan. 11, after fumbling twice in the team's wild-card playoff win last weekend. Herron was pulled from the game in favor of RB Zurlon Tipton after fumbling the second time, but he returned to the game later.
Fantasy Tip: Herron ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) shouldn't be recommended at FantasyScore this weekend while going against the Broncos, one of the better run-stopping defensive units in the NFL this season.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:34:44 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson started in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns, but RB Dan Herron finished the game, and they used him on the game-winning drive. Herron played 47 of the team's 81 offensive snaps, while Richardson played 32 snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Herron ($5,500) nor Richardson ($4,300) did much on the ground against the Browns. The Houston Texans' run D has been adequate of late, and if Herron and Richardson continue to split reps, neither will be a very attractive FantasyScore option in Week 15.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:27:19 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson won't have his role reduced by head coach Chuck Pagano after RB Dan Herron outplayed Richardson for the second straight week in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins. Herron has run for 153 yards and a touchdown in the last two games, while Richardson has just 54 yards rushing. "He's a professional, he understands," Pagano said. "None of us can ever get away from working at our craft regardless of the circumstance, regardless of adversity, just keep grinding, just keep working, just keep swinging the ax. If he keeps swinging the ax, the tree will fall. If you put the ax down, the tree is never coming down. Just keep chopping wood and good things will happen."
Fantasy Tip: That said, we all know that Herron ($5,500) is the better fantasy football option, especially in leagues that reward receptions like FantasyScore. Richardson ($4,400) will get a chance to play his old mates in the Cleveland Browns this weekend, but he doesn't inspire confidence in daily leagues, even as a flex option.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:26:20 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron led the team in rushing for the second straight week despite fumbling for the second straight week. Herron had 88 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, while RB Trent Richardson totaled just 12 yards on the same amount of carries in the win over the Washington Redskins. Herron has averaged 7.7 yards per carry in the last two weeks, and he's also contributed in the passing game, with QB Andrew Luck targeting him seven times in the last two weeks, and Herron has caught all seven targets. "He's a talented, talented guy, and I think we've seen that out of him," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "He's quick, he's fast to hit the hole and once he gets outside, he's got some long speed; I think we all found that out."
Fantasy Tip: After another solid performance ahead of Richardson, Herron is clearly the running back to own on this team. Herron also has much more upside now at FantasyScore, where catches are rewarded. Herron should be another fine play in daily leagues against the Cleveland Browns in Week 14.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:11:27 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron lost a fumble in the second quarter of the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins, his second in as many games. "Have to keep working on it," Herron said Sunday, Nov. 30. "It's one of those things. You hate for it to happen. You just have to keep working on it in practice." Herron was able to finish with 88 yards on eight carries, including a 49-yard touchdown.
Fantasy Tip: Herron is proving to be more useful than Trent Richardson right now, as the team looks for someone to fill the void left after the injury to Ahmad Bradshaw. Herron can be a useful option in FantasyScore, and might see more touches if he can learn to hang onto the rock.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:54:58 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron has been announced as the team's starting running back for Week 12.
Fantasy Tip: Herron should receive some carries in Week 12, and there is a chance he could receive more than first expected. Herron only costs $3,600 on FantasyScore and could be a cheap flex option.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:50:09 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron is expected to take on a much larger role in the offense with the season-ending injury to RB Ahmad Bradshaw (leg). "Now Boom (Daniel Herron) will have an opportunity. We've seen glimpses of Boom in the preseason and at other times. We know he's more than capable. I know Boom will prepare. He always prepares as a starter. I think he'll do fine, and he'll take advantage of this opportunity," Pagano said. Pagano also refused to say whether RB Trent Richardson would be the team's third-down back.
Fantasy Tip: Herron will no doubt be cheap in the coming weeks, and he could be a sleeper play immediately against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. Richardson's FantasyScore value should increase, as well, especially if he's in on passing downs.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:09:34 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron is likely to see his snaps increase out of the backfield after the injury to RB Ahmad Bradshaw (leg).
Fantasy Tip: The Colts have a good matchup in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it's hard to say how much Herron will be involved behind Trent Richardson. Consider Herron a desperation flex play at FantasyScore for a cheap price.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:47:54 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts promoted LB Daniel Adongo and OT Xavier Nixon from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Dec. 3. The team also agreed to terms with FB Robert Hughes and DT Jeris Pendleton (Cowboys), who will be signed to the practice squad. LB Mario Harvey and RB Dan Herron were placed on Injured Reserve.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:12:15 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron (pectoral) will be placed on Injured Reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:07:12 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron (pectoral) suffered a pectoral strain in the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans. "He'll get an MRI tonight and we'll know more," head coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday, Dec. 1.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:08:40 -0800
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday, Nov. 27, that WR LaVon Brazill and RB Dan Herron are possibilities to return kicks in Week 13 following the release of WR David Reed.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:30:14 -0800
Indianapolis Colts FB Stanley Havili (concussion), LB Kavell Conner (ankle) and CB Greg Toler (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 12. CB Josh Gordy (groin) and FS LaRon Landry (toe) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. RB Dan Herron (ankle) and SS Delano Howell (neck) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:23:24 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Stanley Havili (concussion), S LaRon Landry (toe) and CB Greg Toler (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 21. LB Kavell Conner (ankle), CB Josh Gordy (groin) and RB Dan Herron (ankle) were limited. S Delano Howell (neck) practiced in full.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:18:07 -0800
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron (ankle), FS Stanley Havili (concussion), CB Greg Toler (groin) and FS LaRon Landry (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. CB Josh Gordy (groin) was limited during practice. SS Delano Howell (neck) fully participated in practice.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:19:21 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts have declared LB Bjoern Werner, RB Dan Herron, LB Kavell Conner, C Khaled Holmes, FS LaRon Landry, DL Montori Hughes, OT Xavier Nixon inactive for Week 6.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 05:59:27 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent LB Andy Studebaker (Jaguars) and signed RB Dan Herron from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:19:30 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed WR Cobi Hamilton, OT Reid Fragel, C T.J. Johnson, RB Dan Herron, LB J.K. Schaffer, CB Chris Lewis-Harris and CB Onterio McCalebb to the practice squad.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:13:40 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have waived LS Bryce Davis, SS Tony Dye, OT Reid Fragel, HB Dan Herron, C T.J. Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, CB Onterio McCalebb, DE Dontay Moch, CB Shaun Prater, WR Taveon Rogers, WR Roy Roundtree, LB J.K. Schaffer, QB John Skelton, DT Terrence Stephens, OG John Sullen and LB Bruce Taylor.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:16:24 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Rex Burkhead may have an edge over RB Dan Herron for the last running back spot on the final roster because Burkhead would be more likely to be claimed off waivers than Herron.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:54:41 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Dan Herron is believed to have an edge over RB Rex Burkhead for the final running back spot on the roster because of his ability to play special teams.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:39:01 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Peerman (undisclosed) missed some offseason workouts because of an undisclosed injury but should be ready for the start of training camp. He is expected to compete with RBs Dan Herron and Rex Burkhead for a roster spot but likely will have an edge because of his special teams play as well as his production running the ball last season.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:02:34 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have declared DL Brandon Thompson, FS Chris Crocker, RB Dan Herron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DL Devon Still, CB Jason Allen, TE Richard Quinn inactive for Week 18.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:46:27 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have declared DL Brandon Thompson, RB Dan Herron, DL Devon Still, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, FS George Iloka, PK Mike Nugent, TE Richard Quinn inactive for Week 16.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:45:47 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals placed WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 4. In corresponding moves, the team signed RB Dan Herron to the active roster from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Vidal Hazelton (Titans) to the practice squad.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:20:56 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed FB Jourdan Brooks, LS Bryce Davis, RB Dan Herron, OG Otis Hudson, LB Emmanuel Lamur, CB Chris Lewis-Harris and QB Zac Robinson to their practice squad.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:29:21 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals waived FB Jourdan Brooks, TE Colin Cochart, LS Bryce Davis, FB James Develin, DE Dequin Evans, WR Vidal Hazelton, CB T.J. Heath, RB Dan Herron, OG Otis Hudson, LB Grant Hunter, DE Micah Johnson, LB Emmanuel Lamur, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, DT Vaughn Meatoga, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, OT Matthew O'Donnell, QB Zac Robinson and OG Reggie Stephens Friday, Aug. 31.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:22:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Dan Herron (foot), DE Michael Johnson (undisclosed) and DT Devon Still (undisclosed) and CBs Nate Clements (abdomen), Adam Jones (undisclosed) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles) are being held out of organized team activities Wednesday, June 6.
Wed, 23 May 2012 16:03:52 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed sixth-round draft choice RB Dan Herron. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:20:43 -0800
Ohio State RB Dan Herron carried six times for just 14 yards (2.3 yards per carry average) for the North squad at the Senior Bowl Saturday, Jan. 28. He also added two catches for just four yards.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:29:59 -0800
Ohio State RB Dan Herron showed surprising foot quickness in practice Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Senior Bowl. He showed an ability to bounce outside and avoid defenders and piles.
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:21:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions are spending time interviewing Michigan State DB Trenton Robinson, Ohio State RB Dan Herron and Boise State RB Doug Martin in advance of the Senior Bowl this week.
Sat, 04 Jun 2011 12:23:50 -0700
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams and RB Dan Herron if they enter the 2011 NFL supplemental draft.
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:09:52 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals could show interest in Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams and RB Dan Herron if they declare for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft.
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:05:41 -0700
Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Dan Herron, OT Mike X. Adams, WR Devier Posey and DE Solomon Thomas may consider entering the NFL supplemental draft because they have been suspended for the first five games of next season.