Colts running back Donald Brown was back participating in drills at Fridays practice. Brown left Sundays contest against Houston after dealing with severe neck pain. His participation on Friday bodes well for his chances to start on Sunday vs. Kansas City.
The 5th year back out of Connecticut has clearly been the more trusted option in the Colts backfield all year. Even after the addition of Trent Richardson, Brown has shown he is invaluable to the team because of his knowledge and comfort in the offense.
Starting the former Husky in your fantasy lineup will still be a risky move this week. There is a chance he can re-tweak his neck while getting run down by one of the league’s best defenses. The Chiefs have not been quite as stout against the run lately allowing almost 120 rush yards per game over their last 6 games, but are very capable of clamping down at any point in time.
Trent Richardson has been getting a better feel for the offense and filled in admirably for brown last week gaining 64 yards on 19 carries. He also contributed in the pass game, he was targeted 6 times catching 4 of them for 38 yards and a touchdown.
We may see more of Richardson’s involvement in the offense Week 16 even if Brown does get the start.
Brown is no more than a marginal flex start Week 16 vs. The Chiefs.