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Vick Ballard: Fantasy Outlook for Colts RB Replacing Donald Brown
Posted By Brian Mazique On October 10, 2012 @ 1:16 pm In Colts News | No Comments
#colts  donald brown suffered torn cart. in knee. had surgery. vick ballard gets the start. brown prob out 2-3 weeks.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) October 10, 2012 
Ballard is a rookie out of Mississippi State that has seen limited action through the first four games of the season. Tallying only 42 yards on 21 carries isn’t going to excite many fantasy owners. Nonetheless, there is reason to consider grabbing Ballard from your league’s free-agent list.
He’s a physical runner that can find success running the ball inside. In this clip that has become famous for reasons Ballard would prefer to forget, NFL  draft expert Mike Mayock speaks of Ballard’s downhill running ability.
OK, after you’re done laughing, picture how a basic north-south runner like Ballard could have success in a pro-style offense. In the preseason, Colts  running backs coach David Walker was impressed with Ballard’s development.
He said this in a interview on the Colts official website :
Vick’s doing a nice job. He’s a smart kid. He’s a hard worker in terms of his effort in the classroom and understanding the concepts. He’s going out there and making plays. So, for being involved in it for, you know, three weeks or whatever it’s been, he’s done a really nice job of picking things up and impressing his teammate.
Now consider the fact that the Colts are set to face the New York Jets , the team that is currently ranked 31st in the NFL against the run. Over the past two weeks, the Jets’ defense is allowing an average of 207 yards per game.
Granted, those games came against solid rushing attacks from the Houston Texans  and San Francisco 49ers , but this is not an exceptionally good run defense. They have allowed over 150 yards rushing in every game but one this season.
Against the Jets, Ballard could have a good day. He also has a tasty matchup with the Cleveland Browns  at home in Week 7. For those reasons, he’s worth a look as a flex player, or as a replacement for Donald Brown.
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