Vick Ballard, RB, Colts: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Vick Ballard, RB, Colts

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #76 281.11 IND Probable 3 years 24 5'10 217 @VickBallard

2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)

Last updated on Jul-07-2014 by Larry Goldstein

Vick Ballard was impressive in his rookie year and the Colts went into last year comfortable with a running back by committee approach with Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown. As it turned out, Ballard tore his ACL prior to Week 2, Bradshaw was lost after Week 3 and Brown found himself the starter after Richardson (acquired through trade) struggled mightily. Ballard is working himself back slowly, but he will find himself back near full strength towards the second half of the season. Expect him to be a clear third on the depth chart to start the season, but could be a sneaky waiver wire pickup mid-year if Richardson struggles and Bradshaw proves to not be durable.

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Latest Update

Jul-25-14 Colts RB Vick Ballard injured during camp

Ballard injured his ankle running a route during the Colts practice Friday and was carted off the field. He was unable to put any weight on the injured ankle when attempting to leave the field. Ballard is part of a Colts RB corps that also includes RB Trent Richardson and RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

Fantasy Analysis:

If the injury turns out to be as serous as it sounded, this will have some fairly strong fantasy implications for the Colts other RBs, Richardson and Bradshaw. With Ballard potentially out of the mix for carries, both those backs stand to benefit. Richardson is definitely the guy you want out of these two, as Bradshaw has far too many durability concerns. Earlier this week Richardson told reporters that he'd played most of last season with an injured collar bone and a separated shoulder. If he is truly back to 100% this year and taking a large majority of touches, Richardson would be a decent RB2.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/25 - Colts RB Vick Ballard injured during camp
7/25 - UPDATED: Colts RB Vick Ballard has torn Achilles Injury
7/23 - Colts RB Vick Ballard medically cleared
7/19 - Colts HC Chuck Pagano on RB Trent Richardson: 'Fully expect him to have a great year'
7/13 - Colts RB Trent Richardson to have first shot at starting job

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
6.04 FFToolbox - Chris Weeks 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
11.08 Draft TV - Ballard is getting a raw deal. RB5 in the 11th? Does anyone remember Bradshaw's injury history? I think Ballard puts up RB2 numbers for the 2nd half of the season and this ends up a steal.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
6.09 FFToday - Houston, we have a problem! Technology has failed me and my internet connection crapped out, more specifically my DSL modem died and left me in the dark for this pick which was made by...? I wouldn't have taken Ballard here, but I'll try and make the most of it. Let's see if I can get to my iPhone and get logged into the league before I pick again...
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
8.06 RotoExperts - Scott - Pick made based on My Draft Queue
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