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36 Dan Herron RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/212 | Birthdate: 3/21/1989 | Birthplace: Warren, OH, USA | Team: Indianapolis | College: Ohio State | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 88/55 | Average Draft Position: 160.67
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Colts' Dan Herron turns in average game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Colts running back Dan Herron turned in an average game on Sunday against the Patriots.

Herron didn't perform poorly, but didn't have a lot of opportunities to get going. He gained 51 yards on 10 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt. With New England taking a big lead fairly early in the game, Indianapolis got away from the run game. Herron wasn't much of a threat in the passing game, coming down with two receptions for 11 yards. 


Colts' Trent Richardson doesn't travel with team, out for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Colts running back Trent Richardson did not make the trip with the team to New England due to personal reasons and will not play in Sunday's AFC Championship game, the team announced Saturday. Richardson also missed the divisional round of the playoffs and received zero carries in the wild card round.

Richardson reportedly missed walkthroughs Saturday and did not notify the team for his reason, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton will continue to carry the load for the Colts Sunday. Indianapolis is currently a 6 1/2-point underdog against the Patriots.


Chuck Pagano: RB Dan Herron is a 'tough, tough, tough kid'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) In two playoff games, unheralded running back Dan Herron has 119 rushing yards, 117 receiving yards on 18 catches, and two touchdowns. Colts coach Chuck Pagano trusted Herron with 31 touches in the playoff win at Denver.

"To see him go out and play through – that's a darn good defense we went against and they tackle well – and he took some shots like a lot of guys took in that game," Pagano told the Indianapolis Star after the win over the Broncos. "He's a tough, tough, tough kid."

A sixth-round pick and twice-waived former practice squad player, Herron was just hoping to make the team last August. Now he's entrenched as the starter heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game at New England. Herron did not touch the ball in the Week 11 meeting with the Patriots, a 42-20 loss, as the Colts rushed for 19 yards on 16 carries.

Herron will be a big part of the offense Sunday. The Colts are 6.5-point underdogs.

"When the opportunity comes," Herron said, "you just have to really seize it and really take advantage of it."


Workhorse RB Dan Herron gets 31 touches in win over Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Colts running back Dan Herron ran 23 times for 63 yards and a touchdown and caught all eight of his targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 24-13 win at Denver. Herron has 18 catches and a pair of touchdowns in his first two playoff games.

While Herron averaged 2.7 yards per carry, he turned in a surehanded workhorse effort after fumbling twice last week. Herron ran around left end for a 6-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

Herron visits the Patriots in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.


Despite fumbles, RB Dan Herron is the man in Colts' backfield


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Although Colts running back Dan Herron fumbled twice in Sunday's playoff win over the Bengals, coach Chuck Pagano gave him a vote of confidence afterward. The show of faith stemmed from Herron's 141 yards from scrimmage.

"He's gaining confidence," Pagano told the Indianapolis Star. "Obviously, there's some plays out there that he'd like to have back and you've got to clean up, but the guy's a playmaker. He can create when there's not much there."

Herron caught 10 of 11 targets for 85 yards and rushed 12 times for 56 yards (4.7 ypc). He accounted for 58 yards and a touchdown on Indy's opening drive. The Colts lost one of his two fumbles, giving Herron three lost fumbles this season.

"Can't do that, man, that's unacceptable," Herron told the paper following the heaviest workload of his career.

Indy visits Denver on Sunday as a 7-point underdog.


Zurlon Tipton gets 12 touches, Trent Richardson not used


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Colts rookie running back Zurlon Tipton, playing behind Dan Herron, rushed 11 times for 40 yards (3.6 ypc) in Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Bengals. Tipton added a 6-yard reception on his only target.

This was Tipton's second straight game with double-digit touches, as he received 11 in Week 17 at Tennessee. Running back Trent Richardson was active for the game but did not touch the ball.

They'll visit the Broncos in the divisional playoffs.


Colts RB Dan Herron piles up 141 yards from scrimmage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Colts running back Dan Herron sparked Indianapolis to its first opening-drive touchdown this season and finished with 141 yards from scrimmage in Sunday's playoff win over Cincinnati. Herron accounted for 58 yards on the opening drive, catching two passes for 26 yards and rushing three times for 32 yards, including hammering in the 2-yard score.

It was Herron's first score since Week 13. He rushed 12 times for 56 yards (4.7 ypc) and caught 10 of 11 targets for 85 yards. His previous high was five catches in Week 12 against Jacksonville.

Herron fumbled twice, losing one, as he continues to struggle with ball security. It was his third lost fumble this season.

Herron will visit the Broncos in next Sunday's divisional playoffs.


Colts' Trent Richardson deemed questionable for wild-card game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Colts running back Trent Richardson was unable to practice on Friday because of an illness. He was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card clash against the Bengals, according to the team's official website.

Richardson rushed for 519 yards and three touchdowns on 159 attempts, the most he's compiled since his rookie season with the Browns. If he is unable to play, the team will likely shift to Dan Herron and No. 3 back Zurlon Tipton to handle all running back duties.

The Colts opened as a 6-point home favorite. The line has dropped to 3 points as of Friday, per VegasInsider.com.


Dan Herron the clear No. 1 in Colts' backfield


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron ran 10 times for 35 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards Week 17 against the Titans, and he didn't play in the second half as starters rested. Trent Richardson rushed six times for 11 yards and had a 9-yard catch.

No. 3 running back Zurlon Tipton added 21 yards on nine carries and caught both his targets for 45 yards.

Look for Herron to keep dominating backfield snaps when Indy plays the Bengals or Steelers in the playoffs.


Colts RBs average 0.1 yards per carry in blowout loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Colts running backs Dan Herron and Trent Richardson were non-factors in the Week 16 loss at Dallas. Herron ran seven times for 3 yards, while Richardson rushed twice for 1 yard. Running back Zurlon Tipton  had one carry for minus-3 yards, leaving the team with an average of 0.1 yards per carry.

Herron did catch three of four targets for 37 yards, and Tipton caught all four of his targets for 23 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown. Richardson secured both his targets for 8 yards.

Look for Herron to lead the backfield Week 17 at Tennessee, and in the playoffs.


Dan Herron keys Colts rushing game with 60 yards vs. Texans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron led his team with 60 rushing yards on 11 carries while adding two receptions and 12 yards through the air in his team's 17-10 win over the Texans in Week 15.

Herron split the touches pretty evenly with Trent Richardson but was far more effective, managing 72 yards on 13 touches compared to 41 yards on 11 touches for the former first-round pick. Richardson averaged just 3.6 yards on the ground while racking up 32 yards on nine carries and added another nine yards on two receptions.

Herron figures to lead the RB committee again in Week 16 against the Cowboys.


Colts backfield duo just OK in defeat of Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The backfield pair of Trent Richardson and Dan Herron contributed little on the ground for the Colts on Sunday in Cleveland, though the latter did catch four passes for 45 yards.

Richardson returned to the field in which he played his home games as a rookie and managed 30 yards on seven carries. Herron added 26 yards on eight attempts.


Colts RB Dan Herron's fumble problems becoming an issue


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron has filled into Ahmad Bradshaw's role quite well since Bradshaw went down with a season-ending ankle injury. However, coach Chuck Pagano can't ignore Herron continuing to put the ball on the ground.

"There's nothing more important than protecting the football," Pagano said. Herron now has a fumble in each of the last two games. 

Herron has 20 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown in his past two games. 

The Colts head to Cleveland in Week 14. 


Dan Herron outshines Trent Richardson again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2014) Playing their second game without Ahmad Bradshaw, who is out for the season with a fractured fibula, the Colts once again gave Dan Herron an extended looking at running back Week 13 against Washington, and he once again outperformed Trent Richardson. And this time, it wasn't even close.

While Richardson got one more carry than Herron in Week 12, the two were dead even with eight in Week 13, only Herron gained 88 yards, including 49 on a touchdown run in the second quarter, while Richardson had just 12. Herron was again a bigger factor in the passing game as well, though he had just two catches for 8 yards this time.

It's now even more apparent Herron has assumed Bradshaw's role and workload on offense, and while Bradshaw typically outperformed Richardson in that capacity, Herron looks like he has the ability to do so as well. The Colts remain a pass-first team, but Herron is worth using as at least a flex option with a favorable matchup Week 14 at Cleveland.


Colts' Dan Herron makes most of limited opportunities


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron had only eight rushing attempts, but was able to gain 88 yards during a 49-27 win over Washington Sunday.

The majority of Herron’s yards came on a 49-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He also added two receptions for eight yards on two targets. The eight rushing attempts were tied with running back Trent Richardson for a team high.

The Colts next play at Cleveland Week 14.


Report: Herron likely to start ahead of Richardson again Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron will likely to continue starting over Trent Richardson when the team plays Washington on Sunday.

It had been reported that Herron started in Week 13 because Richardson was dealing with the flu, but it was in reality because he outperformed him in practice, according to ESPN. He then produced more on the field against Jacksonville, averaging 5.4 YPC on 12 attempts and adding five receptions while Richardson managed 42 yards and a touchdown in 13 tries.


Dan Herron worth an add down the stretch


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Colts running back Dan Herron is currently owned in just 31 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, but that number should increase moving forward, as Jamey Eisenberg has tabbed him as one of his waiver-wire priorities ahead of Week 13.

Herron received a big workload in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, rushing for 65 yards on 12 carries to lead the team. He added five receptions for 31 yards, while playing 43 percent of the team's snaps in Week 12.

The Colts will likely still give Trent Richardson the lion's share of the carries, but  Herron is going to be a factor. If you need help at running back -- especially in PPR formats -- Herron could emerge as a starter down the stretch for you. 


Dan Herron does fine Ahmad Bradshaw impression


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2014) The Colts may have lost Ahmad Bradshaw for the season Week 11 against New England, but they didn't miss a beat with his replacement Week 12 against Jacksonville. Dan Herron not only started the game, but he was also the team's leading rusher, picking up 65 yards on 12 carries to Trent Richardson's 42 on 13. And like Bradshaw, he was a factor in the passing game as well, making five catches for 31 yards. Bradshaw himself only once had more than five catches.

Granted, it was against the Jaguars, so let's not go pinning all our hopes on Herron just yet. But if you yourself owned Bradshaw or were envious of the person who did, Herron is clearly a player to target off the waiver wire.

With all the attention opposing defenses pay Andrew Luck and the passing game, Bradshaw's production may have been more a product of the role than anything else, which means it wouldn't take an exceptional talent to put up similar numbers.


Dan Herron starts, but Trent Richardson scores


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) With Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) out for the season, the Colts started unheralded running back Dan Herron against the Jaguars. He acquitted himself well, rushing 12 times for 65 yards (5.4 ypc) and catching all five of his targets for 31 yards. He did lose a fumble.

Trent Richardson saw a similar workload on the ground, rushing 13 times for 42 yards (3.2 ypc). It was Richardson who got the goal-line carry in the third quarter, and he punched in a 1-yard touchdown, his third score this season. Richardson was targeted once without a catch.

They figure to split the workload again Week 13 against the Redskins.


Colts RB Dan Herron destined for increased reps


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The injury to Ahmad Bradshaw that landed him on IR will result in fellow Colts running back Dan Herron receiving increase playing time.

"It's time for Herron to step up, which everybody on the team has full confidence in," teammate Reggie Wayne told the team website. "He's really played well. It shows on special teams. This is an opportunity for him to go out there and show his worth."

Herron has just 22 attempts on this season and is averaging 3.4 YPC.


Report: Colts 'appear interested' in RB Ben Tate


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Down to two healthy running backs, the Colts have "begun researching running back Ben Tate -- including his character and potential fit in Indy's scheme -- and appear interested in possibly claiming him off waivers from the Browns," reports ESPN.com.

Cleveland waived Tate on Tuesday as the Browns opted to move forward with rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Tate averaged 3.1 yards per carry but scored four touchowns in eight games.

Indy just lost running back Ahmad Bradshaw to a fractured fibula. Trent Richardson and Dan Herron are the only remaining backs on the Colts' active roster.

Several Colts make minor mark on Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Colts wideout Hakeen Nicks gained a starting spot for Sunday in Pittsburgh due to the absence of Reggie Wayne and did little with it.

Nicks managed just one catch for 27 yards as one of several small offensive contributors. Also in that group was wideout Griff Whalen, who caught one pass for 23 yards, and running back Dan Herron, who chipped in with a reception for five yards while adding two yards on one carry. Tight end Coby Fleener also caught one for four yards.


Dan Herron, Donte Moncrief help Colts batter Bengals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Two Colts pitched in offensively in their Sunday thrashing of Cincinnati. The most significant was running back Dan Herron, who rushed for 37 yards on five carries.

The other was wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who caught a pass for nine yards.


Colts backup runners do little Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Colts backup running backs did little Week 3 against the Jaguars.

Donte Moncrief had just one carry for 7 yards during the contest. Dan Herron gained 1 yard on one carry. They'll take on the Titans Week 4. 


Dan Herron has been Colts' best running back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Trent Richardson is averaging 2.6 yards per carry in the preseason, and Ahmad Bradshaw made his preseason debut Saturday with three carries for 2 yards. Would the Colts turn to Dan Herron?

Herron has run for 104 yards on 18 preseason carries (5.7 ypc), including a 43-yard jaunt Saturday against the Saints. Most of those yards have come against backups, but coach Chuck Pagano said he's not discounting Herron.

"I don't look at it that way," Pagano told ESPN.com. "I just know 'Boom' has had a really good camp and a good preseason. He's made some nice runs. It's comforting knowing that you have a guy that not only excels on special teams, but you've got another guy in the backfield that can run and get yards for you when you need them."

A third-year back out of Ohio State, Herron entered camp as a long shot to make the roster. Now he's third on the depth chart and rising fast. "It's a great opportunity right now for me," said Herron, who also returns kickoffs. "I come here every day like it's my first day and the coaches know nothing about me. I try to work as hard as I can and just try to showcase what I can."