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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%: 77/47 | Average Draft Position: 160.67
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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."


Reserve back Dan Herron features as a receiver


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The Colts have been impressed with the way running back Dan Herron has played during training camp, and he kept that up in the team's preseason opener against the Jets Thursday.

Herron served as the team's primary backup, and saw plenty of action as the first team saw little of the field. He rushed the ball seven times for 26 yards, and was a factor in the passing game, hauling in all six passes thrown his way for 36 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown that accounted for the team's lone trip to the end zone.

"Boom's been practicing really well. He's had a great camp until this first preseason game so I'm not surprised at all that he played the way that he played," head coach Chuck Pagano told the team's official site. "We always talk about you play like you practice, and he's been doing great. He's been having a great camp and you could see the results tonight in what he did on the football field."

The Colts are expected to utilize their running backs more in the passing game this season, so Herron's big role there doesn't come as much as a surprise. He is likely to enter the season as the No. 3 back, behind Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. 


Colts make a bevy of roster moves Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Colts made a slew of roster moves Tuesday, which included placing running back Dan Herron and Mario Harvey on season-ending injured reserve.

The Colts also elevated outside linebacker Daniel Adongo and tackle Xavier Nixon from the practice squad to the active roster, while adding fullback Robert Hughes and defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton to the practice squad. 


Dan Herron out for season with torn pectoral


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday running back Dan Herron is out for the rest of the season after an MRI revealed he suffered a torn pectoral. Herron has just five carries for 33 yards in six games.

Colts backup running backs do nothing against Cardinals


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Colts running backs Donald Brown and Dan Herron did little against the Cardinals Week 12.

Herron actually led the club in rushing yards, picking up 33 yards on four carries. Brown received two rushes, picking up just 1 yard. He also caught a pass for -2 yards. The team was down big early, and could not focus on establishing the run. As a result, all three of their running backs struggled to get things going. 

Brown and Herron will take on the Titans Week 13. 


Two probable Colts ready to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Colts RB Dan Herron and S Delano Howell are probable Week 12 against the Cardinals.

Herron is dealing with an ankle injury. Howell was listed on the injury report with a neck issue. Both players were able to participate in full practice Friday.


Colts offense in decent shape heading into Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Running back Trent Richardson heads a short list of offensive player on the Colts injury report released on Friday. He is questionable for the Week 12 game against the Cardinals with a calf injury.

Stanley Havili (concussion) has been ruled out, but fellow fullback Dan Herron and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey are probable with ankle injuries.

Rounding out are the report is linebacker Kavell Conner, who is out with an ankle injury.


Five Colts players contribute during Week 10 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Colts fullback Stanley Havili, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver Griff Whalen, wide receiver LaVon Brazill and wide receiver David Reed all made it onto the stat sheet during a 38-8 loss Week 10 vs. St. Louis.

Havili had one carry for 1 yard, while adding three catches for 25 yards.

Herron had one carry for no gain and one catch for 57 yards. In fact, Herron almost scored on his 57-yard catch-and-run, but he was pulled down at the 3-yard line late in the fourth quarter.

Whalen had three catches for 36 yards. His longest catch went 25 yards and he was targeted five times.

Brazill had one catch for 11 yards, despite five targets. Brazill was targeted multiple times in the end zone. He was targeted on a 53-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the first half, but the pass was too far in front of Brazill in the end zone. Brazill was targeted three times by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck when the Colts got down to the Rams' 3-yard line. The last target near the goal line, however, was intercepted.

Reed initially had a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but the play was reversed to a 2-yard catch after it was ruled Reed stepped out of bounds before scoring.

The Colts are back in action Week 11 at Tennessee.


Colts add two to active roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) The Colts made two roster moves Wednesday. They signed running back Dan Herron off the Bengals' practice squad and signed free agent linebacker Andy Studebaker to the active roster.

Bengals make roster moves


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Bengals placed seven players on their practice squad: offensive tackle Reid Fragel, wideout Cobi Hamilton, running back Dan Herron, center T.J. Johnson, cornerbacks Chris Lewis-Harris and Onterio McCalebb and linebacker J.K. Schaffer.