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Robert Turbin | Running Back | #33

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 216
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (106) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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The Indianapolis Star believes Robert Turbin will have an "important place" in the Colts' offense.
Similar things were written about 28-year-old Turbin last spring and summer. He went on to generate just 53 yards on 23 carries before an arm injury ended his season. Turbin is the owner of a 3.8 career YPC. Nevertheless, coach Frank Reich has talked him up. "I think he brings an element of size and power and strength to the mix," Reich said of Turbin. "But what I like about him is not only has he shown that size and power and strength, he’s smart, he’s good in protections and he’s good enough of a route runner that he can be a three-down back." Despite the glowing words, Turbin is simply trying to claim his share of a committee that could also feature Marlon Mack and rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. Jun 14 - 4:49 PM

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Colts placed RB Robert Turbin on injured reserve with a left arm injury.

The Colts were expected to let Turbin get a second opinion before placing him on I.R., but apparently they couldn't wait that long. Practice-squadder Josh Ferguson has been added to the active roster. Marlon Mack should be the main beneficiary of Turbin's injury.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Colts RB Robert Turbin will receive a second opinion on his injured arm on Monday.

He was initially ruled out for the season after twisting his arm the wrong way in Monday night's loss to Tennessee, though the Colts will wait at least until Monday to place him on I.R. Turbin's absence will open up more carries for fourth-round rookie Marlon Mack.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:31:00 PM

Colts RB Robert Turbin (arm) will miss the remainder of the season.

Turbin's left arm got bent in sickening fashion against the Titans on Monday. He had handled a season-high seven touches before going down. Turbin was struggling behind Frank Gore, averaging 2.30 yards on his 23 carries. Two months shy of his 28th birthday, Turbin is signed for $1 million next season. His loss will create more opportunities for promising rookie Marlon Mack.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Robert Turbin exited Week 6 against the Titans with a left elbow injury.

He took a 3rd-and-10 dumpoff 9.5 yards to the sticks and planted his left arm in the ground only to apparently dislocate his elbow. It looked gruesome, and Turbin was quickly ushered to the locker room. Before leaving, Turbin managed 40 total yards on seven touches. He's likely to miss extended time.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 11:39:00 PM

Robert Turbin had six carries for eight yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against Seattle.

Turbin vultured a second-quarter touchdown from Frank Gore. His six touches were a season high, but he was a non-factor outside his goal-line carry. Turbin doesn't have more than a low volume short-yardage role.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 12:15:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for 11 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of eight in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

Turbin has touch totals of 3 and 4 through two games and has no business on any fantasy football rosters at this point.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Robert Turbin handled two carries for seven yards and caught his lone target for a loss of four yards Sunday in the Colts’ Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Both of Turbin’s carries came in the second half including a first-and-goal opportunity from the five, though Marlon Mack vultured him for a three-yard touchdown on the following play. Turbin should see his fair share of goal-line work in 2017 after scoring eight touchdowns a year ago, though his role is certainly complicated by Mack’s presence.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Robert Turbin handled five carries for six yards Sunday in the Colts’ preseason loss to the Lions.

Turbin didn’t show much in his three series, managing a long gain of just six yards. He drew the start with veteran Frank Gore getting the afternoon off. Gore out-touched Turbin by an overwhelming 301-73 margin last season, though both finished with eight touchdowns. With Gore getting up there in age, we’d expect a more even carry distribution in 2017.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 04:56:00 PM

The Indy Star's Zak Keefer writes Robert Turbin has "been terrific" during camp.

Turbin also stood out in the offseason program, with OC Rob Chudzinski saying he had a "hell of a spring." Keefer believes Turbin's performance will earn him "an expanded role" in the offense. Turbin only touched the ball 73 times last year, but he managed to score eight touchdowns. He is a solid late-round stab in best-ball formats, especially with Frank Gore entering his age-34 season.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski talked up Robert Turbin for having a "hell of a spring."

"Much better this spring than he was this time of year a year ago," added Chudzinski. Turbin returns as the Colts' clear-cut No. 2 to Frank Gore, and signs point to Turbin being even more involved than he was a year ago when he scored eight touchdowns on 73 touches. Gore is another year older, and the Colts want to keep him fresh. Turbin is worth a late-round pick since he's an injury away from a prominent role in one of the league's best offenses.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 03:53:00 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer says to "count on" Robert Turbin having a bigger role in 2017.

After scoring seven touchdowns on just 47 offensive touches last year, Turbin is having a "hell of a spring," per OC Rob Chudzinski. "We're really pleased with Turbin. He's developing into a leader." A replacement-level journeyman, coaching staff preference may keep Turbin ahead of fourth-round pick Marlon Mack on the depth chart. Turbin is Frank Gore's best handcuff.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 01:25:00 PM

Colts GM Chris Ballard suggested Robert Turbin could have a bigger role this season.

"It’ll be interesting to see if he can progress even more on first and second down and take some of the load off [Frank Gore]," Ballard said. "But that’ll be completely up to our coaching staff and Robert and how he performs." Turbin scored eight total touchdowns in 2016, but he touched the ball just 73 times. That touch total could grow as the Colts look to lessen Gore's workload, but that would likely hinge on what Indy does in the draft. Gore will turn 34 in May.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 10:12:00 PM

Colts re-signed RB Robert Turbin to a two-year contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $4.1 million. Turbin was Frank Gore's primary backup last season, and it looks like the Colts could stick with that arrangement for 2017. Turbin vultured seven touchdowns and caught 26 passes in 2016. Indy really needs to inject some young talent into its backfield via the draft.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 04:06:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

He added two catches for 18 yards. The vultured touchdown was Turbin's seventh of the season. Now 27, it's Turbin's professed desire to become a bell-cow back, but even with Frank Gore possibly moving on as the Colts' starter, it's an extremely unlikely dream for journeyman Turbin, who averaged 3.48 yards per carry in 2016. Turbin is headed to free agency.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Andrew Luck
2Jacoby Brissett
3Brad Kaaya
4Phillip Walker
RB1Marlon Mack
2Robert Turbin
3Nyheim Hines
4Christine Michael
5Jordan Wilkins
GLB1Robert Turbin
2Marlon Mack
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marlon Mack
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Daurice Fountain
3K.J. Brent
4Krishawn Hogan
5Zach Pascal
6Seantavius Jones
WR21Chester Rogers
2Ryan Grant
3Deon Cain
4Dres Anderson
5James Wright
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jack Doyle
2Eric Ebron
3Erik Swoope
4Ross Travis
5Mo Alie-Cox
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
3Tyreek Burwell
LG1Quenton Nelson
2Jack Mewhort
3Jeremy Vujnovich
C1Ryan Kelly
2Matt Slauson
3Deyshawn Bond
RG1Braden Smith
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Joe Haeg
2Austin Howard
3Denzelle Good
K1Adam Vinatieri