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Robert Turbin | Running Back | #33

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (106) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Robert Turbin (shoulder, wrist) is practicing in full for Week 6.
Turbin was inactive after being a late addition to the injury report last week. He should only miss one game. Oct 12 - 8:10 PM

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Robert Turbin is inactive for Week 5 against the Bears.

It is noteworthy because it could translate to more playing time for rookie RB Josh Ferguson, who has been completely ineffective so far but is being peppered with targets. Ferguson, in fact, currently ranks second on the Colts in targets this year. Ferguson is worth owning in most PPR leagues.
Oct 9 - 11:49 AM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for 10 yards and a touchdown and couldn't haul in his only target Sunday in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

Turbin vultured a five-yard score one play after dropping what would have been a sure touchdown catch. It was a cruel prank to play on Andrew Luck fantasy owners. The touchdown was only the second rushing score of Turbin’s five-year career. Frank Gore out-touched him 17-3 and that’s probably the distribution we’ll see going forward. Turbin belongs on the waiver wire.
Sep 18 - 8:17 PM

Colts RB Robert Turbin rushed four times for 24 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of six in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Turbin entered before Josh Ferguson, but saw most of his action after Ferguson was done for the night. Ferguson didn't capitalize on the increased opportunity, so Turbin's No. 2 back job is likely safe. He had a long touchdown run negated by a Phillip Dorsett holding penalty, but it still went in the books as a 12-yard gain. Most importantly for Turbin, he is capable in pass protection. That gives him a decisive edge on Ferguson.
Aug 27 - 10:30 PM

The Indianapolis Star calls Robert Turbin the Colts' "likely No. 2 back."

During an abysmal preseason, spring hype bunny Josh Ferguson has plummeted to No. 4 on the depth chart behind Turbin and Jordan Todman. Todman is also a core special teams player, which assures him a spot on the game-day roster. Assuming Ferguson even makes the 53, he could open the season as a healthy scratch.
Aug 25 - 7:41 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the backup running back job is "very fluid."

Undrafted rookie Josh Ferguson opened the preseason as the No. 2, but he has struggled mightily through two weeks. Robert Turbin served as the backup last week, and he would seem to have the best chance to secure the job. Frank Gore is locked in as the starter.
Aug 23 - 11:47 AM

Robert Turbin worked as the Colts' No. 2 back in Saturday night's preseason game.

Josh Ferguson played ahead of Turbin in the preseason opener. Turbin moved into the No. 2 back role on Saturday night, but appeared sluggish on the ground en route to 18 yards on seven carries and one catch for seven yards. The backup spot behind Frank Gore remains wide open, which also works to the advantage of Gore. Gore is shaping up as a probable workhorse, even at age 33.
Aug 20 - 8:51 PM

The Colts' initial depth chart lists Robert Turbin as the No. 2 running back.

In theory, Turbin is "competing" with Josh Ferguson and Jordan Todman to back up Frank Gore, but in reality, the trio will likely form a committee grab-bag behind the 33-year-old starter. Turbin isn't worth a handcuff draft pick.
Aug 2 - 4:32 PM

Colts RB Robert Turbin was charged with one count of possession or use of a controlled substance Tuesday in Utah.

Turbin was in Utah last week hosting a football camp at Utah State. On Friday, he was pulled over after rolling through a stop sign, and the officer found a joint. Turbin is now subject to a suspension. The arrest puts him even more on the roster bubble in Indianapolis, and potentially narrows the Colts' No. 2 running back competition to Jordan Todman and ballyhooed UDFA Josh Ferguson.
Jul 13 - 9:21 AM

Colts signed RB Robert Turbin.

Turbin is a depth signing for a team that has extraordinarily little of it behind an elderly Frank Gore. The owner of a 4.0 career YPC, Turbin will have to fight for his 53-man roster spot in training camp.
Mar 15 - 5:59 PM

Robert Turbin had two carries for six yards in Week 17.

Turbin bounced between Cleveland and Dallas after getting cut from Seattle. He finishes 2015 with a 50/199/1 line. An unrestricted free agent, Turbin will have to settle for veteran-minimum offers.
Jan 3 - 6:52 PM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for one yard in the Cowboys' Week 15 loss to the Jets.

Darren McFadden retook the Cowboys' backfield reins in this one, handling 18 touches to Turbin's three. Turbin is merely a DMC handcuff for the final few weeks of the NFL regular season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:27:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed seven times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 14 loss to the Packers.

Both Turbin and Darren McFadden were gashing the Packers with long runs, but the Cowboys decided to "ride" the "arm" of Matt Cassel. Turbin is off the fantasy radar for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:22:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed six times for 12 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 12 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

Turbin handled a third-quarter series all to himself after Darren McFadden fumbled and was checked for a concussion. McFadden quickly returned and took the rest of the work. Turbin did nothing in his limited snaps and was stuffed badly on a 3rd-and-short run that led to a field goal. He remains the handcuff for McFadden owners, but the upside isn't there with Turbin.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed twice for 11 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of one in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Turbin got one series to himself behind Darren McFadden and broke off gains of 8 and 3, but wasn't heard from much thereafter. Turbin is DMC's handcuff.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 08:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Josh Ferguson
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Chester Rogers
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Quan Bray
3Devin Street
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Jack Doyle
3Erik Swoope
4Chase Coffman
LT1Anthony Castonzo
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Jonotthan Harrison
C1Ryan Kelly
2Austin Blythe
RG1Denzelle Good
2Joe Haeg
RT1Joe Reitz
2Le'Raven Clark
K1Adam Vinatieri