Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
AFC South | 7-9-0
Avg PTS
22.6
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
340.3
Rank: 26th
Avg PYds
207.1
Rank: 30th
Avg RYds
133.1
Rank: 4th
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Posted 6/26/2020 6:15 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers threw nine interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Rivers has moved on to the Colts and will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with in 2020. He should probably be at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and could even be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
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Posted 6/19/2020 4:38 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers in 2019 tied for second in the AFC with the Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes with 27 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes).
Huddle Up: Rivers did throw for 4,615 yards in 2019, high highest mark in four seasons, but what hurt him fantasy wise was his 23-20 TD-to-interception differential -- his worst since he became a starter in 2006. Rivers now moves to Indy, and his big-time throws prowess should be good news for the Colts' top downfield threat, WR T.Y. Hilton.
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Posted 6/17/2020 10:37 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. said he was able to work out with QB Jacob Eason and WR Dezmon Patmon this offseason.
Huddle Up: Pittman will have a role in the passing game as a rookie and probably will be targeted in the red zone. He can be a late-round option in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/16/2020 8:12 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor said Tuesday, June 16, he isn't concerned about splitting time with RB Marlon Mack in 2020. 'You don't count the reps, you make the reps count,' Taylor said.
Huddle Up: Taylor was somewhat of a surprise pick by the Colts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Mack rushed for 1,091 yards in 2019 while adding 82 receiving yards and scoring eight total rushing touchdowns. Taylor is expected to fill the pass-catching role and will certainly be a viable fantasy option in the Philip Rivers-led offense. Consider Taylor an RB2 in PPR leagues and RB3 in standard formats, with those roles being reversed for Mack.
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Posted 6/15/2020 10:54 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts second-round draft choice WR Michael Pittman Jr. signed a four-year contract with the Colts Monday, June 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Pittman should have a solid role in the passing game during his rookie season. He should be a popular target in the red zone because of his size and probably will be a top-three receiver for the Colts. He can be at least a No. 5 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/10/2020 8:26 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers said he has been working out with WR Parris Campbell and TE Jack Doyle over the last few days.
Huddle Up: The Colts have not been able to practice this offseason, so Rivers is looking to build chemistry with his receivers during workouts. Rivers has been a solid fantasy option over the years and will have good options to work with in the passing game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/08/2020 7:14 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers is planning voluntary workouts with some of his teammates in Indianapolis next week, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Rivers has not been able to work out with his teammates this offseason because of the shutdown, so he will try to start building chemistry with the pass catchers next week. Rivers has posted solid numbers during his career and can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback depending on the league.
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Posted 6/08/2020 1:52 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts second-round pick RB Jonathan Taylor is in the best position of drafted running backs to succeed, according to Pro Football Focus' Michael Renner. The team's offensive line is returning all five starters, and the line ranked third in PFF's rankings last season.
Huddle Up: Taylor should split the work with Marlon Mack, and he'll be a hot RB3 option in drafts that could rise higher.
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Posted 6/04/2020 8:06 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor fumbled 18 times during his three years at Wisconsin, but running backs Tom Rathman said Taylor can correct the problem with better fundamentals.
Huddle Up: Taylor is expected to share playing time with Marlon Mack this season and should receive a decent amount of touches each game. Fantasy players should monitor his play during the preseason, but he should be rostered in all leagues and could be a starting option against certain opponents.
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Posted 6/03/2020 8:55 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines said he wants to be the team's main kick and punt returner this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Hines is expected to have a solid role in the offense, so the team may not want to use him as their main returner. Hines has a chance to be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
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Posted 6/02/2020 1:47 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack has inherent respect as the starter, according to head coach Frank Reich. 'I see it as a 1-1 (punch),' Reich said, referring to Mack and second-round pick RB Jonathan Taylor. 'The way the league has gone and the way roleplaying has been elevated in our league, it's made it prominent. We used to say in San Diego that when we had Danny Woodhead. He was not our starter, he was our 'role-playing' starter. He played such a significant role. He had 80 catches in a year. You look at a guy like Nyheim Hines. We talk about Marlon and Jonathan, but what about Nyheim? He's such a good third-down back that he'll play a prominent (role). In some ways, (Hines) is a starter. He's a role-playing starter.'
Huddle Up: It sounds to be a true committee in Indy with Mack holding RB2 status in fantasy and Nyheim Hines an RB3 in PPR. Taylor could play a larger role, but he'll open draft season as an RB4 or RB5 handcuff.
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Posted 6/01/2020 8:21 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox is a player that head coach Frank Reich believes is in line for a productive season in 2020. Reich said Alie-Cox significantly improves his route running last season.
Huddle Up: Alie-Cox may compete with Trey Burton for the No. 2 tight end job, but it is not known how he will be used in the offense. Fantasy players should monitor the situation during training camp because Alie-Cox could be a low-end No. 2 fantasy tight end if he wins the job.
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Posted 6/01/2020 8:19 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines will have a prominent role in the offense this upcoming season as the third-down back, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Huddle Up: It appears like Hines is in line for a lot of targets in the passing game but likely will mostly be used on third downs. He should be considered a flex option in point-per-receptions leagues and will also have value in standard leagues.
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Posted 5/30/2020 9:07 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell is focusing on the things he was able to learn as a rookie in 2019, rather than the time he missed due to injury. 'I am going in with the mindset that it's a new year,' Campbell said. 'I have kind of transformed myself into a pro, and I have been able to see at least one season - maybe it's not all 16 games, but I've seen just from watching and being in it, just getting the experience of being an NFL player. Just having that experience has helped me a lot.'
Huddle Up: Campbell finished his rookie campaign with just 18 receptions for 127 yards and one touchdown across seven games. He'll be hoping the experience he was able to gain will help him in his competition with rookie Michael Pittman Jr. to be the No. 2 option behind T.Y. Hilton for QB Philip Rivers. He could be a fantasy WR3/4 entering his sophomore season.
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Posted 5/29/2020 4:41 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers brings a strong play-action game to the team's attack, and head coach Frank Reich says the Colts plan to take full advantage. 'In 2013 when (current Colts offensive coordinator) Nick (Sirianni) and I were first there, (Rivers) had statistically one of his better years and we ran the ball well that year,' Reich said. 'Then you go back and look at the years with LT (LaDainian Tomlinson) and how effective he was in the passing game. He's always been great in the passing game, but I don't think there's any doubt he's been most efficient and played his best football when he has a good running game.'
Huddle Up: Indy ranked seventh last season with 133.1 rushing yards per contest, 12th in yards per attempt (4.5) and fifth in total rushing attempts (471), and have since added second-round RB Jonathan Taylor to the mix. Still, Rivers is now 38 and after showing signs of recent decline, he seems destined to finish as a mid-tier fantasy QB2, no matter how good the new fit is in Indy.
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Posted 5/27/2020 8:31 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell said he has been running routes at full speed for the last two months and has recovered from all of the injuries he dealt with during the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Campbell has the quickness to make big plays in the passing game and probably will be the slot receiver for the Colts in 2020. He could be a late round option in fantasy leagues and a starting option against certain opponents.
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Posted 5/26/2020 11:55 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell will play more in the slot in 2020, according to head coach Frank Reich Tuesday, May 26. 'I'm super pumped about Parris and his upside,' Reich said.
Huddle Up: Campbell, a second-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, underwhelmed while battling injuries as a rookie. He caught 18 of 24 targets for 127 yards and just one touchdown over seven games. The Colts desperately need a No. 2 target to emerge behind T.Y. Hilton, and Campbell will battle rookie Michael Pittman Jr. for those looks. He's a high-upside WR4 target late in drafts.
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Posted 5/23/2020 5:06 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack tied for third in the league with nine rushes of 20 yards or more in the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Those big gains helped Mack to his first 1,000-yard rushing season (1,091) and a No. 17 ranking among fantasy running backs. Mack, however, hit a career low with 14 receptions, and with Indy spending a second-round pick on Wisconsin back Jonathan Taylor, Mack should be valued as a RB3 at best.
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Posted 5/18/2020 7:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines will be involved in the passing game and could catch as many as 10 passes in a game this upcoming season, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Huddle Up: Hines likely will not receive many carries with Marlon Mack and Jonathan Taylor on the roster but will be used as a receiver out of the backfield in games. He can be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
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Posted 5/17/2020 12:26 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. likely will be a popular red zone target for the Colts this upcoming season because of his size.
Huddle Up: Pittman has a decent chance to be a top three receiver for the Colts, so fantasy players should monitor his progress during training camp. He could be a late round option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 5/11/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will continue to be a focal point in the passing game even though he struggled with injuries last season, according to offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Sirianni said the team may throw more deep passes to Hilton in 2020.
Huddle Up: Hilton was limited to 10 games this past season and finished with only 501 yards. He should have more success with Philip Rivers as the quarterback and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Colts. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2020.
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Posted 5/11/2020 5:39 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni believes RB Nyheim Hines' role out of the backfield as a pass-catching back will benefit 'big time' by playing with new starting QB Philip Rivers.
Huddle Up: Hines has 107 receptions for 745 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns during his first two seasons in the NFL, but his numbers (44-320-0) took a hit last season. With RBs Marlon Mack and Jonathan Taylor also in the mix for the heavy lifting, Hines' value only comes in PPR leagues where he is a late-round flier in drafts this summer.
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Posted 5/11/2020 5:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is looking at the tandem of RBs Marlon Mack and rookie Jonathan Taylor as a '1-1 punch' for the team to utilize.
Huddle Up: Mack, who is coming off his first career 1,000-yard season, will lose value and touches with Taylor on board. However, with a different offseason routine this year, it could lead to Mack seeing a heavier dose between the backs earlier in the year as Taylor picks up the system. Due to the time share, both backs' fantasy value suffers. Consider both RB3s entering draft season, while Taylor has higher upside -- especially in dynasty formats.
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Posted 5/09/2020 2:54 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. is expected to be the X-receiver, according to general manager Chris Ballard. 'So we see Michael as being an X-receiver and being the kind of guy you can line up and go one-on-one with,' Ballard said.
Huddle Up: The Colts don't have a lot of proven options at receivers behind T.Y. Hilton, and Hilton has been battling injuries the last couple of years. Pittman should have every opportunity to make an impact as a rookie, and flex production is a real possibility.
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Posted 5/08/2020 4:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers on Friday, May 8, was hired as the 'head coach in waiting' for St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., meaning he'll take over the program whenever his NFL career is done.
Huddle Up: Rivers, 38, signed a one-year deal with the Colts, and these type of announcements add to the near certainty that Rivers' run with the Colts won't extend beyond that. For 2020, Rivers is no more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
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Posted 5/06/2020 1:18 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers completed 64.9 percent of his first-down passing attempts as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 - the fifth-best mark in the league.
Huddle Up: During an offseason during which many are suggesting Rivers may be done, this nugget provides some hope. A skeptic could easily say the Chargers' supporting cast is responsible for much of that number, and it is also true that first down is typically when defenses are in the most vanilla coverages. With that said, the Colts don't lack for talent at running back, receiver or tight end either and may boast the best offensive line Rivers has had in his career. As such, Rivers should be serviceable fantasy QB2 in 2020.
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Posted 5/04/2020 1:24 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. fills a void in the receiving corps, according to team scout Chris McGaha. 'He's kind of a guy who plays above the rim,' McGaha said. 'He brings an element that we were kind of missing to our wideout room in 2019, that big-bodied presence.'
Huddle Up: The Colts have been searching for a reliable No. 2 option across from T.Y. Hilton, and Pittman could be the perfect complementary piece. He should be off the board no later than the top of the second round in rookie drafts, and flex production in standard leagues isn't out of the question.
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Posted 5/02/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor was one draft analyst's favorite picks of Round 2, and that analyst says Taylor's addition will allow the Colts to play 'bully ball' with Taylor and Marlon Mack sharing the load to wear down opposing defenses.
Huddle Up: Taylor averaged 309 rushing attempts per season over the last three years at Wisconsin while Mack has seen his rushing attempts go from 93 as a rookie in 2017 to a team-leading 247 a year ago. Definitely expect a timeshare with two capable backs, but look for Taylor to be the lead back from Day 1 and produce as a RB2. Mack, meanwhile, slides down to the low-end RB3 range.
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Posted 4/30/2020 3:42 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts second-round pick WR Michael Pittman Jr. received a ton of praise from various scouts, coaches and front office personnel leading up to the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday, April 24. Via the team's Youtube channel, one executive compared him to Vincent Jackson, while head coach Frank Reich stated, 'I'm not sure this guy is not the best receiver in the draft. That's how strongly I felt.'
Huddle Up: Colts team owner Jim Irsay recently said, "There's no question that this guy has some Reggie Wayne qualities." While Irsay is prone to hyperbole, Pittman is a very solid prospect with few holes in his game and huge presence (6-foot-4, 223) that figures to be an immediate contributor in the vertical passing game and inside the red zone. Especially if T.Y. Hilton struggles to stay healthy again this year, it's not unthinkable Pittman could be a high-upside fantasy WR3.
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Posted 4/24/2020 6:56 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts TE Trey Burton (hip, sports hernia) said Friday, April 24, he was 'misdiagnosed' and rushed back from a sports hernia in 2019 with the Chicago Bears, implying that it resulted in hip surgery and his release from the Bears.
Huddle Up: Burton caught only 14 passes for 84 yards in eight games last season, and presuming he's ready for the season as expected, he'll vie with Jack Doyle for tight-end targets this season. Just don't count him in standard fantasy leagues.
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