Posted: 9/14/2020 8:14 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor will take over as the starting running back following the season-ending injury to Marlon Mack in Week 1, according to head coach Frank Reich, who added Jordan Wilkins will also have a role.
'Jonathan (Taylor) will step into the starting role ... He's ready. Nyheim (Hines) will still be a big part of the offense.'
Huddle Up: Taylor was considered a very good bet to overtake Mack at some point, but it just wasn't supposed to happen in Week 1 or due to a non-contact injury. Either way, Taylor should have a clear path to 15-plus touches every week moving forward in a good offense and behind an offensive line that should be able to open more holes than it did against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. Fantasy owners who invested a third-round pick in him recently could have a league-winner on their hands.
Posted: 6/30/2020 7:11 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins is 'not a slam dunk' to make the team in 2020, according to Kevin Bown of 1075 The Fan. Bowen says Wilkins will need to lock down a presence on special teams to secure a spot on the 53-man roster.
Posted: 6/19/2020 10:52 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins has a chance to win the No. 4 running back job during training camp but likely would not see much playing time during the regular season, in the opinion of ColtsWire's Kevin Hickey.
Posted: 12/27/2019 7:22 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) on Friday, Dec. 27, was ruled out of Week 17.
Huddle Up: Wilkins has rushed for a TD in each of the last two games and is coming off a season-high 84 rushing yards in Week 16, but his absence means it will be the Marlon Mack /Nyheim Hines show in backfield Sunday in Jacksonville.
Posted: 12/22/2019 10:30 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed nine times for 84 yards and a score in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Wilkins has found the end zone in each of the past two weekends. He'll look to finish up strong in Week 17 at Jacksonville, and isn't a bad low-cost DFS option for the finale.
Posted: 12/17/2019 4:27 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed three times for 10 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints, while also adding a catch for seven yards. His score came in the final four minutes with the game well out of hand.
Huddle Up: Wilkins had the only score in an ugly overall game for the Colts offense. He will see limited touches, and therefore limited fantasy appeal, heading into Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers as long as Marlon Mack remains healthy.
Posted: 12/02/2019 2:28 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed 11 times for 47 yards in the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Wilkins was the only effective runner with Marlon Mack out, Jonathan Williams crashing back to Earth and Nyheim Hines used sparingly. Still, Wilkins is nothing more than a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 14.
Posted: 11/22/2019 5:22 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) did not register any carries or receptions against the Houston Texans in Week 12. After the game, head coach Frank Reich said Wilkins was available in case of emergency only after not playing in the previous game due to an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Well, it would've been nice to have that information before the team's took the field as anyone thinking Wilkins, who'd been removed from the injury report ahead of the game, would see significant action got burned. Making things even tougher, we also have no clarity on what Wilkins' role will look like in Week 13. Keep checking back in case anything new comes out, but for now it'd be likely be best to keep him inactive next Sunday.
Posted: 11/20/2019 7:37 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 12. The Colts did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Wilkins may be the starting running back with Marlon Mack sidelined but will have to share playing time with Jonathan Williams and Nyheim Hines. Wilkins could be a flex option in deeper standard leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 11/20/2019 1:05 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins was upgraded to a limited participant on the team's estimated injury report for Tuesday, Nov. 19. The Colts didn't hold a practice.
Huddle Up: Wilkins missed Week 11 and he hasn't had a noteworthy day since Week 2 when gaining a total of 82 yards on five carries. That said, he's expected to split time with Nyheim Hines if able to suit up for Week 12 with starter Marlon Mack sidelined. Wilkins could be used as a desperation flex option if cleared, but he'll have a very low floor.