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Ian Thomas or Jack Doyle

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  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
 
 
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ECR# 21# 22-
Best Rank# 7# 13-
Worst Rank# 31# 42-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total68.819.6-
Avg Game4.31.2-
Avg Projection78.669.6-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. LV
Week 2 vs. MIN at TB
Week 3 vs. NYJ at LAC
Week 4 at CHI vs. ARI
Week 5 at CLE at ATL
Week 6 vs. CIN vs. CHI
Week 7BYE WEEK at NO
Week 8 at DET vs. ATL
Week 9 vs. BAL at KC
Week 10 at TEN vs. TB
Week 11 vs. GB vs. DET
Week 12 vs. TEN at MIN
Week 13 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 14 at LV vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. HOU at GB
Week 16 at PIT at WAS
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions53.649.8
Rec Yards539.6493.9
Rec TDs4.33.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points78.669.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2019 Points 
Week 12.00.0
Week 22.10.0
Week 34.60.0
Week 48.20.0
Week 51.90.0
Week 60.0
Week 72.1
Week 86.10.0
Week 98.20.0
Week 1010.40.0
Week 110.00.0
Week 122.80.4
Week 1313.32.4
Week 142.711.7
Week 152.12.3
Week 161.71.6
Week 170.61.2
Total68.819.6
Average4.31.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2019 Targets 
Week 121
Week 230
Week 340
Week 480
Week 530
Week 60
Week 75
Week 851
Week 940
Week 1040
Week 1101
Week 1242
Week 13114
Week 14610
Week 1553
Week 1643
Week 1745
Notes for Player Combination
  Jack DoyleJ. Doyle
TE - IND
Jack Doyle
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 As long as Thomas' toe injury doesn't keep him off the field, he has a chance to carve out a role in Carolina's passing game now that Greg Olsen is out of town.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Although Doyle is unlikely to ever again post numbers as good as when he caught 80 passes in 2017, his production should increase in 2020 with Eric Ebron no longer on the team and TE-friendly Philip Rivers coming on board as Indy's new quarterback. 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 Dealing with a toe issue. Slightly down.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Potential 100+ targets with Ebron gone, Burton injured, and Rivers dishing the rockIn the nine games over the last two seasons that Ian Thomas has played without Greg Olsen in the lineup, he has produced at a 62-619-5.3 pace on 6.1 targets per game. @4for4_John
Kevin Tompkins
Fighting Chance Fantasy
A dark horse to lead the Colts in targets and/or receptions, Jack Doyle is criminally underrated year in and year out. Now gets Philip Rivers who has produced a TE1 in 13 of his 14 seasons. Targets are up for grabs in that offense and he's basically a free square in drafts. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Jack Doyle has for so long been a solid tight end with limited upside. While Eric Ebron is out of town, little has changed. Doyle remains a solid bye week replacement but he's unlikely to provide league winning upside. While Philip Rivers has a penchant for tight ends, Doyle really isn't a guy you need to be drafting in the majority of leagues.With Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and now Robby Anderson in front of Ian Thomas, he'll need the Panthers offense to be very strong to have any real fantasy relevance. He's a fine late round gamble but the upside is limited with so many mouths to feed.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We've watched the Colts tight end duo score plenty of fantasy points over the last two years under Frank Reich, right? They've combined for 186 receptions, 2,096 yards and 25 touchdowns in that time. Now, we get Philip Rivers, the guy who's supported a top-11 tight end in all but one season in his long career, yet none of the Colts tight ends are being drafted in the top 18 at the position? The logical one is Doyle, who has now seen 105 targets in 22 games under Frank Reich. Burton is similar in the way that he's more of a move tight end while Doyle is the traditional one who'll be on the field most of the time. In a year where the Colts threw the ball just 513 times, it's good to see Doyle with at least four targets in 12-of-15 games. If you want to wait at tight end and search for a potential every-week starter, Doyle makes some sense.With Greg Olsen out of town, Thomas walks into the starting role. What does that mean under new offensive coordinator Joe Brady? That's tough to say, but there's suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in this offense. Christian McCaffrey is Thomas' biggest issue, as there's been just one team over the last four years who've had their top running back and top tight end combine for more than 198 targets. Keep in mind that's the max. It's rare for teams to have that duo combine for more than 180 targets. So, when you see that McCaffrey saw 141 targets last year, that's a big issue for someone like Thomas. You aren't going to take targets away from McCaffrey to feed him. During Teddy Bridgewater's stint as the starter for the Saints last year, Jared Cook finished with 7, 21, 41, and 37 yards, though he did score twice. Those yardage totals are not what we look for out of streamers, and keep in mind there's more competition for targets in Carolina than there was in New Orleans. Thomas is someone you may want to stream from time to time, but I don't see a breakout season with McCaffrey on the field.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
I am all-in on Doyle. Eric Ebron is gone and I expect Phillip Rivers will be utilizing him the same way he did with Hunter Henry.Nobody wants to talk about Ian Thomas inheriting a Hayden Hurst type of target share in Carolina and that's ok. If you miss out on premium (and mid round) tight ends, Thomas is an excellent scoop late.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Jack Doyle is the epitome of a player who is great for his real-life football team but not necessarily great for fantasy purposes. Over seven seasons with the Colts, Doyle has never surpassed five TDs in a single season. The departure of Eric Ebron will definitely help, but it's still hard to imagine Doyle being consistent enough to be worthy of a roster spot.Every year is the year that Ian Thomas is supposed to break out and every year it doesn't happen. Well, Greg Olsen is gone, if it was ever going to happen, now is the time. Unfortunately, I just don't see it happening. There are simply way too many mouths to feed in that Panthers offense for Thomas to stay consistent.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Doyle should have a new lease on life with Philip Rivers under center. He is a TE2 with upside if he can stay healthy. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Doyle falls into the tier of several tight ends that could emerge and become fantasy relevant in 2020. Philip Rivers has loved throwing to his tight ends in the past and they're a critical part of the offense here in Indianapolis. Doyle's currently not being drafted at all, but he absolutely could be a viable fantasy option this season.With the departure of Greg Olsen, Thomas is next in line as the starter in Carolina. He's shown potential when he's gotten on the field previously and there are going to be plenty of targets available in this offense. With that being said, Thomas is nothing more than a back-end TE2 this season that could be streamed in plus matchups.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
One of many Colts that could be a beneficiary of a more effective passing game. Assuming he can beat out, or play effectively along side Trey Burton for the lead roll. Was one, of a handful of TEs, just a couple of TDs away from a top 12 year last year. We know being the 12th best TE isn't actually any good for your fantasy team(ask Jason Witten), but if you're looking for steady instead of upside late, Doyle is fine.