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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 53. T.Y. Hilton WR - (vs . JAC)
He's entering the final year of his contract with the Colts and is likely to lead them in targets. Some may be concerned about last year, but Jacoby Brissett wasn't the guy to get him the ball. Philip Rivers, on the other hand, he can sling it. Going back to Hilton with Andrew Luck in the Frank Reich offense, he finished with WR2-type numbers in 64.3 percent of his games. The addition of Michael Pittman and Jonathan Taylor may bring down his touchdown upside, but he should remain a consistent WR3, at worst.
2 days ago
Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 56. Jonathan Taylor RB - (vs . JAC)
Prior to the draft, most considered Taylor to be the most complete draft but he ended up in an offense with Marlon Mack, who isn't so bad in his own right. There is a chance Taylor doesn't start right away or that he never gets a large majority of the touches, but he also landed behind the best offensive line in football so he makes plenty of sense as a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 considering the upside that comes with this offense.
1 day ago
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 98. Marlon Mack RB - (vs . JAC)
With zero preseason games, it seems likely that Mack will start for the first week or five until Taylor becomes accustomed to the offense and pace of the NFL. Even so, Mack's role will never be more than a split-backfield leader and even that shouldn't last long. If Taylor were to suffer an injury, though, Mack has high-end RB2 upside behind this offensive line.
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Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 146. Jack Doyle TE - (vs . JAC)
If we know anything about Philip Rivers, it's that he throws to tight ends quite a bit. Doyle appears to be the beneficiary of the Colts signing him. With that said, he was merely the TE #18 last season despite playing all 16 games so besides potentially streaming Doyle in Week 1 versus the Jags, there isn't much fantasy appeal here.
1 day ago
Philip Rivers Note
Philip Rivers photo 157. Philip Rivers QB - (vs . JAC)
Rivers doesn't have much in the way of weapons in Indianapolis but he does have perhaps the league's best offensive line. This is expected to be a run-first offense so Rivers' ceiling is limited, but he is about as safe as QB3s will come in a SuperFlex league.
1 day ago
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 160. Nyheim Hines RB - (vs . JAC)
There are some who are pointing at Hines as the primary beneficiary to Philip Rivers' arrival in Indianapolis, but I'm not one of them. Did we forget that the Colts dealt with tons of injuries last year and Hines still wound up with just 96 touches on the year? This is still the same coaching staff who didn't put him on the field over a guy like Jonathan Williams. Now you add in Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman, and he's going to get a bigger role? Nah. Let someone else draft him.
2 days ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 168. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - (vs . JAC)
It would seem likely that Pittman would start right away, as the Colts wanted to give Philip Rivers a big-bodied wide receiver. Some have compared Pittman to Vincent Jackson, a former teammate of Rivers, and one who had a lot of success when he was on the field. The expectation is that T.Y. Hilton and Pittman will play in 2WR sets, with Parris Campbell coming on when they go three wide. Because of that, Pittman could see a consistent five-plus targets per game. He's on the WR5 radar with upside for more.
2 days ago
Parris Campbell Note
Parris Campbell photo 176. Parris Campbell WR - (vs . JAC)
He didn't make a big impact during his rookie season, but now that Chester Rogers is gone, Campbell should have the starting slot role all to himself. Not only will he be a starter this year, but he'll also get a quarterback upgrade with Philip Rivers in town. Campbell has big-play upside, and at this cost, you only need a few of them.
2 days ago
Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 237. Indianapolis Colts DST - (vs . JAC)
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 282. Zach Pascal WR - (vs . JAC)
Pascal had his moments last year, including a two-touchdown game against the Texans and a two-game stretch in December when he caught 12 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown. But, overall, he made little noise in his second season. Although a third-year breakout was there to be had with Philip Rivers at quarterback, the Colts' drafting of Michael Pittman Jr. put a major damper on those prospects. Pascal will likely need an injury to get on the fantasy radar this year, so he's more of someone who fantasy managers should look at on the waiver wire rather than during their drafts.
8 weeks ago
Chase McLaughlin Note
Chase McLaughlin photo 314. Chase McLaughlin K - (vs . JAC)
Trey Burton Note
Trey Burton photo 325. Trey Burton TE - (vs . JAC)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 334. Jordan Wilkins RB - (vs . JAC)
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 373. Jacoby Brissett QB - (vs . JAC)
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 433. Mo Alie-Cox TE - (vs . JAC)
Rodrigo Blankenship Note
Rodrigo Blankenship photo 469. Rodrigo Blankenship K - (vs . JAC)
Roosevelt Nix Note
Roosevelt Nix photo 483. Roosevelt Nix RB - (vs . JAC)
Jacob Eason Note
Jacob Eason photo 516. Jacob Eason QB - (vs . JAC)