Indianapolis Colts

AFC South

Colts GM Chris Ballard believes Marlon Mack can play all three downs. (Source: 1070 AM Indianapolis )

Fantasy Impact: Coach Frank Reich recently praised Mack as well. It’s definitely good news following Mack’s 1,000-yard rushing season. He’s somewhat limited with what he can do in the passing game but it sounds as if the Colts view him as a big part of the offense. They will still bring in competition for him, but right now Mack looks like an upside RB2.

Jack Doyle has undergone surgery on his hip. He is hoping to return in time for the team's training camp. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doyle's 2018 season ended prematurely due to a kidney issue, and the hip procedure will keep him out of the team's OTAs. He's reportedly over the kidney issue, so his hip recovery will determine when he's able to get back to action. Assuming he's back for training camp, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season. Overshadowed by fellow TE and teammate Eric Ebron this season, Doyle figures to enter the season as a fringe TE1 and someone that will look to bounce-back in TE-friendly system in Indy. He's currently sitting as the No. 13 TE in our expert consensus rankings.

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Andrew Luck has been named the Associated Press 2018 Comeback Player of the Year.

Fantasy Impact: Luck missed all of 2017 due to shoulder surgery and began 2018 with an incredibly low YPA. He wound up playing all 16 games this year while throwing a career high 39 touchdowns under the genius of Frank Reich. Luck should only get healthier heading into 2019, which will make him a no-brainer QB1 in fantasy drafts.

Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was named the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year Saturday night. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: It comes as no surprise as Leonard has been the favorite to win the award for a couple of months now. The 2018 second-rounder finished the season with a league-leading 163 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, and two interceptions in 15 games. He added 27 total tackles in two playoff games. The future is bright for this young star.

Adam Vinatieri will return to the Colts in 2019 for his 24th NFL season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 46-year-old has a disappointing playoff game versus the Chiefs to end the Colts' season, but he's still one of the best kickers around. He'll be a solid fantasy option next year in an Andrew Luck-led offense.

The Indianapolis Colts D/ST blocked a punt and scored a touchdown in the team's 31-13 divisional round loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: It was the team's only score of the game for a while. The defense registered four sacks of Patrick Mahomes, but the MVP frontrunner had his way for most of the game. Indy's defense surprised many this year and they'll look to get even better in 2019.

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Eric Ebron caught 5-of-9 targets for 51 yards in the Colts' 31-13 divisional round loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Ebron dropped a pass on third down on Indy's opening drive of the game and the team never recovered. The 25-year-old was a monster this year, scoring 13 TDs while playing all 16 regular season games. Still, that touchdown rate is likely unsustainable, which could lead to Ebron being overvalued in 2019 fantasy drafts.

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Dontrelle Inman hauled in all four of his targets for 55 yards in Indianapolis' 31-13 divisional round loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts offense was shut down in the first half so Inman did his damage with Indy playing in catch up mode. Inman is a free agent this off-season but it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the Colts.

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T.Y. Hilton caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 31-13 divisional round loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Hilton's score came late with the game already out of hand. For most of the day he was shut down before that. Fantasy owners should consider themselves lucky he scored when he did. Hilton has always had extreme home/road splits, and it showed for most of the afternoon. The 29-year-old will enter next season as a low-end WR1.

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Nyheim Hines rushed three times for 24 yards in Saturday's 31-13 divisional round loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Hines wasn't even targeted in the passing game after catching 63 passes during the regular season. He'll be a sneaky PPR option in 2019 fantasy leagues assuming the Colts don't overhaul their RB corps.

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Kenny Moore was a monster on the field during Saturday's 21-7 win over the Texans. He was able to rack up six total tackles, a sack, and one interception.

Fantasy Impact: Moore's performance is truly telling how electric this Colts defense can be during the playoffs. He is one player IDP owners should look to draft or keep in most formats. In playoff challenge games, keep in mind that the Colts now draw Kanasa City and will truly be tested next week. It will be a tough outing, but Moore has another shot for an interception next week.

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Jordan Wilkins carried twice for nine yards as the Colts beat the Texans by a 21-7 score on Saturday in the Wild Card Round.

Fantasy Impact: Wilkin's usual role with the Colts is as the No. 3 running back behind Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines. But Wilkins saw more action than Hines on Saturday. Even if he does move up the depth chart he will not see enough work behind Mack to be worth playing in DFS in the playoffs.

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Zach Pascal caught one pass on three targets for six yards and rushed one time for 14 yards as the Colts beat the Texans in the Wild Card Round by a 21-7 score.

Fantasy Impact: Pascal was questionable coming into the game as he has been dealing with a knee injury. Pascal was active but did not do much on the day. The rookie has big-play ability but is not a big enough part of the offense to be considered by fantasy owners.

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Chester Rogers caught four passes on five targets for 46 yards as the Colts defeated the Texans by a 21-7 score on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers has had inconsistent production throughout the year but looks like he has become more involved in the Colts passing game. In the last three games including the Wild Card Round, Rogers has 14 catches on 16 targets. Rogers could see plenty of passes in the Divisional Round and is a good cheap option in DFS.

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Mo Alie-Cox caught his only target for 21 yards as the Colts defeated the Titans by a 33-17 score in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Eric Ebron is healthy, Alie-Cox will not have much of a role in the Colts passing game. Alie-Cox is a journeyman tight end who has no fantasy value.

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Ryan Grant left Sunday's game against the Titans with a toe injury and did not return, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. (Source: Stephen Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grant had caught one of two targets for four yards before leaving the game. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates to see if Grant will play in the Wild Card Round against the Texans.

Category: Injury Updates

The Colts elevated cornerback Jalen Collins from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday. (Source: Indianapolis Colts )

Fantasy Impact: Collins, a second round selection by the Falcons in 2015, signed to the Colts practice squad in November. Since entering the league three years ago, Collins has been suspended four times for violating the NFL's policies on performance enhancing drugs and substance abuse. He had 48 tackles and two interceptions in 24 career games (eight starts) with Atlanta. He also has three postseason starts under his belt including a start in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots in February 2017. Collins was released by the Falcons in November 2017.

Category: Transactions

Al Woods placed on IR

Wed, Dec 19th 1:09am EST
By Alex Johnson

The Colts placed defensive lineman Al Woods (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Woods, set to be a free agent in March, injured his foot in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. He finishes the season with 24 tackles in 14 games.

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Colts defensive end Denico Autry was named AFC defensive player of the week for his performance in Sunday’s game against the Texans. Autry recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, and two sacks in the 24-21 victory. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Autry joins linebacker Darius Leonard and safety Mike Mitchell as Colts defenders to win the award this season. He will look to build on this performance in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Erik Swoope did not catch a pass and saw just one target in Week 14 as the Colts defeated the Texans by a 24-21 score.

Fantasy Impact: Swoope never practiced in full capacity this week and didn't log any reps at all Thursday, but the Colts saw enough to activate him on Sunday. But the veteran tight end did not see much action and only has eight catches on the season and is not worth owning in fantasy.

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