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Colts GM Chris Ballard says he plans to meet with QB Philip Rivers in "about a month." (Source: Stephen Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Do I think Philip can still play? Absolutely. He's going to take some time, and we're going to take some time. We'll meet again in about a month," Ballard said. This comes after the two sides met for about an hour earlier this week. The 39-year-old Rivers was effective behind Indy's strong offensive line this season, and the Colts don't have an in-house option waiting in the wings. Our guess is they ultimately bring Rivers back on a one-year deal, but we'll know more within the coming months.

Category: Rumors


Colts GM Chris Ballard is unsure if the team will look to re-sign impending free agent Marlon Mack. (Source: Kevin Bowen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "I don’t know if we are able to do that here," Ballard said. It's worth noting that he didn't rule out a second contract for Mack in Indy, but one would imagine that there is little incentive for them to bring him back. Rookie Jonathan Taylor wound up finishing third in the NFL in rushing yards this season, and Nyheim Hines looks to be the perfect complement to his power running abilities. The 24-year-old Mack tore his Achilles back in Week 1 and was placed on season-ending IR.

Category: Rumors


Colts GM Chris Ballard says WR Parris Campbell will be "a valuable member of this team moving forward." (Source: George Bremer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ballard added that Campbell's injuries were the result of "bad luck." Campbell appeared in just two games this year after suiting up for just seven in 2019. Entering his third season, Campbell should still be viewed as a starter in three-wide sets, especially if T.Y. Hilton winds up leaving in free agency.


The Colts are discussing the possibility of guard Quenton Nelson moving to left tackle in 2021. (Source: Stephen Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: These discussions are only hypothetical ones at the moment. Nelson is one of the most valuable interior linemen in all of football, so it would be a risk to remove him from his natural position. However, there's a gaping hole at left tackle following Anthony Castonzo's recent retirement.


Rodrigo Blankenship went 1-for-2 in field goal attempts and made his only extra-point try in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Blankenship finished the regular season with 139 points, ranking fifth league-wide among kickers as a rookie. But he had a costly miss on Saturday in the playoff matchup with the Bills. Blankenship should be secure in his role though and expect him back with the Colts in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Wilkins caught two of four passes for six yards in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Wilkins had missed the game in Week 17 as he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list but was off it and ready to play for the playoff matchup in Buffalo. Wilkins spent most of the season as the third back for the Colts and looks like he will have a similar role in the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Mo Alie-Cox caught all four of his targets for 32 yards in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Alie-Cox who is third on the depth chart for the Colts got in some action in the passing game in the playoff loss on Saturday. Look for Alie-Cox to continue in his backup role in 2021.

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Trey Burton caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Burton took a back seat to Jack Doyle on Saturday and saw just the three passes. The 29-year-old tight end will look to pick up a larger role going into 2021.

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Jack Doyle caught seven of nine targets for 70 yards and scored a touchdown in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Doyle had a quiet regular season finishing the year with just 23 catches but was able to come up big for the Colts on Saturday. The veteran tight end may be a cap casualty in the offseason but will find a job somewhere.

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Michael Pittman caught five of 10 targets for a team-high 90 yards and added an 11-yard carry in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Pittman was lead the Colts receivers in targets on Saturday as QB Philip Rivers looked for the rookie second-round pick often. Look for Pittman to have a bigger role in 2021 and could be a fantasy sleeper if he can stay healthy.

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Zach Pascal caught three of five targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Pascal finished third on the team in receptions and targets on Saturday. The 26-year-old receiver could have a bigger role in 2021 if the Colts do not re-sign T.Y. Hilton.

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Nyheim Hines rushed six times for 75 yards and caught one of three targets for six yards in a playoff matchup on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bills by a 27-24 score.

Fantasy Impact: Hines had some big runs in the fourth quarter for the Colts to help them try to come back against the Bills. The fourth-year running back should play a similar role in 2021 for the Colts and could be worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.

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T.Y. Hilton caught two of five passes for 32 yards in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: The Bills were able to shut down Hilton on Saturday who had finished with a disappointing stat line for fantasy owners. The veteran wide receiver will be a free agent in the offseason and may have played his last game for the Colts.

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Jonathan Taylor rushed 21 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills. He added two catches for six yards on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor was impressive in his rookie season and established himself as the clear number one back for the Colts. Look for Taylor to take on a bigger role in 2021 and should be taken in the top rounds of fantasy drafts.

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Colts DT DeForest Buckner (ankle) returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday and is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills in their AFC Wild Card game on Saturday. (Source: Joel A. Erickson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buckner was a top free agent signing for the Colts this past offseason and has been a huge factor in elevating their defense, totaling 58 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three pass deflections and two forced fumbles in 2020. The fifth-year star has played in every game this season and is expected to suit up against the Bills on Saturday.

Category: Injury Updates


The Colts defense gave two touchdowns on Sunday as the team defeated the Jaguars by a 28-14 score in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts came up with a fumble recovery, six sacks, eight tackles for losses and four passes defended on Sunday. The D/ST faces the Bills who are hot right now in the first week of the playoffs in what should be a tough matchup.

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Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo will undergo season-ending ankle surgery. (Source: Mike Wells on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big blow for the Colts fading playoff aspirations and will also have an effect on the running game for Week 17, and any potential playoff DFS contests. Castonzo is one half of a dominant left side of the Colts offensive line, along with All-World left guard Quenton Nelson. The Colts have an easy Week 17 date with the Jacksonville Jaguars but will need to secure a win and look for some help elsewhere to make the Philip Rivers move produce to expected results.

Category: Injury Updates


The Colts have placed starting RT Braden Smith on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list, making him unavailable for Week 16. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Smith out, and LT Anthony Castonzo questionable, it's going to be hard to trust Colts' RBs against a tough Pittsburgh D/ST. Jonathan Taylor can be considered a high-end RB2 due to the workload he's been getting, and Nyheim Hines an RB3.


The preliminary diagnosis for Colts OL Le'Raven Clark is a torn Achilles and he will have an MRI on Monday to confirm.

Fantasy Impact: Clark was filling in for starting LT Anthony Castonzo (knee) before exiting the game with the Achilles injury. The Colts are running out of options at tackle, and fantasy managers should be leery about a backfield that already had question marks. Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines both found the end zone on Sunday, but neither has solidified a feature-back role. Look for them both to be used in tandem, with some Jordan Wilkins sprinkled in for good measure. Taylor/Hines can be started as a low-end RB2 or FLEX options moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


DeMichael Harris caught his only target for one yard and rushed one time for an additional two yards on Sunday as the Colts lost to the Titans by a 45-26 score in Week 12 action.

Fantasy Impact: Harris an undrafted rookie has worked his way into the offense and has picked up a small role. The 22-year-old receiver is not seeing enough volume to be worth owning in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps