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Michael Pittman Jr. has returned to Sunday's game after briefly exiting with an ankle injury. (Source: Indy SportsOne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pittman Jr. left briefly before halftime after getting his ankle taped on the Colts' sideline. His return to the field confirms his injury is not deemed serious.

Category: Injury Updates

Jack Doyle, who practiced on Friday and was hoping to play, will be active for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Jets. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doyle pulled in three receptions for 49 yards in his one game with Phillip Rivers this season. He's a TE2 with a somewhat safe floor in this week's game.

Category: Injury Updates

The Indianapolis Colts have officially placed WR Parris Campbell on IR.

Fantasy Impact: Campbell was a popular sleeper in fantasy drafts this year, and Week 1 was promising. He saw 9 targets for 71 yards and looked to have a good report with QB Phillip Rivers. However, a sprained MCL and PCL has put a damper on things. Campbell should be held onto if possible, but it's worth noting the Colts have a bye in Week 7, and that may play a part in rushing him back. It may be worth monitoring the usage of WRs Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Zach Pascal has been named the primary replacement for the injured Paris Campbell, according to offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Sirianni went on to say that it will be a '"committee," and that "They’ll try to match up players’ strengths to certain situations and choose the slot receiver through that criteria." (Source: George Bremer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pascal obviously gets the biggest bump out of Indy's receiver room. The Colts will still be a run-first team so do not expect a large jump in value for Pascal. Michael Pittman also saw a jump in his snap count percentage, making him a shot for deeper leagues if Pascal is unavailable. The other two receivers who received snaps after Campbell's exit were Daurice Fountain and Ashton Dulin, both should be left on waivers for now.

Category: Rumors

It has been confirmed that Colts S Malik Hooker tore his Achilles on Sunday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hooker was a first-round pick by Indianapolis in 2017 but has missed 14 games to various injuries since entering the league. The Colts also declined to pick up his 5th-year option. When on the field Hooker has been productive, recording multiple interceptions in each of his first three seasons with the team. This is a blow to a Colts D/ST and for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Category: Injury Updates

Rodrigo Blankenship was 4-for-4 in field goal attempts and 2-for-2 in extra points tries on Sunday as the Colts beat the Vikings by a 28-11 in Week 2 action.

Fantasy Impact: Blakenship has looked good in his first two NFL games with the Colts as he is 6-for-7 in field goals and 4-for-4 in extra points. The rookie kicker is worth adding in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

Category: Game Recaps

The Colts defense held the Vikings to one touchdown on Sunday as they came away with a 28-11 win in Week 2 action.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts D/ST had a good game and came up with three interceptions, three sacks, three tackles for losses, and nine passes defended. They have a good matchup in Week 3 against the Jets and are worth starting in 12-14 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

Category: Game Recaps

Ashton Dulin caught his only target for six yards on Sunday as the Colts beat the Vikings by a 28-11 score in Week 2 action.

Fantasy Impact: Dulin is on the team more for his special teams skills but was able to get into the action in Week 2. Unless there are some injuries the 23-year-old is not worth owning in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Wilkins rushed nine times for 40 yards on Sunday as the Colts beat the Vikings by a 28-11 score in Week 2 action.

Fantasy Impact: After only playing one snap on offense in Week 1, Wilkins saw more playing time in Week 2 and looks to have moved into second on the depth chart at running back. Even with the increased touches, the 26-year-old is not worth owning in anything but deeper fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Nyheim Hines caught his only target for four yards on Sunday as the Colts beat the Vikings by a 28-11 score in Week 2 action.

Fantasy Impact: Hines looked like he would have an increased role with Marlon Mack having his season ended with an injury. But that was not the case on Sunday as he did not carry the ball and saw just one pass. It looks like Jonathan Taylor is the one to own in the Colts backfield moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Mo Alie-Cox caught 5-of-6 targets for 111 yards in the Colts' Week 2 win over the Vikings by a 28-11 score on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Alie-Cox who came into Week 2 a total of 17 catches over three seasons had a career day on Sunday. The 27-year-old tight end could start to see an expanded role in the offense and is worth a speculative add in deeper fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps

T.Y. Hilton caught 3-of-5 targets for 28 yards in the Colts' Week 2 win over the Vikings by a 28-11 score on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hilton has had a slow start to the season catching seven passes on 14 targets for 81 yards over the first two games. Look for the veteran receiver to turn things around and is a good buy-low candidate going into Week 3 against the Jets.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonathan Taylor rushed 26 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 2 win over the Vikings, adding two receptions for nine additional yards.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor started the game with Marlon Mack out for the season with an injury and looks to have seized the role with a strong showing in the Week 2 win. Taylor should be owned in all fantasy leagues and started against the Jets in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps

Philip Rivers was 19-for-25 for 214 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception with four carries for three yards on Sunday as the Colts defeated the Vikings by a 28-11 score.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts were able to get things done on the ground on Sunday and did not need to rely on the Rivers and the passing game. After two weeks the veteran QB has two touchdown passes and three interceptions to go with 577 yards passing. Look for Rivers to have a good game in Week 3 when the team faces the Jets.

Category: Game Recaps

The Indianapolis Colts have officially placed RB Marlon Mack on season-ending IR. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a subsequent move, the Colts have added free agent RB Darius Jackson to the practice squad. Mack's unfortunate injury has opened the door for second-round draft pick Jonathan Taylor to take over most of the early-down work, and after a huge Week 1 from Nyheim Hines, both Indianapolis RBs are moving up in fantasy rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Colts TE Trey Burton (calf) has been placed on IR. He’ll be out three weeks. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jack Doyle is likely to see the majority of work the first three weeks of the season with Burton on the sidelines. Doyle makes for a great cheap option in DFS at just $3,600 on DraftKings in Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates

The Indianapolis Colts are releasing K Chase McLaughlin. Rodrigo Blankenship takes over as the starter. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McLaughlin and Blankenship were in a neck and neck battle in camp, but it’s the Georgia product that wins out over McLaughlin. Blankenship should be on fantasy teams’ radar as a very good kicker playing his home games in a dome.

Category: Transactions

The Colts removed S Julian Blackmon from the active/NFI list. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon, Indy's third-round pick this year, tore his ACL during the PAC-12 title game this past season. He might not be ready for Week 1 but isn't expected to miss much time beyond that.

Category: Injury Updates

The Colts released FB Roosevelt Nix. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nix was the only true fullback on the Colts' roster. He had signed with the team back in April.

Category: Transactions

Darius Leonard becoming elite

Sun, Aug 23rd 3:16pm EDT
By Todd Steele

“Darius is elite in a lot of ways,” defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus said. “He’s an elite cover guy, he’s an elite pass rusher." (Source: Indianapolis Star)

Fantasy Impact: Darius Leonard has become a dominant force in the middle of the Indianapolis Colts defense. The "Maniac" finished as the number one overall IDP in 2018. He followed up his impressive rookie season with a finish of No. 6 in 2019, despite missing three games. Leonard is such an incredible player that he will be within striking distance of the top spot year in and year out. He is the number one IDP pick in our consensus rankings.