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TE Mo Alie-Cox signed his restricted free agent tender with the Colts on Tuesday. (Source: Associated Press)

Fantasy Impact: Alie-Cox returns to Indianapolis on a one-year deal. The 27-year-old had his best season with the Colts in 2020. He hauled in 31 receptions on 39 targets for 391 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games. Alie-Cox is expected to serve as the Colts' backup tight end to Jack Doyle and will provide newly acquired QB Carson Wentz another reliable pass-catching option.

Category: Transactions


The Colts have selected tight end Kylen Granson with the No. 127 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.


WR Zach Pascal officially signed his restricted free agent tender with the Colts on Monday. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Colts placed a second-rounder tender on Pascal in March. He signed his restricted free tender with the Colts on Monday after not receiving an offer sheet. Pascal hauled in 44 receptions for 629 yards and five touchdowns across 16 games in 2020. The 26-year-old is currently 85th among all wide receivers in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

Category: Transactions


Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is expected to re-sign with the Indianapolis Colts on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hilton has been a free agent since the start of the league year and the Colts have expressed interest in other wide receivers on the open market, most recently Sammy Watkins. But Colts GM told Hilton at the beginning of free agency that the team still had an interest in retaining him, and the two sides agreed to a deal on Wednesday. In 2020, Hilton played in 15 games, catching 56 of his 93 targets for 762 yards and five touchdowns with Philip Rivers under center. In 2021, Hilton will be catching passes from Carson Wentz.

Category: Transactions


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Tavon Wilson and the 49ers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson played for the Colts in 2020 and is now headed to the 49ers. The contract hasn't been released yet. Wilson is a solid defensive back but he also plays special teams.

Category: Transactions


Indianapolis Colts CB Xavier Rhodes has reportedly signed a one-year deal to return with the team in 2021, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rhodes will return to Indianapolis for his ninth season in the league. The three-time Pro Bowler totaled 42 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and two interceptions across 16 games for the Colts in 2020 and should continue to operate as a key piece in the defensive backfield in 2021. Rhodes signing a one-year deal indicates that the team is all-in on making a deep postseason run, prioritizing continuity and a veteran presence on the roster. This seems even more evident after willingly acquiring QB Carson Wentz and his massive contract via a trade with Philadelphia that was just made official days ago.

Category: Transactions


LB Anthony Walker is signing a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Browns. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walker started all 16 games for the Colts in 2020, racking up 92 tackles (65 solo), one interception, five pass defenses and one fumble recovery. He’ll replace BJ Goodson at MLB, who is an unrestricted free agent. Walker is a tackling machine and expected to play a key role for the Browns in 2021.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Colts are re-signing RB Marlon Mack to a one-year, $2 million deal. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mack tore his Achilles early last year, which led to an eruption of a rookie campaign for Jonathan Taylor. Mack's presence can't be viewed as a positive for Taylor's 2021 fantasy value, but he's also unlikely to take away any meaningful production.

Category: Transactions


The trade for QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts has officially been finalized. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wentz was traded from the Eagles last month for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick, with the potential of becoming a first-round pick if Wentz either plays 75 percent of snaps or plays 70 percent while getting the Colts to the postseason. The athletic quarterback has flashed moments of brilliance earlier in his career, throwing 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions to be considered a potential 2017 league MVP before suffering a brutal knee injury late in the season. Wentz reuniting with former Eagles OC and current Colts head coach Frank Reich could be exactly what the quarterback needs to return to his former elite level of play. The Colts also have one of the best offensive lines in the league, which will buy Wentz more time to make better decisions in the pocket.

Category: Transactions


Former Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, as reported by Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: Brissett took a back-seat to Phillip Rivers in Indianapolis during 2020 but has proven that he is a more than capable back-up, throwing for 2,942 yards and a 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio as a starter for the Colts in 2019. Brissett will likely be used as insurance for Tua Tagovailoa but could potentially win the QB competition in training camp due to his experience.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Titans have signed DT Denico Autry to a three-year, $21.5M deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Addressing the defensive line was a big priority for the Titans and they took a step in the right direction by signing Autry to a three-year, $21.5M deal. Autry who is 30-years old spent the last three years with the Colts where he played 40 games while totaling 102 tackles and 20 sacks.

Category: Transactions


On February 1, 2021 the Colts and J.J. Nelson agreed to a futures/reserve contract. After four seasons with the Cardinals Nelson has bounced around the league with the Raiders, 49ers and Bills, only appearing in two games in the last two seasons. (Source: Colts.com)

Fantasy Impact: Nelson will be 29 years old when the new season gets underway, his best seasons were in 2016 and 2017 where racked up a combined 63 receptions for 1076 yards with eight touchdowns. The Colts have a fairly competitive receiving corps, and Nelson appears to be on the downslope of his, so don't expect him to be fantasy relevant this season.

Category: Transactions


Colts beat reporter Zak Keefer had this to say about Jacob Eason's status with the team in 2021: "Been told Eason is not expected to be in the conversation to start in 2021. Team has to find out more." (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With word going around that Eason could not even be in the conversation to start in 2021, this further shows that making a heavy investment in Eason this offseason may not be a wise decision for your fantasy teams. This news makes Eason more of a long-term play in dynasty leagues, although nothing is certain yet about his position on the depth chart.

Category: Rumors


Colts QB Philip Rivers has decided to officially retire after 17 seasons in the NFL. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rivers’ retirement comes after one year as the Colts’ quarterback, leading them to an 11-5 record with a playoff berth. The former 2004 4th-overall draft pick out of North Carolina State spent his first 16 seasons in San Diego/Los Angeles as a member of the Chargers organization. He finishes his career throwing for 63,440 yards, 421 touchdowns, and 209 interceptions. As of this time, Jacob Eason remains the only quarterback on the Colts’ roster under contract heading into the 2021 season. Indianapolis could also decide to bring in a quarterback via free agency or trade. Both Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz have been two names thrown around due to a variety of reasons.

Category: Transactions


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


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps