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TE Jack Doyle - Indianapolis Colts

6-5, 254Born: 5-5-1990College: Western KentuckyDrafted: ---

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Doyle suffered a concussion in Week 4.

Week 12: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has looked much improved in recent weeks as he is actually putting together a decent season. Brissett has multiple passing touchdowns in each of his last three games, two of which came against pretty tough Bengals and Steelers pass defenses. Brissett still struggles to stay upright behind poor offensive line play though. He took another three sacks in his last game as the Colts have allowed a league-leading 39 sacks this year. The wide receiver position for the Colts has been all over the place this year. Donte Moncrief scored a 60-yard touchdown as his only reception during the Colts' last game, but he has only hauled in more than two receptions in three games this season. T.Y. Hilton can put up monster numbers, but he can also put up a stinker like he did against the Steelers in Week 10, the Bengals in Week 8, the Titans in Week 6, and the list goes on. Each game in which Hilton has hauled in at least five receptions, he has gone for over 150 receiving yards with three touchdowns in those three games. In the other seven games in which Hilton has hauled in fewer than five receptions, he has neither exceeded 60 receiving yards nor scored a touchdown. Until their last game, Jack Doyle was the one consistent piece of this passing offense--but even he has shown he can put up a dud as Doyle caught just two balls for nine yards against the Steelers. After a stretch of solid outings, the bottom has fallen out from the Titans secondary in the last two weeks. The stat sheet was padded in Weeks five through nine as the Titans really did not face any dynamic offenses or elite receivers. These last two weeks have shown what elite talent can do against this squad though, as AJ Green amassed 115 yards and a touchdown while Antonio Brown exploded for 144 yards and three touchdowns last week. Adoree Jackson was covering Brown for most of the game, and he allowed 10 of 13 targets to be caught for 97 yards. However, Jackson did break up a few passes and nearly immediately tackled Brown on most of those plays. This week, Jackson has a much easier matchup as he should square off against Donte Moncrief on most snaps, while TY Hilton should be manned by Logan Ryan or LeShaun Sims. Ryan had a great game against the Colts earlier this season as he helped to shut down T.Y. Hilton to just one 19-yard reception. The Titans struggled to cover Jack Doyle in that game though as he went for 50 yards and a touchdown, and they allowed a touchdown to Jesse James last week. The Titans have shown difficulty in covering opposing tight ends actually used in their offenses, so look for Doyle to see some looks here as he is certainly an integral part of the Colts offense despite his dud from last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
8 at CIN 71 12 121 1 0 18.1
9 at HOU 62 8 63 0 0 6.3
10 vs PIT 58 2 9 0 0 0.9
12 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle was primarily utilized as a blocker and did not play well in the passing game. Doyle picked up 3 yards on a check down from Brissett. Doyle made a catch on a screen pass and was upended after a 6 yard gain. Jack Doyle dropped a check down from Brissett and the deflected pass went right to Ryan Shazier for an easy interception.

2017 Week 9 vs HOU (9 / 8 / 63 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle played well and functioned as Brissett's safety valve underneath. Doyle made his first catch running an out route against a linebacker for 8 yards. Doyle gained 9 yards again running an out route. Doyle broke a tackle running his patented out route and gained 11 yards. Doyle caught a pass in the flat and picked up 8 yards. Doyle caught another pass in the flat and was upended after an 8 yard gain. Doyle made a catch in the flat off play action, slipped a tackle and gained 11 yards.

2017 Week 8 vs CIN (14 / 12 / 121 / 1 rec)

Jack Doyle was Brissett's most consistent target and produced a massive stat line. Doyle was used to exploit the Bengals underneath coverage and had success all game. Doyle gained 8 yards over the middle on his first target. Doyle caught a quick out route for 9 yards. Doyle came open running down the seam and Brissett hit him for a 17 yard gain. Doyle beat Shawn Williams in man to man coverage running a corner route for a 13 yard touchdown. Doyle picked up 10 yard running another quick out route and getting up field. Doyle shielded the ball with his body and made a contested catch for 17 yards against George Iloka. Doyle picked up 10 more yards running another out route. Doyle could not hang onto a diving 19 yard reception that was initially ruled a catch but overturned upon review. Doyle worked to get open down the seam as the play broke down and made a nice 14 yard catch to keep the Colts alive on 3rd down.

2017 Week 7 vs JAX (7 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle functioned as an underneath receiver and safety valve for Brissett. Doyle saw his first target over the middle fall incomplete because of a late throw from Brissett. Doyle made his first catch underneath and fought for an 8 yard gain. Doyle made a catch in the flat off of play action and picked up 12. Doyle gained 5 yards running a curl route. Doyle made back to back catches for gains of 8 and 6 underneath.

2017 Week 6 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 50 / 1 rec)

Jack Doyle came open on his first target 15 yards downfield but Brissett's pass was well off the mark. Doyle made his first catch in the flat for 6 yards. Doyle came uncovered off of play action and could have jogged into the end zone on his 8 yard touchdown. Doyle got wide open underneath and picked up 12 yards. Doyle dropped what would have been an 8 yard completion and a third down conversion. Doyle made a nice move underneath to get open but was stripped as he was tackled from behind by Avery Williamson resulting in a turnover. Doyle dropped what was a poor low throw from Brissett with Williamson in tight coverage. Doyle dropped a 2 yard reception that was initially ruled a fumble but the pass was ruled incomplete upon review. Doyle made two underneath catches on the Colts final possession when the game was well in hand for the Titans.

2017 Week 4 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle functioned as Jacoby Brissett's safety valve with a number of shallow targets. Doyle caught a pass running a slant route and was brought down at the 2 yard line after a 7 yard gain. Doyle was targeted on a 2 point conversion but the pass was broken up by Kam Chancellor. Jack Doyle dropped what would have been a short game with Chancellor in coverage. Brissett overthrew Doyle down the seam for a potential touchdown when he had a step on Chancellor.

2017 Week 3 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle was a not heavily involved against the Browns and struggled when targeted. Doyle caught a pass in the flat, broke a tackle and fought for an 11 yard gain. Doyle dropped a screen pass that him right between the numbers with blockers and room to run. Doyle nearly caught a deflected pass that was intended for him but dropped it as he bobbled the pass and absorbed a hit. Doyle caught a check down, turned up field, and fumbled. Doyle had two hands on the ball but Jason McCourty's shoulder found the ball.

2017 Week 2 vs ARI (8 / 8 / 79 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle showed he is a matchup problem in the passing game. Doyle ran an out route from the slot and ducked out of bounds after a 10 yard gain to convert a 3rd and 4. Doyle beat Tyvon Branch across the middle of the field for a 15 yard gain. Doyle picked up 9 yards underneath running a shallow crossing route. Doyle ran a nice double move over the middle for another 9 yard pick up. Doyle ran an out route from the slot for a 9 yard gain. Doyle beat Karlos Dansby with a nice back shoulder catch for a 15 yard gain. Doyle gained 8 more yards running an out from the slot.

2017 Week 1 vs LAR (3 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle saw a couple of targets early in the game but became a nonfactor with Tolzien's struggles. Doyle ran a shallow crossing route, beat his man, and escaped down the sideline for 21 yards. Doyle got wide open thanks to a busted coverage the ensuing play and picked up 20 more yards down the seam.

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Latest News

Colts | Just two grabs for Jack Doyle (Sun Nov 12, 06:11 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle posted two catches for nine yards on five targets in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Our View: Doyle was a let down for the first time since he missed Week 5 with a concussion. He's still among the TE1 ranks heading into his bye, but the floor is lower than we thought if the Colts can stay in games.
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Schedule

12vs Tennessee Titans
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Buffalo Bills
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Baltimore Ravens
17vs Houston Texans