QB Jacoby Brissett - Indianapolis Colts
|6-4, 231||Born: 12-11-1992||College: N.C. State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2016|
Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $6100
FBG says: Great matchup. Jacoby Brissett has had a tough time in charge of an injury-plagued Colts passing offense. While he did pass for over 300 yards last week, Brissett made some poor decisions with a couple of interceptions and has not passed for just two touchdowns in his past five games. This receiving group has been decimated from injuries, from the season-ending injuries to both Eric Ebron and Chester Rogers to the continued sidelining of T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell. Neither Hilton nor Campbell are likely to return this week, but do keep an eye on practice reports as having either back (especially Hilton) would lift the tide in this otherwise mediocre passing offense. This leaves Zach Pascal and Jack Doyle as the top targets, both of whom were quite productive last week but have proven to be highly inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. Tampa Bay has consistently struggled against the pass this season, giving up the second-most passing yards per game (281.1) and passing touchdowns (27) on the year as they have faced more passing attempts per game (41.8) than any other defense. Whether looking at the entire season or the last five games, this defense has also given up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The past two weeks, however, have been better for the Buccaneers as this defense has forced three interceptions while allowing only one touchdown per game and even limiting the Jaguars to just 240 passing yards last week. A strong pass rush with 33 sacks has helped and will continue to benefit this defense, but not so much this week as the Colts have one of the better offensive lines in football. The cornerbacks for Tampa Bay have very little name recognition, but they have actually played up to par in direct coverage. It has been the safeties for this defense that have set them apart, especially considering they have allowed 10 passing plays of 40 or more yards. Therin lies what could be an issue for the Colts this week, as Jacoby Brissett has not been particularly adept at throwing deep this season while he may lack any viable deep threats if T.Y. Hilton is not back on the field. The Colts have the edge, but not as much as one might think against what has been an exploitable passing defense.
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Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs TEN (25 / 40 / 319 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush - 17.66 points, $5900)
Jacoby Brissett played well at times against the Titans but threw two ugly interceptions and struggled to get the Colts in the end zone. Brissett and the Colts moved down the field for an opening drive touchdown. Brissett connected with Jack Doyle 3 times on the drive including for a 21 yard touchdown. A great play design got him wide open for an easy throw and catch. The Colts next two possessions ended with missed field goal attempts from beyond 50 yards. Brissett moved the Colts into the red zone on an impressive drive starting from their own 10 yard line but a sack forced a 3rd field goal attempt of the half. Brissett and the Colts opened the second half with an impressive drive. Brissett found Pascal for gains of 19 and 26 to move the Colts into the red zone. Brissett converted a key 3rd down with a throw to Doyle before Nyheim Hines capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Brissett's next pass was intercepted by Kevin Byard. Brissett threw off his back foot late over the middle and the pass sailed on him resulting in an easy interception for Byard. The Colts next two possessions resulted in only 1 first down. The Colts and Brissett found their rhythm and set up a 46 yard field with the game tied but the kick was blocked and returned for a touchdown. A few plays later Brissett overthrew Pascal down the seam and Logan Ryan made the interception. Trailing by 14 with 2 minutes left Brissett made one of his best throws of the game to Ross Travis for 25 yards but heh fumbled essentially ending the game.
2019 Week 12 vs HOU (16 / 25 / 129 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 20 / 1 rush - 13.16 points, $6300)
Jacoby Brissett did not play well against the Texans. Brissett did protect the ball but was inefficient and inaccurate throwing the ball. Brissett and the Colts managed to gain 66 yards on their first 20 offensive plays. Brissett was inaccurate on a number of throws and receivers struggled to make routine plays. Brissett had a number of low throws that were completed but didn't allow for yards after the catch. Brissett struggled to find open receivers and complete passes downfield. On a number of occasions Brissett was forced to scramble after not finding anyone open downfield. Brissett had a 17 yard scramble negated by a holding penalty on one such play. The Colts offense found some life following an interception. Two runs by Nyheim Hines set up a 5 yard touchdown run by Brissett. Brissett kept the ball on a read option play and followed a nice block by Jack Doyle into the end zone midway through the second quarter. After a turnover on downs the Johnathan Williams scored a touchdown on a drive that was almost entirely run plays. TY Hilton had two passes late in the game hit him in hands and fall incomplete each on 3rd down. The Colts trailed by 3 with over 7 minutes remaining and remained committed to the run game essentially running clock for the Texans. The Colts faced a 4th and 7 and Brissett failed to find anyone open so he scrambled for a 6 yard gain. The Texans ran out the clock on their ensuing possession.
2019 Week 11 vs JAX (15 / 24 / 148 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 12 / 1 rush - 16.12 points, $5900)
Jacoby Brissett and the Colts found most of their success with their rushing attack. The Colts struggled to pass protect against the Jaguars and Brissett faced frequent pressure. Brissett was sacked and fumbled near the end of the first half but the Colts recovered. Nearly all of the Colts' offensive success in the first half was a product of their rushing attack. Brissett found his rhythm in the second half with a touchdown drive that included 3 completions to Marcus Johnson. The most impressive was a 1 yard touchdown on 4th and goal from the 1 yard line. Brissett went through his progression, saw everyone was covered, decided to run but was quickly walled off, retreated, was nearly brought down, reset and drifted to his right before firing a bullet to Johnson in tight coverage for the 1 yard score. Brissett and the Colt put together another touchdown drive after a turnover on downs. Brissett capped the drive with a keeper on a bootleg for a 5 yard touchdown run. Brissett's mobility was a huge asset in this game. On a number of occasions Brissett was able to create a positive play when nothing was there initially. Brissett threw an interception with the Colts holding a 24 point lead but it wasn't Brissett's fault because the pass bounced off the hands of Pascal.
2019 Week 9 vs PIT (4 / 5 / 59 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush - 2.76 points, $5600)
Jacoby Brissett and the Colts settled for a field goal after taking over at Pittsburgh's 35 yard line. The offense looked out of sync and Brissett faced a lot of pressure early. Brissett moved the Colts into the red zone with completions to Zach Pascal and Parris Campbell but left the game with a knee injury after one of his offensive lineman fell into his lead leg. Brissett is believed to have an MCL injury and did not return to the game.
2019 Week 8 vs DEN (15 / 25 / 202 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 34 / 0 rush - 10.48 points, $5600)
Jacoby Brissett and the Colts found limited success on offense. The Colts struggled to sustain offense or generate explosive plays. Colts receivers struggled to win their individual match ups and the Colts ground attack was ineffective for stretches of the game. Brissett faced frequent pressure and made a number of nice plays with his legs. Brissett escaped the pocket numerous times to pick up positive yardage. The Colts managed 3 first half points with the field goal coming just before halftime. The field goal was set up with 2 pass plays to Nyheim Hines. Brissett set up another field goal to start the 3rd quarter with completions to TY Hilton and Eric Ebron. The Colts found the end zone late in the 3rd quarter. Brissett moved the Colts into the red zone with 2 completions to Jack Doyle. A personal foul set up a 10 yard touchdown by Marlon Mack. Facing pressure Brissett tried to step up to escape the pocket and was stripped. The Broncos recovered the fumble near midfield with a 1 point lead and 7 minutes remaining in the game. Trailing by 1 with less than 2 minutes remaining Brissett was nearly sacked for a safety but spun out of sack and hit TY Hilton on the run for 35 yards down the sideline. It was as good of play as Brissett had made all season. Another personal foul set up a 51 yard potential game winning field goal attempt by Vinatieri which he made right down the middle.
2019 Week 7 vs HOU (26 / 39 / 326 / 4 / 0 pass, 5 / 6 / 0 rush - 31.64 points, $5600)
Jacoby Brissett played outstanding outside of the 4th quarter and an ugly fumble. Brissett led the Colts down the field on a 94 yard touchdown drive to open the game. Brissett completed 3 passes for gains of over 18 yards on the drive including a 20 yard bullet to Zach Pascal. Brissett capped the drive finding Pascal on a crossing route for an 11 yard touchdown. Brissett had ample time to throw the entire possession and looked very comfortable in the pocket. The Colts following possession ended with a stuffed running play on 4th and 1 then Jacoby Brissett fumbled a shot gun snap giving the Texans first and goal. The snap was catchable it seemed like Brissett simply took his eye off the ball. Brissett got the passing game back on track and put together a 75 yard touchdown drive. Brissett completed 4 passes that went for 10+ yards and capped the drive with a 2 yard touchdown to TY Hilton. Brissett took the Colts down the field on another touchdown drive to open the second half. Brissett found Zach Pascal for a 34 yard gain and connected with TY Hilton to move the Colts into the red zone. Brissett capped the drive with a touch pass to the back of the end zone to a well covered Eric Ebron for a 4 yard touchdown. Brissett kept the Colts on track with a 33 yard completion to Ebron and a 25 yard pass to TY Hilton to set up first and goal. Brissett capped the drive with a 2 yard shovel pass to Zach Pascal for a touchdown. After scoring two touchdowns in the 3rd quarter the Colts managed only 1 first down in the 4th quarter. The Colts play calling became more conservative and the passing game struggled as a result. The Texans also found success blitzing and forcing Brissett to get rid of the ball quickly.
2019 Week 5 vs KC (18 / 29 / 151 / 0 / 1 pass, 6 / 9 / 1 rush - 11.94 points, $5300)
Jacoby Brissett played well outside of an ugly interception. Frank Reich called a conservative game in terms of throwing the ball with the success of the Colts' defense and rushing attack. Brissett threw the ball downfield in the first half with mixed results but was limited to underneath throws for the entire second half. Brissett and the Colts scored their only touchdown on their opening possession. A 30 yard run by Marlon Mack moved the Colts inside the 10 yard line and Brissett capped the drive with a 1 yard scramble off of play action for a touchdown. Brissett and Deon Cain combined to draw a 53 yard pass interference penalty. Cain was double covered on the play but a nice throw from Brissett allowed Cain to draw the flag. However, the drive stalled after a penalty forcing a field goal attempt. With the Colts on the edge of field goal range Brissett threw an ugly interception targeting Eric Ebron downfield. Brissett failed to see Tyrann Mathieu who undercut Ebron for the easy interception. Brissett moved the Colts down the field running the two minute offense to set up a field goal attempt before halftime. Brissett was efficient and hit a variety of targets on the possession. Both of the Colts 3rd quarter possessions stalled in part due to penalties forcing two punts. In the 4th quarter the Colts moved down the field into the red zone featuring their rushing attack but were forced to settle for a field goal. Following a turnover on downs the Colts ran the ball six consecutive times with Marlon Mack and kicked a field goal giving them a 2 score lead with less than 3 minutes remaining.
2019 Week 4 vs OAK (24 / 46 / 265 / 3 / 1 pass, 5 / 19 / 0 rush - 23.5 points, $5400)
Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense struggled as a whole. The Colts were inconsistent passing the ball and struggled to sustain offense as a result. Colts receivers dropped numerous passes, the Colts had a number of offensive penalties, and the Colts turned the ball over twice including a pick six by Brissett. Brissett had his receivers drop numerous passes early in the game. Chester Rogers dropped one over the middle and Ebron dropped a potential big play on 3rd down along the sideline. The Colts took over in great field position following a fumble. Brissett found Jack Doyle in the flat off of play action for a 5 yard touchdown. Brissett and the Colts moved into the red zone thanks to their running game and penalties by the Raiders. The Colts were forced to settle for a field goal after finding no success inside the 10 yard line. The Colts moved into field goal range again thanks to a big completion to Chester Rogers but a fumble by Parris Campbell kept the Colts from coming away with points. Brissett nearly got the Colts into field range running the two minute offense but a penalty and a drop by Deon Cain forced a 57 yard field goal attempt that was missed. The Colts managed just two first downs on their first two possessions of the second half. Brissett got the offense going with a 23 yard bullet to Zach Pascal. A penalty helped the Colts move into the red zone and Brissett capped the drive with a 4 yard touchdown to Chester Rogers. Trailing by 7 with less than 3 minutes remaining Brissett failed to see a safety lurking in coverage and threw a pick six sealing the game. Trailing by two touchdowns with two minutes remaining Brissett connected with Pascal for 28 yards then found Ebron open downfield for a 48 yard catch and run touchdown.
2019 Week 3 vs ATL (28 / 37 / 310 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush - 23.8 points, $5200)
Jacoby Brissett played his best game of the season. Brissett played well within the offense and capitalized when opportunities for big plays presented themselves. The Colts commitment and effectiveness running the football helped Brissett stay on schedule with down and distances. The Colts scored on their first two possessions. Marlon Mack moved the Colts into field goal range with his efficient running on their first possession. Brissett marched the Colts down the field for a touchdown on their second possession. Brissett connected with Hilton 3 times on the drive including a 26 yard gain. Brissett found Zach Pascal uncovered along the sideline for a 18 yard touchdown to cap the drive. Brissett opened the game 12 for 12 and his most impressive throw was a 30 yard missle thrown to Eric Ebron up the sideline for a 30 yard gain. Brissett's first two incompletion came in the red zone with no one open forcing another field goal attempt. Aided by a few defensive penalties Brissett moved the Colts down the field for a touchdown running the two minute drill. Brissett found TY Hilton for a 4 yard touchdown running a quick out route. The Colts only had 3 second half possessions with the Falcons effectively playing keep away. The Colts only possession of the 3rd quarter was a 3 and out. The Colts scored a touchdown with the Falcons mounting a comeback. The drive was again aided by a key penalty. The biggest play of the drive was Brissett finding Zach Pascal again wide open down the sideline this time for 35 yards. Mack capped the drive with a touchdown run. With 4 minutes remaining and a 3 point lead the Colts moved the ball and ran out the clock. Brissett completed a pass to Jack Doyle off of play action to seal the game.
2019 Week 2 vs TEN (17 / 28 / 146 / 3 / 1 pass, 7 / 25 / 0 rush - 18.34 points, $5000)
Jacoby Brissett did not play well against the Titans. Brissett struggled to complete passes downfield, seemed distracted by the pass rush at times, had a couple of ugly turnovers, and missed a few easy throws but still did enough to win. The run game struggled for periods of time against the Titans forcing Brissett to throw on 3rd downs with mostly poor results. Brissett took the Colts down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Brissett connected with tight ends 3 times on the drive. The biggest play was a 46 yard pass interference penalty drawn by Deon Cain. Brissett capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown on a shovel pass to Eric Ebron. After a failed possession Brissett again let the Colts down the field. Brissett scrambled away from 3 defenders and converted a 3rd and 7 with his legs to keep the drive alive. Brissett then converted a 3rd and 15 with a 19 yard strike to TY Hilton. Brissett capped the drive with a nice 15 yard touch pass to Parris Campbell for a touchdown. On the Colts ensuing possession Brissett was intercepted by Logan Ryan targeting Hilton. The pass was behind Hilton who had very little separation on a crossing route. The Colts moved the ball into Titans' territory but Brissett again turned the ball over. Brissett attempted to pump fake and fumbled the ball backwards. Brissett was nearly intercepted on his next pass attempt. After a long running play by Jordan WIlkins put the Colts in the red zone, Brissett punctuated the drive with a nice throw to TY Hilton for a 4 yard touchdown on a fade route. Brissett showed good touch and accuracy on the throw.
2019 Week 1 vs LAC (21 / 27 / 190 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 9 / 0 rush - 16.5 points, $5300)
Jacoby Brissett played well enough for the Colts to win but wasn't great. Brissett struggled with pressure as he is somewhat stationary in the pocket and his accuracy was inconsistent at times. Brissett played well when the Colts were able to stay ahead on the down and distance especially with the run game. Brissett moved the Colts down the field for a touchdown on a methodical drive. The drive consisted of running plays and short passes. Brissett capped the drive with a nice throw on a slant to TY Hilton for a 4 yard touchdown. Brissett moved the Colts into field goal range with a nice drive before halftime featuring completions to Deon Cain and Devin Funchess but Adam Vinatieri missed the field goal. Following a muffed punt the Colts were unable to secure any points. Eric Ebron dropped what should have been an 11 yard touchdown and then Vinatieri missed another field goal. Trailing by 8 with 8 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter the Colts got the ball back. Brissett connected with TY Hilton twice for big plays on the drive. The first was a 19 yard over the middle. The second was a shallow cross that Hilton took to the end zone for a 19 yard touchdown. A two point conversion from Mack sent the game to overtime but the Colts did not get a possession in overtime because the Chargers scored a touchdown on their drive.
Latest NewsColts | Jacoby Brissett tosses two picks in loss (Sun Dec 1, 09:19 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett completed 25-of-40 passes for 319 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 13 loss against the Tennessee Titans. link to story Colts | Jacoby Brissett struggles on TNF (Fri Nov 22, 12:04 AM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett completed 16 of his 25 attempts for 129 yards against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Nov. 21. He also ran four times for 20 yards and touchdown. Our View: Brissett gives the team little punch in the passing game and wasn't able to take advantage of a suspect Texans secondary. He had a chance to tie or win the game late but came up short on a fourth down scramble. He'll get another vulnerable secondary against the Titans next week, but won't be more than a low ceiling QB2/Superflex.
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