TE Jack Doyle - Indianapolis Colts

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

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Week 7: vs Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has done a fine job of managing this Colts passing offense to start the season. While his last game against the Chiefs was far from spectacular on the stat line, Brissett didn't need to do much as his team leaned heavily on the run. With the Colts tendency to lean on their ground game, this passing offense will not be expected to generate flashy stat lines. However, Brissett did have multiple passing touchdowns in his first four games leading into Week 5--so he has shown he can generate some fantasy value. T.Y. Hilton returned from injury in Week 5 and led the team with five targets, converting four of them for 37 yards. It was not a great game for Hilton, but the bye week should have afforded him time to heal up from the quad injury that has limited him since Week 4. Nyhiem Hines has been next in line for targets behind Hilton on the season. He has hauled in 10 receptions for 85 yards in the past two games despite having yet to play more than 50 percent of the snaps. Reliance on the game script will limit the predictability of his contributions. Tight ends Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle also remain involved in the passing game, with Doyle seeing about two-thirds of the snaps compared to a third of snaps to Ebron in the past few games. The Texans pass defense has given up over 270 yards and three touchdowns in back-to-back weeks and have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to both opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers on the season. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph was inactive last week after popping up on the injury report Friday with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Bradley Roby also injured his hamstring last week and will miss at least the next four weeks. These injuries make an already thin secondary even slimmer as they will be relying on the likes of Phillip Gaines and Keion Crossen to step up in addition to the already struggling Lonnie Johnson Jr. If Joseph does indeed miss another week, this should be one of the most exploitable trios of cornerbacks in the NFL for Week 7. On top of their issues on the outside, these linebackers have also struggled in coverage as they are allowing the league's most receptions and receiving yards per game to opposing running backs--highlighted by big receiving games from the Panthers, Saints, and Falcons running backs. While the Colts do operate a run-first offense, this Texans defense is setting up to be a pass-funneling unit that should present some big upside for Colts pass-catchers this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs ATL 49 4.0 46 0 0 4.6
4 vs OAK 57 4.0 22 1 0 8.2
5 at KC 59 3.0 19 0 0 1.9
7 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds * 3.1 * * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 2.9 * * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom * 3.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jack Doyle's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs KC (3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle saw all of his targets underneath except for a catch that was negated by penalty. caught a dump off from Brissett in the flat and picked up 9 yards. Doyle made another underneath catch for 5 yards. Doyle worked to get open as Brissett extended the play and made a 5 yard catch on 3rd and 4. Doyle had a 12 yard reception negated by an offensive pass interference penalty.

2019 Week 4 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 22 / 1 rec)

Jack Doyle saw all of his targets underneath. Doyle crossed the formation off of play action and caught an easy 5 yard touchdown. Doyle made a 5 yard catch running a curl on 3rd and 3. Doyle absorbed an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict on the play and Burfict was ejected from the game. Doyle picked up 8 yards on a dump off from Brissett. Doyle had a 7 yard reception negated by a holding penalty. Doyle saw a high number of targets but all of them were in the short to intermediate range. Doyle was targeted in the end zone late in the 4th quarter but the pass was broken up.

2019 Week 3 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle saw a lot of involvement in the passing game off of play action. Doyle made a 10 yard catch running a curl route over the middle. Doyle made an underneath catch and got upfield for a 14 yard gain. Doyle picked up 11 more yards on another underneath catch again finding room to run after the catch. Doyle made a catch in the flat off of play action and took it for an 11 yard gain to seal the victory for the Colts.

2019 Week 2 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle saw more involvement than against the Chargers but still did not see the volume of targets needed to make him fantasy relevant. Doyle made an 8 yard catch on the Colts' first offensive play of the game off of play action. Doyle made a catch in the flat and got up the sideline for a 13 yard gain.

2019 Week 1 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Jack Doyle picked up 20 yards coming free running a shallow crossing route.

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Schedule

7vs Houston Texans
8vs Denver Broncos
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Miami Dolphins
11vs Jacksonville Jaguars
12@ Houston Texans
13vs Tennessee Titans
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Carolina Panthers
17@ Jacksonville Jaguars