Data as of April 8, 2020.
T.Y. Hilton's current ADP is 4.07, which is the 7th pick of the 4th round, and 42nd selection overall.
Marlon Mack's current ADP is 5.04, which is the 4th pick of the 5th round, and 51st selection overall.
Parris Campbell's current ADP is 10.10, which is the 10th pick of the 10th round, and 118th selection overall.
Jacoby Brissett's current ADP is 12.12, which is the 12th pick of the 12th round, and 144th selection overall.
Nyheim Hines's current ADP is 13.04, which is the 4th pick of the 13th round, and 147th selection overall.
Adam Vinatieri's current ADP is 13.10, which is the 10th pick of the 13th round, and 153rd selection overall.
Jack Doyle's current ADP is 14.01, which is the 1st pick of the 14th round, and 156th selection overall.
Philip Rivers's current ADP is 14.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 14th round, and 158th selection overall.
Zach Pascal's current ADP is 14.06, which is the 6th pick of the 14th round, and 161st selection overall.
Indianapolis Defense's current ADP is 14.11, which is the 11th pick of the 14th round, and 166th selection overall.
|1||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
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|14||Away||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
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Hines should get more opportunities on offense this upcoming season, potentially benefiting from playing with Philip Rivers, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hines operated in a traditional runner/receiver timeshare with Marlon Mack last season, seeing 52 carries and 58 targets while playing 31.5 percent of offensive snaps in 16 games -- down from 85 carries, 81 targets and 43.9 percent snap share during his rookie 2018 campaign. The Colts were fifth in run-play rate (46.4 percent) with Jacoby Brissett replacing Andrew Luck under center, but the offense should open up for more passing under Rivers, who has a long history of peppering his running backs with targets. LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles, Mike Tolbert, Danny Woodhead, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler each had at least one season with 75-plus targets playing alongside Rivers in the Chargers backfield. Given Mack's limited pass-catching usage to this point in his career, Hines stands a reasonable chance to crack that 75-target mark, though he probably won't reach peak Woodhead/Ekeler territory in triple digits.
April 8, 2020 6:30 AM EST
Coach Frank Reich suggested Tuesday that Brissett could play a handful of snaps per game to take advantage of his mobility, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Brissett isn't exactly fleet of foot, but he does move around much better than breathing statue Philip Rivers, potentially making the 27-year-old useful for certain option concepts. The Colts reportedly intend to keep the former as a backup to the latter, making Brissett the highest-paid No. 2 QB in the league as he enters the second season of a two-year, $30 million contract. It is possible the team alters course before Week 1, considering Brissett's release would free up nearly $9 million in cap space (per overthecap.com), and a trade could clear out even more room. Either way, Rivers is ticketed for the Week 1 start.
March 31, 2020 9:06 AM EST
Vinatieri (knee) was rehabbing at the Colts' facility earlier this offseason and hasn't ruled out playing in 2020, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Vinatieri struggled through the worst season of his lengthy career in 2019, missing eight field-goal attempts and six PATs in 12 games before a left knee injury forced him to injured reserve in early December. He's hoping to bounce back from surgery and play a 25th NFL season, but the 47-year-old likely will need to compete with Chase McLaughlin if he does in fact re-sign with the Colts. McLaughlin saw action for three different teams last year, converting 18 of 23 field-goal attempts (78.3 percent) and each of his 26 PATs, with all five misses coming in the 40-to-49-yard range. Vinatieri wouldn't necessarily be the favorite in a job battle.
March 31, 2020 8:46 AM EST
Walker is signing with the Panthers, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Walker was well on his way to MVP honors in the XFL, posting a 15:4 TD:INT ratio while leading the Houston Roughnecks to a 5-0 record. He previously spent time with the Colts' practice squad from 2017 to 2019, never quite making it to the active roster for a regular-season game. The 25-year-old now joins a crowded QB room in Carolina, where Teddy Bridgewater, Cam Newton (foot), Will Grier (foot) and Kyle Allen all have spots on the roster. Newton likely will be cut or traded soon enough, leaving Walker to duke it out with Grier and Allen for one or two roster spots behind Bridgewater.
March 23, 2020 8:08 AM EST
The Colts intend to keep Brissett on the roster in 2020, despite the team's recent signing of Philip Rivers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Brissett was awarded a two-year, $30 million extension last September, an indication the Colts at least viewed him as a capable bridge option under center following the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck. The signal-caller got off to a strong start to the 2019 campaign but saw his production tail off down the stretch, finishing with an 18:6 TD:INT, 6.6 yards per attempt and a 60.9 percent completion rate across 15 games. The Colts' decision to hand Rivers a one-year, $25 million contract in free agency signals that he's the clear starter entering 2020, but the organization still apparently views Brissett as a valuable insurance option for the 38-year-old. Brissett will take home $7 million guaranteed if he remains on the roster through the end of Sunday, so if no trade is executed before then, the 27-year-old should stick with Indianapolis all season.
March 22, 2020 8:16 AM EST