Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Evan Hull (knee), who was already placed on Injured Reserve, will now miss the rest of his first NFL season with a torn meniscus. The Colts were impressed with Hull when he was on the field and they still have high hopes for him in the future. The fifth-round selection had just one carry for one yard and caught one pass for a six-yard gain in the season opener over eight offensive snaps. The Colts still have Jonathan Taylor (ankle) on the Physically Unable to Perform list for at least two more games, but they added Trey Sermon to their practice squad earlier this week to give them more RB depth behind Zack Moss, Deon Jackson and Jake Funk. Hull is only worth stashing in deep dynasty/keeper leagues.
Sep 21, 2023 2:34 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen said the team expects rookie running back Evan Hull (knee) to be back at some point this season. Hull suffered a knee injury in his NFL debut in the Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and was put on Injured Reserve this week, meaning he'll have to miss at least the next four games. The 22-year-old fifth-round selection had a chance to see passing-game work early in his rookie campaign with both Zack Moss (forearm) and Jonathan Taylor (ankle) also injured, but he won't be able to take advantage of that opportunity now. Moss is expected to make his season debut this Sunday against the Houston Texans, and Taylor should also be back for the Colts backfield before Hull is able to return.
Sep 15, 2023 1:32 PM EST
The Indianapolis Colts placed rookie running back Evan Hull (knee) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday and signed running back Jake Funk to the 53-man roster from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Hull had just one carry for one yard and had a six-yard reception in his NFL debut in the Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars before getting injured. The fifth-rounder will now have to miss at least the next four games. Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and won't be eligible to return until Week 5. Zack Moss (forearm) missed Week 1 but could return this Sunday against the Houston Texans. Moss will be Indy's starter until Taylor returns, with Deon Jackson also getting some run out of the backfield.
Sep 12, 2023 7:34 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts running back Evan Hull (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The injury is disappointing considering it was his NFL debut, and Colts head coach Shane Steichen said the rookie "could miss some time" moving forward. The team is already without Jonathan Taylor (ankle) for at least the next three games and is hoping to get back Zack Moss (hand) as soon as possible. If both Moss and Hull are out against the Houston Texans in Week 2, Jake Funk will likely serve as Deon Jackson's backup. He will have limited fantasy value.
Sep 11, 2023 2:58 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts running back Evan Hull (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Week 1. The rookie exited the contest after recording just seven scrimmage yards on the first two touches of his career. The Colts are hurting at running back with Jonathan Taylor (ankle), Zack Moss (arm), and Hull all sidelined. The team will proceed with a backfield of just Deon Jackson and Jake Funk for the time being.
Sep 10, 2023 3:15 PM EST
With Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) on the PUP list, head coach Shane Steichen suggested that whoever has the "hot hand" will continue to receive work. This will be a running back-by-committee approach to begin the season. Second-string runner Zack Moss (arm) is still a question mark for Week 1 as he recovers from a broken arm. Deon Jackson will likely get the start against Jacksonville, with Evan Hull mixing in. The rookie is the favorite to operate as the third-down back (he led college football in catches and receiving yards among running backs last season). With the Jaguars coming in as five-point road favorites, the Colts could be playing from behind with Hull in the backfield.
Sep 5, 2023 9:21 AM EST
The Indianapolis Colts don't really have any notable options behind running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle), who will miss the first four regular season games while on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Zack Moss (arm) is the likely starter in Taylor's absence, but he might not be ready for Week 1 due to a broken arm. Deon Jackson started two of the three preseason games, but rookie fifth-rounder Evan Hull will likely be in the mix in the early going as well. The 22-year-old could be involved in some sort of committee in Indy until Taylor makes hi season debut. Hull is most likely to operate as the third-down back, which makes him worth a late-round flier in the deepest of PPR fantasy leagues.
Aug 30, 2023 11:05 AM EST