Doyle (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Analysis: Doyle was considered questionable despite practicing as a full participant Friday, so it's hardly a surprise he's active Sunday. The 31-year-old is coming off his best game of the season after catching six of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Buccaneers.
Dec 5, 2021 8:55 AM EST
Doyle (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Analysis: Despite bumping up his practice activity each day of the week, Doyle was given an injury designation for the first time since Week 4. Since he turned in a full practice Friday, Doyle seems more likely than not to suit up Sunday, but an official word on his status won't come until the Colts release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Doyle has outpaced fellow tight ends Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson in snaps over each of the past eight weeks, accruing a 16-159-3 receiving line on 24 targets over that span.
Dec 3, 2021 12:55 PM EST
Doyle (knee) was limited in practice Thursday.
Analysis: This is a welcome development for Doyle after he sat out Wednesday's practice entirely. With three touchdowns in his last five games, Doyle has built some momentum heading into Sunday's favorable matchup against the Texans. He could still avoid the injury report altogether by upgrading to full participation Friday. If Doyle trends the other direction and winds up in danger of sitting out entirely, fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox would stand to benefit.
Dec 2, 2021 1:48 PM EST
Doyle (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Doyle was on the field for 42 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers, while catching a season-high six passes on seven targets for 81 yards and a TD. It's possible that the tight end's Wednesday absence was maintenance-related, a notion that would be solidified if he's able to practice in any capacity Thursday.
Dec 1, 2021 1:05 PM EST
Doyle brought in six of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: Doyle's reception and receiving yardage totals not only led the Colts on the afternoon, but they also qualified as his best numbers of the season in those categories. The veteran tight end also found the end zone for the third time in five games when he scored from 15 yards out in the second quarter, and his clear chemistry with Carson Wentz affords him solid value heading into a Week 13 road divisional clash against the vulnerable Texans defense.
Nov 28, 2021 2:53 PM EST
Doyle brought in three of five targets for 30 yards in the Colts' 41-15 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran tight end tied Jonathan Taylor for the team lead in receptions and paced the Colts in receiving yards despite a very modest afternoon of production. Doyle has only topped three receptions in a game once all season, and he's been at 31 receiving yards or less in nine consecutive contests. On the brighter side, he does now have back-to-back five-target efforts and will look to extend that pattern in a Week 12 interconference matchup versus the Buccaneers.
Nov 21, 2021 3:45 PM EST
Doyle (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Analysis: Doyle sandwiched a limited practice Thursday between full showings Wednesday and Friday, clearing the way for him to play this weekend. The 31-year-old has played at least half of the Colts' offensive snaps in all but one game this season, but his involvement in the passing attack has steadily been trending down since his breakout 80-catch, 690-yard campaign in 2017. Through 10 outings, Doyle has turned in a 17-167-2 receiving line on 27 targets.
Nov 19, 2021 1:08 PM EST
Doyle (knee) was limited in practice Thursday.
Analysis: Doyle was a full participant in Wednesday's session and hasn't dealt with a knee injury previously this season. There's little reason to suspect that the veteran tight end's availability for Sunday's game against the Bills is in jeopardy, though Friday's injury report should provide a more concrete assessment of Doyle' health.
Nov 18, 2021 12:47 PM EST
Doyle had three receptions for 31 yards on five targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: It looked like Doyle was being limited to just blocking after a four-game stretch where he had just four target and two receptions. However, he's had six receptions, nine targets and two touchdowns in his last three games. That's not enough production for viable fantasy value in most formats, but at least he's become a small factor in the passing game again.
Nov 15, 2021 10:57 AM EST
Doyle had two receptions for 12 yards, including a five-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
Analysis: Doyle played on 50 of the offense's 80 snaps and went out for a pass on 30 plays, both increases from his recent games that saw him increasingly used as a blocker. Even with the touchdown, Doyle has had little role in the passing game (five receptions in his last six games) and there's no reason to think that will change unless there are several injuries in the receiving corps.
Nov 1, 2021 2:20 PM EST
Doyle did not have a reception on his only target in Sunday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Doyle's role in the offense continues to shrink. He went out for a pass on nine pays for a season-low 29% of snaps. Even though the Colts were playing with large lead, Doyle usage in the passing game is sparse with just five targets over his last four games. He's fallen behind Mo Alie-Cox among the receiving options at tight end and is mostly being used for blocking.
Oct 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST
Doyle had just one reception for four yards in Monday's loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Doyle played on 50 of the offense's 69 snaps, but went out on routes on a season-low 40% of plays. He hasn't had more than two targets in each of the last three games and has fallen behind Mo Alie-Cox in the receiving options at tight end. At this point, he's become much more valuable as a run and pass blocker.
Oct 12, 2021 1:02 PM EST
Doyle had one reception for 24 yards on his only target in Sunday's win at Miami.
Analysis: Doyle played on just 21 of the offense's 71 snaps as the Colts may have limited his usage after he was limited in practice with a sore back. Mo Alie-Cox's two touchdown receptions and Kylen Granson's increased usage (30 snaps) may not bode well for Doyle's fantasy value even if he gets back to full strength.
Oct 4, 2021 3:37 PM EST
Doyle (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Doyle is out there if you need him Sunday, but with a 9/95/0 stat line through three games to date, he's only an option in deeper fantasy formats. If Doyle ends up limited at all Sunday, Mo Alie-Cox and rookie fourth-round pick Kylen Granson are available to absorb additional TE snaps.
Oct 3, 2021 8:48 AM EST
Doyle (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Doyle was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, suggesting the veteran tight end's trending in the right direction, though it remains to be seen whether Doyle has progressed enough to suit up against the Dolphins. Mo Alie-Cox -- who normally splits snaps with Doyle -- and rookie fourth-round pick Kylen Granson would presumably see bumps in playing time if Doyle sits.
Oct 1, 2021 12:12 PM EST
Doyle (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Analysis: With back-to-back absences to start the week,Doyle's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is unclear. If he ends up inactive or limited this weekend, added tight end snaps would be on tap for Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson.
Sep 30, 2021 1:00 PM EST
Doyle (back) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Doyle logged 35 of a possible 61 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's loss to the Titans, en route to catching one of his two targets for 10 yards. If he's out or limited this weekend against the Dolphins, added snaps would be available for Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson.
Sep 29, 2021 1:33 PM EST
Doyle brought in five of eight targets for 64 yards in the Colts' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
Analysis: With Parris Campbell (abdomen) out of action, Doyle stepped up to draw even with Zach Pascal for second on the team in receptions. The veteran tight end also checked in second in targets, displaying some strong chemistry with Carson Wentz (ankle) before the latter was forced from the contest. Doyle's production was a notable improvement from his 3-21 line in Week 1, and he could be called upon quite frequently as a security blanket in a Week 3 road battle against the Titans if second-year quarterback Jacob Eason is forced to fill in for Wentz.
Sep 19, 2021 2:14 PM EST
Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox may be needed more as blockers in the run game if the Colts struggle to replace Anthony Castonzo at left tackle, Zak Keefer reports.
Analysis: The Colts signed former Chief Eric Fisher to take over at left tackle, but he may not be ready to return until midseason from a an Achilles tear suffered back in January. Doyle returns to lead the tight end corps, but had just 23 receptions and 35 targets last season. At 31 years old and facing competition from Mo Alie-Cox and 2021 fourth-round draft pick Kylen Granson, any extra blocking requirements would only continue a diminishing fantasy outlook.
Jun 30, 2021 1:45 PM EST
Doyle caught all three of his targets for 17 yards during Week 17's 28-14 win over the Jaguars.
Analysis: Doyle had 23 catches (33 targets) for 251 yards and three touchdowns in 14 regular-season games this year. Those mark his lowest receiving totals since 2015, with exception given to the 2018 season in which injuries limited him to just six appearances. The Colts have a potential out from the 30-year-old's contract this offseason, as cutting him would only result in $1.5 million of dead cap. Doyle would carry a $5.85 million cap hit if he does return for Indianapolis in 2021, a price tag which the team may be hesitant to dole out given the inconsistent quality of his play in 2020.
Jan 6, 2021 11:58 AM EST
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