|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 6|
|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 254 lb.|
|Born:||May 5, 1990|
|Drafted:||2013 / UDFA|
Doyle played 37 of the Colts' 56 offensive snaps (66 percent) and hauled in one of four targets for a six-yard gain in the team's 38-20 loss to the Jaguars in Week 17.
Analysis: After being rewarded with a three-year, $21.3 million contract extension in early December, Doyle didn't exactly reward the Colts for their investment. Over his three games after landing the extension, Doyle contributed just five receptions for 44 yards across 13 targets. The new deal and general manager Chris Ballard's recent acknowledgement that Eric Ebron (ankle) wouldn't be re-signed nonetheless clears the way for Doyle to enter 2020 as the clear top option on the depth chart at tight end. However, as his production down the stretch seemed to illustrate, Doyle may struggle to be a reliable week-to-week option in fantasy lineups with Jacoby Brissett as his quarterback rather than Andrew Luck.
Doyle caught two of four passes for 17 yards during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Doyle's 17 yards were a season low. The veteran tight end has had a ho-hum season with just four games of at least 30 passing yards this season. The Colts pass offense has been on the decline over the past month and a half, having been held under 200 yards in four of the last six games. The season ends against Jacksonville's middle-of-the-pack pass defense, but the Colts and Doyle have done little to inspire confidence that they'll be able to do much with the matchup.
Doyle caught two of five targets for 21 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.
Analysis: Doyle ranked third on the Colts in targets, but nobody on Indy's offense could produce much against a stingy Saints defense. The tight end has now caught just two passes in back-to-back games following his best outing of the season in Week 13.
Doyle caught two of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Fresh off signing a three-year extension, Doyle delivered a dud against a Buccaneers defense that has been quite generous to tight ends this season. Doyle has three touchdowns in his last five games, but he's only topped 50 yards twice this season, making him tough to trust against the Saints in Week 15.
Doyle signed a three-year contract extension with the Colts on Friday.
Analysis: The team didn't officially announce the financial terms of Doyle's new deal, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the tight end is due more than $21 million in new money, with undisclosed incentives potentially pushing the value of the contract up to $24 million. With Doyle locked up through the 2022 season, the Colts will most likely move on from fellow tight end Eric Ebron, who is set to become a free agent this spring. Ebron has bounced back from an injury shortened 2018 campaign to play in all 12 of the Colts' games to date, recording 36 receptions for 377 yards and four touchdowns in those contests.
Doyle caught six of his 11 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 13 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Doyle benefitted from the lack of receiving options in the Colts' passing attack, leading the team in targets. He didn't work down the field much -- he did score on a 21-yard touchdown pass deep down the left sideline on a misdirection pass -- but proved to be a reliable target for Jacoby Brissett throughout the contest. He'll have a positive matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 14, though it remains to be seen whether T.Y. Hilton (calf), Parris Campbell (hand) or Chester Rogers (knee) will be back to take away targets.
Doyle hauled in three of four targets for 28 yards in the Colts' 20-17 loss to the Texans on Thursday.
Analysis: Doyle tied with multiple teammates for second in receptions on the night, although it led to his seventh sub-30-yard tally of the season. The veteran does have no fewer than three receptions in eight of his last nine contests, but his upside is generally capped unless he finds the end zone, which he's done on three occasions overall this season. Doyle will look for betteer production against the Titans in a Week 13 divisional matchup a week from Sunday.
Doyle didn't have a reception or target in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: Doyle was bothered by a shoulder issue during practice last week, but still played on 42 of the offense's 66 snaps. He went out for a pass on 16 snaps, so his lack of receptions wasn't due to any health issues. He should be be back in the mix for receptions Thursday at Houston.
Doyle (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing fully Friday.
Analysis: With with both T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) still out and Devin Funchess (collarbone) not ready to come off IR, Doyle and fellow tight end Eric Ebron figure to log a solid share of snaps/targets in Week 11, given the team's thinned-out wideout ranks. In that context last weekend against the Dolphins, Ebron hauled in five of his 12 targets for 56 yards, while Doyle caught three of his four targets for 44 yards and a TD. This Sunday, the duo will be catching passes from Jacoby Brissett, who's back from a one-game absence caused by a knee issue.
Doyle (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday.
Analysis: Doyle sat out Wednesday's practice, so his return to a limited session Thursday has him trending toward being available for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We'll revisit the tight end's status Friday to see if he is listed as questionable for the contest or heads into the weekend minus an injury designation.
Doyle (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: We'll circle back on Doyle's status later Thursday to see if he is listed as a limited or full participant, but his return to the field after sitting out Wednesday's session bodes well for the tight end's availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Doyle didn't practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Mo Alie-Cox (hip) also missed the session, leaving Eric Ebron as the only fully healthy tight end on the Colts' 53-man roster. Doyle's status will be revisited again Thursday, by which time it should become more clear whether his absence Wednesday was maintenance-related or the result of an issue that could threaten his availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Doyle caught all three of his targets for 19 total yards during Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.
Analysis: The Colts' pass targets took a back seat to the running game Sunday as Indy sought to control the pace of play and keep the Chiefs' offense off the field. Doyle's numbers were minimally affected, which tells you a lot about how the season has gone for the seventh-year tight end. He has reached 25 yards receiving just once this season, but the path of least resistance in Week 8 may be through the air as the Texans feature a solid run defense, but leaky pass defense.
Doyle had four receptions for 22 yards on eight targets in Sunday's loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Doyle had a season high in targets and snaps (56), but didn't have an overly productive day. It looks like he could get more looks if T.Y. Hilton remains out, but he'll need better quality targets to warrant a spot in most fantasy lineups.
Doyle secured all four of his targets for 46 yards in the Colts' 27-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran tight end made good use of his modest target total and iced the game for the Colts with an 11-yard reception on third down in Falcons' territory and Atlanta out of timeouts. Doyle has seen his targets climb in each game thus far, but as Sunday's tally shows, that actually hasn't amounted to very hefty volume. Doyle will look to up his involvement yet again in a Week 4 matchup against the Raiders.
Doyle had two receptions for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Tennessee.
Analysis: Doyle again played more snaps (49) on offense than Eric Ebron (33) and went out for more passes, but Ebron had more targets (four) and a touchdown reception. Unless the Indy passing offense becomes more prolific under Jacoby Brissett, Doyle isn't going to get enough targets to be an impact tight end in most formats.
Doyle had one reception for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Doyle played 43 snaps on offense compared to Eric Ebron's 25 snaps, but Ebron had three targets (one reception for eight yards) including not being able to pull in a catch in the end zone. It looks like neither tight end will be targeted enough in the passing game for viable fantasy value in most leagues, but it looks like Doyle will repeat last year's pattern of getting more snaps than Ebron if fewer quality targets.
Doyle (oblique) participated in practice Saturday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Doyle didn't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bills with what was described as a minor oblique issue. That injury appears to have dissipated, opening the door for the veteran tight end to return to the practice field.
Doyle (oblique) won't play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bills.
Analysis: Doyle is dealing with a minor oblique injury, so he'll sit this one out, as will fellow tight ends Eric Ebron and Ross Travis (hamstring). Doyle's next chance to suit up will arrive Aug. 17 against the Browns.
Doyle is contending with a minor oblique injury, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Doyle continues to move past the hip and kidney issues he dealt with last season, but his latest injury is not viewed as a major concern and he should be back in action before long. Once healthy, Doyle will continue to compete for tight end looks with Eric Ebron.
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