Saturday, August 5, 2023

Indianapolis Colts 2023 Fantasy Football Projections

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Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Indianapolis Colts.

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Anthony Richardson438261.93044.115.9913.36119690.24.46254.78
Gardner Minshew71.344.4509.

Anthony Richardson: Indianapolis was arguably the ideal landing spot for Richardson. After all, new coach Shane Steichen tailored Philadelphia's offense to best suit the skill set of Jalen Hurts. Ups and downs should be expected for Richardson, but his elite athletic profile gives him enormous rushing upside from the start. Given his built-in familiarity with the offense, however, it's possible that Gardner Minshew starts Week 1 before Richardson is eased in, but it looks like Richardson will be the starter.


Jonathan Taylor253.61204.67.9931.72471.1215.55
Zack Moss60.8267.51.469.876.40.450.45
Deon Jackson49.2206.61.0614.4110.20.648.84
Evan Hull12.955.50.283.426.70.212.8

Jonathan Taylor: Taylor is one season removed from finishing as fantasy football's overall RB1, but he's also just one week removed from requesting a trade. Another (and more minor) concern is the potential for Anthony Richardson to steal carries from Taylor, who may also see fewer checkdowns if Richardson tucks it and runs when plays break down.

Zack Moss: Taylor's recent trade request makes both Moss and Deon Jackson immediately more fantasy-relevant, although it seems unlikely that the Colts will honor that request. That said, Moss is out for the next 4-6 weeks following surgery after recently breaking his arm. The six-week timetable puts his Week 1 status into question.

Deon Jackson: Jackson had five games with double-digit touches in 2022 including one with double-digit carries (12) and double-digit receptions (10) in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While Moss most likely settles in as the RB2 behind Taylor, Moss is out 4-6 weeks and that timetable puts Moss's status for the season opener against the Jags into question.


Michael Pittman Jr.70.6888.54.84.437.40.18157.77
Alec Pierce45.2627.33.2000104.53
Josh Downs34415.82.300072.38
Isaiah McKenzie20.8241.71.46.736.20.3448.63
Ashton Dulin3.746.20.21.813.10.079.4
Breshad Perriman2.942.60.20006.91

Michael Pittman Jr.: Pittman set a career high in receptions (99) while averaging a career low in Y/R (9.3) in 2022. While he should lead the receiving corps across the board, fantasy managers should expect some week-to-week inconsistency from Pittman as his rookie quarterback adjusts to the NFL.

Alec Pierce: As noted with Pittman, the offense (and passing game in particular) will likely go through some growing pains, and week-to-week inconsistency is reasonable to expect from Indy's pass catchers. That said, the former second-round pick has potential to build upon last year's solid rookie numbers (41/593/2, 14.5 Y/R). Both Pierce and Anthony Richardson's strengths are in the vertical passing game, which makes Pierce an intriguing late-round stack with Richardson in best ball formats.


Jelani Woods38.1456.72.700080.92
Kylen Granson13.5156.40.900027.79
Mo Alie-Cox12.4149.30.900026.53
Will Mallory5.869.30.400012.23

Jelani Woods: Woods is an outstanding athlete (4.61 40-yard dash) for someone his size (6-7, 259) and he heads into his second season with some sleeper appeal. Shane Steichen is less likely to spread tight end snaps around the way that Frank Reich has in the past, and Woods could be the biggest benefactor. As the IndyStar notes, "Woods is the only Indianapolis tight end who's shown he has the athleticism to stretch the field the way [Dallas] Goedert can."

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