Sunday, August 20, 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 Richardson475.8284.53330.618.3214.51119690.24.64274.34
Gardner Minshew44.227.53161.990.997.920.50.1621.63

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.


Jonathan Taylor230.71072.87.1530.9238.91.1196.12
Zack Moss70.5310.21.6910.3820.456.91
Deon Jackson56.4236.91.2115116.70.653.72
Evan Hull15.466.20.343.427.30.214.29

Jonathan Taylor: When healthy and happy, Taylor has RB1 overall upside. After all, he's just two seasons removed from finishing as fantasy football's RB1. Beyond what he can do on the football field, however, it's been a summer full of concerns — requesting a trade, leaving and returning to camp (multiple times), PUP list, etc. Another concern is the potential for Anthony Richardson to steal carries from Taylor, who also may see fewer checkdowns if Richardson tucks it and runs when plays break down.

Zack Moss: Given the current tension between Taylor and the team, it potentially opens up significant opportunities for the team's other backs. Moss should be the team's RB2 (RB1 if Taylor misses time) when he's healthy, but he's currently out with a broken arm. His timetable puts his return close to Week 1.

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. There is a non-zero chance that Jackson has a sizable Week 1 role against the Jaguars, given the uncertainty currently surrounding Taylor and Moss.


Michael Pittman Jr.72.7920.85.14.437.40.18163.85
Alec Pierce47.4661.93.5000110.89
Josh Downs34.6426.72.400074.37
Isaiah McKenzie21.22481.56.736.20.3450.06
Breshad Perriman343.80.20007.08

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 the potential to build upon last year's solid rookie numbers (41/593/2, 14.5 Y/R). Both Pierce and Anthony Richardson's strengths align in the vertical passing game, which makes Pierce an intriguing late-round stack with Richardson in best ball formats.


Jelani Woods39.6477.72.900084.97
Kylen Granson12.9151.30.900026.98
Mo Alie-Cox12145.90.900025.99
Will Mallory5.158.30.400010.78

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 should 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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