Saturday, August 28, 2021

2021 Fantasy Football Projections: Indianapolis Colts

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Indianapolis Colts.

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Carson Wentz533.9334.23710.624.0311.2158.9238.52257.97
Jacob Eason59.336.2400.32.311.64.910.30.0523.38

Carson Wentz: The initial timetable was wide (5-12 weeks), but all indications point to Wentz (foot surgery) being ready for Week 1 against the Saints. Being reunited with Frank Reich, there is some optimism for Wentz to rebound. In their final season together in Philadelphia (2017), Wentz led the NFL in both TD% (7.5%) and QBR (78.5), scored the fifth-most fantasy points (despite missing three games) and was selected to the AP All-Pro Second Team.


Jonathan Taylor288.11325.311.5236.1283.71.9259.47
Nyheim Hines49203.41.4944.1357.62.3100.89
Marlon Mack66.2294.62.45753.40.354.8
Jordan Wilkins8.634.80.261.310.30.17.32

Jonathan Taylor: Over his final seven games of the season including a playoff loss, Taylor handled a massive 156 touches, racked up 921 yards and scored nine total touchdowns. Excluding that playoff appearance, Taylor ranked top four in the NFL in touches, YFS, touchdowns and half-PPR fantasy points from Week 11 on. Running behind one of the league's best offensive lines, Taylor carries plenty of momentum with him into 2021 even though the Colts re-signed Marlon Mack.

Nyheim Hines: One of the better receiving backs in the league, Hines finished as a top-24 running back across all scoring formats (RB15 in PPR, RB20 in half-PPR and RB24 in standard) in 2020. Only Alvin Kamara (83) and J.D. McKissic (80) had more receptions than Hines (63) last season.


Michael Pittman Jr.65770.84.94.936.80.1143.26
T.Y. Hilton61.1822.24.7000140.97
Parris Campbell53.7626.93.69.8760.15119.64
Zach Pascal27.83702.600066.5
Mike Strachan2.8370.30006.9
Ashton Dulin1.518.50.10003.2

Michael Pittman Jr.: Pittman Jr. scored only one touchdown as a rookie in 13 games, but the big-bodied receiver (6-4, 223) should be utilized as a red-zone weapon more often in 2021. The second-year wideout is a breakout candidate and it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerged as the team's WR1.

T.Y. Hilton: Over the past two seasons, Hilton averaged 50.8 (2020) and 50.1 (2019) YPG, which are the two lowest of his NFL career. A WR4/WR5 in fantasy drafts, the 31-year-old vet could potentially finish the season as Indy's WR3 as the youngsters emerge.

Parris Campbell: After an injury-plagued rookie season, Campbell, a second-round pick in 2019, played only two snaps in Week 2 prior to a PCL injury that ended his 2020 season. Before the injury, he had 6/71 on nine targets and a nine-yard rush attempt in Week 1 last season. If he can stay healthy, he could challenge Hilton and Pittman as the team's most productive fantasy receiver.


Jack Doyle31.3324.82.300061.93
Mo Alie-Cox26.9304.22.200057.07
Kylen Granson11.9131.50.900024.5

Jack Doyle: Over the past four seasons, Doyle's per-game average has declined every season -- 46.0 YPG (2017), 40.8 (2018), 28.0 (2019) and 17.9 (2020). While the Colts run a TE-friendly offense, Doyle will go undrafted in all but the deepest of TE-premium leagues.

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