|Chance of Injury in 2021:||29%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||2.1%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||0.5|
Doyle followed up a breakout 2017 with a disappointing 2018. He made only 6 appearances due to hip and kidney injuries.
Doyle’s stock rebounded a bit in 2019, although not to its peak ’17 level. Losing Andrew Luck in August hurt; this Colts offense went from attempting 644 passes in 2018 to 513 last fall. Only the Steelers had a greater year over year discrepancy.
Doyle’s efficiency took a hit, too. He managed just a 59.7% catch rate with only 2 drops. And it’s worth noting that his biggest game (6-73-1) came with both Eric Ebron and T.Y. Hilton sidelined. Outside of that one, Doyle surpassed 6 targets only once.
The veteran ultimately wasn’t much of a fantasy asset despite finishing as the TE15. He fell shy of 10 PPR points 10 times.
While HC Frank Reich and OC Nick Sirianni return, this offense looks much different than the 2019 version.
Philip Rivers arrives hoping to bounce back from an ugly 2019. Decision making was the main issue — he chucked 20 INTs — but the Colts have the O-line to provide superior protection and mitigate turnovers. Last year, Doyle ranked 15th among TEs in routes run (366, 22.8 per game).
Target competition looks stiffer this go-around. The Colts will likely get more than 10 games out of T.Y. Hilton. The team also invested a Round 2 pick in WR Michael Pittman, a big-bodied target who could cut into Doyle’s team-high 13 red zone looks from 2019.
Eric Ebron is now a Steeler, and current Colts backups Trey Burton and Mo-Alie Cox aren’t exactly threats. Doyle should be on the field a lot again this year.
|Sep 16, 2020||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Doyle's ankle injury kept him out of Week 2's win over the Vikings|
|Sep 16, 2020||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Doyle missed Indy's practices with knee issues before being ruled out for Week 2's win over the Vikings.|
|Aug 22, 2020||NFL||Cervical Neck Strain|
|Nov 25, 2018||NFL||Abdomen Kidney Lacerated||Doyle left in the 3rd quarter with a kidney injury that landed him in the hospital for a "procedure." Doyle missed the last 5 games and both playoff games.|
|Sep 16, 2018||NFL||Inguinal Hip Strain||Doyle suffered a hip injury in Week 2. He played through it for the rest of that game but missed the next 5.|
|Oct 1, 2017||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Doyle missed 1 game.|