Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 26%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 1.9%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.3
Durability: question mark 6

Medium Risk

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Jack Doyle Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Doyle rebounded from an injury-plagued 2018 to play all 16 games last season.
  • He struggled to consistency produce TE1 lines alongside Jacoby Brissett. Doyle caught more than 4 balls in only 1 game.
  • Eric Ebron left this offseason, but increased target competition at WR leaves Doyle as a ho hum TE2.


Doyle stays healthy

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.


2020 changes

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.


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Jack Doyle Injury History

Date League Injury Details
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.