The hope is that Jack Doyle be ready to go when camp opens and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said he’s looking forward to having Doyle back with Eric Ebron and Mo Alie-Cox at tight end.
“It’s exciting to know that he is making a full recovery from his hip, from his kidney and we are going to have the Jack Doyle that we had at the start last year,” Sirianni said, via the Anderson Herald-Bulletin.
Doyle injured his hip early in the season and missed five games before returning to the lineup. He played four more times before lacerating his kidney and winding up on injured reserve. We rank Ebron 9th and Doyle 14th heading into drafts.
On the Colts’ final drive before the half ended, Ebron was involved in a collision in the middle of the field going for a catch. Giants safety Mike Thomas delivered a legal hit, and Ebron was clearly shaken. Alie-Cox and Hewitt are next up for the Colts.
We'll likely hear what exactly the injury is at some point soon, but the big fantasy news is this clears a path for Ebron to be the team's top TE. Doyle averaged 81% of the snaps per game this season and in Week 12 had a 4-16-1 line playing on 55% of the snaps. Meanwhile, Ebron has collected 11 receiving TDs and even ran for one while averaging 55% of the snaps per game this season. Ebron should be a top TE play the rest of the season. Alie-Cox is next up on the TE list.