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Shark Bites are the latest fantasy football news & NFL updates. Draft Sharks has been in business since 1999. And when we started, redraft was the dominant form of fantasy football. Check out what we've learned about this most basic form of fantasy football along the way.'s Jake Arthur says "it was quite clear that Trey Sermon is the next man up at running back" coming out of recent Colts OTAs. That followed voluntary sessions RB Jonathan Taylor missed for personal reasons. Arthur adds that RB Evan Hull "appeared to get the initial looks" as passing-down back ahead of RB Tyler Goodson.

Colts RB Zack Moss (forearm) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Texans. It’ll be his first action since Week 15. Moss is just a DFS flier but figures to eat into RB Jonathan Taylor’s workload at least a bit.

Colts RB Zack Moss (forearm) is listed as questionable for Saturday night’s game vs. the Texans. He put in full practices on Wednesday and Thursday, so we’re expecting him to play. Moss isn’t much of a fantasy option but figures to siphon at least a few touches from RB Jonathan Taylor.

Colts RB Zack Moss (forearm) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. That should ensure another big workload for RB Jonathan Taylor, who handled 18 carries and one target in last week's loss to the Falcons.

Colts RB Zack Moss (forearm) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's not a Week 17 fantasy option, but his return could put a dent in RB Jonathan Taylor's workload vs. the Raiders.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor took over the rushing in his return Sunday against the Falcons, claiming 18 of 21 Indianapolis RB carries (85.7%). He managed just 43 yards (2.4 per rush). Taylor also ran just 14 routes in a game that saw QB Gardner Minshew attempt 37 passes and take 6 sacks. RB Tyler Goodson beat Taylor 2-1 in targets and logged the team's only RB catch. It seems goofy from here that Taylor wouldn't garner more of the receiving work. That has been a lighter area for him most of the season. But for that to continue even when No. 2 RB Zack Moss is out seems odd. Perhaps it was related to Taylor coming off thumb surgery. We'll watch for any indication Taylor's receiving usage will improve for Week 17. He also gets a weaker run D in the Raiders (22nd in rush DVOA compared with Atlanta at No. 10).

Colts RB Zack Moss (forearm) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons. That leaves only RBs Trey Sermon and Tyler Goodson behind Jonathan Taylor. JT carries some added risk coming off his thumb injury -- but there's a good chance that he dominates work against Atlanta. He's climbing the Week 16 RB Rankings.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons. Considering he’s coming back from a thumb injury, Taylor should be ready for a full workload – barring any kind of ball-security issues during the game. That’s especially true with RB Zack Moss (forearm) having missed practice all week. He’s listed as questionable.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor will test his right thumb in practice on Wednesday before determining whether he can play vs. the Falcons this weekend, according to insider Mike Chappell. Taylor is expected to wear a wrap or brace on the thumb if he does play, Chappell adds. We'll keep you updated on his status. Taylor would carry some added risk but be tough to keep out of Week 16 fantasy lineups if he plays on Sunday.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's injury report. The team didn't actually practice, so it's an estimation. But this seemingly puts Taylor on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Falcons. RB Zack Moss (foreman) did not practice on Wednesday. We'll update this backfield again on Thursday.

X-rays on Colts RB Zack Moss' right arm came back clean, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. That's significant after Moss broke that arm in training camp. Moss was having trouble gripping the football, per Garafolo, which is why he was unable to return to Saturday's win over the Steelers. We'll look for more information on Moss' status going forward. RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) also has a chance to return for Week 16. If both Moss and Taylor are out, Indianapolis would be down to RBs Trey Sermon and Tyler Goodson.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Steelers. HC Shane Steichen said earlier this week that Taylor is still expected to play again this season. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 16. Zack Moss gets another game as Indianapolis' feature back this weekend. He's racked up 32 carries and 11 targets over the last two weeks.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) did not practice on Tuesday. HC Shane Steichen said earlier in the day that Taylor is expected to play again this season -- but fantasy owners should not be counting on him in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

Colts HC Shane Steichen said Tuesday that the team is still planning for RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) to play again this season. He's two weeks removed from a thumb surgery that's expected to keep him out for 3-5 weeks. Indianapolis dropped to 7-6 with the Week 14 loss to the Bengals but is still squarely in the mix for a Wild Card spot. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Taylor for Week 15, but a Week 16 return seems possible.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. He remained sidelined in practice all week and is more likely than not to also miss Week 15. RB Zack Moss got workhorse usage with Tayor out last week, racking up 19 carries and three targets on a 94% snap rate. He’s a locked-in RB1 against Cincinnati’s 17th-ranked RB defense.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is expected to miss 3-5 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dr. Steven Shin used an internal brace to help repair the torn UCL, which will speed up Taylor's recovery. The Colts notably did not place JT on IR, which confirms that there's a chance he misses fewer than four games. It seems likely that he'll miss the next three vs. the Titans, Bengals, and Steelers. We'll see if Taylor can make it back for Week 16 against the Falcons. He's worth keeping stashed on fantasy benches in most cases.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is officially out for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. HC Shane Steichen said earlier this week that the team is not considering an IR stint for Taylor, which would knock him out for four games. Owner Jim Irsay said the "hope" is that JT can return in two to three weeks. His absence will put RB Zack Moss back in a feature role. He averaged 22.0 carries and 2.7 targets in three games without Taylor earlier this season.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor needs thumb surgery, according to James Boyd of The Athletic. Owner Jim Irsay says the "hope" is that he can return in two to three weeks. That means you should expect Taylor to miss at least this week's game against the Titans and the Week 14 visit to Cincinnati. It also means there's no guarantee Taylor will return. RB Zack Moss should be on a roster in every league by this weekend and could be a season-changer. If he's available in your league, there's no bid amount too high -- especially if you need a RB. Trey Sermon sits behind Moss on the depth chart, but the backfield has belonged to Moss when Taylor missed time earlier this year. Taylor should obviously be kept as well, in case he does miss just the two games.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Colts RB Jonathan Taylor suffered a thumb injury in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers that "puts his status in doubt going forward." Taylor reportedly played the entire second half after suffering the injury. But he's now headed for further evaluation "with all options considered." We'll obviously be watching this one closely. In the meantime, Zack Moss deserves to be claimed anywhere he might be available. You can find more potential insurance pickups among our Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups and via your Free Agent Finder.

When we last saw Colts RB Jonathan Taylor in Week 10, he played 88% of the offensive snaps and out-carried RB Zack Moss 23 to one. Coming out of the bye week, the Colts went back to a committee backfield in the win over the Bucs. Taylor registered a 58% snap rate to Moss' 41%. Taylor out-carried Moss 15 to eight, but Moss saw the only three RB targets. We'll see if this was a one-game blip or if the Colts will stick with this arrangement the rest of the way. Taylor is a weekly fantasy starter regardless. But he's more of a high-end RB2 on this week's usage vs. a potential league-winner on that Week 10 usage. Moss could jump back into the RB3 discussion if he continues getting ~40% of the snaps.

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