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Colts EDGE Kwity Paye popped up on the injury report after missing Friday's practice with ankle trouble. He's now questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. It's particularly worrisome because Paye missed 3 games with a high-ankle sprain before his Week 9 return. We'll see about his status Sunday, but you might not be able to wait for him in IDP lineups thanks to the late-afternoon kickoff.

Colts TE Jelani Woods (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders. TE Mo Alie-Cox (ankle) is listed as questionable after getting in just a limited practice on Friday. Alie-Cox’s absence would leave TE Kylen Granson as Indianapolis’ clear lead TE. That might make him a DFS consideration, but you should be able to do better in season-long fantasy lineups.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is not listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. The ankle still adds some risk to his fantasy profile, as does a floundering Colts offense. But Taylor should be in for plenty of touches on Sunday as long as that ankle holds up. RB Deon Jackson (knee) is out for Week 10, leaving Jordan Wilkins as Indianapolis’ likely #2 RB.

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard will not only miss this week's game, but also at least the 3 after that. The team has placed him on IR following a setback with his troublesome back. Leonard had surgery in June, then didn't appear in a game until Week 4. A concussion and facial injury then sidelined him until Week 8. Leonard has yet to exceed 54% playing time in his 3 appearances. Indianapolis has a Week 14 bye, so Leonard will now be out until at least Week 15. And even then, he'll be a poor bet to return at full playing time. He's droppable in nearly all redraft formats.

The Colts have ruled LB Shaquille Leonard (back, ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. That should return LB Bobby Okereke to full playing time. We've moved him up the Week 10 IDP rankings.

The Colts added LB Shaquille Leonard to the injury report Thursday after he missed practice with back and ankle issues. It might have been a rest/maintenance day for the veteran, but it's the 1st practice he has missed since Week 6. So it's clearly not a good thing. We'll see what Friday holds for him.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) put in a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Raiders. The supporting cast lowers Taylor's fantasy ceiling, but he'll be a solid volume- and talent-based starter.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That seemingly gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game vs. the Raiders. We'll see what Taylor does over the next couple of days. RB Deon Jackson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

Colts QB Sam Ehlinger remains the starter going forward, interim HC Jeff Saturday said at his introductory press conference on Monday night. Ehlinger's offense has produced just 19 points over the past 2 weeks. He was ok vs. Washington in Week 8 but face planted against the Patriots this past Sunday, completing 15 of 29 passes for 103 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. There are plenty of other issues in Indianapolis, but Ehlinger has not looked like the answer at QB for the Colts so far. QB Matt Ryan has been ruled out of the past 2 games with his right shoulder injury. We'll see if Indianapolis goes back to him once healthy.

The Colts have named former C Jeff Saturday the interim HC. Saturday, an ESPN analyst, has also worked as a consultant for the Colts. He doesn’t bring any coaching experience at the pro or college level, so there’s no track record to see how this team will look going forward. Given what we've seen from Sam Ehlinger, though, we're not banking on any miracles.

The Colts have fired HC Frank Reich, according to multiple reports. It's a notable fall for a guy who finished 3 of his 1st 4 Indy seasons over .500. The Colts, of course, fell off late last season and missed the playoffs at 9-8. Then they imported a veteran QB for the 3rd straight offseason. Matt Ryan has proved even worse than Carson Wentz, getting yanked 2 weeks ago in favor of Sam Ehlinger. That switch hasn't helped an offense that ranks last in scoring and 27th in total yards. It's tough to see this move making much impact for fantasy football scoring this year. Indianapolis still has a trash QB situation, Jonathan Taylor running on a sprained ankle and a weak offensive line. We're hoping for a switch back to Ryan at QB to at least support target volume for the team's wideouts.

Colts QB Sam Ehlinger threw for just 103 yards on 15-of-29 passing in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He threw an INT and took 9 sacks. Ehlinger did run for 39 yards on 5 attempts to lead Indy in rushing. WR Michael Pittman finished with only 3 catches for 22 yards on a team-high 6 targets. Parris Campbell posted a 2-15 receiving line on 5 targets. WR Alec Pierce drew just 2 looks, catching 1 for 23 yards. A visit to the Raiders lies next on the schedule.

Colts RB Deon Jackson gained just 23 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, starting in place of injured RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle). Jackson added 2 receptions for 13 yards on 3 targets. RB Jordan Wilkins followed Jackson with 13 yards on 3 carries but beat him in targets (5), catches (4) and receiving yards (15). RB Phillip Lindsay ran for 2 yards on his lone carry and watched his lone target fall incomplete. We'll see if Taylor can make it back for next Sunday's visit to Las Vegas.

Colts RB Zack Moss is a healthy scratch for today’s game vs. the Patriots. Indianapolis will roll with RBs Deon Jackson, Phillip Lindsay and Jordan Wilkins.

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Colts HC Frank Reich said Friday that EDGE Kwity Paye will play Sunday against the Patriots. He has been out since Week 5 with a high-ankle sprain but returned to full practice Thursday. He has moved up our Week 9 IDP rankings.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. He aggravated that ankle sprain last weekend and didn't practice at all this week. HC Frank Reich said Friday that there are no plans to put Taylor on IR right now but labeled him "week to week." Indianapolis' bye isn't until Week 14. Taylor's absence leaves the Colts with RBs Deon Jackson, Phillip Lindsay and the newly acquired Zack Moss. With Taylor out in Weeks 5 and 6, Jackson totaled 25 carries and 14 targets to Lindsay's 14 carries and 7 targets. Jackson should lead the way this weekend and is a decent RB2 play with 6 teams on bye.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. He battled through this injury last week but certainly isn't a lock to play vs. Patriots on Sunday. Check back tomorrow for another update on JT. His absence this weekend would leave Deon Jackson as Indianapolis' likely lead back.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor will not practice today because of the ankle sprain he aggravated in Sunday's loss to the Commanders. Taylor returned to finish that game, so we'd bet on him being ready by this Sunday. But he's certainly no lock. We'd bet on Deon Jackson being the next man up if Taylor can't play, though we'll see how just-acquired Zack Moss factors in.

Colts HC Frank Reich discussed RB Jonathan Taylor’s ankle injury on Tuesday. “On that one long run, he twisted it, came down on it wrong and twisted it,” Reich said. “Was able to take a break there, get it re-taped and got back in there.” Reich cautioned that JT isn’t exactly out of the woods yet. “We’ll continue to re-evaluate it, see how it responded today,” he said. “Sometimes, a day or two later, it kind of aggravates you, but we’ll know soon enough.” Indy squares off with New England on Sunday. We’ll closely track Taylor’s practice participation over the coming days.

The Colts on Tuesday fired OC Marcus Brady. It's an understandable move for a team ranked 30th in scoring and 18th in yards, but we're not sure how much impact there will be. HC Frank Reich calls the offensive plays, and Brady worked under him since Reich took the Indy job in 2018. If Brady were a primary issue here, it's tough to imagine him climbing from QBs coach to OC in 2021 and then maintaining the OC job this season. We'll see where the Colts offense goes from here.

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