Shark Bites

QB Philip Rivers announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 39-year-old played 17 seasons -- 16 with the Chargers, his last with the Colts -- and sits 5th in both career passing yards and TDs. Rivers turned in 10 top-12 fantasy seasons. His retirement leaves Jacob Eason as the only QB on the roster signed for 2021. We'll see if the Colts bring back QB Jacoby Brissett, but they'll certainly be adding to the position via free agency and/or the draft.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (ankle) is active for today's game against the Bills. He's probably somewhere short of full strength, but his presence makes a big difference for the Colts' defense vs. both the run and pass.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner is questionable for Saturday's playoff opener against the Bills with an ankle injury. He has been listed with the same issue since Thursday of Week 15 but has yet to miss a game. Buckner followed the same practice participation this week as last -- out-out-limited -- but he finished last week with no injury designation. So it's possible the ankle is a bit worse this time around. Any limitation to Indy's best defensive lineman can obviously only help the Bills. We'll check his status when the inactives come out late Saturday morning.

Colts WR Michael Pittman (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. It’s a great matchup, but Pittman has seemingly fallen behind T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal on the totem pole, totaling just 7 catches on 14 targets over the past 3 weeks.

The Colts have ruled S Khari Willis (concussion) out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jaguars. Tavon Wilson will start in his place.

Colts WR Michael Pittman (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Jaguars. He got in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so he’s seemingly on track to get cleared. The matchup on Sunday is pristine, but Pittman has totaled just 7 catches on 14 targets over the past 3 weeks.

Colts WR Michael Pittman (concussion) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's made some progress through the protocol. We'll see if he can get clearance for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars.

Colts S Khari Willis left Sunday's loss to the Steelers in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before playing Sunday against Jacksonville. We'll see whether Willis has a shot. You should plan as though he won't play in your IDP lineup, though. Tavon Wilson filled in for Willis at Pittsburgh and would start in his place.

Colts WR Michael Pittman has entered the league's concussion protocol. We'll see if he can get cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. The rookie has averaged 5.6 targets over Indy's last 8 games.

Colts S Khari Willis left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league concussion protocol before playing against Jacksonville next Sunday. Tavon Wilson stepped in for Willis against Pittsburgh.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner is active for today's game against the Texans. He hurt an ankle in Thursday's practice and then missed Friday's workout. That adds risk to using him in IDP lineups today, but Buckner remains a high-upside option.

Colts LB Darius Leonard left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Raiders with a back injury. We'll watch this week to see if it will cost him any further time.

Colts LB Bobby Okereke (ankle) is active for today's game against the Raiders. He remained limited throughout the practice week, so Okereke is still a high-risk IDP option. His return, though, also adds risk to the playing time of LB Anthony Walker.

Colts LB Bobby Okereke (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Okereke put in limited practices all week after sitting out all of the previous 2 weeks. Even if he's active, though, Okreke will be a risky IDP option. If Okereke does return, he'll add risk to Anthony Walker. A healthy Okereke has been Indy's #2 LB over Walker this season.

Colts QB Philip Rivers will likely need offseason surgery to repair a ruptured plantar plate, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's basically a more severe version of turf toe that Rivers is dealing with. He played through the issue last week, throwing for 295 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT in the loss to the Titans. The injury adds some risk to Rivers' fantasy profile, but he's still a spot-start option today vs. a bad Texans defense.

The Colts have activated DT DeForest Buckner and DL Denico Autry off the COVID list. Both starters missed last week's game against the Titans, helping RB Derrick Henry to a huge rushing day. David Johnson -- assuming he's activated from IR in time -- won't be so fortunate in this Sunday's matchup. Both Buckner and Autry belong in IDP consideration for Week 13. Check our IDP rankings to see whether you should be starting either guy.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor has been activated from the COVID list. Taylor's girlfriend tested positive for the virus, but it looks like he avoided it. The rookie will be back for Sunday's plus matchup vs. Houston's 31st-ranked RB defense.

Colts LB Anthony Walker (ribs) and S Khari Willis (ribs, shoulder) are active for today's game against the Titans. Neither is a high-level IDP option, but they're in play for deeper leagues. Walker should gain playing time with LB Bobby Okereke out (ankle).

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is in quarantine after learning Friday that his girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19. That will keep him out for Sunday's game against the Titans, according to NFL protocol. It's just the latest unfortunate turn in a bumpy rookie season for Taylor. His absence leave more backfield snaps and touches for Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in an upside matchup for the offense overall.

The Colts have ruled LB Bobby Okereke (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Titans. LB Anthony Walker (ribs) and S Khari Willis (ribs, shoulder) are questionable. We'll update their status Sunday morning.

 
 
 

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