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Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, HC Frank Reich said. Barring a setback, Brissett should be back for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. That's good news for the entire offense after QB Brian Hoyer struggled vs. Miami last week.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) won't practice on Wednesday. HC Frank Reich won't yet rule Hilton out for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him. Marcus Johnson stepped in as Indy's #2 WR last week but still isn't a fantasy option. Hilton's absence should continue to mean increased roles for TEs Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.

Colts RB Jordan Wilkins was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a rib injury. He's averaged 3 carries per game this season, so his absence will mean just a bit more work for RB Marlon Mack.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett will miss Sunday’s game against Miami. Brian Hoyer will make the start while Brissett rests an MCL sprain. Hoyer’s a risky fantasy option, but a matchup with the Dolphins puts him on the deep league radar.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. He's expected to miss another game or 2 beyond Week 10. With WR Parris Campbell (hand) also out, Indy is down to WRs Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers and Deon Cain. Pascal led the group in snaps and routes last week and is a viable WR3 in Sunday's plus matchup.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) is a game-time decision for this weekend’s tilt with the Dolphins, HC Frank Reich said Friday. Brissett got in 3 limited practices this week. Colts-Fins doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET, so hopefully we get an update on this situation on Sunday morning. QB Brian Hoyer will draw the start if Brissett is out.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all is an encouraging sign. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow, but Brissett definitely has a shot to play against the Dolphins this weekend.

Colts WR Parris Campbell fractured his hand in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, HC Frank Reich said. The rookie will undergo surgery and "miss some time," Reich said. The team is hoping not to place him on IR, but Campbell figures to miss multiple weeks. It's unfortunate timing as he was in line to assume a bigger role with T.Y. Hilton out with his calf injury. The Colts are now down to Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers and Deon Cain as their healthy WRs. We'll see if Devin Funchess is ready to return from his broken collarbone.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has a "chance" to play against the Dolphins this weekend, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The MRI on the injured left knee confirmed an MCL sprain. We'll keep a close eye on Brissett's status throughout this week, but it at least looks like he avoided a multi-week injury. QB Brian Hoyer will start vs. Miami if Brissett can't.

Colts HC Frank Reich said after Sunday's loss to the Steelers that the team believes QB Jacoby Brissett is dealing with a sprained MCL. Brissett remained on the sidelines after exiting and looked like he wanted to re-enter the game. He never did, but it at least looks like he avoided a serious injury here. We should get a more concrete diagnosis and timeline on Brissett tomorrow.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett injured his left foot or ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. He was able to get off the field under his own power and is being looked at by trainers on the sidelines. QB Brian Hoyer is in for Indianapolis. We'll update Brissett's status when we learn more.

Update: The Colts announced that Brissett has a knee injury and is questionable to return.

Colts DE Justin Houston (calf) and S Malik Hooker (knee) are active for today's game against the Steelers. Each guy turned up questionable but is available for normal usage. Houston looks less attractive for IDP lineups than usual with the calf issue and strong Pittsburgh pass protection.

Colts DE Justin Houston is questionable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. He suffered a calf injury in Thursday's practice that then kept him out Friday. We'll need to watch Houston's status Sunday morning. S Malik Hooker is also questionable. He returned last week after missing 3 games with a knee injury. Hooker opened this practice week on the field but then was limited Thursday and sat out Friday, again with a knee issue. He hasn't been much of an IDP option even when healthy, at least. His previous replacement, Khari Willis, looks ready to go if Hooker sits.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. HC Frank Reich said Friday that Hilton hurt his calf on Wednesday and could miss 3 weeks. His absence leaves Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Parris Campbell and Deon Cain as Indy's top 4 WRs in Pittsburgh this weekend. Pascal is the best fantasy bet after leading those other 3 in snaps and routes last week, but he's no better than a WR4. Downgrade QB Jacoby Brissett without Hilton.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic supplied some ominous info early Friday afternoon on WR T.Y. Hilton's calf injury. Holder said Hilton was in a walking boot Thursday and that the Colts wideout "is very much in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game at Pittsburgh." Unless Indy rules him out today, we'll likely need to track Hilton's status right up until Sunday's inactives come out. Stay tuned. And if you've been planning to start QB Jacoby Brissett this weekend, consider your other options.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) and TE Eric Ebron (ankle) missed practice on Thursday. Hilton was limited on Wednesday, while Ebron wasn't on the injury report at all. It's worth noting that DE Justin Houston and S Malik Hooker were also added to the injury report on Thursday, so it's possible the Colts are just getting some guys mid-week rest. Check back tomorrow for another update.

The Chargers have released Chase McLaughlin, who kicked for them the past 4 weeks. It's unclear if L.A. will go back to K Ty Long or if K Mike Badgley is finally ready to return from his groin injury. Avoid the situation in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

The Chargers on Monday fired OC Ken Whisenhunt. The veteran coach was in his 4th season as coordinator, after previously running the Chargers' offense in 2013. This year's crew sits just 23rd in scoring and has particularly struggled to run the ball. L.A. still ranks a decent 15th in yards per play, though, and 14th in Football Outsiders' overall offensive DVOA (through Week 7 games). HC Anthony Lynn figures to take over the play calling. Perhaps we'll see a bit more rushing volume after the switch, but the Chargers will need to get much better blocking to improve efficiency on that front. We're not adjusting our fantasy outlook for any Chargers players on this news.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers plan to have QBs coach Shane Steichen call plays, "though coach Anthony Lynn will be heavily involved & give input."

11:10am EDT 10/27/19

Colts TE Jack Doyle (groin) is active for today’s game against the Broncos. He popped up on the injury report on Friday and was listed as questionable, so there’s some added risk to using him in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Colts TE Jack Doyle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Broncos. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice. We'll look for updates on Doyle and will get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. His absence would be a big boost for TE Eric Ebron, was was out-snapped 56 to 32 by Doyle last week.

 
 
 

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