The 2021 NFL season may barely be in the books, but Dave Richard is already getting a jump on his 2022 preparation by highlighting at least one key statistic to know for each NFL team that had a major bearing on their 2021 performance and could mean a great deal for their 2022 outlook. In this space, Dave dives into the Indianapolis Colts.
Indianapolis Colts stats to know
Jonathan Taylor had 15-plus PPR points in 13 of 17 games. Michael Pittman hit at least 15 PPR points in eight games. They both hit 15-plus PPR points in the same week just five times, and four of them came between Weeks 5 through 9.
Carson Wentz played notably more efficient in those five weeks and really took a nosedive starting in Week 10.
- Wentz in Weeks 5 through 9 (five games): 63% completion rate, 32.4 attempts per game, 7.9 yards per attempt, 255.6 yards per game, 12 touchdowns, two interceptions
- Wentz in Weeks 10 through 18 (eight games): 61% completion rate, 27.0 attempts per game, 6.3 yards per attempt, 170.6 yards per game, 10 touchdowns, four interceptions
Wentz also had as many red-zone touchdowns (seven) in Weeks 5 through 9 as he had in Weeks 10 through 18. It felt like the offense shifted away from him and more toward Taylor once the calendar hit mid-November. If Wentz stays in Indianapolis, or if the Colts don't significantly upgrade on him, it stands to reason Taylor will continue to be the breadwinner of the offense and Pittman falls into a reception-based receiver role.