Jacoby Brissett didn't do a horrible job as the Colts' 15-game starter last season, but he didn't help Fantasy owners much. He's expected to be the backup for Andrew Luck in Indianapolis this season, so only if Luck's recovery from serious shoulder issues gets slowed down should we see Brissett on the field. No one should plan on drafting him at this point.
The Colts turned down a pair of trade offers for Brissett, with general manager Chris Ballard hinting that he wants to retain the 24-year-old quarterback, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports. "He's committed, he's a great teammate, he's got juice, he holds people accountable, he holds himself accountable. I love Jacoby," Ballard said. "Jacoby Brissett is going to play in this league a long time. If I learned anything last year, it was the value of a backup quarterback who can get it done, and I think Jacoby can do that." Brissett took a league-high 52 sacks and only won four of 15 starts last season, but his numbers were otherwise respectable for a second-year quarterback stuck in an undermanned offense. He completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 6.6 yards per attempt, with 17 total touchdowns (four rushing) and only 10 turnovers (seven INTs). A 2016 third-round pick, Brissett has two years remaining on his rookie contract at less than $1 million per season. The Colts expect Andrew Luck (shoulder) to be healthy for training camp, but they'd still need to be blown away to consider trading Brissett. The team likely would revise its stance next offseason if Luck were to make it through the 2018 campaign without any major injuries or setbacks.
Brissett completed 16 of 33 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 23-16 loss to Baltimore. He added eight yards on the ground on three carries. Frank Gore did most of the work on Brissett's lone score, taking the dump-off and weaving through the defense for a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Not much has gone right this season for Brissett and the Colts, and about the best thing you could say about the second-year passer is that he's now gone three straight weeks without a pick. He should get an opportunity to end the season on a high note in Week 17 against the Texans. Brissett put up a season-high quarterback rating of 122.6 against the Texans in Week 9, tossing two touchdowns and piling up 308 yards.
Brissett completed 17 of 30 passes for 158 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's 25-13 loss to the Broncos. He also rushed five times for 18 yards and a touchdown. The second-year signal caller was under 200 yards passing for the fourth straight game, and he hasn't managed a completion percentage above 60 percent since Week 9. The high point of Brissett's night came on a seven-yard first-quarter scoring run that capped off a seven-play, 50-yard drive, his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. Brissett's production in the last month has been largely underwhelming from a fantasy perspective, but he offers some solid rushing upside and has impressively limited his interceptions to only seven over 14 games. He'll look to improve his numbers versus the Ravens in Week 16.
Brissett completed 11 of 22 pass attempts for 69 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills. He also carried three times for 10 yards in the 13-7 loss. Brissett's attempts were in part limited by the incessant snow in Buffalo, but he still struggled in completing 50 percent of his passes for what was by far his lowest yardage total in any start this season. His production has dropped off since the team's bye in Week 11, with three turnovers, two touchdowns and an average of 146.3 yards over the last three games. Brissett will face an inconsistent yet experienced Broncos defensive unit on Thursday.
Brissett completed 21 of 36 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing six times for 36 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to Jacksonville. Brissett came in as the league's most-sacked quarterback while Jacksonville entered with a league-high 41.0 sacks, so it wasn't surprising to see him brought down four times in this one. The highlight of Brissett's day came in the third quarter on a 40-yard catch-and-run touchdown to T.Y. Hilton. Owners shouldn't have been expecting much more, given the difficult matchup.
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|5||10/05||@New England Patriots||30||21.53|
|6||10/14||@New York Jets||26||21.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||32||22.88|
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|3 Year Avg||59.2||1749||6||4||172||2||126|