Doyle played 37 of the Colts' 56 offensive snaps (66 percent) and hauled in one of four targets for a six-yard gain in the team's 38-20 loss to the Jaguars in Week 17. After being rewarded with a three-year, $21.3 million contract extension in early December, Doyle didn't exactly reward the Colts for their investment. Over his three games after landing the extension, Doyle contributed just five receptions for 44 yards across 13 targets. The new deal and general manager Chris Ballard's recent acknowledgement that Eric Ebron (ankle) wouldn't be re-signed nonetheless clears the way for Doyle to enter 2020 as the clear top option on the depth chart at tight end. However, as his production down the stretch seemed to illustrate, Doyle may struggle to be a reliable week-to-week option in fantasy lineups with Jacoby Brissett as his quarterback rather than Andrew Luck.
Doyle caught two of four passes for 17 yards during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers. Doyle's 17 yards were a season low. The veteran tight end has had a ho-hum season, managing just four games with at least 30 receiving yards. The Colts' pass offense has been on the decline over the past month and a half, having been held under 200 yards in four of the last six games. The season ends next Sunday against Jacksonville's middle-of-the-pack pass defense, but the Colts and Doyle have done little to inspire confidence that they'll be able to do much to capitalize on the matchup.
Doyle caught two of five targets for 21 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints. Doyle ranked third on the Colts in targets, but nobody on Indy's offense could produce much against a stingy Saints defense. The tight end has now caught just two passes in back-to-back games following his best outing of the season in Week 13.
Doyle caught two of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay. Fresh off signing a three-year extension, Doyle delivered a dud against a Buccaneers defense that has been quite generous to tight ends this season. He has three touchdowns in his last five games, but he's only topped 50 yards twice this season, making him tough to trust against the Saints in Week 15.
Doyle signed a three-year contract extension with the Colts on Friday. The team didn't officially announce the financial terms of Doyle's new deal, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the tight end is due more than $21 million in new money, with undisclosed incentives potentially pushing the value of the contract up to $24 million. With Doyle locked up through the 2022 season, the Colts will most likely move on from fellow tight end Eric Ebron (ankle), who is set to become a free agent this spring. Doyle has bounced back from an injury-shortened 2018 campaign to play in all 12 of the Colts' games to date, recording 36 receptions for 377 yards and four touchdowns in those contests.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||14||6.78|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|3 Year Avg||71||50||461||3||26||9.22||62|