Wilkins (knee) finished the 2019 season with 51 rushes for 307 yards and two touchdowns while catching seven passes for 43 yards over 14 regular-season games. When Marlon Mack fractured his hand, Wilkins was in line for additional usage, but Johnathan Williams took over as the bell cow instead. Wilkins logged double-digit carries on just one occasion, but he averaged 6.0 yards per carry. The 25-year-old running back's knee injury doesn't appear to be an issue for 2020. He's under contract for next year as well, but his playing time will likely be inconsistent with Mack and Nyheim Hines returning as well.
Wilkins (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars due to a knee injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Wilkins was added to the injury report Thursday with an ankle issue, but it was a knee concern that limited his participation in practice Friday and prompted the Colts to hold him out of the season finale, With Wilkins sidelined, Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Williams could be in line to handle additional snaps behind top running back Marlon Mack.
Wilkins (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan reports. There's been no word on the severity of his ankle issue, but the fact Wilkins was added to the Colts' injury report Thursday is worth noting. The running back's participation level at practice Friday will be telling with regard to his availability for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jaguars.
Wilkins ran for 84 yards and a touchdown on nine carries during Sunday's 38-6 win over Carolina. Wilkins was having a ho-hum game heading into the final minutes of the game. He then ripped off a 38-yard scamper to the goal line and subsequently punched it in on the next play. The season ends next Sunday with a matchup against Jacksonville's 29th-ranked run defense, but Wilkins is a risky bet to take advantage of that matchup -- he's topped 25 yards just five times this season and has had double-digit touches just once in 2019.
Wilkins rushed three times for 10 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints. He also caught one of three targets for seven yards. Wilkins converted a one-yard touchdown run on Indy's final offensive series to salvage some late points. The tailback didn't do much else, but neither did starter Marlon Mack, who finished with 11 carries for 19 yards. Fortunately for both, Week 16's matchup comes against the Panthers, who've surrendered the third-most rushing yards this season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||9||14.50|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|3 Year Avg||56||322||2||12||64||0||48|