Since the Colts selected him 59th overall in 2019, Campbell has managed to play in just nine games due to injuries. In 2020, it was a knee injury suffered in the second game of the year that kept him out the rest of the season. You can still look back at his excellent senior season at Ohio State (90 catches, 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns) for a sense of what he might be capable of, but unfortunately we just haven't gotten to see much of that in the NFL so far. Campbell should go undrafted in most leagues, but he could be worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues as a post-hype sleeper.
Campbell is healthy for the start of training camp, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. Limited to nine games through two pro seasons, the 2019 second-round pick is coming back from October 2020 surgery to address MCL and PCL injuries in his left knee. He was medically cleared in May and now should be a full participant in training camp, where he'll compete for first-team reps with T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal. The No. 3 receiver job could come down to a camp battle between Campbell and Pascal, with the former more explosive while the latter has proven more reliable.
Campbell (knee) was medically cleared last week and is 100 percent heading into the 2021 season, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Campbell has had some tough luck with injuries thus far in his young career, but the 2019 second-round pick appears to finally be healthy again. He's coming off of a season in which he played just 63 offensive snaps across two games and recorded six catches for 71 yards, which follows a rookie campaign in which he played in just seven games due to injury. Despite the lackluster start to his career, the 23-year-old wideout could still be in store for a breakout season in 2021 if he can maintain some semblance of health. Indianapolis made no major additions at receiver this offseason, so Campbell should be in good position to find a regular spot in three-wideout formations.
GM Chris Ballard said that Campbell (knee) will be "a valuable member of [the Colts] moving forward" and called the 23-year-old's recent injuries "bad luck," George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. Ballard made clear that Campbell remains in good standing with Indianapolis' coaching staff despite having begun his career with back-to-back injury-plagued seasons. Campbell flashed a bit of his tantalizing upside against Jacksonville back in Week 1, securing six of nine catches for 71 yards, but he suffered what proved to be a season-ending knee injury after playing just two offensive snaps the next game. After undergoing October surgery to address both MCL and PCL injuries in his left knee, Campbell's next task will be returning to full health in time to begin the Colts' offseason program. With T.Y. Hilton scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, Campbell is facing prime opportunity to secure one of Indianapolis' top receiver spots alongside Michael Pittman for 2021.
The Colts aren't expecting Campbell (knee) to return from injured reserve this season, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. Citing a team source, Keefer relays that it would take a "minor miracle" for Campbell to play again in 2020 after the wideout required surgery in October to address injuries to the MCL and PCL in his left knee. The 23-year-old has now had both of his first two professional seasons end early due to injuries, as he was limited to just seven appearances as a rookie. Campbell played in just two games in 2020, hauling in six of nine targets for 71 yards in a season-opening loss to the Jaguars before exiting with the knee injury on the first drive of the Colts' Week 2 win over the Vikings.
Campbell (knee) is scheduled for a procedure to address his left MCL and PCL injuries in the near future, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Campbell isn't ruled out for the season, but a timetable for the second-year pro's recovery still remains undisclosed. The 23-year-old looked electric in the season opener when he torched Jacksonville for six catches and 71 yards, and with Michael Pittman (knee) now evidently in line for a multi-week absence, it would provide a significant boost for Indianapolis' receiving corps if Campbell were eventually able to return to the lineup.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|7||10/24||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|9||11/04||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|12||11/28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|15||12/19||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|17||01/02||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||16||12||99||0||5||8.25||11|