Doyle had three receptions for 36 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
After Doyle had six receptions and seven targets last week in his first game back after missing five games due to a hip injury, it looked like he would dominate the targets at tight end. His performance was underwhelming and paled in comparison to Eric Ebron's three-touchdown performance. However, it's worth noting that Ebron played just 21 snaps on offense while Doyle played 48 snaps and Ebron had a similar number of targets.
Doyle caught six of seven targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-28 win over the Raiders.
A hip injury had kept Doyle out since Week 2, but he returned in style, leading the team in receiving yards. The highlight of his day was a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Fellow tight end Eric Ebron also found pay dirt in this one, showing that the talented pair should be able to coexist after the team's Week 9 bye.
Doyle (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Raiders after practicing fully Friday.
Doyle is thus poised to see his first game action since injuring his hip in Week 2 action. Upon his return, he should re-emerge as a key target for QB Andrew Luck, though the presence of fellow tight end Eric Ebron, who handled a high-volume role in Doyle's absence, suggests that ample targets for Doyle may not be available every week. He therefore profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in Week 8.
We'll have to see if Doyle ends up listed as questionable for Sunday's game, or heads into the weekend without an injury designation. His anticipated return would no doubt bolster the Colts' passing attack, but represents a hit to the fantasy upside of fellow tight end Eric Ebron.
Doyle (hip) participated in Friday's practice, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
It won't be clear until after practice how much Doyle was able to do, but this is his third straight day on the practice field, so he will have a chance to play Sunday for the first time since Week 2.
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