Doyle caught seven of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown, but also lost a fumble in Monday night's 36-22 loss to the Titans.
Doyle overcame a concussion to be cleared to return for Monday's contest. Not only did he lead the Colts in receptions and targets, but Doyle scored the team's lone offensive touchdown with an eight-yard catch to start the second quarter. That being said, a fumble added a sour note to his night, as he's now coughed the ball up in two of his last three appearances.
Doyle (concussion/neck) practiced fully Friday.
Doyle is thus on track to return to action Monday against the Titans, in the absence any any setbacks in advance of that contest. Doyle's numbers through four games -- 17 catches (on 23 targets) for 163 yards -- aren't anything special, but his fantasy upside could brighten soon enough, with the return of franchise QB Andrew Luck looming in the coming weeks.
Though Doyle still needs to gain clearance from an independent physician to move past the concussion protocol, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star relays that the tight end "will be full-go in practice in meantime."
With that in mind, Doyle is trending toward a return to action Monday against the Titans, in the absence of any setbacks. With 17 catches (on 23 targets) for 163 yards through four games, Doyle hasn't put up eye-popping numbers to date, but his fantasy outlook could brighten down the road, with the return of franchise QB Andrew Luck inching closer.
Per Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star, Doyle was thought to be fine Wednesday but by Thursday, the tight end's neck was stiff. As a result, the team will elect to "err on the side of caution" and hold Doyle out, according to Pagano. With Doyle sidelined, the Colts' options at the position Sunday are Brandon Williams, Darrell Daniels and Henry Krieger-Coble, none of whom represent high-percentage fantasy darts in Week 5.
Doyle (concussion) was not on the field for Friday's practice, according to Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis.
Doyle was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, but it looks like he may not get in any work Friday. The Colts will provide an update on both Doyle's practice participation and his Week 5 status following Friday's practice, but it's looking like he could miss his first game due to injury since joining the NFL in 2013.
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|
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