Indianapolis Colts‘ tight end Jack Doyle had a two-touchdown performance Week 1 against the Detriot Lions. As a result, he is a hot commodity in fantasy football. People should be careful with him though, this performance his not sustainable.
In Week 1, Doyle had 18 points on ESPN Fantasy Football. However, only a rare few cashed in on his performance. Doyle was owned by less than 1% on most fantasy platforms. Now, people are beginning to grab him as a free agent this week.
On ESPN, the percentage of players owning Doyle has jumped to 10.6%. It could continue to climb entering the weekend. Other fantasy football platforms like Yahoo are seeing similar rises.
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Although Doyle had a nice Week 1 performance, it is still a tough call to start Doyle. He has the talent and size to be a good tight end, but he does not get a lot of opportunities in the Colts’ offense.
Remember, Doyle is the No. 2 tight end behind Dwayne Allen. Speaking of Allen, he had four catches, 53 receiving yards and one touchdown (17 FFPs on ESPN). Allen is on the field more often than Doyle, which makes Doyle difficult to rely on in fantasy football.
It is rare the Colts will have five receiving options (WR/TE) reach double-digit fantasy football points in one week. There will be a loss in production in the coming week, and it will probably come from Doyle.
Hilton, Moncrief, Allen and Dorsett are bigger parts of the offense than Doyle. Quarterback Andrew Luck targeted all four of those guys more often than Doyle (4 targets). In fact, running back, Frank Gore had more targets (6) than Doyle.
The one positive about Doyle is his targets primarily come in the red zone. Luck looks for Doyle often in the redzone. Touchdowns are valuable in fantasy football, and Doyle usually has a throw come his way when the Colts are close to the endzone.
Doyle is an intriguing player to have on one’s fantasy football team. However, he is still a hard guy to rely on every Sunday. Fantasy footballers should not start him this weekend. Doyle needs to prove he be reliable every weekend with his Week 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos.
This weekend will be a good test to see how reliable Doyle is in fantasy football. The Broncos gave up 14 FFPs to Carolina Panthers‘ tight end Greg Olsen so there is an opportunity for Doyle to get some points.
Doyle had a receiving touchdown in the Colts’ 27-24 win over the Broncos in 2015. If Doyle can hit double digits fantasy points in Week 2, he could be a safe start for players in Week 3.