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Eric Ebron sidelined with ankle injury heading into Week 12

The Colts tight end is banged up on a short week. It could mean more work for Jack Doyle. We break down the fantasy football implications heading into Week 12.

Eric Ebron of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass in the second quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts face a short week of preparation for Week 12 Thursday Night Football, and the team had a second straight walkthrough rather than a full practice on Tuesday. The team will likely have a walkthrough on Wednesday as well, which will make it difficult to sort out some of the injury designations we’re bound to see.

One player to keep an eye on is tight end Eric Ebron, who has been listed as a DNP at practice the past two days. When teams conduct walkthroughs instead of full practices, they are still required to provide an injury report. They announce it as an estimation since players did not go through normal drills.

Ebron’s ankle injury is a new problem he did not have heading into Week 11. In describing the lengthy estimated report, Mike Chappell tweeted “Good luck making much out of this.” This means we will likely be left waiting until game-day news for Ebron and others.

Fantasy football analysis: Colts TEs Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle

If you are a Jack Doyle fantasy owner, a potentially inactive Ebron would be a boost. Doyle was shut out this past Sunday against the Jaguars, not even seeing a single target. The previous two weeks he had three receptions on four targets each week, and found the end zone both games.

If T.Y. Hilton is also out, that would be a big deal considering Marlon Mack is not going to play. Nyheim Hines would see a boost in the passing game, but Doyle would seem like a decent option to consider in all formats.