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What to do with Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron in Week 12 fantasy football

One tight end is questionable and the other would stand to benefit. We break down how to approach the Colts’ TEs heading into TNF vs. the Texans.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron after scoring a touchdown is congratulated by tight end Jack Doyle during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Eric Ebron is ACTIVE.

So right now Eric Ebron is questionable to play in Thursday Night Football vs. the Houston Texans due to an ankle injury. Ebron only played 29 snaps last week in the Indianapolis Colts’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but did catch four passes for 27 yards, four more catches than Jack Doyle had. Doyle played more snaps (44), but didn’t see a target and was widely used as a blocker in the run game with the Colts up big. So let’s break down Week 12.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Indianapolis Colts tight ends

Obviously this all depends on whether Ebron will play. If he’s healthy and active, I think Ebron is fine to roll out there in deeper PPR leagues. The Texans have been susceptible to TEs this season, and gave up a nice game to Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews last week. Ebron wouldn’t see volume, but is a red zone threat and would only really need to score to return some value.

As for Doyle, if Ebron is sidelined, sure, Doyle isn’t a bad player to scoop up or play if you’ve got him. Prior to last week, Doyle had posted double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back games, with at least three catches and a TD. I think that’s about around his ceiling if Ebron sits, so again, he’s more of a deep PPR play than anything.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Ebron: Start in deep PPR if he plays.
Doyle: Start in PPR if Ebron sits.