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What to do with Jack Doyle in Week 13 fantasy football

Will Jack Doyle see an increase in targets with Eric Ebron on I.R.?

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum.  Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Doyle has ten fewer targets on the season than Eric Ebron with 42 to Ebron’s 52, but Doyle has been on the field more with a 70 percent snap rate to Ebron’s 42 percent. Mo Alie Cox has also seen 22 percent snaps this year, but only eight targets.

Ebron is on I.R., so we can assume Cox gets a bump in snaps and targets while Doyle sees an increase in targets. The question is if Doyle’s target increase is substantial or will Cox get enough to mitigate Doyle’s increase. We know the team trusts Doyle as a blocker and receiver, so I’m going to lean toward him getting enough of a bump also to get a bump in the fantasy rankings.

Fantasy football analysis: Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle

Doyle will face the Titans this week without Ebron. On the season, Tennessee has allowed the tenth-most fantasy points to tight ends and rank 26th in DVOA against the position. IN their first meeting back in Week 2, Doyle caught 2-of-3 targets for 21 yards. Ebron caught 3-of-4 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in that game.

The Titans have given up big games to Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry, and Travis Kelce, so they haven’t had an easy tight end schedule. Doyle is a low upside, touchdown-dependent play as it is, so we aren’t looking for huge numbers, but with Ebron out, a touchdown is more likely than if he played.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Doyle.