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Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle was not listed on the team's final injury report for the Week 8 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. This elevates the likelihood that he will be in the lineup for the first time since Week 2.

Doyle's return should do nothing but elevate a Colts' passing attack that has been functioning just fine without him. In fact, fellow tight end Eric Ebron actually leads the team in receptions (33), targets (59), receiving yards (357), and receiving touchdowns (6) -- those six TDs are also tops among all tight ends in the NFL. 

Now, with Doyle back in the mix, Ebron fantasy owners are certainly wondering how this will affect things going forward. After all, Doyle had his best NFL season in 2017 with career highs across the board in receptions (80), targets (107), and receiving yards (690), while adding four touchdowns -- the four TDs were one shy of his career best. 


In the two games Doyle played this season, Ebron caught a touchdown pass in each one. It is worth noting, however, that his targets jumped massively with Doyle out of the lineup. After a combined nine targets in the first two games of the season, Ebron had target totals of 11, 10, 15, seven, and seven in the five games Doyle missed. 


All in all, Ebron should see fewer targets with the return of Doyle. It'd be great if we could rely on those touchdowns from Ebron every week, but that's simply not a sustainable way to be successful in fantasy football. 


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