The Indianapolis Colts will be getting Jacoby Brissett back under center against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Provided that, is Eric Ebron or Jack Doyle worth playing in fantasy football this week?
Last year, Ebron had a career-year in his first season with the Colts. The pass-catching tight end finished the 2018 season with 66 receptions, 750 yards, and 13 touchdowns. He also was able to score a rushing touchdown to add to his spectacular season.
However, Andrew Luck was the quarterback in 2018 and the offense was centered around throwing the ball. Now, with Brissett under center, the offense is more balanced and there are fewer opportunities for Ebron to thrive.
As a result, Ebron only has 23 receptions, 304 yards, and three touchdowns thus far. Recently, Ebron spoke to Frank Reich to discuss his role in the offense and how he can become more involved.
That came before the Colts suffered a surprising defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Week 10. In addition, Brian Hoyer was the quarterback last week and was never able to get into a groove in the offense.
With Brissett coming back, Ebron should become a reliable target in the offense once again. Especially with all of the injuries that are plaguing the Colts at the wide receiver position. Therefore, Ebron should be a viable option at tight end in Week 11.
On the other hand, Doyle’s role in the offense will likely decrease with the return of Brissett at quarterback. Over the past two weeks, Doyle has combined for six receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
While it was a positive sign to see Doyle become involved in the passing attack, it came when Hoyer was the starter. In the first seven games that Doyle has played in, he only had 21 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown with Brissett throwing him the ball.
Considering that, it’s best to avoid starting Doyle in your fantasy lineups on Sunday.
The Jaguars are fairly strong against tight ends, allowing only 11.6 fantasy points per game (14th fewest in the NFL). At the same time, they’ve also given up five receiving touchdowns to tight ends in 2019 (tied for fourth-most in the NFL).
With T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell ruled out once again, Ebron and Doyle could see increased roles in the offense in Week 11. But if you had to choose between either of them, Ebron is easily the better choice with his potential of scoring a touchdown.