Indianapolis Colts – Where’s The Value?

downloadIt seems like a lifetime ago that the Colts needed a massive rebuild, but in the matter of two good draft classes, and some key free agent signings they made it back to the playoffs before being halted by the rampant Kansas City Chiefs. Speaking of the Chiefs, the Colts have signed long time sack king Justin Houston from Kansas City in the hope that he can provide some much needed pass rush, whilst Devin Funchess comes over from the Panthers to provide Andrew Luck with a big target on the outside.

Speaking of Luck, what a comeback it was in 2018/19, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 39 scores, however, his rushing numbers were way down, which was to be expected as the Colts want their prize asset to protect himself. Things does mean that Luck no longer offers much in the way of rushing td’s, like he did in the earlier portion of his career.

Marlon Mack did make a slow start to the season, but certainly broke out in the later stages, rushing for scores (plus a receiving touchdown) in just 12 starts, so depending on how the bookies read into his season, might be a man to back on the Colts offence. Whilst Mack is healthy Hines and Wilkins are no more than bit-part players, so won’t be worth plunking any money onto, for now.

The additions Funchess and rookie Parris Campbell, may detract slightly from the value of the underrated T.Y. Hilton who had another stellar campaign and is often undervalued by most bookmakers. Funchess could be an intriguing prospect, having scored 21 times in 61 games, he could be massively undervalued heading into the season with the focus on Hilton, and last-seasons touchdown machine Eric Ebron.

As for Ebron, he certainly showed why the Lions drafted him so high back in 2014 even if he never actually paid the Lions back in his 4 seasons at Ford Field, in fact he scored more times last season, that he did combined over those 4 seasons, so if anything he may get extremely overvalued in this campaign, which could leave forgotten man Jack Doyle on the end of Luck’s red-zone targets.

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