Jonathan Taylor injury: Who to consider on fantasy football waiver wire with Colts RB vs. Broncos

The Indianapolis Colts will face the Denver Broncos for the Week 5 edition of Thursday night football Thursday, October 6. The Colts are playing a short week, which is bad news for star running back Jonathan Taylor. He injured his ankle in last week’s game against the Tennessee Titans and just didn’t have enough time to recover. He was ruled out for Thursday’s game leaving the question, who to pick up in his absence?

Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich spoke about it during a media interview on Monday. He said that while Nyheim Hines would likely get more work as Taylor’s replacement, Phillip Lindsay would also be factored into the mix. Lindsay spent time on the Colts’ practice squad and has yet to play for the team this season. The main impetus for playing Lindsay seems to be the revenge game narrative, as the running back had spent the first three years of his career with the Broncos. He eventually left Colorado State and spent time with the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins in 2021 before landing on the Colts practice squad.

When it comes to your fantasy football decisions, Hines seems like the safest bet for your roster. He’s already been used in pass-catching situations for the Colts, and they think they’ll be playing a big part of this game. Hines has filled in well for Taylor in the past and is the safest bet to start with. If you’re desperate and need to start Lindsay, you can, but keep in mind it’s Thursday’s game. There should be plenty of other viable options for you to use in later games. If you head to the waiver feed, look for Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram, Houston Texans RB Rex Burkhead, Washington Commanders RB JD McKissic and Denver Broncos RB Latavius ​​Murray. They are all registered in less than 40% of Yahoo’s fantasy football leagues.

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