The Indianapolis Colts are heading into their Week 10 matchup with the Miami Dolphins a little banged up. It’s not that they have a ton of injuries, but they do have injuries to some very important pieces to their possibility towards success.
Yes, it’s the 1-7 Dolphins and they’re bad. However, with Brian Hoyer starting in place of Jacoby Brissett, Pierre Desir likely still on the shelf after being downgraded to doubtful, and T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell out for Week 10, things won’t be a walk in the park by any means.
The Colts’ ability to put points on the board, as well as their ability to keep the improving Dolphins from putting points on the board will be compromised a bit. Now, the Dolphins are also without their two best offensive weapons in Mark Walton (suspension), and Preston Williams (ACL injury), just over a week after trading Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals.
As the Week 10 inactives list shows very few surprises even with Desir now being confirmed as out for the day. Quincy Wilson is inactive for one reason or another, E.J. Speed won’t suit up either, and Tyquan Lewis is once again a healthy scratch. Lewis may not be a surprise given his recent inactive status, but for a high draft pick, that is a surprise.
Also, the fact that Le’Raven Clark is active today over Lewis makes it an even larger surprise.
Lewis — a 2018 second-round pick — has only played in two games this season, hasn’t been on the field since Week 3, and it hasn’t been an injury issue for several weeks now. The Colts are having a hard time with recent draft picks it would seem. Deon Cain was waived earlier in the week, Wilson hasn’t been active for a month, and Lewis appears to be in the same boat.
Trevon Coley has been getting the active nod since being signed by the Colts on the first of October and the future for Lewis in Indianapolis appears to be in serious question at this point.
Here are the inactives for the Dolphins today’s Week 10 matchup: