As the Indianapolis Colts head into their Week 3 home opener against the Atlanta Falcons, a couple of their largest weapons were listed as questionable, and another was ruled out completely previous to today’s game.
However, most expected T.Y. Hilton and Marlon Mack to play, but the team was still using their pre-game warm ups to make a full decision on whether the two would suit up or not.
Injury updates:— Matthew Betz (@TheFantasyPT) September 22, 2019
Rashaad Penny (hamstring): not expected to play
TY Hilton (quad) & Marlon Mack (calf): GTD
Mark Andrews: expected to play
Jimmy Graham (groin): GTD
LeSean McCoy (ankle): expected to play
Alshon Jeffery (calf): not expected to play#NFLInjuries #FantasyFootball
The Colts are already out Darius Leonard and Jabaal Sheard, two real forces on their defense, and the loss of Mack and Hilton would have been a major gut punch to the offense.
Luckily for the Colts, they are both active today. It will be interesting to see how many snaps they’ll each take, though. Additionally, Jonathan Williams is inactive today, thus, watching the rotation in the backfield will be something to take in.
After Jordan Wilkins’ impressive run last week, and his improving health, the Colts should hope that he can step in to a larger role if Mack is unable to carry the ball 15 times or so.
With that said, here are the Colts’ inactives for today’s game.
As for the Falcons, punter Matt Bosher was listed as out, but Keanu Neal and Kaleb McGary were mainstays on the injury report throughout the week as well. Neal was limited two of their practice days, but was a full participant Friday. McGary on the other hand was out Wednesday, and limited Thursday and Friday.
Matt Gono, Kenjon Barner and Luke Stocker were all full participants on Friday as well after being in various stages of recovery throughout the week.
Here are the Falcons’ inactives for Week 3.