The Indianapolis Colts returned to practice on Wednesday to begin preparations for Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and quarterback Jacoby Brissett will be back at practice as a full participant. Head coach Frank Reich said Brissett would start on Sunday if he has no setbacks, according to beat writer Zac Keefer.
Brissett suffered an MCL sprain in Week 9 and missed Week 10, with Brian Hoyer replacing him as starting quarterback. He got in three limited practices last week. He was initially listed as questionable on the final injury report, but was downgraded to out on Saturday. Hoyer made the start and threw three interceptions in a 16-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Fantasy football analysis: Colts QB Jacoby Brissett
An MCL sprain can cost a player upwards of four or five weeks, depending on its severity. The fact that Brissett was back at practice so quickly suggests this was a relatively minor version of the sprain. Setbacks can happen, but the fact that he’s already announced as the starter would seem to bode well for this weekend.
Brissett is a solid fantasy start against a Jaguars defense that has been inconsistent throughout the season. There is no word on T.Y. Hilton’s status for Sunday, but Brissett upgrades Zach Pascal, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, and the other Colts pass catchers.