4. Zack Moss
When your top running back goes down, you usually expect a drop-off in the effectiveness of your running attack, for the Colts that has not been the case. When Jonathan Taylor was confirmed out to start the year, it was up to Zack Moss to take the load in the backfield.
Moss has put together 100+ yard efforts against Tennessee and Baltimore and has provided a great option as a starter when Taylor is out. And now with Taylor out for a few weeks, Moss has been trusted yet again.
He has propelled the team to the point they are at right now, and if his great campaign continues this team will just keep on winning. While this team is better when the one-two punch of Taylor and Moss is healthy, Moss is still a great player as the lead back.
The running game has been a big part of why this offense and Gardner Minshew have been so effective, and the Colts’ playoff chances are riding on the success here. While fans missed the speed and likability of Nyheim Hines, the trade for Moss may prove to be exactly what gets them a playoff berth in what was supposed to be a down year for this team.
Expect the Colts to run the ball and then some even despite being thin at running back, Moss will have to prove why he may be getting paid well come his next contract.