When the NFL returns for the 2023 NFL season, so will fantasy football. People all throughout the world will put on their general manager’s cap and draft a team that they hop will win them their respective league. Like all teams, the Indianapolis Colts will be a squad that fantasy players look to for help.
Despite Indianapolis coming off a 4-12-1 season with an abysmal offense, the Colts have a few players that could be fantasy weapons. Of course, Jonathan Taylor will be one of the top players selected in all leagues. Wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, and even Josh Downs, should find themselves on a fair share of teams as well. And if we’re talking dynasty leagues, Anthony Richardson will be a popular pick.
Those are all the expected names. There’s a less obvious Colts player that fantasy experts are urging fans to select in the late rounds of their fantasy drafts. Kristopher Knox, in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, ranked Indy’s Zack Moss as the eighth-best backup running back for fantasy football.
Colts Zack Moss ranked as a top fantasy backup running back
Knox called Moss a “draft-and-stash” that should be targeted “at the end of the draft for insurance purposes,” admitting that if Jonathan Taylor is healthy, Indy’s other running backs won’t be getting much meaningful action. However, since Taylor is coming off an injury-ridden season that forced him to have ankle surgery this offseason, Moss makes sense as an insurance option.
While Taylor was dealing with injury last season, Zack Moss played in eight games for the Colts, recording 76 carries for 365 yards and one touchdown. Moss looked impressive, ending the season with 18 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans.
So Knox is right, Zack Moss is a nice backup to add at the end of a fantasy draft. However, for the sake of the Colts and everyone in Indianapolis, hopefully, Moss will stay stashed on the bench in fantasy, because everyone wants to see a healthy and dominant season from Jonathan Taylor.