2023 NFL Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Indianapolis Colts in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 20

Biggest issue on offense: Too few big plays

The Colts have sputtered a bit on offense when you view the unit from the perspective of yards per play. They ranked 25th through Sunday with 4.6 yards per play, making it difficult to finish drives because they are moving the ball in small chunks. Some of that is the product of QB Anthony Richardson being out of the lineup for the past six quarters with a concussion. The Colts are starting to show some promise on offense, but to progress to the next step, they'll need to be much more explosive. -- Stephen Holder

NFL.com -- Rank: 28

It would have been easy to look at the Colts to start the season, especially after the Jonathan Taylor drama crested, and wonder if last year's nightmare ever ended. But since the competitive loss in Week 1, the Colts have won impressively on the road in back-to-back games. The Utah duo of Zack Moss and Matt Gay was heroic in the overtime win at Baltimore, but so was a defense that made big stops and cranked up the pressure. The big surprise Sunday was how much the Colts blitzed (40% blitz rate), something they typically do more selectively. But these are important victories for a club that's had to repeatedly lick its wounds in recent years. The Colts are growing thicker skin now.

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2023 NFL Predictions: AFC South

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four AFC South teams are projected to win the fewest games combined among the four AFC divisions, and only the NFC West is projected to win fewer combined games than the AFC South in our full-season projections.

See where the Colts stand in our 2023 AFC South Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Indianapolis Colts

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Indianapolis Colts.

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Gardner Minshew44.227.53161.990.997.920.50.1621.63

Anthony Richardson: Indianapolis was arguably the ideal landing spot for Richardson. After all, new coach Shane Steichen tailored Philadelphia's offense to best suit the skill set of Jalen Hurts. Ups and downs should be expected for Richardson, but his elite athletic profile gives him enormous rushing upside from the start.

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Indianapolis Colts: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Indianapolis Colts in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. Jacksonville JaguarsL 21-31
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17at Houston TexansW 31-20
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Baltimore RavensW 22-19 (OT)
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1vs. Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8vs. Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 15at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. New Orleans Saints1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at Carolina Panthers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12at New England Patriots9:30 AM / Tickets
Week 11BYE
Week 12Sun., Nov. 26vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 3at Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10at Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17vs. Pittsburgh SteelersTBD / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31vs. Las Vegas Raiders1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7vs. Houston TexansTBD / Tickets

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Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Indianapolis Colts from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Indianapolis Colts:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

5. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Alt is the son of John Alt, a former NFL offensive tackle and member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, and he earned first-team AP All-American honors as a true sophomore in 2022. Alt was coached at Notre Dame last season by new Colts assistant offfensive line coach Chris Watt. A strong argument could be made that all five prospects (Williams, Harrison, Maye, Fashanu and Alt) would have been selected before any player at their respective positions in the 2023 draft.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

3. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

It may be too rich for McKinstry but Indianapolis needs more help at the position.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

6. Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

The Colts have used picks on the tight end position in three straight drafts, but Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods and Will Mallory don't match Bowers' talent. The only knock on him is his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame is a little undersized for the position. But he's a reliable pass-catcher who has 119 catches, 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns over the past two years. Bowers is tough to stop after the catch, too. He averaged more than 8 yards after the catch per reception last season. Indy can plug him right in and let him produce with Richardson throwing him the ball.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

3. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Fashanu was my OT1 and No. 5 overall prospect for the 2023 draft when he announced he would be returning to school for another season. His movement skills, natural power and blocking instincts are an awesome combination.

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Indianapolis Colts - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Indianapolis Colts.

14Anthony RichardsonQBFlorida
244Julius BrentsCBKansas State
379Josh DownsWRNorth Carolina
4106Blake FreelandOTBYU
4110Adetomiwa AdebaworeDTNorthwestern
5138Darius RushCBSouth Carolina
5158Daniel ScottSCalifornia
5162Will MalloryTEMiami (FL)
5176Evan HullRBNorthwestern
6211Titus LeoEDGEWagner
7221Jaylon JonesCBTexas A&M
7236Jake WittOTNorthern Michigan

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