Is Jonathan Taylor Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Update for Colts vs. Patriots in NFL Week 9)

Oct 30, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs
Oct 30, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts season has gone off the rails this season, now starting Sam Ehlinger at quarterback in place of offseason acquisition Matt Ryan and now their most impactful offensive player will be out for the team's road game in New England.

Jonathan Taylor has been hobbled by an ankle injury all season that has cost him games already and the shaky Colts offense needs to get the ground game going to make up for the limited Ehlinger. Here's the latest on the Colts running back and how to attack the prop market in the team's Week 9 matchup:

Latest Injury Update for Jonathan Taylor

Tayor has been ruled out for the team's Week 9 matchup with the lingering ankle injury that cost him two games earlier this season. Frank Reich noted that the is prepared to have Deon Jackson be the No. 1 back on Sunday.

Reich told the media that he wants to get Taylor the "kind of give him the rest that he needs," according to ESPN. "I thought we had a chance -- that it might progress a little bit better than it did this week -- but it didn't," Reich said. "So, we've got to be smart, do what's right for the player and do what's right for the team."

Meanwhile, the team is prepared to give Deon Jackson the rock on Sunday against a study Patriots defense.

Deon Jackson Prop Bets for Week 9

Our Josh Yourish, broke down why he likes the new Colts No. 1 running back by backing his over rushing yards.

Jackson has been “the guy” twice before this year and he has done a great job in the role. He did more damage in the passing game in his two starts, but that was with Matt Ryan at quarterback and all Ryan was capable of was dump-offs. Jackson rushed for 62 and 42 yards, respectively filling in for Taylor and I think we see similar production on Sunday. Ehlinger is still going to dump it off, but I would expect the Colts to try to run the ball more to take the pressure off Ehlinger. The Patriots are allowing 4.8 yards per carry this season.

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