College: Wisconsin | 7 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/4/1987
Depth Chart: QB.2
2017 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: -1
Avg Pts: -0.10
Rank: 133 QB
|Week 1||-1||Scott Tolzien 128 passing yds (5 pts)|
Scott Tolzien 2 interceptions thrown (-6 pts)
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The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly planning on signing quarterback Josh Johnson in the wake of Andrew Luck heading to injured reserve, per Ian Rapoport. Johnson will act as extra insurance behind Jacoby Brissett and Scott Tolzien, meaning there are no real fantasy implications in the signing. Johnson was cut by the New York Giants in training camp this last summer.
The Indianapolis Colts worked out free-agent quarterbacks Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, Josh Johnson and Connor Shaw on Tuesday, according to sources. With Andrew Luck (shoulder) not a lock to play in 2017, Jacoby Brissett will remain the starter for the foreseeable future, with Scott Tolzien backing him up. This suggests Indianapolis isn't sold on Tolzien for depth purposes.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton failed to follow up a lights-out Week 3 performance when the team faced the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, catching three passes for 30 yards in a 46-18 loss. Hilton and fellow wide receiver Donte Moncrief had identical stat lines, but Moncrief was the beneficiary of the team's lone receiving touchdown. What this game should make clear for fantasy owners is the low ceiling Hilton has in bad matchups, though his role in the offense should allow him to perform well in favorable ones. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is a notable upgrade for all Colts wide receivers compared to Scott Tolzien.
Indianapolis Colts QBs Jacoby Brissett and Scott Tolzien will share first-team reps this week until head coach Chuck Pagano named a starter for Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Indianapolis Colts QB Scott Tolzien completed nine of his 18 pass attempts for 128 yards and two interceptions in a 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1.
Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Scott Tolzien put forth an anemic performance in the team's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, completing 50 percent of his passes for 128 yards and throwing two interceptions returned for touchdowns. He was benched in the middle of the third quarter in favor of the newly acquired Jacoby Brissett, who proceeded to throw a 50-yard completion to wide receiver Donte Moncrief on the ensuing drive. The Luck-less Colts' offense was expected to sputter, but the real story of this game was how porous the defense looked. Tolzien simply isn't capable of surmounting huge deficits where the game script leans toward the pass and has made clear that even when forced to throw, there is little fantasy value in the skill position players around him.
Indianapolis Colts' general manager Chris Ballard stated on Thursday that quarterback Scott Tolzien will be the starter when the team heads to Los Angeles on Sunday, a move that surprises no one given that former-Patriot Jacoby Brissett was acquired quite recently and hasn't had a chance to acclimate to the offense. Despite the Rams missing Aaron Donald, their defense contains plenty of solid talent including Robert Quinn on the line and Mark Barron patrolling the middle. Tolzien will also be without stalwart center Ryan Kelly, meaning he will face plenty of pressure from the opposing pass rush. Expect very little out of the Colts' offense as a whole with Tolzien leading the way, especially the skill position players.
Indianapolis Colts QB Scott Tolzien will be the starting quarterback for Week 1, according to general manager Chris Bullard.
Indianapolis Colts QB Scott Tolzien will start the club's preseason finale Thursday, August 31, against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Despite being inconsistent throughout training camp and preseason games, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien will remain the team's starting quarterback, per Mike Wells of ESPN. "Scotty didn't play bad," head coach Chuck Pagano said about Tolzien's performance against Dallas last weekend. "It takes 11 guys hitting on all cylinders offensively." Although the Colts' first-team offense has been mostly inept so far, the team has shown a firm commitment to Tolzien as the guy to lead it. That commitment may be relaxing, however, as Tolzien showed how limited his ceiling is when he threw solely to checkdowns and safe routes over the middle against the Cowboys. Third-year quarterback Stephen Morris is climbing the depth chart after a strong showing in the same game, meaning it's only a matter of time before he gets some time with the ones. Neither offers a lot of upside for any fantasy assets in the Colts' offense, meaning knowing when Andrew Luck is slated to return will be critical.
It was a rough night for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien during the team's preseason tilt with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. The first-string offense went three-and-out on three of the team's first four offensive possessions, with Tolzien looking hesitant and indecisive during extensive playing time. Ultimately, he finished with 10 completions on 14 attempts for 70 yards despite playing a full half of football. Tolzien's name should inspire fear in the hearts of fantasy owners looking for any kind of good news on the Colts' offense. It's no surprise that he connected with short yardage weapons in Jack Doyle and Robert Turbin for six of his completions, as he appears to lack both the accuracy and confidence to hit targets greater than ten yards downfield. The reality should be setting in for Colts' management that they either need to look to third year quarterback Stephen Morris or find a serviceable free agent option to ignite some kind of spark in the offense. If not, several highly ranked fantasy assets on the Colts have to take a significant hit to their draft stock should ambiguity still exist around Andrew Luck's timetable to return.
Although plenty of first-team starters were absent for the Indianapolis Colts first preseason game, quarterback Scott Tolzien looked abhorrent in limited action. He only completed two of five passes for 24 yards and struggled to track wide receivers downfield, with both of his completions going to tight end Jack Doyle. Tolzien has plenty of time to improve before the team's Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, but wide receivers T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief's draft rankings should clearly take a hit if Andrew Luck (shoulder) isn't able to start at some point in 2017. On the other hand, Doyle may be a notable beneficiary of Tolzien's increased tendency to throw to a consistent, big-bodied target.
Indianapolis Colts QB Scott Tolzien is ahead of QB Stephen Morris on the depth chart and would likely start in Week 1 if QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) isn't ready, according to Kevin Bowen to Colts.com.