Bench: All Colts Running Backs (IND)
The Colts released Deon Jackson on Saturday and promoted Trey Sermon to their active squad for Sunday following that cut, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Jackson was always a borderline-impactful player in the Colts roster considering that he was never going to amount to anything with Jonathan Taylor in tow. That changed ahead of this season when Taylor was placed on IR and Jackson went on to start, although he only rushed for 14 yards on 13 attempts... fumbling twice.
Zack Moss returned to the Colts lineup in Week 2 after finally recovering from injury, rushing the rock 18 times for 88 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. Now, Trey Sermon joins Moss with Taylor out until Week 5 at the earliest assuming he's not traded before that.
Moss should stay atop the pecking order as the clear-cut RB1 of the Colts on Sunday, followed by a combination of much-lower-level options Jake Funk and Sermon.
The upside of the no-Taylor backfield was lower with Anthony Richardson instead of Gardner Minshew starting and that should improve in Week 3 with the rookie QB out.
However, the Colts will be fighting 1) a much better team and 2) bad weather. It's fair to assume they might want to rush the rock, but they won't be able to do so if they want to stay within distance of Baltimore as they will be playing catch-up for most of the game.
There might be a goal-line chance for one of these three rushers, but we don't know who will be getting that tote and that's already a dream scenario in a very bad-looking matchup for Indy.