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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 7 67 9.6 0 22

Top Josh Downs News

  • Colts' Josh Downs: Four catches in Week 2 win

    Downs brought in four of five targets for 37 yards in the Colts' 31-20 win over the Texans on Sunday.

    Downs again served as the No. 3 receiver, but as was the case in his NFL debut Week 1, he was more productive than No. 2 wideout Alec Pierce (2-28). Downs has displayed solid rapport with both Anthony Richardson (concussion) and Gardner Minshew, so he'll remain an interesting deep-league option for a Week 3 road battle against the Ravens.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Three receptions in NFL debut

    Downs started as the slot receiver and had three receptions for 30 yards on seven targets in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. He played on 57 of the offense's 72 snaps.

    Downs didn't have a big game in his NFL debut, but there were some encouraging signs. He was second on the team in targets, and Isaiah McKenzie, his preseason competition for the slot receiver role, played just one snap on offense. If rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson improves as a passer, Downs could be much more productive later in the season.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Listed as No. 3 receiver

    Downs is listed as the starting slot receiver on Indianapolis' first unofficial depth chart of the regular season.

    Downs and Isaiah McKenzie were competing for the No. 3 receiver role during the preseason, but McKenzie was released Wednesday and then re-signed to the roster. Downs showed good chemistry with starting quarterback Anthony Richardson during training camp, but the rookie QB's proficiency on short passes remains in question heading into the regular season. Downs may start slowly and see his production grow later in the year as Richardson gets more comfortable.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Finishes without a catch

    Downs had two targets and no catches in Thursday's 27-13 preseason win over the Eagles.

    Downs played a vast majority of the first-team snaps with Indianapolis largely operating from three-wide formations. He let a ball slip between his hands in tight coverage on a 3rd-and-7 and otherwise did little of note. Multiple recent reports suggested the rookie has been much busier at training camp, and it seems either he or Alec Pierce are most likely to emerge as Anthony Richardson's second-favorite target behind clear No. 1 Michael Pittman. The Colts open their season Sept. 10 with a home game against the Jaguars.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Favorite for slot duties

    Downs is believed to be the front-runner for the Colts' slot receiver job, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Downs has been competing with veteran Isaiah McKenzie for the job, but the rookie has had a "big summer" at Colts camp and appears to have the leg up in three-wide sets alongside Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce. With Anthony Richardson under center, however, it's unclear if Downs will find his way into 2023 fantasy value in an offense that might be able to only support one pass-catcher.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Makes two catches Saturday

    Downs reeled in two of three targets for 20 yards during Saturday's 24-17 preseason win against the Bears.

    Downs returned the opening kickoff for 14 yards, and his first potential target occurred on the Colts' initial drive, but it was negated by an offensive pass interference call by teammate Pharaoh Brown. In addition to his contributions through the air and the kick return, Downs also had a five-yard punt return. Considering Indianapolis sat its starters Saturday, Downs' work on offense came with backup quarterback Gardner Minshew. Downs will look to continue making inroads on a regular role in the team's offense in this Thursday's exhibition at Philadelphia.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Two receptions in preseason debut

    Downs had two receptions for 29 yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason loss at Buffalo. He also had four kickoff returns for an 18.3 yard average.

    Downs worked with the second-team offense as Isaiah McKenzie got the start as the slot receiver. Downs showed a spark in the passing game, however. Downs had missed some practice time early in training camp with a sore knee, but it didn't look like an issue Saturday. Downs and McKenzie are battling for the starting slot receiver role, and a decision likely won't be made until late in the preseason.

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  • Colts' Josh Downs: Back at practice

    Downs (knee), who missed some time this offseason, participated in practice Wednesday, Jake Arthur of reports.

    Now that he's back on the field for training camp, the 2023 third-round pick out of North Carolina will have a chance to compete for slot snaps with free-agent addition Isaiah McKenzie in a Colts receiver corps that also includes Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce. If Downs can secure a top three role out of the gate, he could gain some appeal in PPR formats regardless of whether who between Gardner Minshew and Anthony Richardson winds up as the team's Week 1 starting quarterback.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 171 lbs
Birthplace: Suwanee, GA
Age: 22
School: North Carolina
Experience: R