News: 3 days agoMinshew will return to the No. 2 quarterback role for Sunday's game against the Rams with Anthony Richardson (concussion) having been cleared to start the Week 4 contest, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.
Spin: Minshew performed admirably in his two games (one start) of action after Richardson sustained the concussion in the Colts' Week 2 win over the Texans. The 27-year-old completed 46 of 67 pass attempts for 398 yards and two touchdowns, preserving the win over Houston and then guiding the Colts to an overtime win over the Ravens in Week 3. Minshew remains one of the best backups in the NFL.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Minshew signed with the Colts during the offseason and the veteran will back up rookie Anthony Richardson. After tossing 37 TDs and 11 INTs during two seasons (23 games) in Jacksonville, Minshew played four full games in relief of Jalen Hurts during two seasons with the Eagles. He averaged a solid 17.2 fantasy PPG during those outings. Minshew's career efficiency is right around league average and he adds a little bit of value with his legs. He'd be on the back-end QB2 radar if called on to start, but that makes him appealing only as a stash in deep, superflex formats.