Colts OC Pep Hamilton is expected to utilize the tight ends more extensively in the passing game than his predecessor Bruce Arians did a year ago. That, along with the natural improvement many players make between their first and second NFL seasons, are helping to send expectations soaring for Coby Fleener.
“You saw today, he made some outstanding catches,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. “So he’s making progress every day. What did he have 20-, 30-some catches last year? That should double."
Fleener caught 26 passes for 281 yards and two TDs in 12 games, so doubling that output would put him at about #18 in our TE rankings. We're not as optimistic about his production, especially with Dwayne Allen in the mix.