Indy's Anthony Gonzalez to get shot at WR2 spot

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

Mike Chappell of the Indy Star recently answered some questions:

Q: How do you feel the Colts will work the rotation at the wide receiver position? Are we looking at more four wide sets? Who has the hot hand? How do you see the number of reps each game for Pierre garcon, Anthony Gonzalez and Austin Collie?

A: There's no question in my mind the most interesting area for training camp will be wide receiver. This has the potential to be one of the deepest groups, if not the deepest group, the Colts have had. My current pecking order has Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon being the outside starters with Anthony Gonzalez ahead of Austin Collie as the slot receiver. I just like the deep speed Garcon provides on the outside, even though I really like Gonzo's after-the-catch skills. Gonzo said he's been assured by the coaching staff that he'll be given an opportunity to compete with Garcon for the No. 2 spot alongside Wayne. We'll see how that shakes out. One thing to keep in mind is you also have to figure Dallas Clark into the rotation.

As I mentioned, a very, very deep and talented group. Somebody's playing time is going to diminish, and my hunch is it will be Collie. Again, just a hunch.

Fantasy Impact: 

This is a pretty big deal in the fantasy world and something to watch as camp presses on into the regular season. Gonzalez in the slot with Garcon and Wayne on the outside seems like it makes the most sense. Just about everyone in the Colt offense will have fantasy value, though. Keep in mind a lot of weeks Dallas Clark at tight end is essentially a WR2 on this team.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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