Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell is a big believer in Pierre Garcon, but he also sees great potential in Austin Collie.
“I do see him getting better,” Caldwell said of Collie. “He’s got the kind of work habits, and he is really diligent about everything that he does that would lead you to believe that you are going to see some improvement. There is no question about it. He is in early. He stays late. He works extremely hard."
“The sky is the limit. I think he can keep improving. I think there have been a number of guys that have set a standard around here that they tend to get better each and every year. That’s certainly his objective this year.”
We have Collie ranked at 52, well below Garcon and of course Reggie Wayne, but if injuries strike Wayne, Garcon, or Dallas Clark, Collie's value would rise. Collie currently could be classified as an ideal fantasy reserve. Because he is part of a great offense, he can be plugged into your lineup in an emergency or because of bye weeks and you would have a reasonable shot of seeing some productivity. And he's got more upside than most reserve receivers.