Andre Johnson Fantasy News

Colts Beat: No player has 'flashed more' than WR T.Y. Hilton, could have a 'career year'

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:44pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

No player on the Colts’ 90-man roster flashed more in recent weeks than Hilton. And no player has to be more excited about the return of No. 12 than No. 13, whose skill set was hampered last season after Luck went down and the downfield threat disappeared. This spring, with Luck back under center, Hilton has starred.

“T.Y.’s had as good an offseason as anybody,” Pagano gushed a few weeks back. “I’ve never seen this guy practice as fast as he is right now and compete at the level he is.”

Hilton admitted he was ticked off about last season, about watching the playoffs from home for the first time in his four-year career. When he returned to the field, he dueled Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis for much of the spring. Hilton won more than his fair share.

Also of note: Hilton is no longer just the No. 1 target. He’s the elder statesman in the receivers room for the first time in his career — Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne owned that distinction in years past. Hilton must deliver this season, and he knows it. Watch out. No. 13 could be in line for a career year.

Fantasy Impact:

In 22 games over the past two seasons with a healthy Andrew Luck, Hilton has averaged 5.1 catches for 86 yards and 0.45 TD. Those are fringe WR1 numbers in PPR formats and solid WR1 numbers in standard leagues. With Luck back under center, Hilton should have a bounce back season after finishing #22 in both formats.

Colts will release WR Andre Johnson

Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:31am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts have told WR Andre Johnson that they are releasing him, per source.

Related players: Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett

Fantasy Impact:

Donte Moncrief finished his second season with 64 catches for 733 yards and six touchdowns, but his numbers were a bit depressed due to the midseason loss of Andrew Luck. In seven games with Luck, Moncrief averaged 4.6 catches 50 yards and 0.71 TD (on 7.7 targets per game), which extrapolates to a 73-802-11 season. Fantasy-wise, that’s about what Michael Crabtree scored as the #19 receiver in standard formats. With Andre Johnson out of the way, Moncrief’s playing time and targets should increase a bit. He’s a serious threat to break out in his third season. Phillip Dorsett figures to step into the WR3 role, and will be fantasy relevant assuming the Colts' offense returns to form.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 15. Moncrief reportedly participated in a light practice on Friday, but officially he remained out. If he’s out or limited, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center. The Colts play early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Moncrief was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday, so he’s suddenly iffy for Week 15. He says he’s going to practice on Friday, but we’ll see. If he’s out, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Moncrief was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday, so he’s suddenly iffy for Week 15. If he’s out, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Colts Beat: Andre Johnson's role diminishing

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:19pm

Indianopolis Star - [Full Article]

Looking at this week's Colts snap counts sheds some real light on the diminishing role of receiver Andre Johnson.

In Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson, in the first year of a three-year, $21 million contract, saw more dramatic drop-off in his involvement. Johnson was on the field for just 33 snaps, equating to 45 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in the game.

Fantasy Impact:

That's a startlingly low number for a starting wide receiver, the story said. However, it's an indication the Colts recognize what they have to do to win. By comparison, Donte Moncrief played 80 percent of the snaps, while Griff Whalen played 34 percent.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is typical for the veteran.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. If T.Y. Hilton is out, Johnson could be a Sneaky Start despite a terrible matchup against Denver.

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