Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:28am
Herron’s drive of five carries for 37 yards ended in a field goal for the Colts and offered another glimpse of what the team’s third running back could provide the offense.
Now, with Ahmad Bradshaw placed on injured reserve, those mop-up carries could become much more meaningful.
“It’s time for Boom Herron to step up, which everybody on the team has full confidence in,” Reggie Waynesays.
The longest extended look Colts fans have gotten of Herron was at this year’s Training Camp in Anderson. With Bradshaw and Trent Richardson dealing with injuries, Herron got plenty of first team work throughout camp and the preseason.
“He’s done it in practice. He did it in the preseason. When he’s gotten his chances in the games this year, he’s done a heck of a job,” Andrew Luck says of his “110 percent” confidence in Herron.
In the preseason, Herron was the team’s leading rusher (22 carries for 112 yards) and leading receiver (11 catches for 55 yards). The hope his Herron slides right in as a result of learning the offense during the preseason and camp with all the injuries. Richardson hasn't been all that impressive, so it seems possible Herron has a decent chance to put up fantasy numbers, perhaps especially in the passing game. He's certainly worth grabbing, at least in a little deeper PPR leagues.
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm
“I told Coby numerous times during the game, ‘Great play. Great play.’ And even after the game I said, ‘You grew up tonight, man. You grew up. You had a great game.’ It was the Coby Fleener that we all see in practice show up in the game. A lot of people don’t understand his speed and his size and his height. He can be a mismatch. There’s no way he shouldn’t be listed in the elite group of tight ends,” Wayne said on his weekly radio show.
“There’s no going back from here. He’s growing up,” Wayne says of Fleener.
“We’ve seen this in Coby in spurts. But like I told him, ‘There’s no going back. There’s no going backwards. From here on out, you just set the standard. You just set the table so now everybody is going to expect you to perform this way every week. Coby is to the point now where everything should be going and we believe it is. He showed that the other night.”
Chuck Pagano took notice of what Fleener gave the Colts offense last Sunday.
“(Fleener) played big (Sunday). He played physical,” Pagano said on his weekly radio show. “He made two of the finest catches that I’ve seen a tight end make. We had another tight end that we were defending on the other side of the field that was pretty damn good but Coby went up and made some great plays, great catches. It’s good to see his production coming through. He’s more than capable and now he’s just got to keep it there.”
Dwayne Allen's injury was initially described as a high-ankle sprain, and although he has indicated that it's not serious, he has been unable to practice this week, so Fleener is a Sneaky Start in a solid matchup with the Jaguars. Fleener posted #13 TE numbers last season after Allen was lost for the year. We currently have him ranked at #4 in standard formats for Week 12.
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Jalil Brown DB
Khaled Holmes C
Arthur Jones DE
Josh McNary OLB
Jamon Meredith T
Kelcy Quarles DT
Erik Walden OLB
As expected, WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) is ACTIVE but it's a tough matchup against the Giants who are ranked 4th in allowing fantasy points to WRs. While we had a news item Saturday that said Wayne won't be limited, he has a combined 8 catches for 50 yards his last two games (Weeks 6 and 7, he was inactive Week 8). Donte Moncrief exploded on to the scene last week in his place, and could steal some targets.
Besides the obvious requisite of actually catching the football, Wayne feels good about the work he put in Friday and Saturday.
Wayne was asked on Saturday if he expects to be limited in any way against the Giants.
“If I’m going out there, I’m expecting to play. If I’m going to be limited, I might as well continue to get treatment,” Wayne offered.
“I feel good. I had a couple days of practice where I felt pretty good, caught the ball pretty well. Hopefully I’ll wake up (Sunday) morning and there’s no setbacks and go from there.”
Wayne said in the story that during the Cincinnati game, he dropped two passes because he had no strength and couldn’t stop the ball from coming through his hands. So, he sat out the Pittsburgh game. That strength is now back and he doesn't expect to be limited. He's officially listed as probable.
DT Arthur Jones (ankle), LB Josh McNary (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadricep)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)
After missing last week, Reggie Wayne is listed as probable for the Colts in Week 9. He should assume his WR2 role while pushing Donte Moncrief to a WR3 role - at least. For the Giants, Rashad Jennings is OUT as reported earlier this week. Andre Williams will get a bulk of the carries but hasn't been impressive thus far in his time filling in for Jennings.
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm
Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow, not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Wayne is suddenly on track to play on Monday night. Donte Moncrief would be a Sneaky Start if Wayne can’t play, and Hakeem Nicks has some desperation appeal in a revenge game against his old team. If Wayne plays, then Moncrief would only hold desperation value as the team’s third wideout (at best).
Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:58am
Colts beat writer Mike Wells: The Colts are saying the right things publicly, but it's been a mystery why Hakeem Nicks hasn't been a factor. Last weekend's game basically summed up his time with the Colts. With Wayne out with an elbow injury, Nicks was the No. 2 receiver, but he was clearly outplayed by rookie Donte Moncrief. Nicks only caught one of the six targets from Luck for 27 yards while playing 60 of 66 snaps. Moncrief only needed 40 snaps to catch seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. You would have thought having a bigger role in the offense would help Nicks. Now you have to wonder if he'll fit in at all this season because Wayne will likely play Monday and Moncrief's performance may have been good enough to move him ahead of Nicks as the third receiver.
With Reggie Wayne looking iffy for Monday night, Moncrief would be a Sneaky Start against the Giants. Hopefully we'll know if Wayne will play by Sunday morning. If not, depending on Moncrief won't be for the faint of heart. He still has some upside as the Colts' WR3, even if Wayne plays, however.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm
Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow, not injury related) missed practice Thursday. It appears that Wayne is questionable for Monday night’s game. Donte Moncrief would be a Sneaky Start if Wayne can’t play, and Hakeem Nicks has some desperation appeal in a revenge game against his old team.
Bradshaw, who was not brought back after the 2012 season, and Hakeem Nicks, who was not re-signed after last season, will surely be determined to show their former team they made a mistake not keeping them. Because neither, particularly Bradshaw, ever wanted to leave.
This is an example of the #OldTeamTheorem that Senior Editor John Paulsen likes to talk about on Twitter (@4for4_John). Players are generally extra motivated to stick it to their old teams. It doesn't always result in a big game, but more often than not, players seem to outperform their usual production. We expect Bradshaw to play well. If Reggie Wayne misses another game, Nicks could be in the mix for a surprising game as well, though Donte Moncrief has been outplaying him thus far.
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