Reggie Wayne Fantasy News

Monday, August 18, 2014, 8:17pm

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It’s only natural for receivers like Da'Rick Rogers or Griff Whalen to look over his shoulder and wonder how the other player at that position is doing.

The Indianapolis Colts are set (barring any kind of injury) with Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief as their top four receivers.

That leaves Rogers and Whalen and the remaining receivers on the roster competing for one or two spots on the roster at that position.

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Colts not sure Reggie Wayne will play in preseason

Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

One of the biggest question marks still remaining with the Indianapolis Colts is: How will receiver Reggie Wayne look when he plays in a game?

The other question is: When will Wayne play in a game? There’s no answer to either one of those questions yet.

Wayne has said a number of times during training camp that he wants the first tackle on his surgically repaired knee to be in a preseason game. With that said, you have to believe Wayne will play in Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Saints because the starters are expected to get extensive playing time in the first half.

“There’s a possibility,” coach Chuck Pagano said when asked if Wayne will play against the Saints. “We’re managing that thing and keeping a close eye on him. From a physical standpoint, make sure there’s not too much wear and tear on that knee early on and coming back and all those things. We’re going to monitor him this week and see how he goes. If things go according to plan, there’s a possibility there, but again, we’ll make sure he’s ready for action.”

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne has looked good in camp according to reports but the Colts just may not want to risk him getting hurt. Still, it seems like Wayne would feel better seeing action in the preseason rather than jumping right into the regular season...

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:28am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Colts WR Hakeem Nicks, whose first August had fallen somewhere in the gulf that resides between “blah” and “meh,” caught plenty of attention on Saturday night with a five-catch, 53-yard performance in limited duty against his former team, the Giants. Now, Nicks is catching praise along with those passes.

It would have played out as six catches for 86 yards for Nicks, but a 36-yard gain was wiped off the board due to Nicks giving a wave to cornerback Trumaine McBride during the play.

Fantasy Impact:
Nicks was not impressive in camp to this point but it looks like things are picking up for the veteran. Earlier in camp, we learned from Colt beat writers that Nicks would be the team's WR3 and when he came in Reggie Wayne would move to the slot with T.Y. Hilton and Nicks on the outside. For now, his fantasy value is still a bit limited.

Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:47pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

The Colts wide receiving corp may be the deepest position on the roster, and T.Y. Hilton was not shy Monday when asked how good he thinks it is with Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks.

“We have three number one wideouts,” Hilton said after practice.

Asked to clarify if he views himself as a number one wide receiver, Hilton replied, “Without a doubt. All you have to do is turn on the film and watch me play.”

That’s the kind of confidence that comes with being the most productive receiver from his 2012 NFL Draft class, despite being selected in the 3rd round out of FIU. In two seasons, Hilton has amassed 132 receptions, 1,944 yards, and 12 touchdowns. Nobody from the 2012 class has more receiving yards and touchdowns.

Reggie Wayne: 'nothing that's holding me back'

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:05am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

There's no doubting the work ethic of veteran WR Reggie Wayne of the Colts. Seemingly all systems go after last October's torn ACL, Wayne's recovery was tabbed last week by coach Chuck Pagano as "really incredible," with the 35-year-old pass-catcher -- per The Indianapolis Star -- "effortlessly snatching passes out of the air" ahead of his 14th NFL campaign. "As far as the rehab part, I've ran every route. Either it was here in Indiana, in Indianapolis or it was down in Miami," Wayne recently told the team's official website. "I've grabbed coaches and trainers down at the University of Miami and I've said, 'Alright, I know you wanted to be a DB at some point in your life, this is your chance to do it.' They did their best and I've done everything I wanted to do. I've run every route and there is nothing that's holding me back. "There's nothing that's keeps me from doing whatever it is they want me to do so I'm here. Knock on wood I stay on top of this and keep going from there."

Fantasy Impact:

The news on Wayne comes just in time for the Colts as it appears WR Hakeem Nicks is struggling a bit. It looks like Wayne is the WR2 behind T.Y. Hilton, and in 3WR sets Wayne will line up in the slot according to recent observations at Colts camp. Wayne's comeback is impressive, but he's yet to be on the field in the game so probably fair to temper expectations. Wayne is ranked 39th on our list but his ADP is aabout a round higher than those around him, so he's an attractive target so far in drafts. Wayne will be held out of the team's Thursday preseason game, but is expected to see game action before the start of the season.

T.Y. Hilton on the field in 2 TE sets

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:46pm

Steve Andress on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has always been on the field when practicing at camp in 2 WR sets.

Fantasy Impact:

This is certainly good news for Hilton owners, or potential owners, as he looks to be running as the team's WR1 with Reggie Wayne as the WR2. After Wayne got injured last season, Hilton put up low-end WR1 numbers. While he comes in ranked 24th on our WR list, his ADP is the sixth round which is about a round higher than guys like Mike Wallace and Marques Colston who are ranked nearby. It looks like you may have to reach a little for Hilton, but this news should make you feel better about doing it.

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (ACL): 'So far, so good.'

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:57pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

No setbacks so far for Colts WR Reggie Wayne...

"Like I've been saying, so far, so good," Wayne said after Thursday morning's walkthrough at Anderson University. "I haven't had any problems, nothing out of the norm.

"I haven't had any pain. Nothing has set me back."

The Reggie Wayne running routes and effortlessly snatching passes out of the air from Andrew Luck at training camp looks incredibly similar to the Reggie Wayne who did the same thing before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Oct. 20 against Denver.

"That's the way it looked to me," HC Chuck Pagano offered last week after watching Wayne go through his first full-squad work since having his knee repaired. "When you go back, you watch it live and then you go back and watch it on film. It's really incredible."

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne was the #19 WR in standard formats and the #17 WR in PPR through the first seven weeks prior to tearing his ACL. He's 35 and coming off of a major knee injury. He’s expected to play Week 1, but it's hard to envision him returning to his usual form in time for the 2014 season, though it sounds like he's off to a good start. The Colts signed Hakeem Nicks as insurance.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:16pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

It seemed the Colts' fourth receiver spot would come down to DaRick Rogers and Griff Whalen at the start of training camp because they’re familiar with the system. Not so fast. Rookie Donte Moncrief is doing his best to stay in the mix. The Colts’ third-round pick had one of his best training camp practices Wednesday when he made three nice catches, including one for a touchdown. Moncrief’s best catch came when he jumped and came down with the ball with both feet inbounds while being closely defended on the play. With Hilton and Reggie Wayne (precaution) sitting out the end of practice, Moncrief was able to get some snaps with the first team.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5:42pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

The Colts first full padded practice of 2014 brought Reggie Wayne back onto the playing field, after the 14-year vet was held out of Saturday’s session.

Wayne looked like his old self on Sunday as he continued to be someone QB Andrew Luck turned to at critical times.

The Colts got in some red zone work during Sunday’s two-hour practice and there was Wayne finding gaps in the defense for touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne would make a great comeback story in 2014, but at 35 and coming off a major injury, it's fair to question how far back he'll come. He's ranked just 39th on our list, but he's getting drafted in the 9th round according to ADP, which is about two rounds before WRs ranked around him.

Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:41pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (ACL) on his return to practice:

"When you're out here and you're thinking and worrying — what if this and what if that? — that's when you get hurt," he said. "If you just come out here and do the things you've been doing ... everything's normal. That's how I felt today.

"Not one thing bothered me today. Not one time I went out there and I worried about my knee."

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne was the #19 WR in standard formats and the #17 WR in PPR through the first seven weeks prior to tearing his ACL. He's 35 and coming off of a major knee injury. He’s expected to play Week 1, but it's hard to envision him returning to his usual form in time for the 2014 season. The Colts signed Hakeem Nicks as insurance.

Reggie Wayne (ACL) cleared for camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:50am

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Colts WR Reggie Wayne says he has been cleared.

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne was the #19 WR in standard formats and the #17 WR in PPR through the first seven weeks prior to tearing his ACL. He's 35 and coming off of a major knee injury. He has been cleared to play, but it's hard to envision him returning to his usual form in time for the 2014 season. The Colts signed Hakeem Nicks as insurance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The addition of Colts WR Hakeem Nicks not only will be a plus for quarterback Andrew Luck, but his presence on the field will have a significant impact for T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne and the team’s tight ends. Hilton and Nicks can stretch the field on the outside, which in turn will open up the middle of the field for Wayne and the tight ends. What also can’t be discounted is that Nicks’ presence helps ease things for Wayne, who is coming off a torn ACL. Wayne doesn’t have to feel like he needs to dominate a game because he has Nicks, Hilton and the tight ends to help him out.

Fantasy Impact:
We're not crazy about the 35-year-old Wayne coming off of ACL surgery, and the arrival of Nicks will allow the team to ease Wayne in if he shows signs that he's not 100 percent ready to go.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:56pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

With the Colts Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks in the fold, it allows for T.Y. Hilton to move all over the offensive formations and ideally line up in advantageous situations.

Hilton’s 10 100-yard receiving games after two NFL seasons are tied for the second most in league history.

Fantasy Impact:
The big question is will Wayne be ready for the opener, which would be just over nine months removed from a torn ACL. All indications are he will be, but will the Colts ease him back in? Either way, at some point all three should be on the field increasing the fantasy value of QB Andrew Luck. We have Hilton ranked 22nd on our WR list, which is highest among the Colts. Even with Wayne on the field, Hilton could still see a ton of targets. However, we admit Hilton could be limited in two tight end sets. There are going to be a lot of mouths to feed in the Colts offense...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 1:43pm

Indianapolis Colts - [Full Article]

In the midst of minicamp, Colts QB Andrew Luck is impressed by the “smooth” Donte Moncrief and believes the newest Colts receiver will “do big things.”

Physically, at 6-2 and 221 pounds, Moncrief also fits the mold the Colts were looking for at receiver.

“Donte is a big target. We needed to get bigger, too. We needed to get taller.” wide receivers coach Charlie Williams says.

“He runs good routes and he catches the ball, that’s the key. That’s the key.”

Fantasy Impact:
Moncrief probably won't have much of an opportunity as a rookie if Reggie Wayne (ACL) is fully healthy, but the Colts are preparing for life after Wayne.

Reggie Wayne won't return until training camp

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:43pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne said he’s been cleared for football-related activities, but he won't return until training camp.

“He was ready to run in there at the end of that team drill. Looks great,” HC Chuck Pagano said. “We’re going to have to have plenty of security around so he doesn’t sneak out here in pads come training camp time and get in there too soon.

“We all know what Reggie’s made of and how he’s wired and what his DNA is. He’s champing at the bit to get back out there.”

Fantasy Impact:
Wayne was the #19 WR in standard formats and the #17 WR in PPR through the first seven weeks prior to tearing his ACL. He's 35 and coming off of a major knee injury. He may be able to play, but it's hard to envision him returning to his usual form in time for the 2014 season. The Colts signed Hakeem Nicks as insurance.