Colts Fantasy News
Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 9:19pm
"We're too young to rest," the veteran receiver said. "We probably need to put everybody out there and have them continue to play. I don't think we can afford (to rest).
"I can't speak for everybody, but I'm built to play."
While Wayne is set to play, that may not be what the team decides. The Colts are locked into the number-five seed in the AFC so there's a pretty good chance someone like Wayne may not see a full work day. We should know more as the week goes on.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012, 11:54am
Over the past two games, the Indianapolis Colts offense has been in descent.
It managed just 272 total yards in last Sunday's loss at Houston after being held to a season-low 269 yards the previous week against Tennessee.
The pressure on rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, meanwhile, has been spiking. He has been sacked nine times, hit another 19 times and vacated the pocket on a scramble or to buy time to throw on a few occasions.
Interim HC Bruce Arians is always on the prowl for big plays in the passing game. He calls them "chunk" plays. That means deeper drops and the quarterback holding the ball a tad longer to allow the routes to develop. A downside to that aggressiveness comes when it's compromised by erratic protection.
Monday, December 17, 2012, 8:05pm
Romeo Crennel was vague when presented with the hypothetical of QB Brady Quinn’s absence, allowing for the possibility that Ricky Stanzi could be in line to make his NFL regular-season debut against the Colts.
No matter who starts for the Chiefs, it's a not a fantasy option.
Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:03pm
With Donald Brown hobbled by several injuries and now on injured reserve, Colts RB Vick Ballard has started the past 10 games. As he proved himself an every-down back with his pass catching and willingness and toughness in protection, his workload has increased.
Over the past two weeks, Ballard has run 37 times for 199 yards, including a 100-plus yard performance against the Texans in a loss this past week. He was at his best Sunday on the 80-yard third-quarter touchdown drive that brought the Colts within 23-17 of Houston. Ballard seems to have taken advantage of Brown's injuries this season and looks to be the Colts clear RB1. Unfortunately he's not being used at the goal line.