Colts Fantasy News

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Shorts may get the start against the Colts if he can get/stay healthy.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Wayne will be fine to face the Jaguars.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (other) did not practice Wednesday. Bradshaw is probably just getting a veteran’s day off after a big performance on Monday night against the Eagles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Gerhart should be fine to face the Colts, though we don’t trust him in the lineup until the Jacksonville O-line shows some signs of life.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hilton should be fine to play in Week 3, but we’ll monitor his progress this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (other) did not practice Wednesday. Wayne is probably just getting a veteran’s day off.

Ahmad Bradsaw, Reggie Wayne ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:37pm

Colts Inactives
Chris Carter LB Inactive
Jerrell Freeman ILB Inactive
Jonotthan Harrison C Inactive
Khaled Holmes C Inactive
Dion Lewis RB Inactive
Joe Reitz G Inactive
Da'Rick Rogers WR Inactive

Fantasy Impact:

Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne are both active for MNF. Bradshaw will likely split work with Trent Richards but should be involved in the passing game. Both missed time this week for non-injury related reasons but are good to go against the Eagles.

Jags to stick with Chad Henne at QB

Monday, September 15, 2014, 2:12pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been outscored 75-10 since jumping out to a surprising 17-0 halftime lead at Philadelphia in the season opener.

Although the offense has ground to a halt, coach Gus Bradley said Monday, via The Florida Times-Union, Chad Henne will remain the starting quarterback for this week's game versus the Indianapolis Colts.

"There's going to be some changes," Bradley added, per the team's official Twitter feed. "If you're asking solely on the quarterback, that hasn't come up. ... Right now, Chad Henne's our starter."

Bradley told reporters that Henne has played well, but it's been a challenge to grade his performance with 14 sacks through two games.

Fantasy Impact:

It seems like it's only a matter of time before the team turns to Blake Bortles at QB - whether Henne is to blame for 10 points in the last game and a half or not. WR Allen Hurns is a question mark as is WR Cecil Shorts so the team could be looking at Marquis Lee and Allen Robinson starting this week. And the line hasn't opened many holes for RB Toby Gerhart so it's an offense to stay away from in terms of fantasy football.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:31pm

Eagles
OUT
WR Josh Huff (shoulder), T Matt Tobin (ankle)

PROBABLE
RB Chris Polk (hamstring), WR Brad Smith (groin), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Colts
OUT
LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
DT Josh Chapman (ankle), C Khaled Holmes (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (shoulder)

PROBABLE
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), S Sergio Brown (shoulder), CB Gregory Toler (rib), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Eagles, Chris Polk is probable and could steal some carries from both LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, but probably nothing too significant.

For the Colts, Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne appear as probable ( both not injury related) and practiced fully on Friday and Saturday. Bradshaw is expected to split carries with Trent Richardson and Wayne has a great matchup against the Eagles secondary.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. We feel that Bradshaw is the best fantasy start of the Colts running backs despite his limited role alongside Trent Richardson.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 2. Jeffery is very iffy for Sunday night. Jeffery owners who want to wait should consider picking up Santonio Holmes to start in case Jeffery is a scratch. Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews and Hakeem Nicks play in the Monday night game and could be used as Plan B-types for Jeffery owners.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 2. Marshall is no sure thing for Sunday night, but the feeling is that he will play. Marshall owners who want to wait should consider picking up Santonio Holmes to start in case Marshall is a scratch. Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews and Hakeem Nicks play in the Monday night game and could be used as Plan B-types for Marshall owners.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Wayne was just getting a veteran’s day off. He’s good to go for a great matchup with the Eagles.

Colts Beat: Defense struggles against tight ends with speed

Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:35am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts beat writer Mike Wells: Tight ends with speed, like Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham, give the Colts problems because they don’t have linebackers capable of lining up out wide to defend them. D’Qwell Jackson doesn’t have the speed to keep up with fast tight ends and fellow middle linebacker Jerrell Freeman is dealing with a hamstring issue. If Nick Foles is smart, he'll take a page out of Peyton Manning's book from last week and find a favorable matchup and keep going to that player.

Fantasy Impact:

The player that springs to mind is Zach Ertz, who can stretch the field with solid speed in the seam. Ertz turned five targets into a 3-77-1 line in Week 1 and we're expecting the Eagles to use him again in Week 2.

Colts RB Trent Richardson expecting a 'good, equal load' with Ahmad Bradshaw

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:41pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

When the Colts finally are able to achieve the healthier play-selection balance they seek, you can expect to continue to see both Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw combining efforts in the offensive backfield.

In fact, Richardson – who the Colts traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to acquire last season – would prefer it that way.

"I think it's going to be a good, equal load," Richardson said. "Ahmad knows that once I get tired or once I'm winded, when I look to that sideline or he looks to the sideline, we know how to complement each other. It can be a drive where we have it going. I might have to look to the sideline and say, 'Come get me.' And I know if he does that to go get him. We work well together."

"From game to game, it'll be different depending on the score and how we're using different personnel groups," coach Chuck Pagano said.

"They're both more than capable of being every-down backs. They're both good in pass protection. They're both good out of the backfield. Whether it's Ahmad out there or Trent out there, I feel good about both those guys."

Fantasy Impact:

We're expecting Bradshaw to outproduce Richardson because he's the better running back. He's also injury prone, so he's not dependable, but as long as he's active and healthy, he holds RB3/flex appeal.