Colts Fantasy News

Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) in walking boot

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was on crutches with a boot on his left foot when he departed the locker room after the game. He suffered what the Colts called a lower leg injury in the second half.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Bradshaw, who wore sunglasses, possibly to hide his frustration, will have an MRI Monday.

“To see a brother go down, especially one I’m around all day, every day, is real tough,” fellow running back Trent Richardson said. “That’s a brother, and it’s heartbreaking to see a guy down like that. We’re going to see what they say [Monday], but at the end of the day, we have his back. Whenever he gets ready to come back, if he does this year or next year, whenever it is, there’s going to be open doors for him.”

Fantasy Impact:

Other reports Monday morning are painting this to be a bad picture, as some speculate it's a broken ankle. Certainly Richardson's comment would seem to agree it's at least going to be a longer-term injury. We'll update his situation later Monday when we find out more. Dan Herron is next up on the depth chart.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:15pm

Colts Inactives
Victor Butler LB
Khaled Holmes C
Arthur Jones DE
Lance Louis G
Henoc Muamba LB
Xavier Nixon T
Kelcy Quarles DT

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Wayne will be fine to face the Patriots.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is typical for Wayne.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is typical for Wayne.

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Giants beat writer Dan Graziano answered a question about WR Corey Washington:

"I think it's entirely possible that the Giants will find more opportunities to work undrafted rookie wide receiver Corey Washington into the offense more going forward. What I don't think is that they'll force it just because he caught a garbage-time touchdown Monday that was reminiscent of the preseason performances that got him on the team. Nor do I think they'll force it just because Preston Parker dropped a bunch of passes Monday. I think, when it comes to Washington, that the Giants will do what's best for Washington, and add more to his workload as they become convinced he can handle it."

Fantasy Impact:

Washington had a standout preseason that gave the Giants little choice but to keep him. For the most part he's been quiet, outside of his TD on Monday night in the loss to the Colts. It seems like the team may slowly start to use him going forward but he's probably a bit off from being a fantasy option until we start to see him more involved.

Rashad Jennings INACTIVE on Monday night

Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:24pm

Giants Inactives
James Brewer G
CharLes Brown T
Mike Harris DB
Cullen Jenkins DT
Rashad Jennings RB
Brandon Mosley G
Kerry Wynn DE

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings was ruled out a few days ago so this shouldn't come as a surprise for owners. News items over the weekend and Monday indicated it's possible Jennings isn't back until Week 11. Andre Williams gets the start in his place in a decent matchup against a Colts D that's 15th in allowing fantasy points to RBs. The Giants D is going to have to keep this close so the offense can stay with the running game.

Reggie Wayne ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:19pm

Colts Inactives
Jalil Brown DB
Khaled Holmes C
Arthur Jones DE
Josh McNary OLB
Jamon Meredith T
Kelcy Quarles DT
Erik Walden OLB

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Reggie Wayne (elbow) doesn't expect to be limited

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:22pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

After being a full participant in practice the last two days, Colts WR Reggie Wayne will be back on the field when the Colts take the spotlight of Monday Night Football this week.

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.”

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Week 9 MNF Injury Report - Reggie Wayne PROBABLE

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 4:56pm

Colts
OUT
DT Arthur Jones (ankle), LB Josh McNary (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadricep)

PROBABLE
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (knee), LB D'Qwell Jackson (toe), WR Reggie Wayne (elbow, not injury related)

Giants
OUT
DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), RB Rashad Jennings (knee)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring)

PROBABLE
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Ravens looking to get the deep ball going

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:35am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Sunday's match-up with the Steelers represents a good opportunity to get the deep-passing game on track. Pittsburgh has allowed four touchdown passes from outside the red zone in the last three games, and cornerback Cortez Allen was targeted for two long touchdowns last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has already been ruled out with an arm injury.

"Sometimes, it comes in bunches," Ravens WR Torrey Smith said. "All it takes is one, and we're just waiting on that opportunity."

Fantasy Impact:

Smith's up and down season continues. He posted a goose egg in Week 8 after catching touchdowns in three of his previous four games. He isn't seeing as many targets as in years past, and his targets are typically of the low percentage/high yield variety, so he's going to be a boom or bust pick in any given week. The Steelers have had their issues defending the long ball this season, so Smith may make a big play or two in Week 9.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Bradshaw will play in a revenge game against his old team. We expect he’ll find the endzone against the Giants.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) missed practice again Friday. Jennings will miss at least one more week, which means Andre Williams should see 12-18 carries against the Colts.

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

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.