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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.

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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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) missed practice Thursday. Bradshaw was just getting a day of rest ahead of a revenge game against his old team.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

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

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.

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) out for Week 9

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:10pm

Giants on Twitter - [Full Article]

Giants coach Tom Coughlin says RB Rashad Jennings will not play this week.

Fantasy Impact:

We were expecting more out of rookie RB Andre Williams, but he's averaging just 3.2 YPC and hasn't cracked the 60-yard mark since taking over as the starter. The Giants are coming off of their bye and facing the Colts, who are giving up 4.4 YPC, so Williams should be able to post solid RB2 numbers provided the G-Men can stay in the game.

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw preparing to face his old team

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:41pm

NY Post - [Full Article]

On Monday night — with no hard feelings, Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw insists — he’s poised to break the hearts and playoff hopes, of the Giants with a big performance.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The number of passing routes Arian Foster has run this season, ranking sixth among running backs behind Matt Forte, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Shane Vereen and Justin Forsett.

Foster has caught 24 passes on those routes for 166 yards, which ranks 13th in the league among running backs. Foster also has two receiving touchdowns, more than all running backs except Ahmad Bradshaw, Forte and Marshawn Lynch.

Reggie Wayne ahead of schedule, still day-to-day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:52am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Reggie Wayne (elbow) is ahead of schedule and considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact:

The Colts hope to get him back out there this week, the story added, but it's a bit of good news that he's ahead of schedule. While Wayne will slide back to his normal WR2 role, Donte Moncrief had a huge game in his place against Pittsburgh, seemingly moving ahead of Hakeem Nicks as the WR3. Wayne has struggled as of late so it's possible we start to see a little more of Moncrief.