Colts Fantasy News

Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) limited

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:46pm

Shalise Manza Young, Twitter - [Full Article]

Patriots injury report confirms Kenbrell Thompkins suffered concussion vs. w/ concussion/hip.

Fantasy Impact:
Since he's already "limited," Thompkins should get cleared for Sunday's game.

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Dwayne Bowe wants to play leaner in 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:03am

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

There’s a belief that Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, who is listed at 6 feet 2 and 221 pounds, could take a major step toward doing just that by having a strong offseason of conditioning, something that Bowe himself acknowledged during the radio interview. “One thing I want to work on — my endurance,” Bowe said. “I was really, really tired that last game.” Bowe said he plans on changing the way he eats, though he didn’t provide details. He said he played this year between 212 and 214 pounds but hopes to report to camp a little lighter to better fit the offense. “I probably want to play at 208 and try to be as quick and swift as possible, because that’s the kind of receivers that Andy had when he was in Philly,” Bowe said. “I’d like to be more explosive and faster than I was this season. I just want to work on my work ethic a little more and become quicker and faster so I can be like DeSean Jackson and those speedy, quick guys.”

Fantasy Impact:
Bowe finished the season as the #44 fantasy WR, but was the #26 wideout from Week 11 to Week 16. (The Chiefs rested their starters in Week 17.) Bowe also posted 8-150-1 against the Colts in the Wildcard round of the playoffs, so there is some reason for optimism heading into 2014. Bowe also revealed that he has a small crack in his foot (which he calls a third-degree sprain) that won't require surgery.

Lions tag Ravens OC Jim Caldwell as new head coach

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:19pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions are hiring Jim Caldwell as their head coach, per a league source.

Fantasy Impact:
Caldwell coached for the Colts while Peyton Manning was there and guided the Ravens offense to a Super Bowl win during the 2012 season. Last season's offensive struggles are a concern, but the Lions obviously feel like his resume is strong enough to justify the hire.

Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:16am

George Bremer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Vick Ballard's rehab has gone well. Believes he'll be ready to take the field for OTAs.

Fantasy Impact:
The Colts will have to decide if they want to let their most productive RB (Donald Brown) go in favor of Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard. Brown is a free agent and played well in a somewhat limited role this season.

Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:04am

Tom James, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts TE Dwayne Allen says his hip surgery was more intensive than originally planned. Made four month rehab into a six month rehab.

Fantasy Impact:
If Allen is good to go to start the season, he and Coby Fleener will each once again cap the other's upside.

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 7:52pm

Colts Inactives Daniel Adongo LB Deion Branch WR Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Khaled Holmes C Josh Lenz WR Sheldon Price CB Joe Reitz G

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (right shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Brady will play in a very nice matchup with the Colts.

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Patriots RB Shane Vereen (groin, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Vereen is good to go for a nice matchup with the Colts (#21 in RB aFPA).

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Amendola will be fine to face the Colts, who are #27 in WR aFPA.

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. Kenbrell Thompkins will likely get the start against the Colts, though he’ll be the fourth option in the passing game after Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Shane Vereen.

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19.

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:33pm

Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19. Thompkins will get the start with Aaron Dobson out against the Colts.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 2:18pm

Mike Wells, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be out a week or so with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:
DaRick Rogers and Griff Whalen will continue to see a majority of the snaps opposite T.Y. Hilton.

Monday, January 6, 2014, 3:58pm

Mike Reiss, Twitter - [Full Article]

Unexpected twist to Patriots-Colts matchup, as Colts sign longtime Patriots WR Deion Branch today.

Chiefs lose Jamaal Charles & Knile Davis

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 10:46am - [Full Article]

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis left the Saturday wild card game against the Indianapolis Colts with an apparent knee injury and did not return. Davis carried the ball early in the fourth quarter when he was tackled and remained on the field following the play. He left with the assistance of trainers and was examined by the team's medical staff on the sideline. Davis is the latest in a long line of injuries sustained by Kansas City on Saturday. Starting running back Jamaal Charles left in the first quarter with a concussion, and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He was followed by starting wide receiver Donnie Avery, who caught a touchdown in the first half before sustaining a possible concussion of his own in the third quarter. The Chiefs are also without cornerback Brandon Flowers, who sustained a concussion during the third quarter.

Fantasy Impact:
Charles's concussion shouldn't impact his 2014 campaign, though it's something to monitor in dynasty leagues. We should find out shortly if Davis's knee injury is a sprain or something more severe. He turned into a nice handcuff for Charles this season.