Colts Fantasy News

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).

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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 - [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.

Trent Richardson expected to play Week 9

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:47am - [Full Article]

Trent Richardson (hamstring) will be ready to go this week.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds like Richardson may have been able to play against the Steelers but the team didn't want to force carries on him after not practicing all week. Richardson will go back to splitting time with Ahmad Bradshaw, with Boom Herron losing time. Indy travels to take on the Giants on Monday night.

Rashad Jennings doesn't practice Monday

Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:49pm - [Full Article]

RB Rashad Jennings was among a handful of Giants to not practice Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

It was just a light workout so not a lot of reason for concern just yet. However HC Tom Coughlin was quoted as saying he's not ready to go. The story said Jennings had hoped to be back on the field by Wednesday. Jennings planned to spend last week (the Giants' bye) running and cutting on the knee he injured against the Atlanta Falcons several weeks back. It would help owners if they also had Andre Williams, as the Giants play the Colts on Monday night in Week 9 and it's possible we don't know Jennings' status until right before the game.

Colts Beat: Donte Moncrief could pass Hakeem Nicks for WR3 role

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:46am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts are about to have to make a decision on who will be their No. 3 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne. The veteran Hakeem Nicks or the rookie Donte Moncrief?

If Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was any indication it should be an easy decision for coach Chuck Pagano.

With Wayne out because of an elbow injury, Moncrief stepped up and complemented Hilton by catching seven passes on a team-high 12 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown -- all career highs -- in the loss.

"Donte was running great routes, playing fast and he certainly doesn't play like a rookie," quarterback Andrew Luck said. "He's solid, he's steady and I'm happy for how well he played."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the original thought was that the Colts would ease Moncrief, the team's third-round draft pick, into a larger role because of their depth at receiver this season. But his speed, athleticism and ability to make plays has accelerated the process. Moncrief showed off his skills when he made a leaping catch over Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen for a 31-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Nicks, who started the game as the No. 2 receiver, finished with only reception for 27 yards in the six times he was targeted, the piece added. Moncrief is a name to watch and could have some deeper league, flex value in this heavy-passing Colts offense.

Trent Richardson active for Colts

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:01pm

Colts Inactives
Jalil Brown DB
Khaled Holmes C
Montori Hughes DT
Lance Louis G
Jamon Meredith T
Kelcy Quarles DT
Reggie Wayne WR

Fantasy Impact:

Trent Richardson (hamstring) missed practice all week and is a bit of a surprise active today for Colts. He should not be started for fantasy purposes. Dan Herron may still get some additional work. Hakeem Nicks will start in place of Reggie Wayne. Donte Moncrief will also be in the mix.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:48am - [Full Article]

RB Dri Archer's role with the Steelers is about to shrink even more.

Set to face the Colts on Sunday night, Pittsburgh has stripped Archer of his kick returning duties in favor of hammer-dropping running back LeGarrette Blount.

"Things didn't work out as well as they wanted before, so they switched it up," Blount said Friday, per The Associated Press. "(And) I'm excited about it. It's going to be fun. We're hoping that we can get everything done the way that we want to get it done, and we hope that we can be effective with it so we can keep it going."

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 8. The Colts play in the late round of games on Sunday, so it could be tough to capitalize on Richardson's absence. Bradshaw certainly gets a bump while Dan Herron could see 8-12 carries if Richardson is sidelined. Herron isn’t a bad Plan B for T-Rich owners who want to wait and see if he’s active.