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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Miller is probably just getting a day off.

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Trent Richardson expected to play Week 9

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:47am

Colts.com - [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.

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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:10pm

Steelers Inactives
Justin Brown WR
Marcus Gilbert T
Landry Jones QB
Steve McLendon NT
Ike Taylor CB
Shamarko Thomas S
B.W. Webb CB

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:48am

NFL.com - [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."

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) ruled out for Week 8, Trent Richardson (hamstring) questionable

Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:01pm

Stephen Holder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne has been ruled out of Week 8's game against the Steelers with an elbow injury. RB Trent Richardson is questionable after missing practice all week with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:15pm

Steelers Inactives
Justin Brown WR
Christopher Hubbard G
Landry Jones QB
Steve McLendon NT
Ryan Shazier ILB
Ike Taylor CB
Shamarko Thomas SS

Trent Richardson leaves with hamstring injury

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:50pm

Kevin Brown on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Trent Richardson suffered a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

That left Ahmad Bradshaw to carry the load, and while he did fumble he also scored two TDs. Richardson tweeted he would be fine, but we can't always depend on a player for an accurate injury update. Daniel Herron chipped in with five carries. Richardson had rushed 14 times for 77 yards before getting hurt so he was running well. Indy plays in a late afternoon game in Week 8 against the Steelers so owners will need a backup plan in case he's a game-time call.

Week 7 MNF Injury Report - Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins PROBABLE

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:42pm

Texans
OUT
CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf)

PROBABLE
G Brandon Brooks (illness), LB Brian Cushing (knee), RB Arian Foster (groin), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), C Chris Myers (not injury related), T Derek Newton (elbow), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Steelers
OUT
DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Ryan Shazier (knee)

PROBABLE
DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Texans, it looks like Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins all have a great shot to play on Monday night against the Steelers. It's a better matchup for Foster and the running game as the Steelers rank just 20th in allowing fantasy points to RBs, and as a result we have Foster third on our RB list for Week 7. While in the passing game, the Steelers are sixth in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Johnson is ranked 18th this week and Hopkins is 26th.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:49am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled getting the ball to WR Markus Wheaton. Roethlisberger targeted Wheaton 11 times, but they connected four times for 33 yards.

Roethlisberger barely overthrew a wide-open Wheaton in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Earlier in a game that the Steelers actually controlled through the first 15 minutes, Roethlisberger fired a pass that Wheaton wasn’t ready for on a critical third down inside the Browns' 10-yard line.

Roethlisberger apparently expected to Wheaton to snap his head around sooner. That Wheaton looked surprised to see the ball coming his way spoke volumes about how alarmingly lacking the Steelers have been when it comes to details, something that goes straight to the top of the coaching staff.

Fantasy Impact:

The two don't seem to be on the same page and it was again Antonio Brown who went over 100 yards with a TD, even seeing a lot of time against Browns stud CB Joe Haden. Steeler WRs have historically put up fantasy-worthy numbers over the years but so far Wheaton hasn't had more than 60 yards receiving in a game since Week 1.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:47pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Now that Brian Hoyer has established himself as the starting quarterback of the Browns for at least the short term, he’s in position to make a case for himself as the long-term answer.

He’ll reach a crossroads in his quest Sunday when the Browns (2-2) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2).

With the Browns seeking their first AFC North win of the season after stumbling to 0-2 in the division, defeating the Steelers in a game of tremendous importance would be a significant item Hoyer could check off his to-do list as he tries to prove he should be more than just a bridge to rookie Johnny Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that, so far, Hoyer has successfully rebounded from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered Oct. 3, 2013. Hoyer is 5-2 as a starter for the Browns, and he has only started eight games in his six-year NFL career. He went 3-0 last season, which was abruptly cut short by injury, learned a new offense in the aftermath of a coaching change, held off Manziel during a quarterback competition in the summer and has gone 2-2 this season. Since Hoyer joined the Browns last year, they have averaged 26 points in his seven starts and 17.6 points in all other games. The Browns, however, don’t know Hoyer’s ceiling yet because the sample size is still small. So Hoyer must stay healthy, continue to play well and, above all, win.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Johnson should see his role expand after he looked competent with 27 yards on four carries against the Steelers. He’s a decent flex option for owners in need. The game should remain competitive throughout, allowing Johnson to rack up some touches.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Browns RB Ben Tate (finger, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Tate is ready to go for a so-so matchup against the Steelers. The Browns showed last week that they plan on feeding him when he’s healthy.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson could see his role expand after he looked competent with 27 yards on four carries against the Steelers. Toby Gerhart struggling with a foot injury certainly helps Johnson’s cause.