Colts Fantasy News

Colts use more two-TE sets in Week 3

Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:44am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

How would the Colts adjust their offensive personnel with Donte Moncrief out of the lineup?

Well, Sunday, the Colts leaned heavily on their reliable tight ends.

Jack Doyle (6 catches for 65 yards) and Dwayne Allen (3 catches for 35 yards) received ample playing time with the Colts opting to utilize more two tight end looks, versus three receiver sets.

Doyle continues to produce in 2016. The Indy native has caught 13-of-15 (86.7 percent) targets on the year, the top percentage in the NFL for tight ends with at least 11 targets.

“He is a dependable, dependable guy,” Chuck Pagano said of Doyle.

Related players: Phillip Dorsett, T.Y. Hilton

Fantasy Impact:

This was something we actually projected leading up to Week 3. WR Phillip Dorsett was/is a guy to pick up at the WR position with Moncrief out, but so is Doyle at TE, who seems like he could benefit the most. Pagano went on to call Doyle a trustworthy guy who finds a way to get open.

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:20pm

Colts Inactives
Darius Butler CB
LeRaven Clark OT
Denzelle Good OG
T.Y. McGill DT
Donte Moncrief WR
Patrick Robinson CB
Devin Street WR

Fantasy Impact:

With Donte Moncrief out, Phillip Dorsett will slide into the team's WR2 role. But we're thinking more two-TE sets for the Colts today which could mean good news for Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle.

Chargers add TE Asante Cleveland to roster

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:21pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

Related players: Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Gates is listed as doubtful for Sunday against the Colts and this move would certainly indicate his hamstring will keep him from playing. Hunter Henry is poised for a large workload without Gates in the lineup.

Chargers release RB Andre Williams

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:14pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

It was a matter of how they’d create the roster room.

On Saturday, Andre Williams was notified. It’s him.

San Diego waived the former Giants running back to sign Cleveland to its 53-man roster. Williams theoretically could return next week, but he first must clear waivers Monday afternoon. Gates officially is listed as doubtful to play Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Related players: Melvin Gordon, Dexter McCluster, Kenneth Farrow

Fantasy Impact:

Kenneth Farrow gained some positive press this summer and is shaping up to be the team's RB2 behind Melvin Gordon. The Bolts also signed Dexter McCluster this week.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. Luck isn’t in any danger of missing Week 3.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Gore is good to go for a pretty nice matchup with the Chargers.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts RB Robert Turbin (not injury related) missed practice Friday.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 3. Hilton had a knee issue last week and played through it. HC Chuck Pagano said that “he’s going to be fine.” He’ll face shutdown corner Jason Verrett on Sunday, though Verrett doesn’t usually travel to cover the slot, where Hilton runs most of his routes. If the Colts play a lot of two-TE, then that will push Hilton to the outside, where he’ll have to deal with Verrett.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Moncrief is out 4-6 weeks with a broken shoulder blade, so Phillip Dorsett slides into the WR2 role for the Colts. He posted 4-94 in Week 1 against Detroit, and may even see a few extra targets come his way while T.Y. Hilton deals with shutdown corner Jason Verrett.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip) took full practice reps all week. Thomas was productive against the Colts, so he should be fine to face the Bengals. It’ll be a tougher matchup, however.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. After posting 132 yards in the first two games, Williams will be a Sneaky Start against the Colts.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Luck should be fine to play in a good matchup with the Chargers.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. No worries here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Hilton had a knee issue last week and played through it. He’ll face shutdown corner Jason Verrett on Sunday. The good news is that Verrett doesn’t usually travel to the slot, where Hilton lines up about 60% of the time.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Moncrief is out 4-6 weeks with a broken shoulder blade, so Dorsett slides into the WR2 role for the Colts. He posted 4-94 in Week 1 against Detroit, and may even see a few extra targets come his way while T.Y. Hilton deals with shutdown corner Jason Verrett.

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