Colts Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion, out) did not practice Wednesday. Luck is out for Thursday night’s game against the Steelers. Scott Tolzien will get the start. It’s a downgrade for most of the Colts’ skill players.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Generally midweek downgrades are a bad sign for player availability. If Moncrief can’t play, Phillip Dorsett figures to get a bump in snaps.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton indicates QB Andrew Luck won't play

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 5:15pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

There probably won't be a miracle recovery in Indianapolis this week. Andrew Luck, who was placed in the concussion protocol on Monday, will probably not be healthy in time for the Colts' Thanksgiving game against the Steelers.

That's according to Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who indicated to reporters Tuesday that Luck will not play. Here's what ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported:

Asked on a conference call when the Colts found out Andrew Luck wasn't playing, T.Y. Hilton said, "we found out in the team meeting room when he wasn't there. Coach brought it to our attention." Talked about wanting to "win for him."

Related players: Scott Tolzien

Fantasy Impact:

The Colts haven't officially declared Luck out, but he doesn't seem likely to play. The story said only Davante Adams of the Packers has been cleared on a short week following a concussion this year. Scott Tolzien would start in place of Luck if he's not cleared.

Big Ben to see Ravens-like defense on short week

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:46pm

The Times - [Full Article]

The Steelers will face the Indianapolis Colts on a short week, but it isn't taking much time for the players to become well-versed on their defense.

Indianapolis defensive coordinator Ted Monachino was hired in the off-season after spending the past six years as a linebackers coach with the Baltimore Ravens. The Colts already ran an attacking 3-4 scheme before Monachino's arrival, and he's since implemented several Ravens-based concepts.

"We're seeing a lot of Baltimore looks," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

While it may seem like bad news for Big Ben owners, the story goes on to say for as much as the Colts defense resembles Baltimore in tendencies, it lacks in production. The Ravens are second in the league in total defense, but the Colts are 30th, giving up a league-worst 284 passing yards-per-game. Roethlisberger has torched Indianapolis over the last two seasons, finishing with a combined 886 yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in two lopsided wins.

Colts QB Andrew Luck in concussion protocol

Monday, November 21, 2016, 6:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Colts could be without Andrew Luck when they play the Steelers at home on Thanksgiving Day.

The team announced that the quarterback is in the concussion protocol.

Related players: Scott Tolzien, T.Y. Hilton, Phillip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief

Fantasy Impact:

The timing is bad for the Colts who will be on a short week. It's a night game against the Steelers on Thanksgiving, so owners should probably have a backup plan. It will also downgrade the Indy receiving weapons. Scott Tolzien would get the start if Luck can't play.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Luck will be fine to face the Titans.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Gore has averaged 80 total yards and 0.77 TD per game this season. He’s a top 10 play this week.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (foot) took full practice reps again Friday. Murray should be good to go for a gorgeous matchup against the Colts.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Luck’s shoulder issues have been ongoing, but he continues to play through them.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. No worries here. Gore is a top 10 play this week. He has averaged 80 total yards and 0.77 TD per game this season.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (foot) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Murray should be good to go for a gorgeous matchup against the Colts.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Gore has averaged 80 total yards and 0.77 TD per game this season. This just looks like a day of rest.

Colts Beat: Expect QB Andrew Luck to look for WR Donte Moncrief more

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:01am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Colts have plenty of speed at receiver in T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett, but the two of them lack the size Donte Moncrief (6-foot-2) has.

Moncrief is the possession receiver the Colts lacked while he was out because he can go get the ball in coverage in the middle of the field or in the end zone. He's tied for seventh on the Colts in receptions with 14 and he's fifth in receiving yards. He has three touchdown receptions while only playing four games this season. You can expect Luck to look for Moncrief even more now that he's healthy.

Fantasy Impact:

Moncrief said he and Luck spend ample time working on back-shoulder catches during the individual portion of practice. The play where Moncrief caught his touchdown against the Packers was supposed to be a run, but Luck called an audible when he noticed the way the safety was "tilted," which left the throw open to the backside for Moncrief. This could potentially be a good sign of things to come for Moncrief owners.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) used in limited role

Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:36am

ESPN - [Full Article]

A week after sitting out because a hamstring injury, Randall Cobb caught two passes for 14 yards -- including the 3-yard touchdown that pulled the Packers within five points of the Colts with 3:29 to play after trailing by 18 -- in an extremely limited role. Afterward, there appeared to be some confusion about what should have been expected from Cobb in his return.

“Didn’t quite understand what Cobb’s status was,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

Even Cobb was unsure why he didn’t play a single snap in the first half.

“I was waiting for my number to be called,” he said. “Obviously, there was some apprehension with my injury, and we didn’t know for sure if I was going to be able to get out there. But once I was cleared, I didn’t quite know exactly what to expect, so I just had to be prepared for my number.”

Fantasy Impact:

HC Mike McCarthy said he was surprised Cobb was able to suit up but he took a conservative approach with him. As a result, it wasn't a great fantasy day for owners but the TD was a nice bonus. Now the hope is Cobb will be closer to full strength, and a more involved role, for their next game.

Colts TE Dwayne Allen ACTIVE

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:13pm

Colts Inactives
FS Mike Adams
DE Kendall Langford
LG Jack Mewhort
RT Joe Reitz
OLB Chris Carter
DL Henry Anderson
WR Tevaun Smith

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