Colts Fantasy News

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune, Gates is “uncertain” for Week 3. The Chargers play late on Sunday, so owners should have a Plan B in place. Jacob Tamme, Jesse James, Trey Burton, Jack Doyle, Vance McDonald and Lance Kendricks all play at the same time as or later than Gates.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says 'there's some frustration' with his role

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:18am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders on his role:

"There's some frustration, but it's hard to be frustrated when you’re sitting here 2-0," Sanders said. "I can sit up here and make it all about me and Demaryius, how we're used to having 100-yard games, we're used to scoring touchdowns and we're used to doing this. But we're sitting here 2-0 ... Individually, I would like to have my highlights on ESPN, yeah, I would like to have 100-yard games, be ranked top five, but we're sitting here 2-0 ... I'm waiting for that big game, Demaryius is waiting for that big game -- we know it’s going to come."

Neither Sanders nor Thomas has a touchdown reception in the Broncos' first two games and Sanders hasn't topped 50 yards receiving in a game. In the Broncos' win over the Colts this past Sunday, Sanders had three receptions in the Broncos' first seven plays from scrimmage, then didn't have another catch in the game.

Sanders went as far as to say Wednesday "that at some point if what we're doing isn't working" the Broncos might have to "change" some of their play-calls.

Fantasy Impact:

As Sanders said, it's hard to be too worried about personal statistics when the team is 2-0. Quarterback has and will be an issue for the Broncos all season, but there should be enough volume to support two fantasy receivers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. The Colts are just giving their franchise QB some rest.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related, resting veteran) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. 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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip) practiced fully Wednesday. Thomas was productive against the Colts, so he should be fine to face the Bengals. It’ll be a tougher matchup, however.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Williams will be a Sneaky Start against the Colts.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Gates finished the game so he should be fine to face the Colts.

Colts WR Donte Moncrief out 4-6 weeks with a fractured shoulder blade

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:51am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Colts coach Chuck Pagano says at his press conference that WR Donte Moncrief has a fractured shoulder blade. He’s out 4-6 weeks.

Related players: Phillip Dorsett, Jack Doyle, Chester Rogers, Quan Bray

Fantasy Impact:

Phillip Dorsett is the obvious beneficiary here since he'll serve as the team's WR2 while Moncrief is out. He'll be ranked as a fantasy WR2/WR3, depending on the matchup, so he's a priority add if he's out on the waiver wire. Chester Rogers played 32% of the snaps with Moncrief sidelined in Week 2, so it looks like he's the next man up. But when you add his snaps to Moncrief's (12%), 44% of the snaps does not constitute a full-time player. Instead, look for the Colts to play more two-TE with Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle, who played 62% of the snaps on Sunday. The Colts may turn back to a three-WR base offense if they think Rogers is ready, but for now we think Doyle gets the next biggest bump after Dorsett. With this timeline, Moncrief is due back sometime around Week 7 to Week 9.

Colts wait for medical opinions on WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:20pm

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

The Colts are awaiting additional medical opinions on the shoulder injury sustained by wide receiver Donte Moncrief in Sunday's game at Denver.

Those opinions will, the team hopes, help establish a timeline for long how the receiver will be out of the lineup.

Moncrief's injury occurred in the first quarter of a 34-20 loss to the Broncos. He did not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

If Moncrief is out of the lineup for any length of time, the Colts will have to lean heavily on Phillip Dorsett, who would become the No. 2 receiver behind No. 1 T.Y. Hilton. Moncrief's potential absence would mean an expanded role for backups Quan Bray and Chester Rogers.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3:14pm

Colts Inactives
Henry Anderson DE
Austin Blythe C
Le'Raven Clark OT
Trent Cole OLB
Vontae Davis CB
T.J. Green FS
Patrick Robinson CB

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Luck was removed from the IR on Friday so he’s in no danger of missing Week 2.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. The Colts removed Hilton from the injury report. He’ll play in a bad matchup against the Broncos.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 2. Thomas was seen “grabbing his hip” and “grimacing” on Wednesday per Broncos beat writer Cameron Wolfe, though Gary Kubiak expects Thomas to play on Sunday. On Thursday, Thomas admitted that he’s concerned about coming out of cuts and getting hit. It’s a great matchup with the Colts, but Thomas looks like a risky play this week. Complicating matters, the Broncos play late on Sunday, though we currently expect him to play.

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