Colts Fantasy News

Schefter: Frank Gore signs with the Colts

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:47pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Frank Gore plans to sign with the Colts, per source; deal expected to be similar to Philadelphia's offer: 3-years, $12M, $7.5M guaranteed.

Update: This deal is finalized.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore reportedly backed out of a deal with Philadelphia. He's turning 32 this summer, but should be able to shore up the Colts' running game. Dan Herron and Vick Ballard are in the mix, and the team could also bring back the still-effective Ahmad Bradshaw. Gore is better than advertised in the passing game, so re-signing Bradshaw may not be necessary. Gore averaged 51.0 receptions from 2006-2010, but as soon as Greg Roman took over as offensive coordinator in 2011, Gore's targets dropped precipitously. He averaged just 28.3 targets over the past four seasons, while the Colts' running backs accounted for 113 targets last season, so look for Gore's value to jump in PPR formats. Due to his age, Gore typically goes later than he should in fantasy drafts, but he hasn't missed a game in three seasons and should be reinvigorated by a change of scenery.

Colts WR Reggie Wayne mulls retirement after triceps surgery

Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:27pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne had triceps surgery and is now rehabbing as he mulls whether to play in 2015.

Fantasy Impact:

After 10 straight top 25 finishes in PPR formats, Wayne finished #72 and #50 in the last two seasons, respectively. He missed half of the season due to an ACL tear in 2013 and played 15 games (but wasn't himself) last season. If he retires, Donte Moncrief figures to be the biggest beneficiary.

At this point, Colts WR Donte Moncrief 'definitely ahead' of Duron Carter

Friday, February 20, 2015, 2:14pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

CFL WR Duron Carter has generated interest in dynasty leagues since signing with Indianapolis, but general manager Ryan Grigson made it clear he hasn’t done anything yet in the NFL. 2nd year WR Donte Moncrief has already showed fantasy potential as a rookie. Head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects a “big second year” from Moncrief and the “sky is the limit”. In the early offseason, Moncrief is definitely ahead of Carter in the fantasy pecking order, with both obviously behind T.Y. Hilton.

Fantasy Impact:

Moncrief played at least 50 percent of his team’s snaps in six games as a rookie. In those games, he averaged 3.0 catches for 50 yards and 0.50 touchdowns, but that split includes both huge games (3-134-2 vs. Washington, 7-113-1 vs. Pittsburgh) and disappearing acts (a goose egg vs. Houston, 2-5 vs. Dallas, 3-16 vs. Tennessee), so his production was all over the place. With a year of growth and (potentially) starter’s snaps, Moncrief is a breakout candidate in 2015, provided he can hold off Carter.

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw cited for possession of marijuana

Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:36pm

WDTN - [Full Article]

According to Preble County court records, Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was cited for marijuana possession and following too close.

Fantasy Impact:

It's possible that the Colts still may want to bring the highly-effective yet injury-prone Bradshaw back in 2015. Through the first nine weeks, Bradshaw was the #6 RB in standard formats (#5 in PPR). He averaged 79 total yards and 0.88 TD per game (including six receiving scores).

Colts unhappy with Trent Richardson's weight, communication issues

Monday, February 9, 2015, 3:27pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The rocky relationship between the Indianapolis Colts and running back Trent Richardson built up over time during the 2014 season because of weight issues, accessibility and an absence, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

Richardson, whom the Colts acquired from Cleveland in September 2013, had weight issues during the season, was difficult to get in touch with and didn't tell the team he wouldn't be at the walk-through the day before the AFC Championship Game, a source said. He was suspended two games by the team for missing the walk-through.

He served the first game of the suspension during the AFC Championship Game against New England. His second game will be served next season -- if he's still with the Colts.

Because of default language in his contract, the Colts could exercise an option to void $3.1 million in guaranteed money owed to Richardson next season. The NFL Players Association would likely challenge that ruling if it occurs.

Fantasy Impact:

It's unlikely that Richardson will be back with the Colts next season. The team is likely to (finally) admit its mistake and move on.

The Colts officially sign WR Duron Carter

Monday, February 2, 2015, 7:35pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The Colts have added an intriguing talent with great pedigree to their receiving corps. Indianapolis announced Monday it agreed to terms with CFL wideout Duron Carter, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter.

Duron Carter goes 6-5, 205 pounds. After a checkered college career, he caught 124 passes for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes.

"His length is what jumps out right off the bat and his ability to make the big play with that length in a variety of ways," Colts GM Ryan Grigson said. "He has very good quickness and wiggle for his size and has excellent ability to adjust to the ball in air."

Per College Football Talk...

The (Florida Atlantic) Owls were the fourth collegiate stop for Carter, son of former star NFL receiver Cris Carter, the past three years, with academics serving as a significant hurdle at nearly every one of them. Carter was declared academically ineligible for Ohio State’s appearance in the Rose Bowl game following the 2009 regular season, an issue that also kept him out of spring practice in 2010.

He left the Buckeyes in June of that year and enrolled at a junior college in Kansas. After transferring to Alabama in April of 2011 from the JUCO ranks, eligibility issues again involving academics kept him from practicing with the Tide until late August.

It was announced in late September of 2011 that Carter would not play at all that season and would instead take a redshirt. He was suspended for spring practice this year, which prompted him to take his leave of Tuscaloosa and officially transfer to FAU.

Fantasy Impact:

College Football Talk also mentioned that Carter was the No. 11 ranked receiver of his high school class. The signing puts a dent in the upside of Donte Moncrief, who will now have Carter to contend with if he hopes to start in 2015. Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks may or may not be back in the fold, so this is a situation to monitor this offseason.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:43pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

Canadia Football League wide receiver Duron Carter is close to reaching a deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.

Carter is the son of Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver. He played for the Montreal Alouettes last season, catching 75 passes for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns.

Trent Richardson's suspension voids final year of contract

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:02pm

Joel Corry, Twitter - [Full Article]

Joel Corry of the National Football Post: I've confirmed that (Colts RB) Trent Richardson's suspension for conduct detrimental voids the guarantees of his $3,184,062 2015 base salary.

Fantasy Impact:

If his suspension stands, the Colts can cut T-Rich without paying him for the final year of his contract. Look for the team to shore up the RB position this offseason.

Colts RB Trent Richardson was suspended for the last two games

Friday, January 23, 2015, 12:56pm

Kevin Bowen, Twitter - [Full Article]

GM Ryan Grigson gets asked about Trent Richardson. Says he was suspended for two games and won’t get into it because of personal reasons.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Richardson's time in Indianapolis is drawing to a close. When asked about T-Rich returning in 2015, Grigson declined to comment. RIchardson is under contract for one more season.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:13pm

Colts Inactives
LB Bjoern Werner
RB Trent Richardson
WR Griff Whalen
CB Sheldon Price
OT Xavier Nixon
C Jonotthan Harrison
DL Zach Kerr

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) missed practice Friday. Wayne isn't much of a fantasy option at this point, but he'll be out there against New England.

Trent Richardson inactive for Colts

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:12pm

Colts Inactives
CB Jalil Brown
RB Trent Richardson
CB Sheldon Price
LB Henoc Muamba
OL Xavier Nixon
OL Jonotthan Harrison
DL Zach Kerr

Fantasy Impact:

With Trent Richardson inactive, Dan Herron should see plenty of action with Zurlon Tipton serving as Colts RB2. This may mark the end of the Trent Richardson era in Indianapolis.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related) missed practice Friday. Wayne is expected to play, though his production has fallen off of a cliff this season. He has broken the 40-yard mark once in his last seven games.

Colts won't reduce Dan Herron's touches due to fumbles

Monday, January 5, 2015, 6:10pm

Stephen Holder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts are going to stay the course with Dan Herron in spite of the fumbles per HC Chuck Pagano. Reducing touches might kill a guy’s confidence.

Fantasy Impact:

Herron finished with 22 touches for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals, but fumbled twice, losing one. Zurlon Tipton played more snaps after Herron's first fumble, but Herron was in for all of the passing down work, which led to 10 catches for 85 yards. Herron should be a good play in what might be a high-scoring game against Denver.

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) ACTIVE vs. Bengals

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 11:38am

Colts Inactives

DL Zach Kerr
OL Xavier Nixon
OL Hugh Thornton
OL A.Q. Shipley
LB Henoc Muamba
CB Sheldon Price
CB Jalil Brown

Fantasy Impact:

Trent Richardson was questionable with an illness, but it appears that he will play today. We prefer Dan Herron as a daily fantasy option.

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