Colts Fantasy News

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00pm

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Andre Johnson is back in the news for the first time since his release by the Indianapolis Colts in February.

The 35-year-old wide receiver visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of Johnson's whereabouts.

No signing is imminent, per Rapoport, as the two sides are simply feeling each other out at this point.

Andrew Luck feels 'as good as ever'

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:07pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

There's reason to believe Andrew Luck was never fully healthy at any point in a disappointing 2015 season.

He missed two early-season games with an injury to his throwing shoulder, played through torn cartilage in two of his ribs and went down with a lacerated kidney at midseason.

Going all the way back to the season opener we saw a quarterback with waning arm strength and shaky pocket presence, suggesting Luck was hiding an injury he never revealed.

"Personally, I know I wasn't playing well, whether I was injured or not," Luck recently acknowledged to the Indianapolis Star. "I have some thoughts, but I don't want to share them. I wasn't doing a good job and it's no one else's fault but mine."

Fantasy Impact:

Luck said he feels as good as ever coming into a training camp. He should bounce back nicely this season, and we're thinking he ends up a top-five QB.

Colts RB Robert Turbin charged with marijuana possession

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:14pm

Cache Valley Daily - [Full Article]

Drug possession charges have been filed against former Utah State football player Robert Turbin, who was reportedly found in possession of marijuana, during a traffic stop in Logan.

Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said an officer pulled over a black Audi Friday night, near 950 N. 200 W. after the car ran a stop sign.

“The officer made a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who was Robert Turbin,” said Hooley. “Upon contact, the officer immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.”

Related players: Josh Ferguson

Fantasy Impact:

This further enhances the prospects that rookie Josh Ferguson will be the primary backup to Frank Gore in Week 1.

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 11:22am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Last week, we heard the Colts Jim Irsay even mention RB Josh Ferguson’s name in talking about the future of the Colts. That’s high praise for an undrafted free agent.

Fantasy Impact:

Ferguson still sits behind Gore, but as we pointed out in June, the others on the depth chart aren't really impressive names - like Robert Turbin and Jordan Toddman for example. We think Ferguson could make a mark in PPR leagues even if Gore stays healthy. He's also drawn comparisons to Darren Sproles so he's that type of back - a pass catcher who can make people miss but also log a few carries as a change of pace.

Giants Beat: Rashad Jennings could reach 1,000 yards

Monday, July 4, 2016, 1:00pm

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Giants beat writer James Kratch answered a question about the team's RB situation:

I expect the Giants to start the season with Rashad Jennings as their starting running back and Shane Vereen as the third down/hurry-up back, with Andre Williams being the short-yardage/change-of-pace guy.

I think rookie Paul Perkins could definitely make an impact, but my guess is that would come later in the season. If Jennings stays healthy, I think he can be the Giants' first 1,000-yard rusher since Ahmad Bradshaw in 2012.

Fantasy Impact:

Kratch said it helped last year the Gaints broke up the RB committee down the stretch and as a result Jennings took over as the hot hand behind an improved offensive line. Jennings is 30th on our RB list but is another later-round selection who could produce as part of your fantasy committee.

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 4:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

When it comes to NFL quarterback contracts, a rising tide doesn’t necessarily lift all boats. Just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick, who gained no leverage from contracts given to players like Sam Bradford (two years, $35 million) and Brock Osweiler (four years, $72 million). Ultimately, a quarterback’s value is driven not by what others have gotten, but by what anyone will pay this specific player.

Fitzpatrick, despite the Bradford, Osweiler, and now Andrew Luck deals, can’t get eight figures per year from the Jets, or anything close to that from anyone else. Next year, that same problem could apply to Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Taylor is due to earn $3 million this year, which when it comes to quarterbacks isn’t peanuts but pressed peanut sweepings. For Taylor, his value next year likely will be driven by the market for mid-level quarterbacks, if anyone out there chooses to pay him a mid-level contract, which currently is in the range of $15 million per year. Luck’s new contract doesn’t change that.

Colts sign QB Andrew Luck through 2021

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay stuck to his word and secured franchise quarterback Andrew Luck's long-term future with the organization before the start of the 2016 season.

The Colts announced Wednesday that Luck has signed an extension through the 2021 season that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, based on guaranteed salary.

Fantasy Impact:

Go get that money, Andrew.

Colts impressed with rookie RB Josh Ferguson

Monday, June 20, 2016, 9:08pm

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Might Josh Ferguson emerge as this year's version of Thomas Rawls, an undrafted rookie who goes on to outshine one of the most respected running backs of the past decade?

Owner Jim Irsay had been openly pining for an elusive Darren Sproles-style satellite back. That's the role offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski dangled in front of Ferguson in a post-draft recruiting pitch.

With the underwhelming quartet of Robert Turbin, Jordan Todman, Trey Williams and Tyler Varga behind 33-year-old starter Frank Gore, Ferguson used offseason practices to climb the depth chart and make a lasting impression on the coaching staff.

"It's just in shorts, but he looks really good," coach Chuck Pagano said last week as the Colts wrapped up minicamp. "He's smart. He picks things up in a hurry. He's very, very athletic. He's a great receiver out of the back field. We can split him wide, we can displace him formationally. He's a mismatch out in space. He's got juice. He can go. He's got great vision."

Fantasy Impact:

We like Frank Gore as a value pick this year, but Ferguson could surprise in PPR formats even if Gore stays healthy.

Brees: Saints TE Coby Fleener has 'an uncanny ability to separate'

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:29pm

PFT - [Full Article]

On Wednesday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees explained what attracted the team to former Colts tight end Coby Fleener.

“We watched a lot of film on him last year, just because we played the AFC South,” Brees told reporters. “It felt like every time we turned on the film to watch an opponent that we were about to play, I’m watching Colts film or Fleener film. It was like, ‘Man, this guy has an uncanny ability to separate.’ He is always open. There’s always a place to throw the ball where he can get it. It gets you excited about a guy who has that type of range and that type of feel. Time on task with a guy like that, the more time we have in this offense where he can understand the nuances and understand what I am thinking, and where I want him to be, and when I want him to be there, and when and where the ball is going to be thrown — that’s when you really start cooking. That’s when you feel like a guy is uncoverable. I don’t care who is on him. He’s 6-5 or 6-6, there is a place where I can throw the ball where he can get it or nobody can.”

Fantasy Impact:

In the 22 games that Fleener has played over the last three seasons with Dwayne Allen sidelined, he has averaged 4.1 catches for 54 yards and 0.45 TD. Those averages would have been good enough to finish 7th in standard scoring and 6th in PPR in 2015. When only looking at seven such games in the last two seasons, Fleener has averaged 5.4 catches for 82 yards and 0.86 TD. He landed in a great spot (New Orleans), where he’ll be asked to replace Ben Watson, who was 7th in tight end targets last year. It doesn't hurt that Fleener hasn't missed a game in the last three years, either.

Pagano: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton having a great offseason

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:14pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Moments after saying he would prefer not to hype anyone’s performance this early to avoid the potential for complacency, Colts coach Chuck Pagano proceeded to sing the praises of his No. 1 receiver.

“(T.Y. Hilton) is having as good an offseason as anybody, probably better than anybody,” Pagano said Tuesday. “…I’ve never seen this guy practice as fast as he's practicing right now. … He’s done it day in and day out.”

That's no embellishment. Hilton has caught just about everything thrown his way – over the middle, on the sideline, falling out of the end zone. On those occasions when he’s matched up against No. 1 cornerback Vontae Davis, Hilton seems to have won more of those battles than he’s lost.

I asked Hilton what gives. He offered a simple explanation.

“I’m more motivated, more hungry,” he said. “I’m just ready to go, man. After watching the playoffs last year and not being in there, I’m just ready to get back to that point and continue to lead this team.”

Fantasy Impact:

In 22 games over the past two seasons with an active Andrew Luck, Hilton has averaged 5.1 catches for 86 yards and 0.45 TD. Those are fringe WR1 numbers in PPR formats and solid WR1 numbers in standard leagues. With Luck back under center, Hilton should have a bounce back season after finishing #22 in both formats.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:26pm

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Colts WR Phillip Dorsett left Tuesday’s OTA with an apparent hamstring injury, per Chuck Pagano. After a nice OTA session with several catches, Dorsett pulled up lame. Trainers tended to Dorsett before the second-year pro walked off the field under his own power. Pagano believed Dorsett injured it stretching out for a pass.

Colts WR Donte Moncrief recovering from turf toe surgery

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:22pm

Stephen Holder - [Full Article]

Colts WR Donte Moncrief was out after he had surgery for turf toe. But that was not a surprise. They're not worried about him long term.

Fantasy Impact:

Moncrief finished his second season with 64 catches for 733 yards and six touchdowns, but his numbers were a bit depressed due to the midseason loss of Andrew Luck. In seven games with Luck, Moncrief averaged 4.6 catches 50 yards and 0.71 TD (on 7.7 targets per game), which extrapolates to a 73-802-11 season. Fantasy-wise, that’s about what Michael Crabtree scored as the #19 receiver in standard formats. With Andre Johnson out of the way, Moncrief’s playing time and targets should increase a bit. He’s a serious threat to break out in his third season.

Colts WR Donte Moncrief still recovering from a late-season foot injury

Monday, April 18, 2016, 1:58pm

Stephen Holder - [Full Article]

Donte Moncrief (foot) might take a little time, but not a long term concern.

Fantasy Impact:

Moncrief is still working his way back from a late-season foot injury, but should be fine for training camp. He finished his second season with 64 catches for 733 yards and six touchdowns, but his numbers were a bit depressed due to the midseason loss of Andrew Luck. In seven games with Luck, Moncrief averaged 4.6 catches 50 yards and 0.71 TD (on 7.7 targets per game), which extrapolates to a 73-802-11 season. Fantasy-wise, that’s about what Michael Crabtree scored as the #19 receiver in standard formats. With Andre Johnson out of the way, Moncrief’s playing time and targets should increase a bit. He’s a serious threat to break out in his third season.

Monday, April 18, 2016, 1:56pm

Tom James - [Full Article]

Colts QB Andrew Luck says that he's good to go, health-wise, for the start of off-season conditioning work.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden has earned another shot in Houston after leading the Texans to a pair of key victories in the AFC South race last December.

The Texans re-signed Weeden, the team announced on Friday. The new deal is for $4 million over two years, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported, via a source with direct knowledge of the contract.

Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15, tossing a touchdown to rookie Jaelen Strong to push the Texans past the Colts in a crucial battle for control of the division. A week later, he accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-6 rout over the Titans.

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