Colts Fantasy News

Colts expected to favor Coby Fleener over Dwayne Allen in free agency

Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:40am

Indy Star - [Full Article]

If the Colts have to choose between their two young promising tight ends – Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen – Fleener appears the better fit, at least based on how the two have been used in recent seasons. Don’t expect Fleener to end up anywhere but Indianapolis in free agency.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Colts do re-sign Fleener while letting Allen walk, Fleener will be one of our favorite sleepers heading into the 2016 season. In the 22 games that Fleener has played over the last three seasons with 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 at his position. 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. It doesn't hurt that he hasn't missed a game in the last three years, either. We'll be keeping a close eye on the Colts' tight end situation this offseason.

Colts retain OC Rob Chudzinski

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 11:03pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Colts made interim OC Rob Chudzinski their permanent coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Chudzinzki had back-to-back top 12 offenses (yardage-wise) while he was the OC for the Panthers, and his 2007 Browns were 8th in both yardage and points. He has a reputation for featuring the tight end position (Kellen Winslow, Greg Olsen and Jordan Cameron), though Dwayne Allen probably wouldn't agree. If the Colts re-sign Coby Fleener and let Allen walk, then Fleener has top 10 potential under Chud.

Colts hire Ravens LB coach Ted Monachino as DC

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 2:39pm

George Bremer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts hire Ravens LB coach Ted Monachino as defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

According to his Wikipedia page, Monachino has not served as a defensive coordinator since running the Hannibal High School (MO) defense. He has coached in the NFL since 2006, serving as the defensive line coach for the Jaguars from 2006-10, followed by a long stint (2010-15) as the Ravens' LB coach.

Rapaport: Colts fired DC Greg Manusky

Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 10:52pm - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Colts have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, per a source.

Fantasy Impact:

The Colts yielded the 7th-most yards per play, the 7th-most yards and the 8th-most points this season.

Colts, Chuck Pagano agree to extension

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:31pm - [Full Article]

Against season-long odds, coach Chuck Pagano is staying with the Indianapolis Colts on a new deal.

The team announced Monday night that Pagano has agreed to a contract extension after a trying season featuring well-documented in-fighting with general manager Ryan Grigson and persistent "hot seat" reports emanating from Indiana.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirms Grigson will also return in the same capacity after lengthy meeting through the day on Monday. Although the relationship between Grigson and Pagano was described as toxic as various times during the season, Rapoport was told that it was closer to two passionate professionals with mutual respect.

Pagano carried momentum into owner Jim Irsay's office after winning the final two games with a revolving door of quarterbacks featuring street free agents Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley in the season finale.

Fantasy Impact:

The surprise is not only that Pagano survived, but also that there was no clear victor in the power struggle, the story said. The piece also added this was expected to be perhaps the top available job in the offseason.

No word on Colts coaching situation

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:40pm

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

Chuck Pagano and Jim Irsay met Monday afternoon. Were they reminiscing, quarreling or maneuvering?

No one seemed to know. But the longer Irsay, the Indianapolis Colts owner, and Pagano, the team's embattled coach with an expiring contract, remained hunkered down at team headquarters, the less certain the outcome seemed.

Fantasy Impact:

Pagano was universally expected to be dismissed Monday, whether because of the team's inconsistent results on the field (blowout losses and struggles outside the AFC South), the infighting between he and General Manager Ryan Grigson, or both, the story said.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:12pm - [Full Article]

Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger made an early exit with an arm injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 17. Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder, rib, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. We don’t know who will start for the Colts.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Hilton should play with the Colts still in the playoff hunt.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe, probable) missed practice all week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (calf) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder, rib) did not practice Wednesday. Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) took limited practice reps Wednesday. If Luck and Hasselbeck are out, Stephen Morris will get the start.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hilton should be able to play, but he may be dealing with Stephen Morris at quarterback.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

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