Colts Fantasy News

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Colts WR Griff Whalen (heel) did not practice Wednesday.

Steelers, Big Ben disagree on concussion

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 12:36pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Tuesday said he has successfully cleared the league's concussion protocol, but Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin later said that just isn't true.

Roethlisberger, making his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, said he suffered a traumatic ocular migraine late in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He went on to say he believes he's concussion-free and expects to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

"Ben will be in concussion protocol," Tomlin said. "We will be very diligent in his care."

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger took a hit from Seahawks lineman Michael Bennett that knocked him down and required teammates to help him up. He played the final nine snaps of the drive but did not return to the game. He took himself out according to reports but it's now under investigation. It's at least good news Ben thinks he can play and is symptom free, but he'll obviously at least need to be officially out of protocol for that to happen.

Pagano: Frank Gore 'beat to crap'

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 9:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano summed up how running back Frank Gore's body is feeling in four simple words on Monday evening.

“He’s beat to crap,” the coach said.

Take your pick when talking about Gore’s injury problems -- thigh, ankle, finger. Pagano made those comments after the 32-year-old Gore was held to a season-low 24 yards on 19 carries against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

“He’s like everybody else,” Pagano said. “He took some shots (against the Buccaneers). But he’s a warrior. He’s a tough son of a gun and he finds a way to get himself right by Sunday and he’ll be right come Sunday night (at Pittsburgh) and we’re going to need him.”

Fantasy Impact:

It's not encouraging words for fantasy owners. Dan Herron was recently brought back after being claimed off waivers from Buffalo and will likely take Ahmad Bradshaw's role in the passing game. But, the Colts need Gore. They need him badly in fact, the story said. What began as a backfield with depth at the start of the season has very little of it now.

Colts Beat: Andre Johnson's role diminishing

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:19pm

Indianopolis Star - [Full Article]

Looking at this week's Colts snap counts sheds some real light on the diminishing role of receiver Andre Johnson.

In Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson, in the first year of a three-year, $21 million contract, saw more dramatic drop-off in his involvement. Johnson was on the field for just 33 snaps, equating to 45 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in the game.

Fantasy Impact:

That's a startlingly low number for a starting wide receiver, the story said. However, it's an indication the Colts recognize what they have to do to win. By comparison, Donte Moncrief played 80 percent of the snaps, while Griff Whalen played 34 percent.

Ahmad Bradshaw placed on IR

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:15pm - [Full Article]

Just when the Colts running back group was filled with proven contributors, the unit suffered a major blow Sunday.

Ahmad Bradshaw’s fourth-quarter wrist injury has sent the veteran running back to injured reserve for a third straight season.

On Monday, the Colts announced Bradshaw going on IR. In his spot, Zurlon Tipton re-joins the active roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradshaw played in six games this season for the Colts, once again establishing himself as a major red-zone weapon. He caught three touchdown passes in six games, while also serving as the team’s backup to Frank Gore, primarily as the team’s third-down back. Dan Herron could now seize that role. The Colts claimed Herron off waivers on Thanksgiving and he played in the final three offensive snaps of Sunday's game (all kneel downs). Herron also played 10 special teams snaps in his 2015 debut with Indy.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Matt Hasselbeck will get another start.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Gore looks like a solid play even though the Bucs are playing good rush defense.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) did not practice Wednesday. Matt Hasselbeck will see a few more starts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Gore will probably play, but this is a situation worth monitoring. Ahmad Bradshaw would be a top 20 play if Gore can’t play.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Matt Ryan appeared to have knee brace vs. Colts

Monday, November 23, 2015, 8:49pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

A lot of folks have been wondering if Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is injured.

He has not been listed on the injury report and has denied that he’s playing injured. However, a photo by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Curtis Compton clearly shows that Ryan wore a pretty heavy brace on his left knee against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact:

Early in his career, he wore a brace on his left knee for support, the story said. Sometimes, he even practiced in the brace. The brace may explain some of his footwork issues and sailing some throws because he can’t plant his left foot. Ryan was unavailable to the media on Monday, but has a radio show on Tuesday where we may find out more.

Emmanuel Sanders says he has high ankle sprain

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:32pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Broncos' star receiver Emmanuel Sanders revealed Monday that his left ankle injury is a high ankle sprain.

Sanders sat out Sunday's 17-15 win over the Bears in an effort to get 100 percent healthy. He said he could have played, but people around him convinced him he would be a detriment to himself and the team if he went out there in his current state.

"It's kind of like when you have a flat tire," Sanders said. "I'm a speed guy, right? So it's ideal for me to have all of my speed."

Sanders originally suffered the injury on the first play of the Broncos' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He got his ankle taped and re-taped to help him finish the game and even scored a 64-yard touchdown.

Once his ankle begun to swell, Sanders missed the entire week of practice before convincing coaches and trainers to allow him to play against Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders said he is hopeful he will play Sunday against New England, but how he practices during practice will have a big impact on how he moves forward. Sanders said today was the first day he didn't get out of bed with a limp.

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