Colts Fantasy News

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Colts WR Griff Whalen (heel) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) did not practice Wednesday. Matt Hasselbeck will continue to start.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Roethlisberger has been cleared to practice, which is a great sign for his potential Week 13 availability. He has a nice matchup with the Colts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Bryant didn’t miss any snaps that we know of last week, so we’re expecting him to play against the Colts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson wasn’t on the injury report last week, but he played his usual complement of snaps against the Colts, so he should be fine for Sunday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

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

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

Colts.com - [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.

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