Colts Fantasy News

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hankerson may be able to return this week. If he does, it will put a dent in Jacob Tamme’s targets. Tamme has thrived with Hankerson out. For his part, Hankerson would be a WR4 type against the Colts.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Colts WR D'Qwell Jackson (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) did not practice Wednesday. Matt Hasselbeck will get the start against the Falcons. In two appearances, he has completed 48-of-76 passes (63.2%) for 495 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s a streaming option in Week 11.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Colts WR D'Qwell Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is typical for the veteran.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:39am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Giants are going to fill Victor Cruz’s roster spot with a familiar, if not recently productive, face.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports and confirmed by PFT, the Giants are bringing back wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to fill the spot created by Cruz going on season-ending injured reserve.

Nicks has had some scattered workouts, but the 27-year-old hasn’t been able to latch on anywhere after his 38-catch season with the Colts last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Nicks could end up at the team's WR3, but Dwayne Harris is coming off a big game in that role against the Pats, so there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of fantasy potential for Nicks right now.

Pagano: Andrew Luck can't play QB 'like a linebacker'

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8:32pm

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts returned to work Monday following their Week 10 bye, marking, in earnest, the beginning of a prolonged period without injured franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.

But Luck was still a topic of discussion.

Coach Chuck Pagano finally addressed the elephant in the room: The fact that Luck, according to the Colts, was injured while scrambling in the open field versus the Denver Broncos last week. His reluctance to avoid contact — and his preference to take on defenders — could have contributed to his sustaining a lacerated kidney.

And, that, Pagano said, simply can't happen.

"We're going to talk every day until he figures it out and we figure it out as a team," Pagano said. "He knows full well that he can't do that. He can't put himself and this team in jeopardy. You love the grit, and you love the toughness and all that stuff. But playing the position like a linebacker? You can't."

Fantasy Impact:

Luck absorbed a direct shot to his midsection from Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan on the play on which the Colts said he was injured. It was a second-and-9 play, and Luck was well short of the first down, gaining just four yards. Yet he still barreled forward, choosing not to slide and take advantage of the protections afforded NFL quarterbacks. Luck owners probably love the bonus of few points worth of rushing yards, but not at the expense of longterm injuries. Luck often chooses not to slide feet first to give himself up.

Peyton Manning won't play Week 11

Monday, November 16, 2015, 4:45pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, head coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday.

Kubiak informed the team Monday afternoon that Brock Osweiler will start this week.

“All of our full attention is going to be to getting Peyton back and healthy,” Kubiak said. "That decision has been made. I know that's the best decision for him, to get him back and healthy, and we need to know where we're heading this week with Brock and get our football team ready to play Chicago.”

Manning, 39, has never missed a game in the middle of a season because of injury. He was inactive the entire 2011 season while recovering from four neck surgeries while with the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning will not practice this week, and he will be inactive on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

The team has not made any determinations about Manning’s status beyond Week 11, the story said. Manning is currently dealing with an issue to the plantar fascia in his foot. Kubiak said Manning was extremely sore after the Broncos game against the Colts, and Manning was pulled from Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter after throwing his fourth interception. Rookie Trevor Siemian will back up Osweiler on Sunday.

Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) ACTIVE vs. Raiders

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:42pm

Vikings Inactives
Taylor Heinicke QB
Nick Easton C
Kenrick Ellis DT
Eric Kendricks LB
Josh Robinson CB
Jeremiah Sirles OT
Justin Trattou DE

Fantasy Impact:

Teddy Bridgewater was cleared on Saturday and will play against the Raiders. It's not a great matchup and there are some windy conditions expected today in Oakland.

Andrew Luck (lacerated kidney) to miss 2-6 weeks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4:08pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Andrew Luck's roller coaster season has taken a turn for the worse.

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that Luck will miss 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. The team says the injuries will not require surgery and a full recovery is expected.

"It's way too early to guess how long Andrew will be out," said coach Chuck Pagano. "We're going to keep listening to the doctors and evaluating his progress on a week by week basis. We've got all the confidence in the world in Matt Hasselbeck and we're not going to put Andrew back out there until he's healed and ready to go."

The injury was suffered early in the fourth quarter against the Broncos, the team announced. Luck amazingly stayed in the game and helped the team finish off a victory.

Fantasy Impact:

The time frame isn't set in stone based on Pagano's quote, and a six-week timetable puts him back in Week 15. The Colts have a quality backup quarterback in Hasselbeck, but it's still going to be a downgrade for the Colt skill players. It's possible the Colts turn to the run game a little more, and they do have some potentially favorable matchups in that span. Hasselbeck played very well when Luck had a shoulder injury, and the Colts play in a weak division, so it's very possible Luck isn't shut down for the season. But as the story said, the timing is especially cruel as Luck is coming off his best performance of the year against the top-ranked Broncos defense.

Vernon Davis still watching and learning

Monday, November 9, 2015, 8:24am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis arrived at the Broncos’ training facility Tuesday elated to be on a Peyton Manning-led team — one that two days earlier defeated the Packers and one that also boasted the league’s top overall defense.

The excitement was tempered after his debut with his team, a 27-24 loss to the Colts.

Davis’ snaps were limited, as expected, after only three full days of practice with the Broncos. He was targeted only once and had zero receptions in the loss, while fellow tight end Owen Daniels caught six of nine targets for 102 yards and a game-tying, 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

But the loss, though hardly pleasant, had its value to Davis.

“I was just absorbing it all in, watching some of my teammates, Owen Daniels and Virgil (Green),” Davis said afterward. “Watching those guys and learning from them as I continue to move forward.”

Fantasy Impact:

Davis said he entered the game knowing “a bulk” of the Broncos’ playbook after less than a week with the team. It's going to take some time for Davis to get more involved in the offense but the hope for owners is that comes sooner than later. But with Daniels looking like he's still a big part of the offense, maybe a wait-and-see approach is the best plan for owners.

T.Y. Hilton ACTIVE vs. Broncos

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:17pm

Colts Inactives
Phillip Dorsett WR
Josh Robinson RB
Todd Herremans G
Josh Thomas DB
Billy Winn DT

Fantasy Impact:

It didn't sound positive that T.Y. Hilton (foot) would play this week but he's active and ready to go, but there's a good chance he's not 100-percent. It's a tough matchup against the Broncos who are tops in the league in allowing fantasy points to WRs

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. Luck should be good to go for a tough matchup with the Broncos.

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