Colts Fantasy News

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.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (foot, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 9. Hilton has a foot sprain and is considered “day to day,” though beat writer Mike Chappell has heard that the injury required an MRI earlier in the week. Another beat writer, Zak Keefer, said he “would be surprised if he plays Sunday.” For now, we have him penciled into our rankings, but he’s not an attractive start against the Broncos’ stingy secondary. The Colts play late, so this could be a Sunday headache for owners. Hopefully we’ll have more clarity over the weekend.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. If T.Y. Hilton is out, Johnson could be a Sneaky Start despite a terrible matchup against Denver.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. Sanders will be fine to face the Colts.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 9. Seferian-Jenkins practiced last week and didn’t play, so we’re not certain that he’ll play this week, though the full participation on Friday is encouraging. He seems to be on track to start, however, and should get plenty of targets with Vincent Jackson out. Unfortunately, the Bucs play in the late game on Sunday so owners who want to wait should have a backup option available. Jacob Tamme, Will Tye, Coby Fleener and Zach Ertz are all Plan B possibilities.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (foot) shaping up as a game-time decision

Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:02pm

Rand Getlin, Twitter - [Full Article]

NFL Network reporter Rand Getlin: I'm told no decision has been made on whether Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will play just yet. "Looks like a game time decision"

Related players: Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, Griff Whalen, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen

Fantasy Impact:

Hilton is dealing with a foot sprain that reportedly required an MRI earlier in the week. Complicating matters, the matchup against the Broncos is brutal. Denver is #1 in WR aFPA, so even if Hilton suits up, he's not a great start. If Hilton sits, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson and Griff Whalen would pick up his snaps and targets, but new OC Rob Chudzinski may also elect to get the Colts' tight ends more involved.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Luck should be good to go for a tough matchup with the Broncos.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Hilton has a foot sprain and is considered “day to day,” though beat writer Mike Chappell has heard that the injury required an MRI earlier in the week. Another beat writer, Zak Keefer, said he “would be surprised if he plays Sunday.” For now, we have him penciled into our rankings, but he’s not an attractive start against the Broncos’ stingy secondary. The Colts play late, so this could be a Sunday headache for owners.

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