2014 Strength of Schedule - IND
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:46am
The Indianapolis Colts are about to have to make a decision on who will be their No. 3 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne. The veteran Hakeem Nicks or the rookie Donte Moncrief?
If Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was any indication it should be an easy decision for coach Chuck Pagano.
With Wayne out because of an elbow injury, Moncrief stepped up and complemented Hilton by catching seven passes on a team-high 12 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown -- all career highs -- in the loss.
"Donte was running great routes, playing fast and he certainly doesn't play like a rookie," quarterback Andrew Luck said. "He's solid, he's steady and I'm happy for how well he played."
The story said the original thought was that the Colts would ease Moncrief, the team's third-round draft pick, into a larger role because of their depth at receiver this season. But his speed, athleticism and ability to make plays has accelerated the process. Moncrief showed off his skills when he made a leaping catch over Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen for a 31-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Nicks, who started the game as the No. 2 receiver, finished with only reception for 27 yards in the six times he was targeted, the piece added. Moncrief is a name to watch and could have some deeper league, flex value in this heavy-passing Colts offense.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:34pm
T.Y. Hilton - Week 9 vs. New York Giants
T.Y. Hilton is emerging as one of the top receivers in fantasy football. He leads the entire NFL in receiving yards (866) and is fourth in the league in receptions (53). The good news for owners is most of Hilton's production is coming from his latest games. In the last three weeks he's surpassed 100 receiving yards. The only knock on Hilton's season so far is his two touchdown receptions. We'd like to see him find the end zone more often, but beggars can't be choosers.
He doesn't get a great matchup this week against the Giants, but it shouldn't matter. Andrew Luck and the Colts' offense has been matchup proof so far this year. Look for another big game from Hilton as he's a WR1 option this week with six teams on BYE.