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
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:27am
T.Y. Hilton - Week 12 vs. Jacksonville
T.Y. Hilton was bound to cool off eventually and he did last week in a tough matchup. He caught just three passes (for the second week in a row) and finished with a measly 24 yards (his lowest of the season). We wouldn't look too much into this performance as the Patriots focused their game plan on shutting down Hilton. He's still a top receiver.
Hilton will try to rebound this week against Jacksonville. The Jaguars are middle-of-the-road when it comes to defending wideouts. They can be taken advantage of, however. When Hilton faced the Jags earlier in the season he finished with five receptions for 80 yards.
He has the talent to explode for 100 yards in any game, so he's must-start material. He's also the top priority in the league's best passing offense. He's a WR1 start this week.