Dan Orlovsky Fantasy News

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8:24pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions have filled their backup quarterback vacancy by signing veteran Dan Orlovsky.

Yes, that Dan Orlovsky.

The Lions originally selected the quarterback out of Connecticut in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. He spent four years here, and started seven games, all of which came during the club's winless 2008 season.

Fantasy Impact:

He went on to play for Houston (2009-10), Indianapolis (2011) and Tampa Bay (2012-13). He started five games for the Colts - then coached by Jim Caldwell - but has attempted just seven passes since, and none in the past two years.


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Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:41pm

Bucs Inactives
Michael Adams DB
Tom Crabtree TE
William Gholston DE
Peyton Hillis RB
Steven Means DE
Carl Nicks G
Dan Orlovsky QB

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Glennon was seen warming up with the starters. This is a situation to monitor.

Monday, August 27, 2012, 10:18am

Ira Kaufman on Twitter - [Full Article]

There is growing concern within the Bucs organization about Josh Freeman's spotty accuracy heading into the Sept. 9 opener against Carolina.

Fantasy Impact:

He's shown signs, but for the most part Freeman has just not put it together, and he's really not a usable fantasy option most weeks. This year he has some weapons, but the fact that this is a concern already isn't a good sign. Dan Orlovsky is the Bucs backup. We rank Freeman 18th among QBs.

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12:25pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed free agent QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Orlovsky will back up Josh Freeman.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7:58pm

Albert Breer - Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts HC Jim Caldwell says Dan Orlovsky will take the starting job from Curtis Painter at QB this week.

Monday, November 7, 2011, 11:35am

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Colts HC Jim Caldwell said Curtis Painter is still his starting quarterback, despite Dan Orlovsky relieving him in Sunday's loss.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:43pm

Indianpolis Star - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed Dan Orlovsky. Orlovsky was waived Sept. 3 after spending the preseason with the team.

There was no announcement from the team and it wasn’t immediately known how the team made room on the active roster for Orlovsky.

Orlovsky, 28, has appeared in 13 games with Detroit and Houston, and started seven games for the Lions in 2008. He lost all seven of his starts as Detroit would finish 0-16.

In his 13 appearances, Orlovsky completed 150-of-272 passes for 1,679 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 2:19pm

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

The Colts are working out Dan Orlovsky and Brodie Croyle today, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The need to add another QB to the roster became more pressing when starter Kerry Collins was sidelined during the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to Pittsburgh with concussion-like symptoms. He was replaced by Curtis Painter, the only other healthy quarterback on the roster.

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 6:29pm

Pro Football Talk on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts are keeping quarterback Curtis Painter, and waiving quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

Kerry Collins comes out of retirement to join the Colts
Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10:58am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Colts owner Jim Irsay announced via Twitter that the team has agreed to terms with Kerry Collins.

We heard before last week’s Colts preseason game that Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky had to improve or risk the Colts bringing in a veteran quarterback. They didn’t improve and now Collins is reunited with Jim Caldwell, who coached him at Penn State.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a clear sign that the Colts aren't confident that Peyton Manning will be ready for Week 1. It does give Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Dallas Clark owners a reason to feel better because Collins is capable of holding down the fort while Manning recovers.

WR Reggie Wayne absent from Colts camp
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 9:38am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After the Indianapolis/Washington game Friday night, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters that wide receiver Reggie Wayne was out of town on a personal issue.

But when will he be back?

The nature of the personal issue is unclear. It’s impossible to rule out that Wayne is merely unhappy with his personal income.

Before training camp opened, Wayne continued his pitch for a new contract, but he said he wouldn’t hold out.

Last year, Wayne skipped a mandatory minicamp due to his desire for a new deal. He then hinted he’d hold out from training camp, but he ultimately showed up.

The Colts usually don’t share chapter-and-verse detail regarding potential distractions and/or disappointments. So it’s hard to tell at this point whether Wayne’s "personal issue" has any link to his ongoing desire to get a new contract.

Wayne, 32, is due to earn a base salary of $5.95 million in 2011.

Fantasy Impact:

Wayne is usually pretty level-headed, and this won't be a major concern unless it lingers for awhile. Maybe he just didn't want to catch passes from the goof troop of Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky.

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:19pm

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

Indianapolis Colts rookie tackle Anthony Castonzo was one of the last of many new Indianapolis Colts to get on the field in Saturday night's 33-10 preseason loss to St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome.

The first-round pick out of Boston College, expected to be the future at left offensive tackle, didn't enter until early in the second quarter. He held his own, and at times did better than that.

On his second play, he stuffed a Rams defensive lineman inside and quickly adjusted to shove an outside pass rusher wide. It bought time for backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky to complete a 9-yard pass to rookie tight end Mike McNeill.

Fantasy Impact:

Hopefully Castonzo will be the ideal blind side protector for Peyton Manning.

Solid Start for St. Louis QB Sam Bradford in New Offense
Sunday, August 14, 2011, 7:45am

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Second-year St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from a defense that jumped on Peyton Manning’s backups for a pair of early interceptions as St. Louis opened the preseason with a victory over Indianapolis.

Josh Brown’s 60-yard field goal capped an almost perfect first half not just for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ rebuilt attack but for all phases. Brown’s boot bettered his career best of 58 yards in 2003 with the Seattle Seahawks and he added a 53-yarder in the third quarter.

Manning almost blended into the crowd on the Colts sideline in blue jeans and wearing a ball cap, but his presence on the field was sorely missed. Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky threw costly interceptions early, giving the Rams possession deep in Indianapolis territory to set up 10 easy points.

Bradford was in for 24 snaps, and was 7 for 12 for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also had a chat with Manning on the field after the game.

Rams backup running back Cadillac Williams had 40 yards on 11 carries with a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Keith Toston had 64 yards and a 5-yard score.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford heads into the season as a solid QB2. The only real downside to Bradford is that St. Louis has an incredibly bumpy schedule early on, as they'll be playing Philadelphia, the Giants, Baltimore, Green Bay, and New Orleans before midseason. As for the Colts, the sooner Manning is back, the better.

Sunday, November 21, 2010, 9:57am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Jets hope to move 5-0 all-time against the Texans, who will have a limited quarterback in Matt Schaub. Schaub spent one whole day hospitalized in order to treat severe bursitis in his right knee. If he gets knocked out, Dan Orlovsky will go for Houston. RB Arian Foster (920 yards rushing) was in Los Angeles on Friday due the death of his grandmother, but he is expected to start.