Colts Fantasy News

Colts RB Marlon Mack had offseason surgery

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2:35pm

ProFootballTalk - [Full Article]

It was revealed today by GM Chris Ballard that RB Marlon Mack played with a torn labrum during the entirety of his rookie campaign, and that he is currently recovering from offseason surgery. There was no timetable provided as to when the surgery took place, but Ballard believes Mack will be ready by the time training camp starts.

Fantasy Impact:

The running back depth chart in Indianapolis is thin with proven commodities, with Robert Turbin as Mack's main backup. That puts a bit of a spotlight on fourth-round pick Nyheim Hines. Hines ran a 4.38 at the Combine, and broke out during his junior campaign at North Carolina State, rushing for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also involved in the passing game, catching 89 career passes. At this point, we know Turbin doesn't possess much upside, so if it appears that Mack is slow to recover, you might want to consider Hines as a late-round fantasy option when draft season rolls around.

Irsay: Colts QB Andrew Luck has 'turned the corner' in rehab

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:43am

CBS4Indy - [Full Article]

Colts QB Andrew Luck missed all of last season and remains in rehab mode after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder in January 2017. The expectation is for Luck, who’s been working out on the West Coast with a pair of throwing specialists, to be on hand April 9 when the Colts open their offseason conditioning program.

Irsay did nothing to suppress those expectations Monday when he met with local reporters covering the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla.

“All indicators are (the) healing is going really well and we feel really optimistic that he’s turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence,’’ Irsay said. “That’s a long period of time.’’

At the recent NFL Scouting Combine, Ballard and coach Frank Reich shared their boss’ optimism.

“Do I have any doubt that he’s going to be ready? No, I don’t,’’ Ballard offered.

Added Reich: “I’m anticipating that he’s going to be ready to go. Again, we’ll have to determine what level that will mean. There’s no way to predict that. I’m thinking optimistically.’’

Fantasy Impact:

At this point, we're in "believe it when we see it" mode with Luck, but this is certainly encouraging news. In 22 games since 2015, Luck has averaged 278 passing yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. He has also averaged 1.1 interceptions in that span.

Miami Dolphins sign RB Frank Gore

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:03pm

Craig Mish - [Full Article]

The Miami Dolphins are replacing Damien Williams with Frank Gore. The former Colts RB signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore will team up with Kenyan Drake to form a 1-2 duo at the RB position. Gore has spent the last three seasons of his career in Indianapolis and finished as the No. 18 scoring RB in PPR leagues last season. He's someone you might consider targeting as an RB2/RB3 option in drafts later this summer.

Colts sign WR Ryan Grant

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:48pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

A day after adding tight end Eric Ebron to their offensive, the Colts are bringing in former Washington (and almost Raven) WR Ryan Grant on a one-year deal worth $5 million. If you will recall, Grant was set to sign a free agent deal worth almost $29 million with the Ravens, but it was voided due to a failed physical.

Fantasy Impact:

Grant set career-highs in targets (65), catches (45), yards (573), and touchdowns (4) last season, and will now join a Colts WR group led by T.Y. Hilton and not much else other than Chester Rogers. Grant should receive plenty of playing time.

Indianapolis Colts sign TE Eric Ebron

Monday, March 19, 2018, 10:14pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts have added former Lions tight end Eric Ebron. The two sides came to an agreement on a two-year deal that can be worth up to $15 million.

Fantasy Impact:

Ebron caught 53 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns last season, en route to being the No. 13 scoring tight in PPR leagues. He will join Jack Doyle (the No. 7 scoring tight end) to form a dynamic duo at the position. Look for the Colts to run a lot of 2-TE formations next season.

New York Jets trade for No. 3 overall pick

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11:08am

Indianapolis Colts - [Full Article]

We have a trade to announce: the New York Jets have traded a 2018 first round pick (sixth overall), two 2018 second round picks (37 and 49 overall), and a 2019 second round pick to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the third overall pick in this year's draft. If the Jets want to draft one of the top-tier QB prospects, they now have a much better chance of landing one.

WR Donte Moncrief to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:57pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

After letting Allen Robinson walk and re-signing Marqise Lee, the Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing Donte Moncrief into the fold.

Fantasy Impact:

Following a somewhat breakout season in 2015, when he caught 64 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns, Moncrief has been pretty quiet the last two seasons. He did score seven touchdowns in only nine games in 2016, but he caught only 26 passes last season without Andrew Luck. He will join a crowded WR depth chart in Jacksonville.

Colts hire Frank Reich as head coach

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 7:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has been hired to be the Indianapolis Colts' next head coach.

Reich, 56, spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia helping the Eagles' offense, led by quarterbacks Carson Wentz and (after Week 14) Nick Foles, improve from 22nd to seventh in the NFL this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Before his two seasons as the Eagles' offensive coordinator, Reich served as the OC for the Chargers from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the offense was 9th in yards gained.

Mort: Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) could need 'additional surgery'

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:15am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

On Sunday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported there still are doctors who have concerns about Andrew Luck's shoulder and whether he could wind up needing additional surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Luck is not out of the woods yet for 2018. This report could have influenced Josh McDaniels' decision to renege on his agreement to join the Colts as head coach. Stay tuned.

Seahawks to hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:59pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Seahawks now expected to hire former Colts' QB coach Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Schottenheimer has nine years of experience as an offensive coordinator. In those nine seasons, his offenses have finished inside the top 20 in total yards two times (Jets in 2008 and 2010).

Packers hire Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:42am

CBS - [Full Article]

News broke Wednesday afternoon that the Packers will hire former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who spent nine years working for the Packers before going to Miami, as their offensive coordinator.

Philbin started in Green Bay in 2003 as an assistant offensive line coach, and eventually worked his way up to being the team's offensive coordinator. He served in that role from 2007 through 2011 before going to Miami. He lasted four years with the Dolphins before being replaced by Adam Gase, and has spent the last two seasons working as an assistant head coach and offensive line coach with the Colts.

During his time as Green Bay's OC, the Packers routinely had offenses that ranked near the top of the league in yards, points, and Football Outsiders' offensive DVOA.

Fantasy Impact:

Mike McCarthy is likely to keep the play-calling duties.

Colts promise return of QB Andrew Luck

Monday, January 1, 2018, 5:34pm

Zak Keefer on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jim Irsay: "Andrew Luck is going to be back, and back with a fierce fire in his eyes, I promise you."

Fantasy Impact:

It also looks like the Colts could use their number-three pick on a running back, perhaps Penn State's Saquon Barkley, to pair with Luck, Keefer also tweeted today.

Colts hint at drafting RB early

Monday, January 1, 2018, 5:29pm

Zak Keefer on Twitter - [Full Article]

"You put (Andrew Luck) on that field, healed up, and you put an Edgerrin James - maybe that's bigger, faster, stronger - and let this man continue to do the job that he's already begun to do, this is going to be a special place to be and a special place to play."

Related players: Frank Gore, Marlon Mack

Fantasy Impact:

This could be a strong indication the Colts will take Penn State RB Saquon Barkley at number three overall. If not Barkley, the Colts do seem like they are going to highly invest in an RB.

Colts fire HC Chuck Pagano

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 5:55pm - [Full Article]

A year after the Indianapolis Colts surprised many by choosing to retain Chuck Pagano as their head coach, a third straight season of missing the playoffs has compelled the team to move in a new direction.

The Colts fired Pagano on Sunday in the wake of a 4-12 campaign -- his worst mark in his seven years as Indy's head coach. The firing came shortly after the team's 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact:

Pagano posted a 53-43 record in Indianapolis. After posting three consecutive 11-5 marks that culminated in an appearance in the 2014 season's AFC Championship Game, the Colts failed to make the playoffs in 2015 after an 8-8 season hampered by injuries to franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Colts TE Jason Vander Laan (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

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