Colts Fantasy News

Colts to sign WR Devin Funchess

Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:02pm

Tom Pelissero - [Full Article]

The Colts are signing former Panthers WR Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite his struggles in 2018, Funchess gives the Colts a much needed upgrade at their WR2 spot. His size is a good complement for T.Y. Hilton's skill set. He should be in the WR4 mix in 2019.

Colts Beat: TE Jack Doyle 'shooting for training camp' after hip surgery

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:59am

Mike Chappell - [Full Article]

Jack Doyle had hip surgery. Doing fine. Shooting for training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Doyle is shaping up as a nice value if the hip is good to go, but that's no sure thing given this report. In 2018, only eight tight ends had a higher per game average than Doyle, though the presence of Eric Ebron obviously caps Doyle’s upside, as long as Ebron is healthy. Still, Doyle is a good value as the 16th tight end off the board in early drafts, and would have top five upside if anything were to happen to Ebron.

Colts bring back K Adam Vinatieri

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 6:09pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts and future Hall-of-Fame kicker Adam Vinatieri are finalizing a one-year contract, per league sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Vinatieri is the NFL's all-time leading scorer and will now return for a 24th season at the age of 46, Schefter went on to say.

Report: Colts want to resign K Adam Vinatieri

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:09pm

Mike Chappell on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts want to re-sign Adam Vinatieri, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

We reported recently Vinatieri wanted to continue kicking and wanted to be back with the Colts. There appears to be mutual interest for the 46-year-old kicker to stay in Indy. Chappell added over the last six seasons Vinatieri is 169-for-190 (88.9%) and 27-for-35 from 50-plus (77.1%).

Colts not looking to trade QB Jacoby Brissett

Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:01pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

If Chris Ballard wants to pick up another draft pick in April, the Colts general manager has one clear trade chip available on his roster.

Jacoby Brissett.

Few commodities in the NFL are as valuable as a potential starting quarterback, and even though Brissett spent this season backing up Andrew Luck, his 2017 turn as the starter while Luck dealt with his injured shoulder hasn’t been forgotten around the league.

Related players: Andrew Luck

Fantasy Impact:

The story feels Brissett's value is at an all-time high. Ballard was quoted in the story as saying, "It would take somebody doing something that would blow me away," as far as trading Brissett. Ballard also said he wouldn't trade Brissett just anywhere, and it would need to be the right situation for him.

Colts K Adam Vinatieri leaning toward returning - if wanted

Monday, January 14, 2019, 9:57am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After their loss to the Chiefs in the divisional round, Adam Vinatieri said he needed some time to think, but was leaning toward coming back.

“If they’re wanting, I can’t imagine (I’d) not keep playing, you know?” Vinatieri said, via Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star. “I haven’t made the decision yet. I’ll spend a week or two and just kind of see where we’re at.”

Fantasy Impact:

Vinatieri is a free agent, and the oldest player in the league. He’s also the highest-scoring player in the history of the game, having passed Morten Andersen this year. As the story said, it’s not as if he’s not still getting it done, as he hit 23-of-27 field goals this year, an 85.2 percent mark that’s over his career average (84.3). He also made four field goals from 50 yards or longer, though he’s been dealing with some injuries over the second half of the season. He missed two kicks in the snow Saturday, which gave him pause, and that’s why he wants some time to think.

Bears hire Chuck Pagano to run the defense

Friday, January 11, 2019, 9:36pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The Bears needed just two days to find their replacement after defensive coordinator Vic Fangio left to coach the Broncos.

Coach Matt Nagy announced Friday night he hired former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to step into the team’s top defensive role. Pagano has 16 years of NFL coaching experience, most recently as the Colts coach from 2012-17.

Pagano, 58, was the Ravens defensive coordinator in 2011, when they went 12-4 and ranked third in total defense, third in points allowed, second against the run, fourth against the pass and third in sacks. Before that he served as defensive backs coach for the Ravens, Raiders and Browns.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story mentions, Pagano guided the Ravens to the No. 3 overall finish in 2011 before jetting to Indianapolis to take over the Colts. There, his defenses finished higher than No. 20 just once (in 2014) in six seasons. Otherwise, the defense was a perennial problem. Given all the talent on that side of the ball, the Bears should be fine defensively.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Colts TE Eric Ebron (hip) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Ebron wasn’t given an injury designation, so he’s expected to play this week.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder, finger) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Hilton was not listed on the injury report so he’s expected to play through the injury again this week.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Colts WR Ryan Grant (toe, out) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Colts TE Eric Ebron (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Ebron is expected to play.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Colts WR Zach Pascal (knee, questionable) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Pascal will be able to play through his injury.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder, finger, questionable) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Inman has worked his way into the Colts’ WR2 role, posting 4-46-1 on five targets in Week 15 and 5-77-1 on six targets in Week 17. He should be able to play through his injuries.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle, questionable) missed practice again Thursday. Hilton should be able to play through his ankle injury again.