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Colts Beat: RB Robert Turbin could get expanded role

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:51am - [Full Article]

No running back in league history has ever started all 16 games at age 34 or older.

The Colts should, and will, continue to use Frank Gore as their lead back. Only 12 players ran for 1,000 yards last year in the NFL, so Gore is still a top-level back.

But the Colts will certainly involve some other ball carriers behind their Hall of Famer.

Related players: Robert Turbin

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Turbin wants a more expanded role in 2017, the story said. And GM Chris Ballard believes Turbin has potential for more first and second down work as well. With Gore another year older, and Turbin showing off his skills last season, using the latter more in 2017 could very well be in the works. Turbin contributed in several ways last year. Short-yardage and third down were the two main areas the Colts found plenty of success in using Turbin. The team could also draft a RB in what is supposed to be a deep class.

Monday, March 13, 2017, 4:03pm

Jason La Canfora - [Full Article]

Robert Turbin is going back to Indy. 2-yr deal worth up to $4.1 M.

Schefter: Patriots trading for TE Dwayne Allen

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:57pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Colts are trading TE Dwayne Allen to the Patriots, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots probably looked at Martellus Bennett's asking price and decided instead to trade for Allen, who was disappointing in the first year of the $29 M deal he struck with the Colts last offseason. Allen will serve as the Patriots' second tight end, assuming Rob Gronkowski is healthy. Bennett finished as the #10 TE in that role, though he was actually more productive with Gronk in the lineup. For the Colts, this is big news for the newly re-signed Jack Doyle, who will graduate to starter's snaps. Given Andrew Luck's propensity to throw to his tight end in the red zone, Doyle will be an appealing sleeper in 2017 fantasy drafts. Erik Swoope should also see an increase in snaps.

Garafolo: Colts will re-sign TE Jack Doyle

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:36pm

Mike Garafolo - [Full Article]

Colts are keeping TE Jack Doyle on a three-year deal, source says.

Fantasy Impact:

Doyle finished with 59 catches for 584 yards and five touchdowns, and played especially well when Dwayne Allen missed Week 7, posting nine catches for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. He finished as the #13 TE (PPR) in 2016, but with Allen still around, his upside is capped.

Chuck Pagano expects to coach Colts in 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:07pm - [Full Article]

The NFL's annual wave of firings has -- so far -- spared anyone of note in Indianapolis. Colts coach Chuck Pagano doesn't expect that to change.

"No," Pagano said when asked Monday if there was any doubt about returning for next season.

"This is just based on your confidence?" asked a reporter.

"I just look at things and it's always half full," Pagano said. "And I don't have any reason to believe why I wouldn't be."

Fantasy Impact:

Still, Pagano confirmed that he has yet to meet with team owner Jim Irsay, who told last month that it would be "unlikely for any changes to occur," with the caveat that he still planned to "sit down and thoroughly vet the season." The Colts haven't made the playoffs the last two season.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right wrist, right shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Bortles will be out there in a nice matchup with the Colts.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Luck should be fine to play in the Colts’ meaningless finale against the Jaguars.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Gore is 37 yards short of a 1,000-yard season.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. The Jaguars haven’t shown any sign that they’re shutting Lee down for the season, so he should be out there against the Colts.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. With Moncrief out, Chester Rogers should see an increased role. He has averaged 67% of the snaps with Moncrief sidelined, but is only averaging 30.5 yards receiving in six Moncrief-less games.

Jags Beat: Denard Robinson could be team's RB1 Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 5:15pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he should be able to play on Sunday against Indianapolis.

That’s a heap of good news for the Jaguars, who can’t seem to keep running backs healthy this season.

The team put T.J. Yeldon (ankle) on injured reserve on Monday. Chris Ivory has missed four games because of various injuries and he might not be able to play this week against the Colts because of a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Things are much better if Robinson is able to play after missing three games because of an ankle injury. If Robinson would miss Week 17, it means the Jaguars would have to rely on second-year player Corey Grant, first-year player Bronson Hill, and newly signed Daryl Richardson, who has 169 carries in his career but only two since 2013.

Colts WR Donte Moncrief injures shoulder in Week 16

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:58pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Colts WR Donte Moncrief saw his frustrating injury season continue on Saturday, as he left the Colts' game against the Raiders in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.

Related players: Phillip Dorsett

Fantasy Impact:

The good news is he score a TD for fantasy owners before leaving, but the bad news is he didn't return to the game. Phillip Dorsett, Chester Rogers and Devin Street are up next on the depth chart if Moncrief would miss Week 17.

Raiders QB Derek Carr suffers broken fibula

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:09pm - [Full Article]

Just when it seemed the Oakland Raiders were gaining momentum for a Super Bowl run, they lost their MVP candidate and team leader to a season-ending injury.

Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula in the fourth quarter of Oakland's win over the Colts on Saturday. Coach Jack Del Rio said Carr will likely undergo surgery on Sunday and is out indefinitely.

Related players: Matt McGloin

Fantasy Impact:

Carr later tweeted Saturday night, "I will bounce back and be on my feet in no time! Thank you for all of the love that you Raider Nation showed me in that stadium today. I will be back. This is a team sport! So everything WE want is still out there for us!" It's still a crushing blow for fantasy owners playing in Week 17, and obviously for the Raiders who were poised to make a Super Bowl run. Matt McGloin will take over with a week to prepare before the playoffs begin. Connor Cook is the team's QB3.

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 3:08pm

Colts Inactives
Austin Blythe OG
Chris Carter LB
Charles James DB
Kristjan Sokoli DT
Devin Street WR
Jeremy Vujnovich OT
Duke Williams SS

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger/right hand) took full practice reps all week. Carr will be fine to face the Colts.

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