Colts Fantasy News

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.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Gore will be out there against the Texans.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (calf) officially ruled OUT for Week 17

Friday, December 29, 2017, 4:24pm

Aaron Wilson - [Full Article]

It was reported earlier in the week that Hopkins was likely to miss this week's game against the Colts, but now it's official.

Fantasy Impact:

With Hopkins out, the Texans will look to Braxton Miller and Will Fuller to lead the way at the wide receiver position vs. a Colts defense ranked 17th in aFPA against WRs.

INACTIVES: Colts at Ravens Saturday Week 16

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 3:27pm

Colts and Ravens official Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens Inactives
WR Jeremy Maclin
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
OLB TIm Williams
G/T Jermaine Elumunor
G Maurquice Shakir
DE Bronson Kaufusi
DE Chris Wormley

Colts Inactives
WR Donte Moncrief
CB Rashaan Melvin
TE Jason Vander Laan
OL Denzelle Good
G Mark Glowinski
DT Caraun Reid
S Clayton Geathers

Fantasy Impact:

With Jeremy Maclin out as well as CB Rashaan Melvin for the Colts, Mike Wallace is in a great spot to be heavily targeted against a struggling defense. Consider him a FLEX / low-end WR2 in Week 16.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin (knee, doubtful) missed practice again Thursday. It looks like Maclin will sit against the Colts. Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman and Michael Campanaro will pick up most of his snaps.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is typical for Gore.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Colts TE Brandon Williams (concussion, out) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Colts TE Jason Vander Laan (concussion) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Colts TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday.

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