Colts Fantasy News

Chiefs say QB Alex Smith doesn't have a concussion

Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:42pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith didn’t return to Sunday’s victory over the Colts after being taken to be evaluated for a concussion in the third quarter of the game.

It was the second time that Smith was evaluated for a concussion during the game with the first coming in the first quarter and ending with Smith cleared to return to the game. On Monday, however, Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that his failure to return a second time wasn’t because Smith has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Burkholder said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, that Smith is asymptomatic and that he passed tests on both the sideline and the locker room after the blow to the head at the end of the run in the second half. Burkholder said that the protocol for evaluating Smith worked as it should and that the “only mistake” was him telling a team spokesman that Smith was out with a concussion.

Related players: Nick Foles

Fantasy Impact:

As the story pointed out, assuming no symptoms develop, that should eliminate concern about Smith’s ability to play against the Jaguars in Week 9.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith leaves with concussion

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:33pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Alex Smith has left the Chiefs' game against the Indianapolis Colts for the locker room for a second time with a concussion and will not return.

Smith's head slammed against the ground as he was sliding on a scramble in the third quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith actually left the game in the first half for a possible concussion but was cleared and returned to the game despite a cut on his ear.

Colts QB Andrew Luck will have his top-three WRs back this week

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Quarterback Andrew Luck will have his top three receivers for the first time since Week 2 because Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett are back to give T.Y. Hilton some help.

Moncrief’s return gives the Colts some size and also a possession receiver for Luck to turn to. Moncrief injured his shoulder in the first half of their game against Denver in Week 2.

“He is a heck of a player,” offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. “He can catch the ball down the field, he is good in the short game. He is a big, strong guy that can make plays on top of guys even when he is covered.”

Fantasy Impact:

Luck threw for 353 yards with no interceptions against the Tennessee Titans without Moncrief and Dorsett. The quarterback could be even more effective with healthy group of receivers while facing a Kansas City team that only has eight sacks on the season.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. No worries here.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 8. With Charles out, Spencer Ware is a great play against the Colts. Charcandrick West is even an interesting spot start since he’ll get the change-of-pace touches in the Kansas City backfield.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Gore will be fine to face the Chiefs.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hip) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Hilton is good to go for the Chiefs.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 8. Moncrief should return this week, but we’re usually leery of starting a player in his first game back after a long absence. The Colts play early on Sunday.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring, foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Allen has a 3-5 week injury (sounds like a high-ankle sprain) and that he’s in the second week of his recovery. As long as Allen remains out, Jack Doyle remains a solid TE play.

Chiefs rule RB Jamaal Charles (knee) out for Week 8

Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:52pm

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Just two weeks after logging a season-high in touches and snaps, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts because of lingering problems in his surgically repaired right knee.

“The knee, it was up and down,” coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll just back him off here and see if we can’t get that thing to settle down.”

Reid added that Charles’ knee “acted up” during last weekend’s game, and the Chiefs want to handle that accordingly.

“Yeah, you have to be smart with it,” Reid said. “He might take a step back and come forward with something better. That’s what you try to do. We’re never going to put him out there if it’s not right. That’s just not going to happen. It doesn’t matter who the player is — that’s how we roll.”

Related players: Spencer Ware

Fantasy Impact:

This is not a surprise given Charles's limited involvement last week and the stellar play of Spencer Ware.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, ankle) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. No worries here.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

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