Fourth-year wide receiver Chester Rogers was, arguably, the best player on the field during Tuesday’s practice open to reporters.
Whether it was his diving sideline catch or his leaping, fingertip grab later in the workout, Rogers’ presence was felt throughout. Rogers, per usual, showed his ability in space, where he is often at his best because of his ability to make defenders miss. With veteran T.Y. Hilton and rookie Parris Campbell sidelined, Rogers got extensive work with the first-team offense and quarterback Jacoby Brissett. He took full advantage.
Indy's WR room is certainly a crowded one with T.Y. Hilton, Deon Cain's impending return from injury and the additions of Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell this offseason. Rogers has shown flashes of production in his three-year tenure with the Colts but averaged just 7.1 PPR points per contest last season. He needs to show more consistency to be fantasy relevant, but Indy's offense has the ability to support a deep receiving corps.
IND WR Chester Rogers - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 at Kanas City Chiefs
Despite being five-point underdogs in Kansas City, Vegas expects a shootout between the Chiefs and the Colts. That has pushed the Colts implied team total in the divisional round up higher than 25 points. In the passing game, KC ranks just 25th in aFPA to WRs. T.Y. Hilton hasn't practiced in weeks but keeps playing. He's in a position for a big week again if he can make it through the game. If he struggles to stay on the field, Dontrelle Inman has emerged as the Colts WR2 and makes for a solid sleeper option in the divisional round. Chester Rogers is nothing more than a dart throw.