Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief is a candidate to return kicks this season, according to special teams coach Tom McMahon.
Huddle Up: With the signing of free agents Andre Johnson and Duron Carter and the first-round draft pick used on Phillip Dorsett, the 2014 third-round pick has the appearances of a man caught in the middle. Moncrief did show some definite flashes last season with 32 catches for 444 yards and three TDs, but his upside is basically capped by his environment with all the offensive mouths to feed in Indy. The Colts seem to realize that and are looking at ways (special teams) to get Moncrief some additional touches.
Coby Fleener - TEPosted 6/27/15 12:42am ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener said he wants to be a more consistent player and is looking to limit his mistakes on the field. 'Your flubs are aired in front of the whole world. Whether you're sitting at a desk all day or whether you're playing football, nobody wants to make the 'Not Top 10.' Unfortunately I've been there, and I'm trying to limit that as much as possible.'
Huddle Up: Fleener did hit career highs in 2014 with 774 receiving yards and eight scores on 51 catches, but those figures might not be repeatable given the new pass-catching weapons (WRs Andre Johnson & Phillip Dorsett) and if fellow TE Dwayne Allen is able to stay healthy (for a change) for a full season.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 6/16/15 2:13pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore was in attendance for nearly all of the team's voluntary workouts, and he displayed a dedication that is not necessarily expected of such an established player. He appears fresh and is as motivated as ever.
Huddle Up: At 32, Gore is among the elder statesmen of the league's RBs but is coming off his lightest load (255 rushes and 266 total touches) in his last four seasons. He also finished with 1,217 total yards and five TDs -- his lowest totals since his rookie season of 2005 -- but don't be shocked if the move to Indy and pairing with Andrew Luck rejuvenates the veteran back.
Vick Ballard - RBPosted 6/14/15 4:32pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') has been able to participate in some individual drills this offseason. Ballard has not received medical clearance at this point but believes he can return to the field by August 1.
Huddle Up: The 2012 fifth-round pick made a first-year splash with 966 yards from scrimmage but has played only one game since then due to injury. If he can he get his health in order, he has the opportunity to make a contribution with 32-year-old Frank Gore, Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton currently topping the Indy RB depth chart.
Robert Mathis - LBPosted 6/5/15 12:57pm ET
Indianapolis Colts OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles') has shifted his timetable from being ready for training camp in August to preparing to be ready by the season opener in September.
Huddle Up: Now 34, Mathis is going to require a little extra time to heal as he looks to return for the first time since leading the league in sacks (19.5) in 2013.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 6/1/15 9:47am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson said he has regained his passion for the game because of the opportunity to play with QB Andrew Luck, and he called Luck 'smart as hell.'
Huddle Up: Johnson gets a big upgrade in quarterback moving from Houston to the Colts, and all signs point to a career rejuvenation. The only issue is the number of mouths to feed in the Indy passing game, but if Luck's volume stays high there should be plenty to go around.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 5/26/15 1:36am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett has impressed QB Andrew Luck with his ability to quickly learn the offensive scheme. 'It's definitely not too big for him,' Luck said. 'He fits in very, very well.'
Huddle Up: Dorsett gives Luck a dazzling array of weapons, the problem from a fantasy perspective being there are so many options it's tough for one to consistently stand out. Still, anything Dorsett can do to draw Luck's attention is a good thing.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 5/24/15 1:04pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will play a significant part in the Colts' offense this season, according to ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
Huddle Up: While the soon-to-be 34-year-old Johnson certainly isn't as explosive as he once was, it's easy to foresee the the wideout filling the 2012-13 Reggie Wayne role and leading the Colts in targets and receptions having caught at least 85 passes in six of his final seven seasons in Houston.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 5/23/15 12:15am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to compete with WRs Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter and Vincent Brown for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp. Dorsett is also expected to be a candidate for the kick and punt returner jobs.
Huddle Up: The Colts will be sure to get the speedy first-round pick involved, but don't expect too many fantasy points out of the Indy No. 3 wideout slot given the team's overall abundance of offensive weapons.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 5/22/15 4:11pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore was made a 'pretty seamless' transition to the Colts' offense and is displaying strong knowledge of the playbook, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: A player to definitely keep an eye on as having just turned 32, Gore could be a little undervalued come fantasy draft time because of his age and departure from the only NFL home he's ever known.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 5/14/15 3:37pm ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen is missing the first four weeks of the Colts' offseason program as part of his plan to play as many as 20 games in 2015. "The high ankle sprain (from 2014) lingered a little longer then I wanted it to. I talked to (Coach Pagano) about it and there was an understanding. I've been out here for two months, just grinding, getting my body in good shape so that I can go out and the team can depend on me. Getting late in the year (2014), I had a banged up knee and a banged up ankle. They didn't feel, I didn't feel, that they could depend on me and that was frustrating because I feel as if, in every situation throughout the season, they can count me," Allen said. Allen expects to rejoin the team Monday, May 18, for the beginning of organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Allen has missed 18 of Indy's 32 regular-season games over the last two seasons, but still has been productive with nine TD catches among his 30 receptions during that span and has some definite fantasy value once the top TEs are off the board in your fantasy drafts.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 5/8/15 10:34pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett has received early praise from QB Andrew Luck. 'I know Phillip's going to be a stud,' Luck said. 'Runs like the wind, tracks the ball in the air, makes big plays.'
Huddle Up: Dorsett's speed will sure to be put to good use -- including kick returns -- but he's going to be hard pressed to have the fantasy impact he would've had most anywhere else given the wealth of pass-catching weapons already in place in Indy.
Jeff Demps - RBPosted 5/4/15 12:44pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Kadron Boone, DE Gannon Conway, RB Jeff Demps and OT Matt Hall were waived Monday, May 4.
Huddle Up: Demps' Olympic speed has yet to translate to the gridiron, and with at least three teams in his rear view mirror there's a pretty good chance it never will.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 5/3/15 4:29pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett will be the team's kick returner in addition to his role on offense.
Huddle Up: Strictly as a fantasy WR, the curious pick by Indy -- given the team's other needs -- doesn't have as clear of a path to playing time as his fellow first-round WRs given the abundance of weapons in the Colts' passing game.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 5/1/15 1:02am ET
Miami (Fla.) WR Phillip Dorsett was selected 29th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Don't look now, but fantasy's No. 1 QB last season has a new weapon in the speedy Dorsett whose stock soared after he clocked a 4.33 40. That means double trouble for opposing DBs as Dorsett will be paired with speedster T.Y. Hilton to give the Horseshoes dual downfield threats.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 4/22/15 12:29am ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen's contract talks will not begin until after the season. He has been given permission to train with his own trainer this offseason.
Huddle Up: Allen has certainly produced when he's played -- witness his eight scoring receptions a season ago -- but therein lies the rub as as he's missed a combined 18 games over the last two seasons, and Indy most likely to see how Allen holds up in 2015 before it makes a longer-term commitment.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 4/18/15 12:19pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson said he plans on participating in an offseason program that begins Monday, April 20. "I'm excited about it," Johnson said. "I'll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I'm excited about the opportunity. Can't wait to get it going. It'll be different, but at the same time, still football. I'll go in, just learn what I need to learn, learn my new teammates and try to fit in and help win games."
Huddle Up: Any extra preseason work Johnson can get in with his new team will only help him hit the ground running when the season starts.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 4/14/15 3:14pm ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen has struggled to stay healthy in the early part of his career, so it is likely he needs to improve his durability before the team offers him a contract extension.
Huddle Up: Thanks largely to a 2013 hip injury that cost him all but one game of the 2013 season, Allen has played in 30 of a possible 48 games in his three years in Indy. Still, he has been productive, catching 75 passes for 936 yards and 12 TDs during those 30 contests, and if he can stay on the field, a new deal will almost certainly be in the offing.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 4/14/15 3:14pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton recently fired his agent and re-hired Drew Rosenhaus, a move believed to precede a contract negotiation. He has outperformed his third-round rookie deal, and likely wants a new deal. The two sides have had negotiations, but it is unclear if the talks have moved forward.
Huddle Up: Hilton has led the Colts in receiving in each of the last two seasons -- including a career-best 82-1,345-7 stat line a year ago when he finished 10th among fantasy WRs -- and clearly has a case for a new deal. Whether it's forthcoming, though, is a key question as Indy has a mega-$$$ second contract to negotiate with a certain QB next season.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 4/9/15 3:26pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's fifth year option was picked up by the team Thursday, April 9. He is scheduled to make $16.155 million in 2016.
Huddle Up: No-brainer move of the year, locking up the game's best young quarterback -- and fantasy's top 2014 QB -- for one more season before the big $$$ become due.
Vick Ballard - RBPosted 4/5/15 3:37pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is doing well in his rehab from a torn Achilles' tendon but there is no timetable for his return to the field, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Ballard is expected to compete with RB Dan Herron for the No. 2 running back job if he is healthy.
Huddle Up: Ballard has become the forgotten man in the Indy backfield and with good reason after playing only one game over the last two seasons. Newly acquired veteran starter Frank Gore will need to be kept fresh, though, so look for the No. 2 back to receive a fair share of work.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 4/5/15 10:24pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief is going to have 'more opportunities going forward,' head coach Chuck Pagano told the team's official website.
Huddle Up: Moncrief, who logged 23 of his 32 catches over the last nine games of his rookie season in 2014, will try to hold off holdover Griff Whalen and newcomers Duron Carter and Vincent Brown for the No. 3 WR job -- a role which will certainly have value given that it's Andrew Luck slinging the ball.
Dan Herron - RBPosted 4/1/15 3:31pm ET
Indianapolis Colts exclusive rights free-agent RB Dan Herron has signed his tender offer Wednesday, April 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Herron played well when Indy ran low on running backs last season, but now he'll be backing up Frank Gore so touches will be tough to come by.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/25/15 10:58am ET
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. 'I think it will be a competitive situation,' Del Rio said.
Huddle Up: Good news for Murray and his fantasy owners, as what we've seen from Richardson lately suggests he won't be much competition at all.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 3/24/15 2:39pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck likely will not be a candidate for a contract extension until next offseason, according to owner Jim Irsay.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's top QB is doing just fine on and off the field for now, and Irsay and the Colts can use to extra time to plan how they want to structure their pending mega-deal.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/18/15 12:04am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson will be competing with RB Latavius Murray for the starting running back position this offseason.
Huddle Up: The inexperienced Murray has made only three starts and has only 82 career carries, but Richardson is going to have to pull off a dramatic career U-turn to have a shot after averaging all of 3.1 yards per attempt on his 316 rushes in Indy over the last two seasons.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/17/15 2:30pm ET
Free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Colts) signed with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, March 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Silver & Black will try to salvage Richardson's career -- still at age 24 -- which took a well-documented disastrous turn during his two seasons in Indy. It also marks a complete overhaul in the Raiders' backfield as Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and now Richardson have replaced Darren McFadden and the retired Maurice Jones-Drew.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/12/15 8:08pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson was released Thursday, March 12.
Huddle Up: As has long been expected following his disastrous two-year run in Indy. Frank Gore, Dan Herron and Vick Ballard are expected to head the Colts' ground game if they don't re-sign free-agent Ahmad Bradshaw.
Reggie Wayne - WRPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) could be a target of the San Diego Chargers after they lost out on Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson in free agency. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was a former front office executive with the Colts.
Huddle Up: The difference between Wayne and Johnson is that AJ still has something left in the tank. Wayne might provide Philip Rivers with a veteran presence, but his days as an elite fantasy wideout are in the rear-view mirror.
Reggie Wayne - WRPosted 3/6/15 12:48pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne will not be re-signed for 2015, the team announced Friday, March 6.
Huddle Up: This marks the end of Wayne's brilliant run in Indy where he he compiled the seventh-most receptions (1,070) and eighth-most receiving yards (14,345) in league history. The 36-year-old WR successfully returned from his 2013 ACL injury but suffered a midseason elbow injury/torn trcieps last season and clearly struggled down the stretch, finishing with with 64 receptions for 779 yards and two TDs and failing to catch a pass in either of the Colts' two playoff games. Wayne hasn't officially said yet if its the end of his NFL career, but it sure seems like it at this point.
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