Frank Gore - RBPosted 8/25/16 6:33pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Robert Turbin will likely serve as the backup to RB Frank Gore, according to beat writer Stephen Holder.
Huddle Up: Josh Ferguson is still worth a flier in keeper leagues, but Turbin is the back to grab in the later rounds as a handcuff to Gore.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/22/16 5:46am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is throwing more underneath passes to get the ball out quicker and allow his receivers to use their speed after the catch. 'They've worked really hard on that clock in (Luck's) head,' coach Chuck Pagano said. 'You can sit and wait and wait and wait and hold that thing too long. I think our guys up front, that starting unit and the couple guys that came in did a really nice job of giving him some time. He is not turning down a profit so if things aren't there down the field, then go ahead and hit your check-down. We've got some guys that can make some plays if we can get them the ball in space.'
Huddle Up: Luck took a step backwards last season after being arguably the top quarterback taken in most drafts. He's still a high-end quarterback that will likely be one of the first to come off the board, but it's not a given that he's No. 1.
Vontae Davis - CBPosted 8/22/16 5:31pm ET
Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (ankle) has ligament damage in his ankle and is expected to miss at least the first month of the regular season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Davis' absence will hurt the value of the Colts defense, so owners probably will be able to find better defenses to use. Opposing receivers will see an increase in value while Davis out and could be attractive options in daily fantasy leagues.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 8/21/16 7:39am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) continues to be bothered by a sore hamstring, which he suffered in the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Despite this minor setback, the 26-year-old Hilton should have a solid year, especially if Andrew Luck remains under center for the entire season. View him as a high-end WR2 in traditional fantasy leagues.
Josh Ferguson - RBPosted 8/21/16 8:32pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Josh Ferguson is averaging 0.69 yards per carry on 13 rushes this preseason, and he has struggled in pass protection.
Huddle Up: Ferguson has been a popular sleeper candidate, but fantasy owners may want to pump the brakes. He is still worth selecting in keeper formats, but Robert Turbin may be the smarter handcuff to Frank Gore in 2016.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 8/20/16 6:17am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore is expected to receive some playing time during the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Gore wanted to play during the preseason but likely will receive limited carries during the game. He will receive most of the work at running back this season and has been one of the more durable backs in the NFL over the last several seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 running back in a majority of leagues.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/20/16 10:15pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck made his first start since November, completing all eight of his pass attempts for 71 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Luck was very efficient in albeit low-risk situations. He appears to be 100 percent and is primed for a bounceback season. He will be a QB1 in all fantasy formats in 2016 as long as he can stay healthy.
Josh Ferguson - RBPosted 8/19/16 10:04am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Josh Ferguson ran with the first-team offense in the Colts' first preseason game and understands how valuable the experience is to improving his game. An undrafted free-agent rookie, Ferguson has gained praise around the Indianapolis organization this summer, and the Colts are intrigued by his ability as a complementary receiving back.
Huddle Up: Ferguson has a fair chance to contribute meaningful fantasy work in 2016, regardless of what happens to a 33-year-old Frank Gore. PPR owners should nab Ferguson in the waning rounds or as a handcuff to Gore.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 8/11/16 1:10pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has been arguably the best player on the field in training camp, according to Colts QB Andrew Luck. The quarterback noted Hilton's impressive consistency.
Huddle Up: A healthy Luck will do wonders for a bounce-back effort by Hilton. Consider the speedy receiver a strong secondary option for rosters this draft season.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 8/11/16 7:39pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett has been the 'most improved' player in camp. He's always possessed rare speed, but now he's also showing great skill in running clean routes and displaying consistent hands.
Huddle Up: Reports have been positive about Dorsett all summer. He'll line up with T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief in three-receiver sets. New offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said the team will use three receivers as its base offense this season, so Dorsett will be on the field a lot. He's a nice value pick at his current twelve round ADP.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/4/16 2:50pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck and the rest of the team's starters will play in the preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 7, against the Green Bay Packers. Luck and the starters aren't expected to stay on the field long.
Huddle Up: We would hope not considering the Colts still will have four more preseason games afterward and the $87 million (guaranteed) QB missed nine games a season ago.
Chase Coffman - TEPosted 7/26/16 10:45pm ET
Free-agent TE Chase Coffman (Seahawks) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, July 26.
Huddle Up: Indy was in need of tight-end help after losing Coby Fleener in the offseason, but don't count on Coffman suddenly becoming a fantasy factor as he's only totaled 33 receptions in his five pro seasons to date.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 7/17/16 10:01pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore uses critics to stay motivated at 33 years old. 'When I hear it, that's when I attack my training,' Gore said. 'When I'm tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me.' Gore works out twice a day, adding football-specific field work to his usual workout involving speed, agility and strength training. Gore said working out more makes his mind stronger heading into training camp.
Huddle Up: With 967 rushing yards, Gore failed to reach 1,000 last season for only the second time in the last decade, and if there's any back primed to defy the RB-over-30 stigma, bet on the ultra-tough Gore, who hasn't missed a game in the last five seasons.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 7/10/16 5:57pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief caught 34 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns through seven games with QB Andrew Luck under center last season. In the nine following games, Moncrief caught just 30 passes for 352 yards and a single touchdown.
Huddle Up: Expect a definite uptick in production if Luck can stay healthy, but don't bank on him being much more than a flex option in standard-scoring leagues at this point.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 7/5/16 1:09pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett's role for 2016 is vague heading into training camp. NFL.com's Conor Orr posited that Dorsett could be used similarly to Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin.
Huddle Up: The 2015 first-round pick only posted an 18-225-1 stat line as a rookie, but it wasn't the truest season to get an accurate gauge of things given Andrew Luck's injury. Still, T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief look to be entrenched atop the Indy WR depth chart, leaving speedy Dorsett to vie for scraps as fringe fantasy player.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 6/30/16 1:04pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will receive $60 million guaranteed by March of 2017. He will earn $81 million by March of 2018 and $87 million fully guaranteed by March of 2019.
Huddle Up: The Colts clearly are counting on some big bounce-back seasons for Luck, who was limited to seven starts a season ago, and so is the fantasy world as Luck is penciled back in solidly as a QB1.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 6/20/16 12:35am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore is eyeing the 1,000-yard mark in 2016 at 33 years old. Gore is more determined this year after just missing 1,000 rushing yards last season at 967 yards. 'I just have to start taking care of my body, eating healthy, start training to get myself ready and to try to go get it,' Gore said.
Huddle Up: Gore has been remarkably durable, having played every game since 2010, and a return to the 1,000-yard club is more than attainable with Andrew Luck's return taking more of the opposing defensive focus off the Indy ground game and some (hopefully) better blocking up front. It adds up to a solid RB2 preseason ranking for Gore.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 6/19/16 2:09pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief began running routes earlier this week for the first time since his toe surgery earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: You may not realize that Moncrief led Indy with six TD grabs a season ago and finished second in receptions (64) and yards (733). And now that Andre Johnson is gone and Andrew Luck is back, Moncrief should post even better digits this season.
Josh Ferguson - RBPosted 6/18/16 11:15am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Josh Ferguson has impressed with his quickness in workouts, and head coach Chuck Pagano called him a 'mismatch' in space and 'not just a third-down back.'
Huddle Up: Ferguson is a UDFA fantasy owners need to keep an eye on. Frank Gore is still the starter but eventually the Dorian Gray painting will come down and Gore's run as a feature back will come to a close. If that happens via injury this year, or perhaps via retirement in the offseason, Ferguson is the best option on the Colts' depth chart to take his place.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 6/12/16 1:45pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is improving with every practice, head coach Chuck Pagano said, and Luck said he is 'physically and mentally' a better quarterback. Meanwhile, according to teammate Anthony Castonzo, Luck is reluctantly accepting the fact that he needs to slide when he leaves the pocket.
Huddle Up: Luck was fantasy's No. 1 QB in 2014 before injuries limited him to seven starts a season ago, and rushing has played a big part in that with the QB running for 905 yards and 12 TDs in his first three seasons. There's a fine line, though, between running and running smarter for athletic quarterbacks.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 5/27/16 2:46pm ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen could see the field considerably more in the upcoming season, as new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski may elect not to use as many multiple tight-end sets as former offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. The players listed behind Allen on the depth chart are all unproven, being TEs Jack Doyle, Erik Swoope and Darion Griswold.
Huddle Up: If he can stay healthy after missing a combined 21 games over the last three season, Allen should definitely be in line for more snaps with fellow 2012 draftee Coby Fleener now in New Orleans.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 5/18/16 9:19am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) suffered an apparent hamstring injury during organized team activities Tuesday, May 17, according head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Dorsett is expected to take over a more substantial role in the Colts' receiver rotation, so missing opportunities during OTAs to find his niche in Andrew Luck's passing game is not what the Colts were hoping for.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 5/18/16 9:19am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) had surgery on his turf toe early in the offseason, but it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Colts wideouts are emulating their quarterback in being all kinds of banged up. Indy needs to get the entire passing game on the field to shake off the rust and live up to last season's expectations--and by the looks of things that may not happen until training camp.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 5/17/16 3:31pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder, kidney) said he is full go with no limitations for organized team activities. He took part in every drill during OTAs.
Huddle Up: Luck owners are counting on a huge bounce-back year from the QB who was limited to seven starts, two 300-yard games and 15 TD passes a year ago. For those in re-draft leagues, he returns to mid-level QB1 status.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 5/12/16 12:56pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck missed nine games due to injury last year, but new quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said they won't limit Luck and try to force him to change his playing style. Luck has taken more than 100 hits since entering the NFL, but he also committed 13 turnovers and completed just 55.3 percent of his pass attempts in seven games last year.
Huddle Up: Since entering the league in 2012, Luck ranks sixth among QBs with 222 rushing attempts, sixth with 1,101 yards and is tied for third with 12 ground TDs -- all obviously a big part of his fantasy value. Some better pass protection, though, is needed for Luck, who will be all over draft boards this summer after his dud of a 2015 season.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 5/1/16 2:32pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is having serious contract negotiations with the organization, and owner Jim Irsay said he would like Luck signed by the start of training camp in July.
Huddle Up: Definitely expect Luck to take his place among the league's highest-paid QBs -- possibly even assuming the No. 1 spot -- as he seeks to rebound from his injury-addled 2015 season.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 4/21/16 10:19am ET
Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) said Wednesday, April 20, that he still intends to play football, saying 'that's the plan' after being cut by the Indianapolis Colts. He is a free agent and can sign with any team.
Huddle Up: Johnson was a non-factor in Indy last year, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him land a roster spot or camp invite this August. However, he no longer appears to be capable of turning that into a productive fantasy role.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder, kidney) said he's not as healthy as he can be and that he still has work to do, although he did say he feels really good. Luck did he say he participated in everything during the first day of the offseason program Monday, April 18. Luck did not disclose a timeline for his rehabilitation or what he must do in order to complete a full recovery by Week 1.
Huddle Up: The Colts clearly need a fully healthy Luck to make a run in the AFC South. Getting him some offensive line help wouldn't be a bad first step towards making that happen. Meanwhile, Luck should be able to do enough with the team to stay up on the offense so he can hit the ground running when he's 100 percent.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to be the No. 3 receiver for the Colts in 2016 if he is able to stay healthy.
Huddle Up: Dorsett would give the Colts another quality weapon in the passing game, and if Andrew Luck is healthy there's definite fantasy upside to the role.
Josh Boyce - WRPosted 4/7/16 5:56pm ET
Free-agent WRs Josh Boyce (Patriots) and Brian Tyms (Patriots) both signed undisclosed deals with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, April 7. OG Ben Heenan was waived in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Boyce and Tyms caught a combined 16 passes with the Patriots over the last two seasons, and things don't figure to improve much with a change of scenery as both will be fighting for end-of-the-depth-chart spots in camp.
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