Marlon Mack - RBPosted 8/19/17 7:16pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack had five carries for 45 yards and two catches for 14 yards in a 24-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Mack will enter the season behind Frank Gore and Robert Turbin, but Gore isn't getting any younger, and Mack has the most explosiveness out of the bunch. Mack isn't the worst player to take a flier on with one of your final picks.
Ryan Kelly - CPosted 8/17/17 9:04am ET
Updating an earlier report, Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly (foot) is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to surgery to correct a bone defect in his foot, according to a source. Surgery is planned for Friday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: This is a big blow to the Colts' line, and it could have potential ramifications for Andrew Luck's (shoulder) return date. The team is being super cautious with their franchise quarterback, and the loss of Kelly makes an already leaky offensive line more vulnerable. RB Frank Gore also takes a hit because he predominately runs between the tackles, and Kelly was a big presence in opening holes for him. With Luck questionable for the start of the season, options like Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan or Russell Wilson may be more attractive. Gore is still RB3 caliber, but age, attrition and concerns with the options around him make him less attractive than a younger upside pick.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/17/17 4:44pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) is still limited to only individual drills even though he returned to practice last week.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has scored 13 touchdowns over the last two seasons but was limited by injuries in 2016 and is injured again during training camp. He is a risky option for fantasy owners because of his injury history but can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver because of touchdown potential.
Marlon Mack - RBPosted 8/16/17 6:47am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is receiving the bulk of the carries with the second-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Mack averaged 6.8 yards per carry with 1,187 yards and 15 scores at South Florida in 2016. He's one to watch in the RB5 spectrum, but he didn't do a lot as a receiver. That could taper his upside.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 8/16/17 12:47pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hip) returned to practice this week after missing practice all of last week with a minor hip injury. Dorsett said he's been doing everything he can and believes he's been improving every day at training camp.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has been a disappointment since he entered the league. Not only may he not have Andrew Luck throwing the ball his way for a game or two, he'll need to earn targets behind T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and possibly Kamar Aiken. Dorsett is a late-round flier, but that's it.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 8/14/17 3:59pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) could return to practice in the next few days, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has missed about a week because of his injury but appears close to returning. Dorsett has a good chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Colts this season but will need to stay healthy. Owners can consider selecting Dorsett in the late rounds of drafts, but he will not be a weekly starting option.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/13/17 1:14pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's (shoulder) surgically repaired shoulder is stronger now than it was at any point last season, according to general manager Chris Ballard.
Huddle Up: Luck is working his way back from the surgery and his status for the start of the regular season is in question but it seems like he is making progress. He is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL when he is healthy and will have a solid group of receivers to work with in 2017. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues, but owners will need a strong backup in case Luck misses a few games.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/9/17 5:20am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has a knack for the end zone as he has scored 13 times in the last two seasons. Inconsistency and durability are concerns, but he's a WR3 in fantasy.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/9/17 8:43am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is unlikely to open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager Chris Ballard. His Week 1 availability is still to be determined. Luck has progressed in his throwing program the last two weeks rebuilding his motion and strength.
Huddle Up: The cloud of question over his Week 1 status speaks resoundingly. The team is being super cautious with him, and it makes sense. The more we hear from the team, the greater the possibility blooms that he won't be ready for the start of the season. He's a high-end QB1 in fantasy, but you have to start considering how much he's ahead of that next tier of two or three players.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/8/17 5:34am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) remains out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has 13 touchdowns in the last two seasons and is a perennial breakout candidate. He's a WR3 in fantasy.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/8/17 10:56am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) remains without a timeline to begin practicing, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Ideally, Luck would have started throwing a football sometime in mid-to-late July. By all accounts, he has yet to do so. Even if he has and the team isn't reporting it, his lack of practice does not bode well for him to start the season out on fire. Luck remains in the QB1 conversation, but there are enough other good quarterbacks that owners should not feel bad about letting someone else assume the risk-reward associated with him in the sixth round or later.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/6/17 2:49pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) has a very good chance of participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Moncrief suffered the injury last week but probably will return to practice at some point this week. He was limited to nine games last season because of injury but was still able to catch seven touchdowns. He should be a starter for the Colts this season and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/4/17 7:13am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (undisclosed) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 4, after he left the previous day's practice with an undisclosed ailment.
Huddle Up: He has a knack for reaching the end zone with 13 scores the last two years, but his inconsistency and questionable health keeps him in the WR3 area.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 8/4/17 8:10am ET
Updating an earlier report, Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) is dealing with a mild AC joint sprain in his shoulder, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has 13 scores over the last two seasons, but inconsistency and the injury bug have plagued him. An AC joint is usually a painful one that can be overcome, or it could be a six-week issue. The team will likely be cautious with him for the next couple of weeks, and he could be ready for the third or final preseason game. He's a WR3 with significant upside if he can stay on the field.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 8/3/17 8:04pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is well behind WR Chester Rogers in the competition for the No. 3 receiver job, according to Mike Wells of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Being the No. 3 receiver in an offense led by Andrew Luck has its upside. If Rogers wins the gig, he will be someone to target in the later rounds of drafts.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/1/17 10:32am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will have the luxury of all five starters on the offensive line from the previous year return for the upcoming season for the first time in his career, according to NFL Network's Judy Battista.
Huddle Up: All Luck needs to do now is get his shoulder right, which is a concern. Assuming that happens early in the season, Luck should enjoy better protection than he has been afforded over the first five years of his career. Until he is cleared to throw a football, he needs to be considered a high-risk, high-reward QB1.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/1/17 2:38pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) might begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list if the Colts deem him not healthy enough for real action, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. That move would sideline Luck for six games. Head coach Chuck Pagano reiterated there is no timetable for Luck's return and that he'll play when the doctors say he can play. 'The last thing we want to do is rush him or any of our players back too soon and have a setback,' Pagano said. 'So we're going to be diligent in the process.'
Huddle Up: Pagano is right; the Colts don't want to make matters worse by bringing their franchise quarterback back before he's ready. If Luck does start the season on the PUP list then veteran backup Scott Tolzien would likely start. Monitor this situation as the season nears.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 8/1/17 6:09pm ET
Contradicting a previous report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list before the regular season begins, according to The Herald Bulletin's George Bremer.
Huddle Up: Bremer suggests general manager Chris Ballard's statement about Luck's injury status last week stands. There still have been no reports the quarterback has actually started throwing a football yet, so it's hard to get overly optimistic he will be ready Week 1. He will remain a dicey QB1 investment in early August drafts until he is actually cleared to practice.
Kamar Aiken - WRPosted 8/1/17 7:49pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken has yet to flash or show much of anything in training camp, according to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder.
Huddle Up: Aiken himself said one of the reasons he signed with the Colts this offseason was because he would be given an opportunity to compete for a starting job, but Holder's comments only fuel the fire that Chester Rogers is the favorite to be the third receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. If this keeps up, he can continue to be ignored in fantasy.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 7/31/17 6:44am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief has caught everything thrown at him the last two days of practice, according to beat writer Zak Keefer.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has caught 13 touchdowns the last two seasons, and he could take the next step this season. He's a WR3 candidate.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 7/31/17 1:06pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (ankle) was limited in practice Monday, July 31, with a minor ankle injury, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: The injury doesn't sound too alarming. At 34 years old, the Colts will limit Gore's workload in camp and during the preseason. He's a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 option in 2017.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 7/29/17 8:51am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) told the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder there is 'no reason to freak out,' but he remains on the preseason Physically Unable to Participate list and uncertain about being ready in time for the regular-season opener.
Huddle Up: Luck did confirm he was throwing a tennis ball but did not confirm whether or not he has thrown a football yet. Although the Colts continue to express no urgency regarding their quarterback, owners need to push him down their rankings and assume he will be limited in some way for at least the first month of the season until he can prove that won't be the case. Luck may end up becoming a mid-round value who becomes a steal, but he is very much a risky proposition at the moment.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 7/25/17 6:56am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Luck has begun the throwing part of his rehab, and he's expected to be ready for the start of the season. He remains a high-end option as a QB1.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 7/24/17 10:08am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager Chris Ballard. The team expects Luck to come off before the beginning of the season.
Huddle Up: The team has been pretty mum on his status, but they have said all along he's expected to be ready for the season. Even if he were to miss a game or two, he still remains a high-end QB1 in fantasy.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 7/22/17 9:35am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore, who turned 34 in May, finished with 66.2 percent of the team's carries in 2015 and 64.5 percent of the team's rushing attempts in 2016.
Huddle Up: Gore ranks 10th all-time with 2,965 carries and should move up to fifth on the list with another season's worth of rushing attempts. It's a nice way of saying he's nearing the end of his career, but he remains productive - albeit somewhat inefficient - due to his superior fitness and training. Backup Robert Turbin has reportedly had a great spring and rookie Marlon Mack appears to be the future at the position, so expect Gore to be a low-end RB2 at best in 2017.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 7/21/17 9:16pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief was the star of spring practices, according to general manager Chris Ballard.
Huddle Up: Injuries derailed Moncrief last season, but if he and Andrew Luck both stay healthy, he could be in for a big year. He is worth the gamble when you start thinking about WR3 options.
Adam Vinatieri - PKPosted 7/19/17 8:51pm ET
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri wants to play two more seasons, based on all indications. If he were to play through 2018, he would likely pass retired PK Morten Andersen for the NFL lead in career points and field goals made.
Huddle Up: Even though he's miraculously about to enter his age-45 season, Vinatieri remains up there with the best of them at his position in both effectiveness and consistency. As long as he keeps kicking for the high-powered Colts, he'll continue to be a viable option at kicker in all fantasy leagues.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 7/13/17 6:33pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has still not indicated if he has begun the throwing portion of his shoulder rehab, but Kevin Bowen of Colts.com believes the fact that no veteran quarterback was signed this offseason means Luck is on track to start in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Despite the fact he is coming off shoulder surgery, Luck should still be viewed as a QB1 as long as the outlook remains positive. He could easily finish as a top-five option at his position.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 7/8/17 8:55pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton said he doesn't expect it to take long for he and QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) to find their rhythm. 'For him, the main thing is to just get healthy and we'll pick up where we left off,' Hilton said. 'Two days back-to-back is all we need.'
Huddle Up: Hilton tends to be overlooked a bit in fantasy circles, but he led the NFL in receiving yards last year and is the go-to target for one of the NFL's best quarterbacks. As long as Luck remains on track for the start of the season, you can feel confident snagging Hilton as a low-end WR1.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 6/28/17 9:04am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) told reporters Wednesday, June 28, despite the fact his rehab is going well, he still has yet to throw since his January shoulder surgery.
Huddle Up: While it is entirely possible the Colts are just playing it safe by giving their quarterback as much time as they can to get his shoulder right, Luck is running the risk of suffering an arm injury in camp if he tries to overdo it in an effort to catch up. There's still no hint of pessimism regarding his Week 1 status, but owners may want to knock him down a peg or two on their draft board until he is cleared to throw.
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