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Coby Fleener | Tight End

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 251
College: Stanford
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The Colts are expected to "spread the field" with more "three- and four-receiver formations" this season.
It's the natural evolution for Indianapolis after the team invested big money in Andre Johnson and a first-round pick in Phillip Dorsett, with T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief already on the roster. The biggest loser figures to be No. 2 tight end Coby Fleener, whose playing time seems certain to drop. Dwayne Allen's role should be secure because he is so valuable as a blocker, an especially necessary attribute on a team with a sub-par offensive line. Jul 9 - 3:44 PM

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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells lists Coby Fleener as a projected 2015 starter.

It's notable because Wells does not project Donte Moncrief as a starter. The Colts have the personnel to be quite diverse on offense following the addition of Andre Johnson, fielding both "12" and "11" packages depending on the game. In order for Moncrief to realize his breakout potential, he'll need to convince Indy's coaching staff that he has more value than Fleener, and therefore utilize more "11" (three WRs) than "12" (two TEs) sets.
Apr 8 - 4:23 PM

Coby Fleener caught three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

Matched up with oversized and physical Brandon Browner, Fleener didn't have much of a chance. Of course, the volume wasn't there either (four targets), just as it hasn't been all year when Dwayne Allen (six targets) was healthy. A large chunk of Fleener's 51-774-8 line from the regular season came when Allen was nursing an ankle injury. Still, Fleener is a pass-catching specialist that has a spot in Andrew Luck's heart and will be entering a contract year in 2015. He'll be a mid-range TE2 at worst in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Jan 18 - 10:50 PM

Coby Fleener secured 3-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Colts' Divisional Round win over Denver.

Fleener's big play was a 32-yard reception deep down the middle, secured in traffic on a pretty touch pass by Andrew Luck. Expect Fleener to be a bigger factor when the Colts head to Foxboro for the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 11 - 8:01 PM

Coby Fleener caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Colts' Wild Card win over the Bengals.

It was an extremely disappointing day for the hot-and-cold tight end, whose missed connection was a soft drop when he heard footsteps. Fleener is going to have to deliver a big play or two if the Colts are to spring a Divisional Round upset in Denver.
Jan 4 - 5:19 PM

Coby Fleener caught five passes for 56 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-10 Week 17 win a Tennessee.

Fleener once again ate with Dwayne Allen (knee) sidelined. He was featured in the red zone, working as the primary read on a back-side slip play for a 7-yard score and then coming down with a 8-yard jump ball from Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter. Although Fleener lacks game awareness and physicality, he has wideout-like athletic ability in a tight end's frame. He finishes his third NFL season with 51 catches for 774 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Fleener made a nice 17-yard sideline grab early in the game but was limited by the Colts' floundering offense. The return of Dwayne Allen has not seriously eaten into Fleener's targets. He is a good bet for 7-10 targets Week 17 against the Titans.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Fleener saw five targets on the day, dropping two and not sitting in his route on another. That failure to recognize the coverage resulted in an Andrew Luck pick-6. Fleener's inefficiency is hard to stomach now that Dwayne Allen (2-16-1 on four targets) is back health. There's not enough volume.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Coby Fleener secured 5-of-10 targets for 56 yards in the Colts' Week 14 win over the Browns.

Fleener remained heavily involved despite the return of Dwayne Allen, though we suspect his usage will dwindle gradually as Allen improves off his ankle injury. Fleener will be a borderline TE1 when the Colts face the Texans in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught 4-of-7 targets for 127 yards and two touchdowns Week 13 against the Redskins.

We ran the entire range of emotions with Fleener on Sunday. He found himself wide open for a 30-yard touchdown in the first quarter and had a rampaging 73-yard score in the third. He also dropped what would have been a crawl-in touchdown and again struggled to win contested catches. Fleener is getting the targets to be a weekly TE1 while Dwayne Allen is out, but his inconsistent hands and apparent fear of contact will make him a risky play week to week.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught two passes for 28 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fleener was targeted four times and could have easily had a touchdown had he not alligator-armed a ball in the end zone when he heard Jaguars' big-hitting SS Jonathan Cyprien's footsteps over the middle. Afraid of contact, Fleener is going to have these sorts of games. With Dwayne Allen (ankle) out, Fleener was also called on to block more. Fleener will be on the TE1 map again next week against the Redskins if Allen has to miss another game.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught seven passes for 144 yards in Sunday night's Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

The Patriots gameplanned around T.Y. Hilton, leaving Andrew Luck to check down to Fleener and Reggie Wayne. Fleener was an every-down tight end after Dwayne Allen went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter. He had already started to come on last week as one of Andrew Luck's favorite targets. With a Week 12 matchup against Jacksonville, Fleener would be a plug-and-play TE1 if Allen misses time.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 01:44:00 AM

Coby Fleener caught four passes for 77 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 9 win over the Giants.

Fleener drew a team-high 11 targets. He entered the game with just 31 targets across the first eight games, so obviously we don't advise chasing this. While Fleener caught a 32-yard touchdown after making a juggling catch on the previous play, we still saw much of the Fleener we've come to know. He had a ball bounce off his head in the end zone and had another one whizz by him when he failed to adjust to it in the air. He's not a good football player.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Coby Fleener caught 1-of-4 targets for four yards in Indy's Week 8 loss to the Steelers.

The one-catch effort was Fleener's third of the season. With half the year now in the books, Fleener is on pace for a middling 36/436/6. He's an emergency fill-in for teams ravaged by byes.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 09:26:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught four passes for 64 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

Fleener ran wide open all day, and could have had an even bigger box score if he had been looking for the ball instead of a running a clear-out route with his head down in the second half. Andrew Luck's BFF did have five targets in this one, his most since Week 3. But his week-to-week role is minor in this talented Colts offense that has so many mouths to feed. Fleener remains a weak TE2 heading into Week 8 against the Steelers.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Bryan Bennett
RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3Josh Robinson
4Zurlon Tipton
5Vick Ballard
GLB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
FB1Tyler Varga
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Griff Whalen
4Vincent Brown
WR21Andre Johnson
2Donte Moncrief
3Duron Carter
4Quan Bray
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Erik Swoope
5Sean McGrath
K1Adam Vinatieri