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Donte Moncrief caught three passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

Even with T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) sitting out the entire second half, Moncrief wasn't a featured player. It's been a recurring and frustrating theme over the last month, as the physically freakish rookie was a clear-out runner too often. Moncrief will share snaps with Hakeem Nicks in the Wild Card round. He finishes his first NFL regular season with 44-428-3.
Dec 28 - 4:24 PM

T.Y. Hilton didn't catch a pass in one half of action during Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

Hilton looked healthy, but was covered well on each of his three targets. The Colts took away his helmet in the second half, ensuring they'll have their No. 1 wideout at 100 percent for next week's Wild Card game. The late-season injury hurt Hilton's fantasy owners badly, but he was a breakout stud as a third-year pro with 82-1,345-7.
Dec 28 - 4:21 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught three passes for 46 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returned, so Nicks' volume was capped at six targets. His "prove it" season with the Colts turned out to be a mess, as Nicks looked washed up en route to a 38-405-4 line. He'll head to the playoffs as a bit player that rotates with Donte Moncrief.
Dec 28 - 4:15 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.
Dec 28 - 4:11 PM

Trent Richardson rushed six times for 11 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

Richardson's regular season ends with him sharing snaps with Zurlon Tipton in garbage time of a meaningless game. It's fitting for an inept player that rushed 159 times for 519 yards (3.26 YPC) with three touchdowns. If the Colts know what's good for them, they'll feature Dan Herron with at least 75 percent of the running back snaps in the Wild Card round.
Dec 28 - 4:04 PM

Dan Herron rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

As usual, Herron was far more effective than Trent Richardson. It's telling that when the Colts went to their backups in the second half, T-Rich split time with Zurlon Tipton while Herron watched from the sideline. Expect the Colts to ride Herron for a bigger piece of the pie in the Wild Card game next week. Boom finishes his third NFL regular season with 78 carries for 351 yards (4.50 YPC) with one touchdown and 21 catches for 173 yards. He proved he can handle the Ahmad Bradshaw role at a lesser, but still reasonable, level.
Dec 28 - 3:59 PM

Reggie Wayne left Sunday's Week 17 game at Tennessee in the second quarter with a groin injury.

Wayne made an acrobatic sideline catch and took off toward the end zone. But he blew a tire halfway there, finishing with an 80-yard catch that ended at the 2-yard line. It's a fitting end to the regular season for Wayne, who tried valiantly to help the team one year removed from ACL surgery, but was often a liability. The 36-year-old had 65 catches, 779 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games as a 14-year veteran.
Dec 28 - 3:14 PM

Andrew Luck played one half in Sunday's Week 17 game at Tennessee, going 10-of-16 for 160 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

With their offense sputtering (Luck totaled 296 passing yards in the last two games combined), the Colts chose to play all their starters in this meaningless game. The decision should give the unit a bit of confidence heading into next week's Wild Card game. Luck, who was fantasy's No. 1 quarterback through 16 weeks, finishes his third NFL season by setting career-highs in completions (380), completion percentage (61.6), yards (4,761) and touchdown passes (40). He's just 25 years old.
Dec 28 - 2:50 PM

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is active and Dwayne Allen (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game at Tennessee.

Even though the Colts have almost nothing to play for, Hilton is a go as they try to get their offense on track. It's unclear how long he'll play. Meanwhile, Allen's absence gives Coby Fleener a big boost. The rest of the Colts inactives: DB Sheldon Price, LB Jerrell Freeman, OL Joe Reitz, OL Gosder Cherilus, LB Bjoern Werner, DL Zach Kerr.
Dec 28 - 11:38 AM

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is questionable for Week 17 against the Titans.

He's practiced all week and should see some action against Tennessee. The Colts already have the AFC South sewn up, so Hilton's snaps could be limited.
Dec 26 - 1:04 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Titans.

Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle will handle tight-end duties. Allen should be back in time for the start of the playoffs.
Dec 26 - 1:03 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Allen is unlikely to play in Week 17. Allen should return for the Wild Card round.
Dec 24 - 3:00 PM

Reggie Wayne says he continues to battle his triceps injury and will need surgery in the offseason.

He's likely dealing with a slight tear. Wayne's play has fallen off a cliff recently. He's averaging just three catches for 18 yards and zero touchdowns the past five games. Unbelievably, Hakeem Nicks is actually a better receiver than Wayne right now. The Colts would be wise to put more on the plates of Donte Moncrief and Coby Fleener as pass catchers behind T.Y. Hilton in the playoffs.
Dec 24 - 1:54 PM

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is practicing again Wednesday.

After not practicing at all last week and then watching the Colts offense fall flat at Dallas, Hilton has now practiced two straight days. He's on track to start at Tennessee Sunday. The bigger question is how motivated the Colts will be, as they're essentially locked into the AFC's No. 4 seed. For what it's worth, coach Chuck Pagano has said all his starters will play as he wants the offense to get some confidence back before the Wild Card round. Hilton is shaping up as a strong fantasy play.
Dec 24 - 12:16 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) missed Tuesday's practice.

Allen underwent a Monday MRI, but the Colts are calling him "day to day." With just pride to play for in Sunday's game against the Titans, Allen will almost certainly sit with an eye toward getting healthy for the Wild Card round.
Dec 23 - 1:41 PM

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