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T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was held out of Colts practice Thursday.

It's a concern after the Colts said they tentatively expected Hilton back on the practice field Thursday. Given that they've already clinched the AFC South yet can't realistically earn a first-round bye, it's possible they'll exercise caution with their stud No. 1 wideout. If Hilton does sit against Dallas, Donte Moncrief and even Hakeem Nicks would be worth a look as streamers. Reggie Wayne (triceps) could be on a snap count.
Dec 18 - 12:10 PM

The Indy Star suggests Reggie Wayne (triceps) might have his snap count reduced over the final two weeks of the regular season.

The Colts already backed off Wayne a bit in Weeks 14 and 15, playing him on just 75.6 percent of the snaps. Now they've clinched the AFC South and have almost no shot at a first-round bye. So resting Wayne in order to get him 100 percent for the Wild Card game makes plenty of sense. Donte Moncrief and Hakeem Nicks will have roles against the Cowboys Sunday, with Moncrief ticketed for far more snaps.
Dec 18 - 9:29 AM

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

It's not a major concern. Yet. Hilton is reportedly aiming to be on the field Thursday. He tweaked his hamstring in Sunday's win over the Texans. Hilton's MRI on Monday came back clean. His status will be updated again Thursday.
Dec 17 - 12:19 PM

T.Y. Hilton's (hamstring) MRI came back clean on Monday and he "hopes" to practice on Wednesday.

Hilton tweaked the hamstring during Sunday's win over the Texans, though it wasn't noticeable during the game. Keep an eye on the situation throughout this week. On the off chance Hilton can't play Sunday against Dallas, the Colts would turn to Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief for big roles.
Dec 15 - 4:14 PM

Donte Moncrief out-snapped Hakeem Nicks 36-22 in the Week 15 win over the Texans.

It represented a dip from Week 14, however, when Moncrief out-snapped Nicks 50-18. Moncrief was targeted just three times against Houston, failing to reel in any of the passes and posting a goose egg. There are simply too many mouths to feed in the Colts' offense. The only way Moncrief's targets will rise is if an injury occurs. And that may have happened Sunday with T.Y. Hilton tweaking his hamstring late. He's going for an MRI on Monday. If Hilton is forced to miss time, Moncrief would seem to be the biggest beneficiary for Week 16.
Dec 15 - 10:12 AM

T.Y. Hilton tweaked his hamstring during Sunday's win over the Texans.

We didn't notice it during the game and Hilton appeared to finish without missing any time. But he was very quiet after a three-catch first quarter, perhaps limited by this hamstring tweak. When asked if he will be OK afterward, Hilton said, "I hope so. I'll know more after I go get an MRI and talk with the doctors." The Colts have a tasty matchup at Dallas in Week 16. If Hilton rests, Donte Moncrief would get a big boost in both snaps and target volume.
Source: Scout.com
Dec 14 - 8:12 PM

Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 16 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Andrew Luck ripped a pass into a very tight window to Allen for a 3-yard TD in the second quarter. It's the kind of play he needs to stay on the TE1 radar. Of course, Allen has been a red-zone monster for much of the year, scoring eight times in 12 games. He'll have a reasonable shot at finding the end zone against a Cowboys defense that is not good against tight ends in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:56 PM

Reggie Wayne caught four passes for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Wayne played through his bumps and bruises, setting a franchise record for games played as a Colt with 209. But he once again was a liability, losing a fumble and failing to separate or do anything after the catch. If the Colts were smart, they'd rest Wayne ahead of the playoffs.
Dec 14 - 4:47 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.
Dec 14 - 4:42 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught two passes for 44 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Nicks came to life out of a 3-wide set in the second quarter, catching a 26-yard touchdown on a crossing pattern. He added an acrobatic sideline catch later, but those were his only targets on the day as Donte Moncrief once again ran as the clear-cut No. 3 receiver. Don't go chasing Nicks' stats, even against the Cowboys in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:42 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught four passes for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Hilton started off hot, getting open at will with precision route-running and even going up tall to win a contested ball. Three of his catches came in the first quarter. Then Andrew Luck went cold, the Colts offense stalled and Hilton suffered. The 50 yards are Hilton's third-lowest of the season heading into a dream matchup with the Cowboys in Week 16. He's a near-lock to bounce back well.
Dec 14 - 4:38 PM

Dan Herron rushed 11 times for 60 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Once again, Herron made Trent Richardson (9-32-0) look like he was running in quicksand. But once again, the Colts declined to reduce T-Rich's snaps in favor of the better back. It's frustrating, but there's nothing we can do except reduce Herron's projection to 9-13 touches per game. He'll be a flex option only with that kind of volume against the Cowboys in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:34 PM

Trent Richardson rushed nine times for 32 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

It was a standard T-Rich day. He looked like he was running in mud, getting thoroughly outplayed by Boom Herron (11-60-0) once again. The difference between the two backs is glaring, just as it was when Ahmad Bradshaw was running circles around Richardson. Even against the Cowboys in Week 16, T-Rich won't be a real fantasy option.
Dec 14 - 4:29 PM

Andrew Luck completed 18-of-34 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Luck was not sharp, generating just two scoring drives on 14 possessions. He did get hurt by some near misses, including a 48-yard TD to Donte Moncrief that was called back by holding. We'll chalk it up as a bit of a fluke and some natural regression of Luck's white-hot start to the year, and fire him up again against the Cowboys in Week 16. Armed with a full arsenal of weaponry, there's no reason to think he won't go over 300 yards next week.
Dec 14 - 4:20 PM

Donte Moncrief caught zero passes on four targets in Sunday's 17-10 Week 15 win over the Texans.

It was an extremely frustrating day for the entire Colts pass game. Andrew Luck was not sharp, generating just two scoring drives on 14 possessions. Moncrief was the No. 3 wideout ahead of Hakeem Nicks, but was not on the field when Nicks caught a 26-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Moncrief also had Danieal Manning beat deep for a bomb, but Luck overthrew him by a half-yard. Later, Moncrief had a 48-yard TD off a deflection called back by a holding penalty drawn by J.J. Watt. The physically freakish rookie's usage was reasonable in this one, but Moncrief showed today he needs Reggie Wayne sidelined to really be a safe fantasy play. There are just too many mouths to feed in Indy.
Dec 14 - 4:11 PM


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