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Colts placed FB Stanley Havili on the reserve/PUP list.

Havili will be sidelined for at least the first six games. Converted LB Mario Harvey will be the fullback. The Colts also placed RB Vick Ballard (Achilles'), RB Deji Karim, and OG Ulrick John (ankle) on I.R. to get to the 75-man roster limit.
Aug 26 - 3:15 PM

Colts RB Dan "Boom" Herron rushed eight times for 68 yards and caught a pass for a loss of four in Saturday night's third preseason game against the Saints.

Some Colts beat writers have lobbied for the team to install Herron as part of a three-man backfield committee along with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. There are no signs of that happening yet, but Herron has made a case with 18 preseason carries for 104 yards (5.78 YPC) and ten receptions. The former Ohio State Buckeye is someone to begin monitoring in fantasy leagues.
Aug 23 - 11:56 PM

Colts WR Griff Whalen caught 2-of-3 targets for 40 yards in Saturday night's third preseason game.

He's up to eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown on the preseason. Whalen offers little on-field upside, but has connections to Andrew Luck and OC Pep Hamilton from Stanford, increasing his chances of landing a roster spot.
Aug 23 - 11:06 PM

T.Y. Hilton secured just 1-of-5 targets for five yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against the Saints.

It was a miserable performance by Hilton, who committed multiple drops. The game isn't a regular season concern, but Hilton's role is likely to diminish with Reggie Wayne healthy. Hilton is being overdrafted at his fifth-round ADP. He stands little or no chance of repeating last year's top-15 finish in targets.
Aug 23 - 11:01 PM

Dwayne Allen secured 3-of-3 targets for 15 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night versus New Orleans.

They were Allen's first receptions of August after he went catch-less in the Colts' second exhibition game, and didn't play in the first. Allen is a low-ceiling TE2 who could help Indianapolis' red-zone offense, but doesn't appear to be a consistently featured part of their passing game.
Aug 23 - 10:59 PM

Coby Fleener caught 2-of-4 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.

This was Fleener's first production of August. Mixing in with the first-team offense behind Dwayne Allen, Fleener was left uncovered by New Orleans' defense on a first-quarter seam route. Andrew Luck hit him over the top for a 21-yard score. Another one of Luck's targets to Fleener was intercepted, although the pick was on Luck for an underthrow. Fleener's regular season stats are likely to dip off last year's production with Allen back healthy.
Aug 23 - 10:34 PM

Hakeem Nicks secured 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night versus New Orleans.

Andrew Luck hit Nicks for a gain of 11 on the Colts' offensive snap of the game. Through three exhibition games, Nicks has efficiently secured 8-of-9 targets for 86 yards. Although Nicks has lost much of his dynamic ability due to past lower-leg injuries, he can be a useful perimeter player in Indianapolis' offense. He's roughly a WR4/5 in fantasy football leagues.
Aug 23 - 10:28 PM

Andrew Luck completed 10-of-18 passes for 103 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.

He added two scrambles for 22 yards against the Saints. Luck's touchdown went to an uncovered Coby Fleener on a 21-yard rainbow. He targeted Fleener again later in the first quarter, but badly underthrew him and was picked off by SS Kenny Vaccaro. More promisingly, the Colts finally seem to be embracing an aggressive passing attack with their run game stuck in mud. Through three preseason games, Luck is 26-of-41 passing for 245 yards, two touchdowns, the one interception, and 24 rushing yards.
Aug 23 - 10:22 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed three times for two yards and caught an 11-yard pass in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against the Saints.

This was Bradshaw's 2014 preseason debut after he sat out the first two exhibition games as a precaution. He worked behind Trent Richardson, seeing some action with the first team. Bradshaw is a must-handcuff for T-Rich owners, and offers standalone fantasy appeal as well. Richardson has averaged 2.55 YPC on 20 preseason carries, and may enter the season on a short leash.
Aug 23 - 10:17 PM

Trent Richardson managed 17 yards on six carries in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against New Orleans.

After struggling in each of Indy's two preseason games, Richardson ran with more of a chip on his shoulder Saturday night, opening the game with gains of five and eight yards on his first two carries. Richardson's final four runs went for a combined four yards, however, before he gave way to Ahmad Bradshaw. Through three exhibition contests, Richardson has 51 yards on 20 carries (2.55 YPC). He remains a risky RB2 proposition with a fifth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 9:45 PM

Reggie Wayne started the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night, but failed to secure his lone target.

Andrew Luck hit Wayne for a short completion on Indy's first play from scrimmage, but it was negated by a penalty on T.Y. Hilton back at the line. Wayne caught another first-quarter pass, but drew a penalty that got the Colts more yards, so they accepted. Wayne looked sharp coming off his ACL tear and remains a fair bet to lead Indy in catches this year. He's a quality WR3 pick.
Aug 23 - 9:07 PM

Colts FS Delano Howell's neck injury is not believed to be career-ending.

Howell has spent much of the week in Minneapolis meeting with a specialist to determine the next course of action. The Colts will talk to the doctors Friday. Howell remains out indefinitely. Mike Adams is filling in next to LaRon Landry.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 12:58 PM

Colts rookie LG Jack Mewhort had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee following minicamp in the spring, and he's now experiencing some discomfort.

Mewhort hasn't practiced this week and is questionable for the Colts' third preseason game. Originally not expected to start, Mewhort is penciled in as the Colts' starting left guard following Donald Thomas' season-ending torn quad. Indianapolis' offensive line is a major area of concern, especially the interior.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 12:34 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano seemed to hint that the Colts will lean toward an aggressive passing offense in hopes it will kick start their running game.

"I think having the capability to do the other thing is going to open things up in the run game for us," said Pagano. Trent Richardson has two eight-yard gains in the preseason, and 16 yards on his other 12 carries. Both eight-yarders came on shotgun runs -- a passing formation. Richardson has been unsuccessful without room to operate, and pass-oriented sets might give him more space. From a personnel standpoint, Indy's roster strength is its QB and pass-catching corps.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 10:14 PM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson says Trent Richardson "needs to answer the bell" and be "accountable."

Richardson gained eight yards on his first preseason carry, and has 26 yards on his last 13. "Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability," said Grigson. "We’re all accountable here. ... He’s such a hard runner, we know how tough he is, but he’s got to produce just like all these guys do on this final 53." If this was an outward expression of disappointment from Grigson, it'd be a first from the Colts' organization, which has propped up T-Rich at every opportunity since trading for him last September. Richardson's ADP has finally begun to dip. He's going late in the fifth round of standard drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 10:08 PM


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