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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

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

Hilton did not practice at all last week, so this is a major step in the right direction. He's on track to play Sunday at Tennessee in a game that doesn't mean much for the Colts' playoff seeding, but is crucial to getting their sputtering offense on track. Coach Chuck Pagano has already stated that his starters will play. However, it's unclear how many snaps someone like Hilton, coming off an injury, will see.
Dec 23 - 12:00 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano stated Monday that the Colts will play their starters in Week 17 against the Titans, despite the fact that they can't improve or hinder their playoff seeding much.

Pagano, understandably, believes the Colts "need to build some steam" entering the postseason after Sunday's 42-7 loss to Dallas. Indianapolis is locked into either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the AFC. They've obviously locked up the AFC South, but can't get a first-round bye. Andrew Luck & Co. will be in play for fantasy leagues still going on in Week 17, and in DFS formats.
Dec 22 - 4:24 PM

Dwayne Allen underwent a Monday MRI on his knee.

The Colts are calling him "day to day." Allen missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury. His Week 17 status is up in the air.
Dec 22 - 4:17 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he expects T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) to return for Week 17 against the Titans.

The Colts are still in a position where they can't move much in the AFC playoff standings -- they're either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, and can't clinch a first-round bye -- so they shouldn't play Hilton if he isn't at exactly 100 percent. They do likely want to enter the postseason playing well, and Hilton has carried the Indianapolis passing game throughout this year.
Dec 22 - 4:15 PM

Donte Moncrief played on a season-high 81.5 percent of the snaps in Sunday's loss at Dallas.

With T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) sidelined, Moncrief's snap count was right where we thought it would be. What we didn't see coming was Hakeem Nicks getting all the high-percentage throws (9-72-0 on 11 targets) and Andrew Luck laying a massive egg. The result was a hideous 2-5-0 on three targets for Moncrief, sending both DFS and season-long owners into the shower for a long and lonely cry.
Dec 22 - 11:37 AM

Reggie Wayne caught 3-of-5 targets for 23 yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Wayne had another bad drop in this game and now has nine this season. He does not have more than five receptions since Week 5 and has not surpassed 35 yards receiving since Week 11. Wayne could perhaps be playing in the final regular season game of his career Week 17 against the Titans.
Dec 21 - 8:09 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.
Dec 21 - 8:06 PM

Dwayne Allen dropped all three of his targets Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Allen dropped two short passes early in the second quarter and had a wide-open deep ball bounce right off his hands later in the quarter. The deep ball was poorly thrown by Andrew Luck, but Allen should have come up with the catch. He did not get another target the rest of the game.
Dec 21 - 7:58 PM

Donte Moncrief caught 2-of-3 targets for five yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

With the Colts "featuring" Hakeem Nicks, Moncrief was invisible most of the game. He did see one deep target late in the first half, but Andrew Luck made a poor throw, forcing Moncrief to break up the pass in order to prevent an interception. Moncrief has all the talent in the world, but his workload is difficult to predict week to week.
Dec 21 - 7:56 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught 9-of-11 targets for 72 yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Nicks was the focus of the Colts' passing attack with T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) sidelined, so it is not a huge surprise the offense fell flat on its face. Nicks was inexplicably used on four screen passes throughout the game, predictably doing nothing after each catch. T.Y. Hilton appeared close to playing against Dallas, so Nicks should mercifully be relegated to a tertiary role Week 17 against Tennessee.
Dec 21 - 7:50 PM

Trent Richardson rushed two times for one yard and caught two passes for eight yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Richardson is usually terrible, but his performance Week 16 had more to do with the Colts' struggling offensive line. The Cowboys dominated the line of scrimmage, limiting Indianapolis to 229 total yards. Richardson will finish the season against the Titans Week 17.
Dec 21 - 7:47 PM

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