Donte Moncrief out 4-6 weeks-- Wed Sep 21 11:50 am --
Colts receiver Donte Moncrief has a fractured scapula in his left shoulder and will be out four to six weeks, coach Chuck Pagano announced Wednesday.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Moncrief was a nice target in fantasy drafts this summer and was headed for a breakout season as the No.2 receiver in the Colts offense. Phillip Dorsett will move up into Moncrief's role with Quan Bray receiving more opportunities. Dorsett is on the WR2 radar against the Chargers in Week 2.
Donte Moncrief to have MRI on shoulder-- Mon Sep 19 7:00 am --
FF Today's Take:Moncrief went to the sidelines after taking a big hit in the second quarter. He never returned. The Colts passing game was predictably mediocre against the Broncos on Sunday. If Moncrief is out for any length of time, Phillip Dorsett would see an increase in targets.
Moncrief could be Luck's new Reggie Wayne-- Thu Aug 18 5:20 pm --
Potential dark-horse candidate to lead Colts in catches
The Colts have been looking for a possession receiver ever since Reggie Wayne tore his ACL in Week 7 of the 2013 season. Donte Moncrief has the size at 6-foot-2 to get space against defensive backs and the speed to get open. Moncrief may not lead the Colts in receiving yards or yards per catch this season, but it won't be surprising if he leads them in receptions, because he'll be the receiver Luck turns to when a play breaks down.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Roughly half of Mike Wells' reasoning is flawed, as Moncrief isn't exactly a "possession receiver" or comparable to an aging Wayne. Moncrief also isn't Luck's go-to guy; that honor belongs to T.Y. Hilton. With all of that said, Moncrief brings much-needed size to the Colts' receiving corps and is the most likely candidate to see a huge uptick in targets following the loss of 200-plus targets in the offseason. He's a strong WR2 and should be a target for RB-RB drafters.
T.Y. Hilton impressive in training camp-- Thu Aug 11 3:35 pm --
FF Today's Take:Like Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett (to a lesser extent), Hilton is set up for a boatload of targets as the Colts try to fill the 200-plus targets left behind by the departures of player such as Coby Fleener and Andre Johnson. Owners need to be aware of Hilton's propensity to play up (or down) to his indoor/outdoor and home/road splits, but if his game is taking the next step, perhaps he'll level out those splits a bit. He's on the WR1/WR2 borderline in most leagues.