Which Colts’ Players Should You Select or Avoid In Fantasy?

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Jan 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
The Indianapolis Colts’ offense has many great fantasy players, here is a list of players you should or should not draft in fantasy football from the Colts.

 


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1. Andrew Luck
Yes, you should draft Andrew Luck in fantasy this year even though it is quite risky. He will miss two to three games unless he is on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list and his injury is not gonna hold him back when he is playing. Chris Ballard said himself, “He’s doing really well,’’ and, “His strength levels are probably better than they were at any point last season.’’ If anyone knows how Andrew Luck is doing it will be Chris Ballard. Donte Moncrief’s preseason debut was great, and T.Y. Hilton is T.Y. Hilton. The Colts have a great tight end in Jack Doyle; Andrew Luck has a great receiving corps and therefore, can perform well. If Andrew Luck is available at around the 10th round he can be a great pick, and he could be one of the top fantasy QBs this year if he doesn’t start on the PUP. Also, for the first couple games, if Luck doesn’t play, you can always pick up guys that don’t get drafted, like a Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, or Eli Manning, for those first couple games.

 

2. T.Y. Hilton
No, do not draft T.Y. Hilton! He goes to high in the draft, around the second or third round, (he has an ADP of 24.6 for standard and for PPR, is 21) and for the first two to three games, he will have no quarterbacks. It makes sense if you want to trade for him later in the year, but drafting him is not the best choice. There are so many WR’s this year who you can get at the same time as Hilton and some even later, that is close to his talent and some better, for example, Deandre Hopkins, Terrelle Pryor, Alshon Jeffery, are all players you can get later than Hilton. You can also draft a great WR in the first round from picks 3 to 9, Mike Evans, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, and Michael Thomas to name a few. And then you can wait to get WR depth later on, with players like Tyreek Hill. Of course if T.Y. Hilton is available later you can’t pass up on a player of his caliber.

 

3. Frank Gore
No, do not draft Frank Gore! It might seem intriguing based on Andrew Luck’s absence but players like Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin might replace him later on in the season. Also, Luck will not be gone for very long and there are way better running backs to choose from. Frank Gore barely made 1,000 yards last year with 11 fantasy points per game for non-PPR, and for PPR, 14. He played well last year but doesn’t have much gas left in the tank.

 

4. Donte Moncrief
Yes, draft Donte Moncrief, he has had a great preseason in his one game against the Steelers, and you can get him very late in the draft. He is a great backup receiver and could even be a flex in 12-team leagues. Last year Donte Moncrief caught a touchdown in every game he played in except two. He only got 56 targets in thosenine games, so that explains why he only had 30 receptions and 300 yards. This year he will be the number two WR and could be really, really good.

5. Jack Doyle

Yes, draft Jack Doyle. He goes very late in the draft, he could go even go undrafted in some leagues, and he is very productive, with the second highest catch rate of any tight end in 2016 at 81.9%. He is finally the starter for the Colts, and in the first games without Luck, Stephen Morris and Scott Tolzien probably won’t want to try their luck downfield and will run short pass plays which are Jack Doyle’s specialty. He is a great backup and in 12-team leagues and on, and even some 10-team leagues, he could be a solid starter.
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