According to the Indianapolis Star, Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano expects Austin Collie to be healthy for week 1. Collie suffered his 4th concussion in 21 months last week, but it was as minor as they come and he should be cleared before week 1. On a thin receiving corps, Austin Collie has great upside in fantasy leagues. Other than him, the Colts’ only other receivers who aren’t rookies are Donnie Avery, who can’t stay healthy and has managed 3 catches over the past 2 seasons and Reggie Wayne, who is heading into his age 34 season, which is right around when even elite receivers see their abilities fall off a cliff.
Collie showed great chemistry with Andrew Luck before he got hurt and Collie had a strong season in 2010 with Peyton Manning, albeit in limited action because of injuries, ranking 9th in the NFL in yards per route run with 2.27. He lost his starting job last year and really struggled as he failed to develop chemistry with the Colts’ crappy bunch of quarterbacks, but he did play all 16 games. Andrew Luck is a similar style quarterback to Manning so they should have similar chemistry, as they did in the preseason before Collie got hurt. If he can avoid injury, Collie could have a breakout year. For more on why, click here. He’s a steal in fantasy at his current ADP in the 12th round.
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