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  Colts | Dan Herron, Vick Ballard injured    Thu Sep 3, 08:08 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron (shoulder) and RB Vick Ballard (hamstring) suffered injuries in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, and will not return to the game.

Footballguys view: This is why starters don't get much play if any for the majority of the teams in the NFL this week. Neither of these players might be fantasy relevant unless Frank Gore gets hurt. Gore is a very nice RB2 this year though.

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  Colts | Arthur Jones could hit IR    Wed Sep 2, 11:38 AM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts DT Arthur Jones (ankle) has torn ligaments in his ankle and may have joint damage. He's expected to undergo surgery, and he could land on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: Once the team determines a recovery time, we'll know more. Jones could be an option for the IR/Designated to Return List. If that was the case, Jones would be forced to miss the half the season.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton limited    Tue Sep 1, 11:35 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (head) is in a red, non-contact jersey in practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Footballguys view: Hilton will be fine for Week 1, which is really the biggest issue. Of course, one concussion can be followed by another, so we are concerned with that, but not enough to drop him from being a borderline WR1/2.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton expected to be cleared    Tue Sep 1, 09:33 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (head) will complete the concussion protocol Thursday, Sept. 3, and he's expected to be cleared, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We expect Hilton to be ready for Week 1, which is all both the Colts and Fantasy GMs are worried about at this point in the preseason. Hilton is a borderline WR1 in the Colts offense and should put up very good numbers this year even with Andre Johnson in town.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton sitting out Monday    Mon Aug 31, 11:38 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is out of practice Monday, Aug. 31.

Footballguys view: Hilton is in the league's concussion protocol. He won't be back on the field until he's been cleared. Hilton's status for Week 1 of the regular season is a bit up in the air. Stay tuned.

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  Colts | Four Colts hit the wire    Mon Aug 31, 09:35 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Ryan Lankford, WR Ezell Ruffin, TE Justin Sinz and RB Abou Toure were waived Monday, Aug. 31.

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  Colts | Arthur Jones has ankle injury    Mon Aug 31, 05:23 AM

Indianapolis Colts DT Arthur Jones (ankle) suffered an ankle injury Saturday, Aug. 29, against the St. Louis Rams, but X-rays turned out negative. An MRI is expected to determine the severity of the injury.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett will not play    Sat Aug 29, 06:58 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) has been ruled out for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Dorsett should be ready for the start of the regular season. He's battling with Donte Moncrief for the team's WR3 job behind Andre Johnson and T.Y. Hilton.

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  Colts | Donald Thomas activated    Fri Aug 28, 05:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: He likely won't see action immediately and is mostly depth on the line anyway. It will be interesting to see how this line fares. It was more effective last season than it gets credit for.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett favorite for No. 3 WR?    Fri Aug 28, 11:24 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett could be the current favorite for the No. 3 wide receiver position because of his varied skill set. WR Donte Moncrief is also competing for the No. 3 spot.

Footballguys view: We foresee Dorsett struggling a little to get production behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson, along with both tight ends. Right now he looks a lot like a WR6 and he's going in about round fourteen of drafts. That ADP makes him a worthwhile late value in case Johnson ends up having less in the tank than we expect.

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  Colts | Frank Gore praises Andrew Luck    Thu Aug 27, 09:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore called QB Andrew Luck a 'football god' that runs meetings like a coach. 'He sees everything. He sees the big picture of everything. He lets me know when [there's] something I don't see. He's just different. How he's in the huddle, off the field, in the meetings, he runs it. He runs the show, even in the off-season, he ran it.'

Footballguys view: It's good that they're getting along so well, since he's going to be a key piece in their charge for the Super Bowl. We see Gore as getting plenty of carries, and he should be a solid RB2 this coming season. Don't believe this is the year he collapses, he still has plenty in the tank and will be in a fantastic offense to keep defenses from stacking the box against him.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett sidelined    Thu Aug 27, 08:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a knee injury.

Footballguys view: Even though Reggie Wayne is gone doesn't mean Dorsett is immediately a hot play, at least not yet. We currently have him as a WR6, and his ADP is late in the thirteenth round.

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  Colts | Coby Fleener could return soon    Thu Aug 27, 08:24 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) will hopefully return to practice at some point next week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Footballguys view: Fleener has caught a bunch of touchdown passes from Andrew Luck and will probably do so again. It's hit or miss however, which taps his potential at TE2.

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  Colts | Greg Toler week-to-week    Thu Aug 27, 08:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB Greg Toler (neck) is considered week-to-week because of a neck injury he suffered in the second preseason game.

Footballguys view: The Colts are hoping he can come back before the season really kicks off. Overall the team defense is just a No. 2 defense for fantasy purposes, and best paired with another unit.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis ready for Week 1?    Tue Aug 25, 07:19 PM

Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (Achilles') believes he'll be ready for the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 13, against the Buffalo Bills. Mathis returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: We were all a little taken aback when he was removed from the PUP list, but this might be a bridge too far. Expect him back in the early season, yes, but we don't foresee him back in time for Week 1.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis comes off PUP    Tue Aug 25, 12:41 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 25. He was placed on the PUP list at the start of training camp as he continued his rehab from a torn Achilles' he suffered in September of last year.

Footballguys view: It's unknown if Mathis will be able to play in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, and owner Jim Irsay said it could be late September or early October before Mathis plays.

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  Colts | Chuck Pagano praises Frank Gore    Thu Aug 20, 10:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore was praised by head coach Chuck Pagano for his all-around ability. 'He knows his stuff,' Pagano said. 'He's great with the ball in his hands. He's great without the ball in his hands. Great receiver out of the backfield. He does a lot of things really, really well.'

Footballguys view: We knew Gore would bring his 'A' game, and the Colts have been so desperate for a reliable guy in the backfield, we're not shocked he has been a hit. With four straight 1,000-yard seasons (and eight out of his ten overall), Gore is a good bet to be a productive fantasy player again. We see him as a borderline RB1--safer and better as an RB2, but able to put up enough points to work as a RB1 if need be.

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  Colts | Indy HC excited about team    Thu Aug 20, 05:58 PM

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano believes Indianapolis possesses the best players it's ever had since he's been there. Pagano said the coaching staff and front office will have a tough time cutting down to the final 53-man roster with all the talent they have.

Footballguys view: He's not wrong, particularly on offense, which is what most fantasy owners care about. Andrew Luck and TY Hilton are top fantasy options for their positions. Andre Johnson should be a solid WR2. Frank Gore is a solid RB2. This is a lot of great production waiting for fantasy owners in their drafts.

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  Colts | Hugh Thornton suffers injury    Thu Aug 20, 01:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Hugh Thornton (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and is considered week-to-week.

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  Colts | L.T. Smith signs with Colts    Tue Aug 18, 10:24 AM

Undrafted free-agent WR L.T. Smith (Akron) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, Aug. 18. The Colts waived WR Tyler Rutenbeck.

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  Colts | More on T.Y. Hilton's deal    Mon Aug 17, 09:45 AM

Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton received a $10 million singing bonus in his new deal. He has cap numbers of $3,136,920, $11 million, $10 million, $13 million, $15 million and $14.542 million.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett solid against Eagles    Sun Aug 16, 09:18 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett had four catches for a team-high 51 yards in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys view: We're excited about the Colts rookie. He's got the speed to take the top off the defense, and Dorsett does a good job tracking the ball over his shoulder. The thing to hold him back this year is the jam-packed WR corps the Colts have. Dynasty owners should be all over Dorsett, but re-draft owners should consider him a late-round flier.

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  Colts | Donte Moncrief ruled out    Sun Aug 16, 12:33 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (groin) will not play in the first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton to miss preseason game    Sun Aug 16, 12:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (personal) will not play in the first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Aug. 16. WR Phillip Dorsett will start in Hilton's place.

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Phillip Dorsett player page


  Colts | Vick Ballard practicing Thursday    Thu Aug 13, 03:16 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 13. Ballard did not rule out playing in the first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton makes big plays    Thu Aug 13, 02:26 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has recorded 17 receptions of at least 40 yards since 2012, which ranks third among wide receivers during that span. The other Colts receivers have recorded 12 receptions of at least 40 yards during that span.

Footballguys view: Hilton averaged 13.88 air yards per target in 2014. That's well above the league average of 9.11 yards. Hilton is the top target in the Colts offense, and he's going to put up low-end WR1 numbers for fantasy owners.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton signs extension    Thu Aug 13, 08:13 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton signed a five-year, $65 million extension Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: So much for drafting Philip Dorsett signaling the Colts playing hardball with Hilton. He's solid in the top 10-15 dynasty wide receivers with this development. The Colts didn't have to pay Hilton top-end money and with salaries likely escalating quickly, this deal will look good in a year or two.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson won't play every down    Wed Aug 12, 05:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will be on a pitch count of sorts in his first season with the Colts.

Footballguys view: An interesting report here for fantasy owners to pour over. The move would make sense for the Colts--and for Johnson. The team has wide receiver talent falling out of their pockets, so getting a few more snaps/routes for guys like Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett or Duron Carter would make a lot of sense. Johnson's current ADP is WR18 (4.03) in 12-team PPR leagues. It will be interesting to see if this news drops his average draft position.

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  Colts | Vontae Davis day to day    Wed Aug 12, 11:11 AM

Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (undisclosed) is day to day and questionable for the first preseason game this weekend.

Footballguys view: There's a lot of mystery around this injury. Davis has been out of practice the last few days with an undisclosed ailment.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton contract talks continue    Tue Aug 11, 12:37 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's agent Drew Rosenhaus will continue contract talks with the Colts Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett impressing    Sat Aug 8, 03:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett has been showing off his speed in his rookie offseason, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. 'You have to really focus on him to see him because a lot of times he is running so fast it's hard to keep with [him],' Hamilton said.

Footballguys view: Dorsett is a talented rookie with the speed to get by the defense in the blink of an eye. He'll be able to stretch the field vertically, and Dorsett does a good job of tracking passes over his shoulder. Dorsett should be the team's WR3 behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson.

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  Colts | Indy has competition for No. 3 WR job    Sat Aug 8, 12:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts WRs Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett and Duron Carter are candidates of the team's No. 3 wide receiver job, and all three have had positive moments during training camp.

Footballguys view: The most likely outcome is probably all three being used in the role at times, and no one absorbing all of the value of the #3 role. Moncrief is in the lead and is worth drafting on the upside in case of an injury to a starter, and any of the three could have fantasy relevance in this offense if their roles get large enough. The Colts passing offense should be the most productive in the league this year.

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Phillip Dorsett player page


  Colts | Dan Herron is No. 2 RB    Sat Aug 8, 12:40 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron is currently the primary backup to RB Frank Gore.

Footballguys view: Rookie Josh Robinson is a souped-up but lighter Mike Tolbert. His pass blocking needs to improve before the Colts trust him, but he could be a more dynamic back than Herron. We'll be watching this because starter Frank Gore is in his age 32 season, but remember he hasn't missed a game in the last four years.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton remains out    Sat Aug 8, 12:29 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (personal) is not participating in the team's walkthrough Saturday, Aug. 8. Head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Hilton to rejoin the team later in the day.

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  Colts | Duron Carter finds end zone at practice    Fri Aug 7, 05:58 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Duron Carter caught four touchdowns during practice Friday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: With all the additions to the wide receiver position in Indy, Carter is sometimes the forgotten man. He clearly shouldn't be overlooked. Now, he's buried on the depth chart behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson. However, Carter could push guys like Donte Moncrief or Phillip Dorsett for WR3 duties. The former CFL star is crazy athletic and (like his dad Cris Carter) has a nose for the end zone.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton misses practice    Fri Aug 7, 05:41 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (personal) was excused from practice Friday, Aug. 7, because of a personal issue.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. Hilton will be back in action soon for the Colts.

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  Colts | Vick Ballard day to day    Fri Aug 7, 11:18 AM

Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (hamstring) is day to day with a hamstring issue.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis expected back by early Oct.    Wed Aug 5, 09:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') is expected to return by late September or early October, according to owner Jim Irsay Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: The Colts don't have a great defense, and that could be their downfall this year in the postseason. Getting Mathis back will be a huge boost for their pass rush provided he's nearly full strength and looks like the player we all know him to be.

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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett could be a superstar    Wed Aug 5, 08:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is believed my many in Colts' training camp to have a skill set that is essentially a carbon copy of Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson's, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Dorsett is fast and capable of getting by defenders in the blink of an eye. He has fantastic body control, and Dorsett does a good job of tracking passes deep over his shoulder. Dorsett relies on speed to get open, but he needs to do a better job of setting up his routes.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson rests    Wed Aug 5, 08:22 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson was held out of the afternoon portion of practice Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. The veteran is going to get some rest from time to time.

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  Colts | Vick Ballard tweaks hamstring    Wed Aug 5, 08:20 AM

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (hamstring) experienced tightness in his left hamstring and was pulled from practice Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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  Colts | Indy working on new deal for T.Y. Hilton    Mon Aug 3, 06:54 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's representatives are working diligently with the Colts on a contract extension for Hilton.

Footballguys view: According to reports, there is no timetable for a new contract. Hilton is in the long-term plans for the Colts, and dynasty owners should be thrilled by him staying with Andrew Luck.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis needs to slow down    Mon Aug 3, 10:43 AM

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') needs to slow down in his rehabilitation process, according to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. Mathis, 34, is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon and will be brought along slowly.

Footballguys view: Mathis will have a good bookend on the other side of the defense after the Eagles signed Trent Cole this offseason. He could have a deliberate return from his injury, which would put Jonathan Newsome on the field for more snaps to ease Mathis back into the mix.

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  Colts | Owners expects T.Y. Hilton extension    Thu Jul 30, 12:09 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has a good chance to receive a contract extension before the start of the regular season, according to owner Jim Irsay.

Footballguys view: The Colts want to get deals with their core players done, and Hilton is certainly a centerpiece of the offense. We could see him sign a deal similar to what both Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant received ($14 million annually) earlier this year.

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  Colts | Gosder Cherilus released    Sun Jul 26, 12:26 PM

Indianapolis Colts OT Gosder Cherilus was released Sunday, July 26.

Footballguys view: The Colts offensive line already has enough question marks, but Cherilus was evidently expendable. Slow to recover from a knee injury, Cherilus failed to live up to the $35 million contract he received from the Colts back in 2013. There's still $8.7 million in dead money remaining on that deal.

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  Colts | Dwayne Allen the preferred TE?    Fri Jul 24, 09:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen has started every game he has been healthy enough to play in, and Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star believes Allen's more complete skill set and the team's expanded receiving corps could lead to more snaps for Allen as the lone tight end in 2015.

Footballguys view: Allen is fantastic, but he's also been banged up quite a bit. Over the last two years, Allen has only played in 14 games. If healthy, Allen should be a high-upside TE2 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is TE13 (12.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Colts | Chuck Pagano believes in Robert Mathis    Thu Jul 23, 10:01 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') 'will make a huge impact' this season, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Footballguys view: The Colts need all the help on defense they can get. Their offense is jam-packed with superstars, but their poor offensive line and poor defense is a serious concern. They're most certainly a Super Bowl contender, and getting great play from Mathis would definitely help.

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  Colts | Andrew Luck works with receivers    Sat Jul 18, 10:56 AM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck recently worked out with some of his receivers at Stanford University in preparation for training camp.

Footballguys view: Luck and the Colts are going to have an incredibly powerful passing attack. The extra work this offseason should help this offense get off to a hot start.

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  Colts | Frank Gore should see more running room     Fri Jul 17, 11:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore faced eight-plus defenders in the box more than any other running back in his final season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: He faced defenses like that because Colin Kaepernick doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts of opponents (minus Dom Capers) as a passer. With Andrew Luck as his new quarterback, Gore should see defenses thinned out to defend the pass. That should lead to strong RB2 numbers from Gore this season.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton could leave Indianapolis    Fri Jul 17, 12:05 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will likely command more than the $11 million per season that Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace receives, and Hilton could receive the franchise tag or become a free agent next year as the team works on an extension for QB Andrew Luck, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.

Footballguys view: It's a bit soon to be predicting whether or not Hilton is going to stay with the Colts. He's not going to get Calvin Johnson (or Dez or Demaryius) money, but he'll be paid in that second-tier range. He's a favorite target of Luck, and we have a feeling the two sides will be able to get something done.

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