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  Colts | Stanley Havili top choice at FB    Fri Jul 18, 11:02 PM

Indianapolis Colts FB Stanley Havili appears to have the edge over FB Mario Harvey for the starting fullback job entering training camp.

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  Colts | Reggie Wayne praised    Fri Jul 18, 01:38 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) can still play, get open and make a catch, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano said it will be great to have Wayne back (from injury) not only because of his on-field ability but because of the leadership he brings to the locker room.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Wayne looks like his old self in training camp and the preseason. Wayne could be a nice value for fantasy owners if he's at full strength. His current ADP is WR33 (7.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Colts | Sign one, waive one    Tue Jul 15, 07:47 PM

The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent OG Chad X. Anderson (AFL) and waived DE Gannon Conway Tuesday, July 15.


  Colts | Continuity could help Trent Richardson     Mon Jul 14, 09:53 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson should improve on his 2.9 yards per carry average in 2014, according to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com. Bowen believes Richardson will benefit from playing in the same offensive system for the second year in a row for the first time in his NFL career.

Footballguys view: Talent is not a question with Richardson. As a rookie with the Browns in 2012, Richardson had over 50 receptions, nearly 1,000 yards rushing and scored 12 touchdowns. He finished that year as the 9th-best fantasy RB. Last year was a disaster for Richardson. He was traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis and never seemed comfortable with his new team. With more experience in the Pep Hamilton offense, perhaps Richardson will get his career back on track in 2014.

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  Colts | Greg Toler motivated    Mon Jul 14, 04:27 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB Greg Toler (CB) is using last season's injury and disappointment as motivation to get better this year. Toler said he's stronger because of it and knows he has a lot to prove. He said the biggest thing this year is staying healthy.

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  Colts | Trent Richardson will need to produce     Sat Jul 12, 12:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will need to produce right away in the running game if he wants to keep the starting job, because the team will not wait for him to turn things around if RB Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard are playing well.

Footballguys view: Richardson needs to get his confidence back. He looked tentative and lost last year after the trade which sent him from Cleveland to Indianapolis. Richardson is one of the most naturally talented runners in the game today, and he needs to start playing up to the potential he showed during his rookie season in 2012.

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Vick Ballard player page


  Colts | Sign Aaron Burks    Fri Jul 11, 03:04 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent WR Aaron Burks (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Colts | LaVon Brazill waived    Fri Jul 11, 03:03 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have waived WR LaVon Brazill, who was recently suspended at least one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Footballguys view: Brazill flashed the ability to be a downfield threat during his brief time with the Colts. We doubt if anyone adds him via waivers as Brazill is not eligible to play until 2016. The 2012 sixth-round pick will have to prove that he can stay clean before another team takes a shot on him.

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  Colts | Trent Richardson improving via classroom    Fri Jul 11, 01:31 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has greatly benefitted from extra time spent in the classroom, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Hamilton said Richardson will be better this season after facing a tough situation following his trade to Indianapolis.

Footballguys view: This is a make-or-break year for Richardson. The team needs to see if he can live up to the first-round pick that he was traded for. Richardson has incredible talent, but a lack of confidence plagued him last year after he was traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis. We'll see if he can be the dominant force the team expects him to be in 2014.

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  Colts | Bjoern Werner looking better    Thu Jul 10, 07:31 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Bjoern Werner is doing a better job with movement and carrying his weight, according to linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald. Werner will be asked to do more early on with DE Robert Mathis suspended for the first four games of the season.

Footballguys view: Werner should be ready to do more in his second year. He spent the offseason bulking up with the training staff and still has a lighting-quick initial burst.

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  Colts | Dwayne Allen will help offense be more creative    Thu Jul 10, 01:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen's return will allow the offense be more creative this upcoming season, according to tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts. 'It makes us a better football team,' Roberts said. 'Getting him back is like getting a brand new player. (Allen) gives you a chance to do some other things. His skillset allows us to protect it up, or throw it or run it when we see the advantage. He gives us an advantage because he can do some things in the backfield, do some things in-line where [TE Coby Fleener] we feel like has blossomed as an outside guy. It gives you a little more of a chance to be creative.'

Footballguys view: The Colts absolutely missed Allen in 2013 and he should be a big part of the offense this year. The downside is that there are so many targets for quarterback Andrew Luck that Allen may not see as many targets as he could. We've got him as a TE2 even though his talent could produce more. His opportunities (or lack thereof) will cap his upside though.

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  Colts | Matt Hasselbeck interested in continuing career    Mon Jul 7, 05:57 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck said he is interested in re-signing with Colts after his contract expires.

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  Colts | Bjoern Werner bulks up    Mon Jul 7, 08:52 AM

Indianapolis Colts OLB Bjoern Werner spent the offseason bulking up with the training staff. He's the leading candidate to fill in of OLB Robert Mathis during his suspension.

Footballguys view: Werner had a minimal impact for a first-round pick last year, but the Colts will be counting on him to get off to a hot start this year with Mathis out. Mathis made some game-changing sacks last year, so if Werner is not up to snuff, the Colts could get into some shootouts with the Broncos and Eagles to open the season.

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  Colts | Two WRs have better chances to make team    Thu Jul 3, 07:12 PM

Indianapolis Colts WRs Da'Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen have a better chance to make the final roster if the team decides to keep six receivers on the final roster, because WR LaVon Brazill has been suspended for the 2014 season.

Footballguys view: Rogers has real upside and seems to have put his off the field issues behind him, though he is still blocked enough to make him no more than a high-ceiling dynasty stash for when Hakeem Nicks leaves and Reggie Wayne retires. Whalen was hot to end the season and could hold onto his slot position, which might make him an interesting stash in PPR leagues. Neither is likely to put up numbers this year though.

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  Colts | LaVon Brazill suspended    Thu Jul 3, 04:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR LaVon Brazill has been suspended for at least one year without pay by the NFL for violating the policy and program for substances of abuse.

Footballguys view: Brazill is a repeat offender, in fact just had to deal with a four-game suspension last year. He wasn't worth worrying about offensively but was solid in special teams. Keep an eye on Da'Rick Rogers as a potential replacement though Donte Moncrief may see some extra works as the team tries to maximize their rookie pick.

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  Colts | Trent Richardson will get first chance to start    Mon Jun 30, 04:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will be given the first shot at starting running back. He is more talented than RBs Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard, and the Colts don't want to show that their trade for him last September was a failure.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Richardson burned a lot of fantasy owners last year. He was regarded as a first-round pick in most fantasy leagues after a rookie season where he rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and had over 50 catches for the Browns. Cleveland quickly gave up on him last year, and shipped him to the Colts. Richardson never looked comfortable in his new surroundings, and he finished the season as the 34th-best fantasy RB (9th-best in 2012). His current ADP is RB26 (5.07) in 12-team PPR leagues. Take advantage of Richardson's reputation with fantasy owners if he falls too far in your league.

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Vick Ballard player page


  Colts | Jack Mewhort favorite to start at left guard    Mon Jun 30, 04:16 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort has the edge on the starting left guard position. OG Donald Thomas (biceps, quadriceps) did not participate in offseason workouts, and Mewhort moved ahead of OG Lance Louis on the depth chart during organized team activities.

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  Colts | Believe Trent Richardson can be three-down back    Wed Jun 25, 10:42 AM

The Indianapolis Colts say RB Trent Richardson is relying more on his instincts when running instead of thinking. They believe he can be a three-down back.

Footballguys view: Certainly, Richardson can show improvement if the Colts spread out the defense using three wide receiver sets, and give Richardson more carries to get in a rhythm without Donald Brown in the mix. Richardson did nothing last year to instill confidence, but with his still young age/mileage and seemingly large role for a team that is standing behind him, he is a good risk/reward proposition in the sixth round or later of early drafts.

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  Colts | Pat McAfee could be an option    Tue Jun 24, 02:37 PM

Updating a previous story, when Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri retires, P Patrick McAfee could be an option to replace him. McAfee has been making 60-yard field goals in practice. 'If I keep making 66-yard field goals in practice every day that'll help out a lot,' McAfee said. 'I think it's going to get to the point it's going to be very hard for them to say 'No,' whenever that time comes, whenever Vinny leaves.'

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  Colts | Pat McAfee could be an option    Tue Jun 24, 02:37 PM

When Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri retires, could P Patrick McAfee be an option to replace him? It may be possible considering McAfee has been making 60-yard field goals in practice. 'If I keep making 66-yard field goals in practice every day that'll help out a lot,' McAfee said. 'I think it's going to get to the point it's going to be very hard for them to say 'No,' whenever that time comes, whenever Vinny leaves.'

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  Colts | Patrick McAfee would like to try PK spot    Tue Jun 24, 03:04 AM

Indianapolis Colts P Patrick McAfee hit several kicks from 60 yards out in offseason workouts, and he has expressed an interest in trying out placekicking duties from time to time. The idea is not likely to occur, however, as long as PK Adam Vinatieri is healthy.

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  Colts | Will keep some cap space    Mon Jun 23, 02:26 AM

Although Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has $13.7 million in salary cap space available, he does not plan to use all of it so he has room down the road to reward QB Andrew Luck and WR T.Y. Hilton with new deals.

Footballguys view: It's a wise move for the Colts. They'll want to lock up Andrew Luck for as long as humanly possible. Hilton is a key piece for the offense as well. We think Luck could develop into one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, but right now he's been held back a bit by Pep Hamilton's conservative offense. Luck's only thrown 23 touchdowns each of the last two seasons, but we'll see if they open things up a bit more for him in 2014.

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  Colts | Release Corey Lynch    Fri Jun 20, 02:36 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released SS Corey Lynch from Injured Reserve with an injury settlement Friday, June 20.

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  Colts | Brandon McKinney financials    Fri Jun 20, 02:06 PM

Indianapolis Colts DT Brandon McKinney's one-year deal is worth $730,000 with no signing bonus. It includes an injury waiver and a cap figure of $570,000 on minimum salary benefit.

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  Colts | More on Reggie Wayne    Thu Jun 19, 05:42 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) feels like he's 100 percent healthy after recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last season. His most recent visit with Dr. John Uribe showed no fluid in his surgically repaired knee. Wayne has been running routes at the team's facility. "I feel like I have nothing to prove to anybody," Wayne said. "I know what I can do. Guys in this locker room know what I can do. Now it's time to show the first-timers who have not seen me play, the ones that keep calling me Mr. Wayne, ones that say they played with me on 'Madden.' There's no reason why I shouldn't be ready (for training camp) in July."

Footballguys view: We're excited to see Wayne come back but know he will see some targets go TY Hilton and Hakeem Nicks' way. We have Wayne as a WR3 right now pending seeing him in action again.

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  Colts | Reggie Wayne says he's ready    Thu Jun 19, 03:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) recently said he has no problems with his surgically repaired right knee. He added that he's waiting until he's told he can suit up and 'be a normal football player.' Wayne did not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp, as expected, and head coach Chuck Pagano said he may be held out for the early part of training camp in July.

Footballguys view: The Colts won't rush him, but you know they'll be pleased to see him on the field again. With the addition of Hakeem Nicks to Wayne and TY Hilton, the passing offense remains potent. We have Wayne as a WR3 right now pending seeing him in action again.

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  Colts | Trent Richardson using instincts    Thu Jun 19, 02:43 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson is using his instincts when running instead of thinking the play through, according to coaches. Richardson has a chance to be a three-down player.

Footballguys view: It's been a while since Richardson ran on instinct but it was a huge part of his game in college. He was absolutely over-thinking everything, especially last season. Richardson could bounce back like Marshawn Lynch has but you wouldn't want to bet the house on it just yet.

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  Colts | Brandon McKinney signs    Thu Jun 19, 02:34 PM

The Indianapolis Colts re-signed DT Brandon McKinney to an undisclosed deal Thursday, June 19.

Footballguys view: McKinney was on injured reserve from 2011-2012 and was cut from the Colts with an injury settlement last August. He'll be fighting for a small role, probably on a rotational basis.

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  Colts | Mike C. Adams terms    Thu Jun 19, 09:30 AM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts S Mike C. Adams received a one-year, $955,000 deal with $100,000 of his base salary fully guaranteed. He also received a $65,000 signing bonus.

Footballguys view: Potentially a minor upgrade, Adams struggled with the Denver Broncos last season and still has to battle his way to a starting spot opposite LaRon Landry. Adams' contract doesn't look like the sort the Colts would hesitate to tear up if he struggles in camp.

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  Colts | Justin Hickman cut    Wed Jun 18, 02:33 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have waived LB Justin Hickman.

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  Colts | LaRon Landry to miss minicamp    Wed Jun 18, 02:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said FS LaRon Landry (undisclosed) will not participate during minicamp because of a lower body injury.

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  Colts | Coach expects Reggie Wayne to be ready    Tue Jun 17, 04:21 PM

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he would be shocked if WR Reggie Wayne (knee) is not ready to go by the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Wayne's early presence would further complicate a Colts pass offense with at least five viable targets between WR and TE. Andrew Luck should profit from the reinforcements, but the fantasy passing pie is going to be split and tough to predict week to week.

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  Colts | Jordan Pugh works out    Mon Jun 16, 05:46 PM

The Indianapolis Colts worked out free-agent FS Jordan Pugh (Saints) Monday, June 16, according to a source.

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  Colts | Dallas Clark to retire with team    Mon Jun 16, 04:03 PM

The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of free-agent TE Dallas Clark (Ravens), so he can retire with the organization. The Colts will hold a retirement press conference for Clark Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Footballguys view: Clark was a fantastic move tight end during his heyday with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. He's bounced around from Tampa Bay to Baltimore in the last two years, but most will remember him with the Colts.

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  Colts | Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw competing for RB job    Mon Jun 16, 03:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw wore red non-contact jerseys during organized team activities as they compete for the team's starting running back role. That battle is expected to intensify during training camp, but both will see playing time, no matter who is the official starter. Head coach Chuck Pagano has stated he wants a workhorse running back, however.

Footballguys view: The Colts surrendered a first-round pick for Richardson, and he will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. The natural talent is there with Richardson, but he ran with little confidence last season after getting traded from Cleveland. We'll see if he looks better this year as he'll be more familiar with the system.

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  Colts | Lance Louis no longer working with first team    Mon Jun 16, 03:11 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Lance Louis has lost his first-team repetitions at left guard to rookie OG Jack Mewhort.

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  Colts | Hugh Thornton getting first-team reps    Mon Jun 16, 03:10 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Hugh Thornton has been seeing first-team repetitions at organized team activities. Thornton took the place of OG Donald Thomas (quad, biceps), who is recovering from quad and bicep injuries.

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  Colts | Vick Ballard not expected for minicamp    Mon Jun 16, 03:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) is not expected to be a part of the team's minicamp, according to a source, as he continues to recover from ACL surgery.

Footballguys view: Ballard is going to be competing for a backup spot on the roster this year. He has a versatile skill set and can contribute as a runner or receiver out of the backfield.

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  Colts | Jose Gumbs trying out    Mon Jun 16, 10:50 AM

KFFL has learned free-agent SS Jose Gumbs (Redskins) is trying out for the Indianapolis Colts Monday, June 16.

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  Colts | Mike Adams agrees to terms    Sat Jun 14, 09:00 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with free-agent FS Mike C. Adams (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Corey Lynch placed on IR    Fri Jun 13, 02:43 PM

Indianapolis Colts S Corey Lynch (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve Friday, June 13, with an undisclosed injury.

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  Colts | Two roster moves    Thu Jun 12, 06:27 PM

The Indianapolis Colts claimed CB Brandon Burton (Bengals) off waivers and waived OG Marcus Hall Thursday, June 12.

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  Colts | Mario Harvey changing positions    Wed Jun 11, 05:29 PM

Indianapolis Colts FB Mario Harvey is changing positions from linebacker to fullback. Head coach Chuck Pagano asked Harvey to make the change before organized team activities began.

Footballguys view: The Colts need all the help they can get blocking for Andrew Luck and the backfield. Harvey is pretty big for a fullback, so once he gets up to speed he could be a huge boon to the offense.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton has injury scare    Wed Jun 11, 04:14 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (leg) fell to the ground and was clutching his right leg during workouts Wednesday, June 11, but he stretched out and eventually returned to practice. He said he was fine.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief here (Colts fans can too). Hilton is set to be one of the team's top targets again in 2014. Reggie Wayne is coming back from the knee injury that knocked him out last year, and Hakeem Nicks is the new addition from free agency. Hilton's current ADP is WR24 (5.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Colts | Fili Moala injury update    Wed Jun 11, 12:21 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts DE Fili Moala (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve because of a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament. Moala collided with a teammate during practice, and his knee buckled.

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  Colts | Fili Moala placed on IR    Wed Jun 11, 12:11 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have placed DE Fili Moala (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve. The team also signed free-agent DE Gannon Conway (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Jack Mewhort seeing time with starters    Wed Jun 11, 12:11 PM

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort is lining up at left guard with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, June 11.

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  Colts | Release Thomas Austin     Tue Jun 10, 03:53 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released C Thomas Austin Tuesday, June 10.

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  Colts | Re-sign Greg Moore    Tue Jun 10, 03:42 PM

The Indianapolis Colts re-signed WR Greg Moore Tuesday, June 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Colts | T.Y. Hilton playing at four spots    Mon Jun 9, 09:46 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is seeing action at all four spots on the field for a wide receiver in OTAs.

Footballguys view: We like hearing this. Hilton is an explosive athlete who is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. It's wise for the Colts to use him in a number of different ways in order to create the best mismatches with the defense. His current ADP is WR24 (5.07) in 12-teamm PPR leagues, and Hilton could outperform that draft slot.

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