WR Donte Moncrief - Indianapolis Colts
|6-2, 221||Born: 8-6-1993||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 3|
Week 12: vs Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has looked much improved in recent weeks as he is actually putting together a decent season. Brissett has multiple passing touchdowns in each of his last three games, two of which came against pretty tough Bengals and Steelers pass defenses. Brissett still struggles to stay upright behind poor offensive line play though. He took another three sacks in his last game as the Colts have allowed a league-leading 39 sacks this year. The wide receiver position for the Colts has been all over the place this year. Donte Moncrief scored a 60-yard touchdown as his only reception during the Colts' last game, but he has only hauled in more than two receptions in three games this season. T.Y. Hilton can put up monster numbers, but he can also put up a stinker like he did against the Steelers in Week 10, the Bengals in Week 8, the Titans in Week 6, and the list goes on. Each game in which Hilton has hauled in at least five receptions, he has gone for over 150 receiving yards with three touchdowns in those three games. In the other seven games in which Hilton has hauled in fewer than five receptions, he has neither exceeded 60 receiving yards nor scored a touchdown. Until their last game, Jack Doyle was the one consistent piece of this passing offense--but even he has shown he can put up a dud as Doyle caught just two balls for nine yards against the Steelers. After a stretch of solid outings, the bottom has fallen out from the Titans secondary in the last two weeks. The stat sheet was padded in Weeks five through nine as the Titans really did not face any dynamic offenses or elite receivers. These last two weeks have shown what elite talent can do against this squad though, as AJ Green amassed 115 yards and a touchdown while Antonio Brown exploded for 144 yards and three touchdowns last week. Adoree Jackson was covering Brown for most of the game, and he allowed 10 of 13 targets to be caught for 97 yards. However, Jackson did break up a few passes and nearly immediately tackled Brown on most of those plays. This week, Jackson has a much easier matchup as he should square off against Donte Moncrief on most snaps, while TY Hilton should be manned by Logan Ryan or LeShaun Sims. Ryan had a great game against the Colts earlier this season as he helped to shut down T.Y. Hilton to just one 19-yard reception. The Titans struggled to cover Jack Doyle in that game though as he went for 50 yards and a touchdown, and they allowed a touchdown to Jesse James last week. The Titans have shown difficulty in covering opposing tight ends actually used in their offenses, so look for Doyle to see some looks here as he is certainly an integral part of the Colts offense despite his dud from last week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 10 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 60 / 1 rec)
Donte Moncrief burned Artie Burns for a 60 yard touchdown running a beautiful double move. Moncrief gained about 3 yards of separation from Burns and made it an easy throw for Brissett. The touchdown was Moncrief's only target.
2017 Week 9 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief made his first catch along the sideline for 7 yards. Moncrief drew a 36 yard pass interference penalty running a go route. The call was questionable. Moncrief dropped a pass running a slant a few plays later.
2017 Week 7 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief made his first catch for an 8 yard gain running a curl route. Moncrief broke a tackle after running a comeback route and gained 22 yards.
2017 Week 6 vs TEN (7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief had an up and down game against the Titans. Moncrief beat his man inside on a slant route for 11 yards. Moncrief dropped what would have been an easy 18 yard touchdown wide open down the seam. Moncrief picked up 8 yards running a comeback route against off coverage. Moncrief gained a few yards of separation from his defender and made a grab running a comeback route for 12 yards. Moncrief ran a curl route and ran hard after the catch to pick up 13. Moncrief worked back to Brissett as he extended the play and was rewarded with a 23 yard catch and run.
2017 Week 5 vs SF (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief ran a quick out route, made a catch and ducked out of bounds for 10 yards. Moncrief made a 15 yard catch running a very nice out route. Moncrief worked back to Brissett and made a 7 yard grab. Moncrief is now clearly functioning as the number three wide out behind Kamar Aiken.
2017 Week 4 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 30 / 1 rec)
Donte Moncrief made a catch running a shallow cross for a 2 yard gain. Moncrief made a very nice contested catch on back shoulder throw from Brissett for 18 yards and a touchdown. Moncrief picked up 10 yards running a comeback route.
2017 Week 3 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief showed good timing with Brissett making a very nice 34 yard catch on a backshoulder throw beating Jason McCourty. Moncrief worked back to Jacoby Brissett and made a nice contested catch for 10 yards. Moncrief was again targeted 30 yards downfield on a back shoulder throw but the pass was broken up by Jamar Taylor who made a great play.
2017 Week 2 vs ARI (8 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief saw his first two targets from Jacoby Brissett fall way off target. Moncrief dropped what was a potential 15 yard gain running an in breaking route downfield. Moncrief had a contested catch bounce off his hands with Justin Bethel in coverage. Moncrief made a nice grab along the sideline beating Bethel for 15 yards. Moncrief caught a target running a shallow crosser but was held to a 3 yard gain.
2017 Week 1 vs LAR (4 / 1 / 50 / 0 rec)
Donte Moncrief did not see his first target until late in the 3rd quarter. Moncrief caught his first pass from Jacoby Brissett running a 9 route but the throw was essentially a jump ball Moncrief hauled in for a 50 yard gain.
Latest NewsColts | Donte Moncrief posts 60-yard TD (Sun Nov 12, 06:11 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief cashed in his only Week 10 target for a 60-yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. link to story
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