WR Reggie Wayne, Free agent

HT: 6-0, WT: 195, Born: 11-17-1978, College: Miami, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 30

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2014 Projections

GRSHYDY/RTDRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds15.00.000.068.087012.85.0117
Bob Henry16.00.000.074.090012.24.0114
Jason Wood16.00.000.078.0100012.86.0136
Maurile Tremblay16.00.000.070.089012.75.0119

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: T Romo (85), E Decker (86), Reggie Wayne (87), K Rudolph (88), J Reed (89)
Position: S Watkins (83-WR32), E Decker (86-WR33), Reggie Wayne (87 - WR34), T Williams (91-WR35), B Cooks (95-WR36)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: T Williams (85), E Decker (86), Reggie Wayne (87), D Pitta (88), M Jones-Drew (89)
Position: T Williams (85-WR35), E Decker (86-WR36), Reggie Wayne (87 - WR37), K Benjamin (98-WR38), D Bowe (103-WR39)
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Outlook

Reggie Wayne went 11 consecutive years of not missing a single game, then week 7 of last year saw him tear his ACL ending his season. The injury ended his consecutive games played streak and severely hindered the Colts passing offense. Wayne is expected to be a full participant in training camp and has his sights set on picking up where he left off. If there are no setbacks, Wayne should be one of Andrew Luck's top receiving targets this year, perhaps only being bested by third year pro, T.Y. Hilton. Wayne turns 36 in November and he is coming off a major knee injury. There are definitely whispers in the fantasy community suggesting that his stock will take a dip this season. He is a focused player who takes conditioning seriously, so if there is one wide receiver in the league who bucks the trend of age and overcoming injury, it's Wayne.


2014 Schedule

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2013 Game Summaries

Week 1 - Leading the team with 8 targets (catching all 8 FWIW), Wayne did exactly what Wayne does during week one; he was Luck's go-to guy and was open across the middle. Wayne makes it a point to claim the middle of the field, and there wasn't a Raiders DB who stopped him from doing so. Wayne logged 3 of his 8 catches on the first drive capping them off with his 12 yard TD catch where he just beat Tracy Porter to the corner. He beat Tracy Porter often on Sunday, although it didn't seem to matter who the cornerback was. Wayne had space on almost all his catches, showing how supreme his route running really is. To the people who thought this was going to be the year of the Reggie Wayne decline, you can hold off that talk for another year.

Week 2 - Never really thought this would be said but- Brent Grimes held down Reggie Wayne pretty good on Sunday. Wayne had 8 targets, catching only 5, but nothing big on his part. Luck was looking his way as he always does, Wayne just didn't have the space. With the Colts emphasizing TY more this game and outside of a few third down conversion catches, Wayne had a rather quiet day (for Reggie Wayne standards at least). Not much should be put into this quiet game of his as everyone knows by now he is Luck's go-to man at all stages of the game.

Week 3 - Andrew Luck’s security blanket was rather quiet on this day but late in the game he showed up and was reeling in game-clinching catches. He was held without a catch in the first quarter, with his first grab coming with 12 minutes to go in the second. After that catch, the Colts realized they needed to get the ball into their playmaker's hands, giving him a few bubble screens to try to kickstart matters. Wayne was mostly marshaled by Carlos Rogers during this game, with the Niners cornerback keeping him contained for most the afternoon. Wayne had his biggest catch of the game on a 3rd-and-9 from inside the Indianapolis 10-yard line as Luck found Wayne sitting at the first down marker. Wayne made a move on Rogers, broke a few tackles and turned it into a 25-yard catch, He had another solid catch of 19 yards that allowed the Colts to cross midfield. With the Colts controlling matters on the ground - and with Wayne covered well by Rogers - his impact on this game was diminished somewhat.

Week 4 - Wayne was targeted a team high 11 times, as he assumed the role once again of Luck's go-to man when they need a play. Shadowed by Will Blackmon this game, Wayne was quiet early on, but as the game progressed Wayne started getting his catches and the separation on Blackmon was becoming noticeable. He had two drive-extending third down grabs, which led to 10 Indianapolis points. Wayne also found himself on the receiving end of an Andrew Luck TD pass late second half, however it was called back on a hands to the face penalty. So with that called-off TD in his pocket already, Wayne wanted to make sure he caught one that stood, and he did that in the 3rd; on a 3rd and goal he ran a slant in the end zone and once he broke he was pretty open, and with Luck waiting on him to break it was a perfect play call and an easy 6. With that TD reception it not only put him at 100 yards on this day but it also marked his 80th TD catch of his career.

Week 5 - Seattle has the best secondary in football, Wayne is the best WR on this Colts team, so he knew coming into this game it could potentially be a long afternoon seeing Richard Sherman lined up across from him all game; and while he was predominately guarded by Sherman, Wayne still managed to find open spots on the field to get himself the ball. Luck was throwing his way early, trying to get him involved but with the passes a little off, Wayne had nothing to show for the targets. Most of Wayne's receptions this game came way of his go-to slant routes, where he really gets to take advantage of his superior route running. While he didn't end up with a TD, he easily could've as he caught a pass at the 3 and would've gotten in, had he not fell down. He caught Luck's 2-point conversion pass as he adjusted in the back of the endzone to find himself open and his best catch of the day came on a wheel route on one of the Colts final drives- the pass was right there and Wayne made sure to secure as he came down with it. The targets where there as he led the team in the category with 9, however with tight coverage on him throughout the night Wayne didn't have much of a chance to make anything of them. That should change next week as he takes on a rather weak Chargers secondary.

Week 6 - With the Colts only running 48 plays, and Luck only completing 18 passes, there wasn't much opportunity for a big Reggie Wayne day; he tied for the team lead in targets (8) and receptions (5), but none of them really went for anything. Wayne did have a 35 yard catch that seemed like it could've been for much more had Luck led him as their was no one really around him- but outside that catch most of Wayne's receptions came on him, doing his usual, finding holes in the middle of the field, sitting there, and waiting for Luck to find him. Credit goes to Marcus Gilchrist as he was the man mostly on Wayne all night, and he did a pretty good job containing Wayne as he never really got the best of the blooming corner. Reggie did have a rare crucial drop on one of the Colts' final drives on 3rd down which would've extended the drive when they were needing points. In a rather subtle game, Wayne hopes to see his opportunities increase next week when the Colts will surely be in some type of shootout when Peyton and the Broncos come to town.

Week 7 - Leading the team in receptions, yards, and second on the team this game in targets, you'd a thought everything is fine with Wayne and he'll assume his role when the Colts come out of their bye- not so fastÖ While Reggie was making plays, finding holes in the Broncos secondary and getting to them, the only real major note from this game for Reggie is his last of the season unfortunately. On a third and one, Luck rolled out to find a wide open Wayne, wide open as in he would've walked into the endzone from 35 yards out, unfortunately the ball was underthrown heavily and Wayne had to dig down to bring it in; in doing so, he planted his leg awkwardly into the turf, couldn't make the catch, and was instantly lying on the field in pain. You then saw him frustrated and crying on the sidelines- and then this morning the news came out that he indeed tore his ACL, ultimately ending his season. A loss that cannot be overstated, one will question how the Colts will handle the loss of one of the greatest Colts to ever do it. It's unfortunate for Wayne as he was on his way to an 80+ catch, 1000 yard season, something he's done rather easily up to this point in his career.