Fantasy football sites are ranking each team’s prospects in preparation for this year’s annual fantasy draft. Here’s a look at what fantasy football sites think of the Indianapolis Colts’ top players:
Reggie Wayne, WR
After dipping below 1,000 yards in 2011 for the first time since 2003, Wayne rebounded with the arrival of Andrew Luck, finishing sixth in the league in receptions (106) and seventh in receiving yards (1,355). He had only five TDs and has 15 over the last three seasons. Wayne’s 195 targets were second-highest. Wayne turns 35 in November, but has started all but one game over the last ten seasons.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB
Bradshaw had foot surgery in January and began training camp on the physically unable to perform list. If Bradshaw can get healthy during training camp, he could take over as lead back. Bradshaw gained 1,015 rushing yards with six rushing TDs in 2012 with the Giants. It was his second 1,000 yard season in the last three and gave him 30 rushing TDs over the last four seasons.
Andrew Luck, QB
Luck set a rookie record for passing yards with 4,374, seventh-highest, though his 18 interceptions were third-highest. He had 23 TD passes. Luck also rushed for a team-leading five TDs and gained 255 yards on the ground. Luck’s completion percentage was just 54.1, 31st in the league and one spot behind Mark Sanchez.
Vick Ballard, RB
Ballard, a rookie taken in the fifth round, led the Colts with 814 yards rushing. 548 of those yards came in the second half of the season. But Ballard rushed for just two TDs (and caught one TD pass) and had 3.9 yards per carry. Ballard appeared in line to start before the Colts signed Bradshaw, but Ballard could still have value depending on Bradshaw’s health.
T.Y. Hilton, WR
Hilton, a rookie taken in the first round, led the Colts with seven TD receptions and was fifth in the league with 17.2 yards per reception. He finished with 50 receptions for 861 yards. Hilton also returned a punt for a TD and averaged 11.5 yards per punt return.
Coby Fleener, TE; Dwayne Allen, TE
Both tight ends were rookies, with Fleener taken in the second round and Allen going in the third. Fleener had played with Luck at Stanford, where he caught 17 TDs his junior and senior years, but Allen outdid Fleener, catching 45 passes for 521 yards and three TDs, while Fleener had 26 receptions for 281 yards and two TDs. Neither figures to start in fantasy unless one of them establishes himself as the Colts’ primary TE.