Austin Collie left Sunday’s game against the Jaguars in the second quarter after taking yet another major blow to his head over the middle.
This is getting scary. Collie has missed five games already this season due to concussions and this looks like another one. He stayed down motionless for a few moments before walking off under his own power to the locker room. Collie was absolutely shredding the Jags before leaving, racking up eight catches for 87 yards with two touchdowns. We would not expect Collie to return, with Blair White filling in at the slot position.
Austin Collie has been officially diagnosed with a concussion.
Our View: Laughably, his return is listed as questionable. Obviously he’s done for the day, and most likely for the regular season, if not longer. His status will be updated later this evening or tomorrow morning.
After taking a knee to the helmet late in the first half on Sunday, Austin Collie was forced from the game with an apparent head injury. He had eight catches for 67 yards and two scores before going down.
Our View: Unbelievable. Collie was apparently wearing a dark visor today because he was still having problems with sensitivity to light, and it is definitely looking like the Colts forced him back too soon. More than likely, he’s done for the season. Stay tuned.
Austin Collie (concussion) is active for the Colts’ Sunday showdown with the Jaguars.
Our View: Today will mark just the third time he’s been active since Week 6. He’s worth a start as a WR3, especially against Jacksonville’s leaky secondary, but cannot be counted on to have a big day.
Colts Week 15 inactives: RB Joseph Addai, RB Mike Hart, CB Kelvin Hayden, LB Clint Session, G Jacques McClendon, G Jaimie Thomas, G Jamey Richard, DE Jerry Hughes.
Our View: Austin Collie is active, and should be a decent WR3 against the Jaguars’ 28th ranked passing defense. Don’t expect a big day from Donald Brown, as Peyton Manning should be taking to the air early and often.
In the past eight games against Jacksonville, WR Reggie Wayne has posted seven 100-yard efforts and four touchdowns, according to Rick Hawes’ Fantasy Football Tip Sheet.
Our View: Also, the Jaguars have allowed 16 touchdowns receptions to the wide receivers in the last 13 games, and rank 25 in fantasy points allowed to the position. Last week at Tennessee, the Colts scaled back their number (35) of passing attempts, but we still have Wayne ranked as our No. 2 wideout in this week’s projections.
Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden (neck) tell FOX 59′s Larry Hawley that he will be a game-time decision Sunday.
Our View: If he can’t go, Jacob Lacey will start against the Jags. That should boost David Garrard’s stock, but Mike Thomas and Mike Sims-Walker are still guys to sit either way.
Austin Collie, Joseph Addai and Jacob Tamme are all listed as questionable for Week 15, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
Our View: Collie and Tamme practiced fully on Friday and should be active for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. They are worth playing as a WR3 and TE1. As for Addai, leave him on your bench.
Jacob Tamme (knee) practiced fully again on Friday.
Our View: Tamme appears to be healthy again after battling a knee injury last week. His Red Zone snaps have decreased, however, and that makes him riskier than usual heading into the Jacksonville game. He’s still a Top 10 fantasy TE but no longer an elite option.
Joseph Addai (neck) was a limited participant in practice again on Friday, according to team president Jim Irsay.
Our View: Nobody is expecting Addai to play this week and you should keep him benched.