2016 Fantasy Football Projections: Indianapolis Colts

- Updated: Friday, September 2nd

In addition to viewing our 2016 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2016 fantasy football projections for the Indianapolis Colts.


Andrew Luck35961444823517.2582842.6346.08
It was a lost season for Luck, who missed more games (nine) than he played (seven) in 2015. And when he was on the field, he was (much) less than 100 percent for many of those games. In addition to being in a high-volume passing offense, Luck benefits from his dual-threat abilities as he rushed for 255-plus yards per year with a total of 12 touchdowns in his first three seasons. With better health in 2016, I expect a bounce-back season and a top-four fantasy finish from the Colts' franchise quarterback.

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Running Backs

Frank Gore2409797282181.1168.3
Falling short of the 1,000-yard milestone with a career-low 3.7 YPC average, Gore had the fifth-most touches and still scored the 12th-most (14th in PPR) fantasy points among running backs last season. With a healthy Luck and improved offensive line, Gore made my list of 12 Undervalued Players in 2016 Fantasy Football Drafts. That said, the Colts rushing attack was anemic in the preseason -- league-worst 57.0 YPG and only the Bucs (2.6) averaged fewer yards per carry than the Colts (2.7).
Robert Turbin421721.324190150
Josh Ferguson241060.6121020.628
An undrafted free agent the Colts considered drafting as early as Round 4, Ferguson has impressed the coaching staff throughout offseason workouts. Given Frank Gore's age and cumulative workload and the lack of competition elsewhere on the roster, Ferguson has some appeal as a late-round flyer in fantasy drafts. That said, he has not impressed in the preseason, has fallen to fourth on the depth chart and CBS 4's Mike Chappell left him off his 53-man roster projection.
Jordan Todman241030.58650.321.6

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Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton8113378.72130187.2
A top-10 fantasy receiver in 2014, Hilton disappointed fantasy owners with only 1,124 yards and five touchdowns, but Andrew Luck missed nine games. Through the first seven games, Hilton had 606 receiving yards -- only five wideouts had more. Provided Luck stays healthy, Hilton is poised for a bounce-back season and has top-10 upside.
Donte Moncrief7510809150162.5
In his sophomore campaign, Moncrief doubled his reception total from 32 to 64 catches for 733 yards and six touchdowns. With an ideal combination of size (6-2, 222) and athleticism (4.40 forty, 39.5-inch vertical), the 23-year-old has plenty of breakout appeal heading into his third season. ESPN's Mike Wells wrote the following last month: "... Moncrief may not lead the Colts in receiving yards or yards per catch this season, but it won't be surprising if he leads them in receptions, because he'll be the receiver Luck turns to when a play breaks down."
Phillip Dorsett476534.55310.196
One of the fastest players in the league, Dorsett, the team's first-round pick in 2015, had two or fewer receptions in 10 of 11 games played last season. While he's clearly behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief on the depth chart, Dorsett has some breakout potential and his production should improve considerably in his second season.
Quan Bray12144100020.4

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Tight Ends

Dwayne Allen475736.696.9
Allen has struggled with durability -- 21 missed games over past three seasons. If he can stay healthy, however, Allen is poised for a much larger role within the offense given Coby Fleener's free-agency departure.
Jack Doyle181222.326

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