Paul Kurharsky on Twitter has reported that WR Austin Collie has been upgraded to full practice, while RB Joseph Addai was still limited as of this morning.
But does that mean you should just go ahead and pencil him in for a start?
Being upgraded to full practice is not the same as gaining game clearance; something that Collie hasn’t received yet, suggesting you seriously err to caution until Collie gets that clearance.
So what about the other WRs in Indy?
Well, Blair White has also been upgraded to full practice but is still dealing with the lingering effects of the shoulder injury, and Pierre Garcon is heading towards ending his season as the most ineffective Colts receiver since 1999—crazy right? I mean a one armed Cyclops could hang on to more balls than Garcon.
All of this news seemingly raises the stock of TE Jacob Tamme who, through three games, has caught 24 balls for 245 yards and two TDs, but even that is a bit pretentious to say since earlier this week it was reported that he “could barely walk” due to a back injury suffered last Sunday.
Tamme was not listed on the injury list as of this morning (Friday).
Then there’s Reggie Wayne who has been slightly above pedestrian this season at age 32, and is also dealing with some tired knees that have prevented him from being that downfield threat he has been known for in the past.
While traditionally he fairs very well against New England (third best team he has faced statistically behind Jacksonville and Houston), one has to imagine Wayne will be taken out of the mix defensively by the Patriots early.
Austin Collie may not start, and if he does, may not even be effective. Joseph Addai is in danger or missing the game. Jacob Tamme is slowed with a back injury, and Pierre Garcon should be sat because he apparently doesn’t know how to catch passes.
If you ask me, the Colts are just an avoidable fantasy situation right now until we hear more encouraging news.
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