How new Colts could flourish for fantasy owners
Ponies up. Yes, the Indianapolis Colts add quite a bit of statistical thunder bringing aboard Frank Gore and Andre Johnson via free agency. Now for Frank Gore, this is a guy that still has some gas left in the tank. Yeah, he’s going to be 32 next year, but he’s coming off a season in which he had eleven hundred rushing yards. And 4 touchdowns for the San Francisco 49ers, averaging a robust 4.3 yards per carry. He’s gonna be involved in a tandem back field with Boom Herron, likely supplanting him on third downs. But at a high power Colts offense, what with a plus offensive line. I could see a thousand combined yards with six to eight touchdowns in his inaugural campaign in Indy next year. Meanwhile, for Andre Johnson this is revenge is a dish best served cold and a great situation for him as he stays within the division. You know, he’s gonna be highly motivated. [MUSIC] To face his former employer the Houston Texans a couple of times next season. Despite being long in the tooth, I still believe that he has some up side for fantasy purposes overall. Yeah, I wouldn’t expect extraordinary touchdown numbers and I realize the fact that he is seen a decline in per game average in three consecutive years. But he’s got Andrew Luck chucking him the pill. You got T.Y. Hilton, Colby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Donte Moncrief to take heat off of him and generate some single coverage opportunities. You know something around 80 to 85 catches, eleven hundred yards with a handful of touchdowns. Definitely attainable for the veteran. I think he’s more of a backend wide receiver to and PPR settings. And at a minimum, a high-end wide receiver three and non PPR formats. Now, for the other peripheral players involved in the ripple effects here, Donte Moncrief’s value plummets. As a result of the Andre Johnson signing, a lot of dynasty owners were very hopeful that he would slide in to the vacant role left by. Reggie Wayne, but now Johnson expects to fill those shoes. Montcrief may improve slightly on his rookie numbers, but anything more than, say 650 yards, with 4 or 5 touchdowns, I think would be a, a cherry on top of the sundae. Meanwhile, for Andrew Luck, he is going to be my unrivaled, number one quarterback [MUSIC] Entering drafts next year. Yeah, Aaron Rogers is in the conversation but remember a season ago he bested the Packer by two fantasy points per game in standard formats. Another 5,000 combined yards with forty plus touchdowns are in store for the neck beard.