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Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed via Twitter on Thursday that QB Andrew Luck recently underwent surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. The issue didn't cost him any games this past year -- he missed 1 with a concussion -- but Luck was a regular on the injury report and often limited in practice early in the week. Irsay says the shoulder injury has "lingered since 2015" -- presumably when he suffered a sprain in Week 3 of that year and missed the following game. Luck is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign, according to Irsay, but we'll be looking for more information on the procedure Luck had and exactly how long he'll be sidelined.

The Colts on Monday placed S Clayton Geathers on IR with the neck injury that cost him the past 3 games. Indy signed former Bills S Duke Williams to fill the roster spot. Rookie S T.J. Green has played a minimal role even with Geathers out, as the Colts have started 3 CBs. Mike Adams is the only full-time safety and the only IDP consideration at the position for the team. Geathers was on a roll stat wise before his injury and will carry plenty of fantasy intrigue into next season.

Packers RB Christine Michael led the team with 10 carries in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. He managed just 36 yards, though, and watched Ty Montgomery plunge in the 1-yard TD in the 2nd quarter. Michael also didn't draw any targets. He'll need to do more to enter fantasy consideration, and we're a little low on time for that to happen this season.

Colts T.Y. Hilton racked up 9 catches for 115 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Texans. The catches and yards led the team, as did his 13 targets. The highlight of Hilton's day was a 35-yard score off a beautiful double-move. He set that up with a juggling 13-yard catch just a couple of plays earlier. Hilton has now gone over 100 yards in 2 straight games and 5 times overall this season. The TD was his 6th, putting him just 1 shy of his career high. He gets a tough Week 15 draw against the Vikings next week, which will downgrade him to WR2 status.

Colts QB Andrew Luck completed just 24 of 45 passes (53.5%) for 276 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs in Sunday's loss to the Texans. He also lost a fumble. Luck looked out of sync for much of the afternoon, but the Texans defense also deserves credit for a strong outing. RB Frank Gore did most of the work on Luck's 1st TD, taking a screen pass 18 yards to the house. The 2nd score was a deep ball to T.Y. Hilton from 35 yards out. Bouncing back won't be easy in Minnesota next week against the league's 2nd-ranked QB defense. Consider Luck a lower-end QB1 for that one.

Lions TE Eric Ebron underwhelmed with just 32 yards on 4 catches in Sunday's win over Chicago. He finished tied for 3rd on the team with 5 targets. The talented young TE hasn’t topped 4 catches since Week 9, but he does draw a plus Week 15 matchup against the Giants. He'll be a low-end TE1 for that one.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, but multiple reports say that the team expects him to play. Ebron put in limited practices all week and should be fine to use as you normally would in your fantasy football lineups. We'll confirm his status, of course, when inactives come out.

The Colts have ruled S Clayton Geathers out with the neck injury that cost him Week 13.

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Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (back) is active for tonight's game against the Jets. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, so he should be close to 100%. Hilton is a legit WR1 in the plus matchup.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (back) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, though, putting him on track to play. Hilton is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) is not listed on the final injury report. He's received full clearance and will play on Monday night against the Jets' leaky pass defense. Luck is a high-end QB1 for Week 13.

The Colts have ruled S Clayton Geathers (concussion, neck) and OLB Robert Mathis (biceps) out for Monday night's game against the Jets. Geathers had practiced in full Wednesday but sat out Thursday. He was reportedly set to see a neurologist Friday afternoon in the final step of the concussion protocol but is clearly not ready to play between the 2 injuries. We'll see about his status next week. Mathis hasn't been an IDP option this season anyway, and the Colts hold little appeal as a fantasy team D.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (back) put in a full practice on Friday. He’s on track to play against the Jets’ burnable secondary on Monday night. Hilton will be a WR1 with upside in that one.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. If he hasn't made it through the league's protocol yet, he's close. Luck is on track to return for Monday night's game against the Jets. He'll be a high-end QB1 in that plus matchup.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (back) was on the practice field Wednesday. That seemingly puts him on track to play against the Jets on Monday night. He'll be a WR1 in that plus matchup. We'll continue to keep an eye on Hilton's status.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano said Monday that he's "optimistic" about WR T.Y. Hilton's Week 13 availability. Hilton was held out of Monday's practice after injuring his back on Thanksgiving. "I think I'll be OK," he said afterward, adding that he feels better than he did on Friday. We'll see if Hilton can get on the practice field on Wednesday.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) was on the practice field on Monday. That doesn't necessarily mean he's passed through the league's protocol, but he's at least making progress. Luck has a good chance to return for next Monday night's game against the Jets. We'll get another update Wednesday.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton left Thursday night's game against the Steelers with a back injury and will not return, according to NBC. We'll see about his status beyond this week.

The Colts have ruled S Clayton Geathers (concussion) out for Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh. That will likely push rookie T.J. Green back into the lineup and leave more tackle opportunities for S Mike Adams.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Thursday night's game against Steelers. He'll try to gain clearance ahead of Week 13's game vs. the Jets. QB Scott Tolzien will make his 1st start in 3 years. He's obviously a big downgrade for the entire offense. Expect a bunch of Frank Gore on Thanksgiving.

 
 
 

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