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The Athletic's Zak Keefer tweets that there's "no guarantee" that WR Parris Campbell (hamstring) is ready for Week 1. The rookie has been sidelined for about 3 weeks now with his bum hammy, and HC Frank Reich hinted on Tuesday that Campbell won't practice this week. He was buzzing early in camp and should emerge as the Colts' #3 WR quickly once he gets healthy. But it doesn't look like Campbell will be an early-season fantasy option.

Colts WR Parris Campbell (hamstring) was set to return to practice but suffered a setback over the weekend, HC Frank Reich said. "He felt a little something yesterday,” Reich said. “We’re kind of re-evaluating that. Hopefully, that wasn’t too much. … We’ll have to wait a few more days to see if that settles down. Hopefully, we can get him back soon.” Campbell was shining early in camp but has now missed 10 straight practices. He needs to get back on the field soon if he wants to be an early-season fantasy option.

Colts RB Jordan Wilkins has been sidelined the past couple of days with a foot injury. “Ongoing evaluation on him,” HC Frank Reich said Saturday. “Trying to determine the best course of action on his foot.” Wilkins' absence will gives RBs D'Onta Foreman and Jonathan Williams a chance to make up some ground on the depth chart. Those 3 guys could be fighting for just 1 roster spot behind Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien gave an update on WR Keke Coutee's ankle injury Saturday, and he didn't sound positive. Seemingly answering a question about whether Coutee or QB A.J. McCarron would be back soon, the coach said he didn't "expect either one of them to be back soon relative to what soon means," according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. O'Brien added: "Like tomorrow? No. A week from now? Probably not. We'll just keep playing it by ear." We'll see if Coutee's injury lingers beyond that rough timeline projection.

Texans WR Keke Coutee has been diagnosed with an ankle injury that "isn't regarded as serious," according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. Exhale. This looked like a potentially serious injury when it happened, but it now sounds like Coutee has a shot to be ready for the start of the season. We'll look for further updates on his status. For now, we're not moving him down the WR rankings.

Texans WR Keke Coutee suffered an apparent right knee injury in Thursday night's preseason opener. He was in obvious pain and was carted back to the locker room. "It doesn't look good," longtime beat writer John McClain tweeted. We'll update Coutee's status as soon as we learn more.

Colts WR Parris Campbell missed his 6th straight practice on Tuesday with a hamstring injury. The rookie was lighting up training camp early but needs to get back on the field if he wants to win a significant early-season role. We'll keep an eye on him. Campbell is still worth a look at his 12th-round ADP.

The Athletic's Zak Keefer raved about WR Parris Campbell, calling him a "draft-day steal" and saying he's "dripping with talent." Virtually everyone covering the Colts deemed Campbell a standout early in training camp. He's been sidelined with a hamstring issue the past few days, so we'll keep an eye on that situation. But it sure sounds like the rookie is set to play a significant role this year. "Campbell feels bigger than he’s listed, and he’s more polished than you’d assume," Keefer wrote. "[HC Frank] Reich has already indicated he plans to use him all over the field." Campbell is a nice upside pick at his 12th-round ADP.

Colts TE Jack Doyle got back to running routes at full speed this week, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. The TE hasn't yet been cleared for full practice, but the progress is good news for the hip he had repaired after the season. We'll check on Doyle's participation once training camp arrives.

QB Carson Wentz and the Eagles have agreed to a 4-year, $128 million contract extension with nearly $108 million of it guaranteed. The extension tacks on to the final 2 years of his rookie deal, keeping Wentz in Philly through the 2024 campaign. His last 2 seasons have ended with injuries, a torn ACL and LCL in 2017 and a stress fracture in his back last year. But he's averaged 265 yards and 2.25 TDs across his last 24 games. Armed with a deep and talented group of pass-catchers, Wentz has top-5 fantasy upside in 2019 and for years to come.

Colts TE Jack Doyle might be ready to get back on the field later this month and is fully expected back by training camp, GM Chris Ballard said. Doyle was limited to just 6 games last season by hip and kidney injuries. He underwent what he called a “procedure" on the kidney and had surgery to fix the hip. He's been running and just recently began cutting again. “I feel good," he said. "Happy with the progress that I am making. Just slowly coming along, but it’s going in the right direction." Doyle saw 33 targets in his 6 games last year and ranked 8th among TEs in PPR points per game. He'll find more target competition with the offseason additions of Devin Funchess and rookie Parris Campbell, but Doyle could still bring spot-start value in 2019.

The Texans have already dumped TE Ryan Griffin, who led the position in targets for them last season. Second-year man Jordan Thomas has spent OTAs taking the starter reps, and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle says he's "building a case as the top candidate to be a starter." Thomas edged fellow rookie Jordan Akins in playing time last year, despite arriving 2 rounds later in the draft. We're highly intrigued by the long-term outlook for 2019 third-round TE Kahale Warring, but Thomas looks like the best bet for 2019 production. That said, this isn't a high-upside situation, given the TE crowd, the talent at WR and the history of Bill O'Brien TEs. Consider Thomas a late option in best-ball drafts and FFPC formats.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) will have "no limitations" in OTAs this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The team will be smart with him, of course, but he’s expected to be involved in the majority of all work," Rapoport adds. Wentz missed the final 3 games of last season -- plus 2 playoff games -- with a stress fracture in his back. It'll certainly be a situation to monitor this summer, but he's obviously on track to be ready for Week 1. A healthy Wentz boasts top-5 fantasy upside.

Colts LB Darius Leonard had surgery at some point this offseason on the left ankle he injured in 2018, GM Chris Ballard announced Tuesday. Leonard played through the issue for much of the year. He's expected to be out 6 weeks, a timeline that would still put him on track for the start of training camp. We'll keep an eye on him through the summer. Leonard, of course, started his career by dominating LB scoring and looks like the top IDP in 2019 drafts if the ankle's good.

The Colts grabbed Ohio State WR Parris Campbell with the 59th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. After a quiet first 2 seasons on campus, Campbell led Ohio State with 584 receiving yards as a junior. Then he set a school record with 90 catches this past season and became just the 5th Buckeye to top 1,000 receiving yards (1,063). His 12 TDs tied for 8th in the country. Campbell ranked 5th among all draft-eligible WRs in yards per route run (3.47), according to Pro Football Focus. He lined up primarily in the slot for Ohio State and did the vast majority of his work near the line of scrimmage. Only 21 of his 111 targets last year came 10+ yards downfield, and he made just 2 catches 20+ yards downfield. Campbell blew up the Combine with a 4.31-second 40 time and a 99th percentile SPARQ score at 6’0 and 205 pounds. So there’s a chance he becomes more of a deep-ball receiver at the next level. Joining Andrew Luck in Indianapolis is a nice long-term landing spot.

Check out Parris Campbell's scouting report.

WR J.J. Nelson has inked a deal with the Raiders. The 5'10, 160-pounder totaled just 81 catches in 4 seasons in Arizona but averaged 17.8 yards per catch with 10 TDs. He'll battle Seth Roberts for #3 WR duties in Oakland behind Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams.

Colts GM Chris Ballard revealed at the Combine Wednesday that TE Jack Doyle recently underwent hip surgery. Doyle suffered a hip injury in Week 2 that cost him 5 games this past season. He's expected to be sidelined until training camp. "Jack's a vet player. I trust him; trust that he's going to do everything that he can to get back," Ballard said. "And we're shooting for the start of training camp for him to be back." We'll track Doyle's recovery this summer. He remained a big part of the Colts passing game when healthy last year, averaging 5.5 targets per game.

Colts S Malik Hooker (foot) and DT Denico Autry (shoulder) are questionable for today's game against the Chiefs. Hooker's absence, in particular, would be tough on an Indy secondary that will already be stressed by the league's top offense.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) isn't listed on the final injury report for Saturday's game against the Chiefs. He had been listed as questionable the past few weeks, so it's possible he's in better shape now -- although Hilton still didn't practice at all this week. Regardless, he's a nice fantasy play in the Divisional Round after tallying 85+ yards in 4 of his last 5 games. WR Ryan Grant (toe) is out again, leaving Dontrelle Inman, Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal as Indy's WRs behind Hilton.

Colts S Clayton Geathers and DE Jabaal Sheard are active for today’s game against the Texans. Both entered the day questionable

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