Shark Bites

ESPN's Adam Schefter calls Colts RB Marlon Mack (calf) "likely" to play against the Falcons today. "But team wants to test him in pre-game warmups before making any final decision on his status," Schefter adds. Mack only got in a limited practice on Friday, although the Indianapolis media always seemed optimistic about his Week 3 availability. We'll get his official game status by noon ET. If active, Mack will be a risk/reward RB2.

The Colts have ruled MLB Darius Leonard out for Sunday's game against the Falcons because of his concussion. Rookie Bobby Okereke expects to see increased playing time in Leonard's absence. LB Anthony Walker will likely lead the group in snaps.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He was limited in practice all week, but we've heard no concern about his status. Keep Hilton penciled into fantasy lineups, but check back around noon ET on Sunday to make sure he's active.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (calf) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Falcons. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after missing the first 2 workouts of the week. The Indianapolis media seems to be optimistic about Mack's chances of playing vs. Atlanta. We'll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, Mack will be a risk/reward RB2. If not, Jordan Wilkins figures to serve as the Colts' lead back, with Nyheim Hines also playing an increased role.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (calf) missed practice again on Thursday. He's now in real danger of missing this weekend's game against the Falcons -- although insider George Bremer believes there's still a "decent chance" Mack plays. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow, but fantasy owners need to be making backup plans. Jordan Wilkins figures to serve as the Colts' lead ball carrier if Mack sits.

Colts RB Marlon Mack was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday with a calf injury. The team only had a walkthrough, so it's an estimate of Mack's participation. This obviously bears monitoring over the next couple of days, though. Mack's absence would leave Jordan Wilkins as the Colts' lead ball-carrier, with Nyheim Hines potentially playing an expanded role.

Colts HC Frank Reich told reporters Monday that LB Darius Leonard developed concussion symptoms after Sunday's game against the Titans. Leonard is now in the league protocol and will need to pass through before he can play the Falcons on Sunday.

Colts HC Frank Reich said Monday that Adam Vinatieri will kick for the team in Week 3. Vinatieri seemed to suggest that he was planning to retire after missing his 2nd and 3rd XPs of the season in Sunday's win over the Titans. We'll see if he can turn it around, but Vinatieri shouldn't be in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Colts K Adam Vinatieri seemed to suggest to The Athletic's Stephen Holder that he's planning to announce his retirement tomorrow. Vinatieri missed 2 more XPs in the loss to the Titans after missing 2 FGs and 1 XP in the opener. The Colts would probably need to cut Vinatieri, so this would be a more ceremonious way for him to go out. Vinatieri turns 47 in December.

The Athletic's Zak Keeker doesn't expect WR Parris Campbell to be limited in Sunday's season-opener against the Chargers. The rookie missed most of August with a bum hamstring but flashed in the preseason finale with 3 catches for 42 yards. "[HC] Frank Reich and staff have been impressed at how quickly he's picked up the scheme," Keefer says. We wouldn't want to trust Campbell in fantasy lineups in his pro debut against a tough Chargers defense. But he's an intriguing bench stash -- even with Jacoby Brissett under center.

Colts WR Parris Campbell played in the team's preseason finale, catching 3 balls for 42 yards, including this explosive catch and run. The rookie missed almost all of August with a bum hamstring and just returned to practice on Monday, so it was good to see him out there. Campbell's upside took a big hit with QB Andrew Luck's retirement. But he was flashing early in training camp and should quickly emerge as a top 3 WR in Indianapolis. You could do worse as a late-round pick in your fantasy draft.

Colts WR Parris Campbell (hamstring) practiced on Monday for the 1st time since late July. That missed time is a big deal for a rookie -- even though he was reportedly balling out before going down. Throw in the QB downgrade from Andrew Luck and Jacoby Brissett, and Campbell doesn't look like an early-season fantasy option.

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.

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.

Colts DE Jabaal Sheard recently had knee surgery to address an unspecified injury that has kept him out for nearly all of training camp, Mike Chappell of Fox59 reports. Sheard took part in the team's 1st camp practice back on July 25 but has been sidelined since then. Indy has offered no timeline yet for his return. We'll watch for more details on Sheard's situation. Kemoko Turay and Al-Quadin Muhammad are the 2nd-team DEs, according to the team's initial "unofficial" depth chart.

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.

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.

 
 
 

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