Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | WR
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 | Born: 11/11/1985
2012 Experience: 4th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: The bad news for Austin Collie last year was Peyton Manning was lost for the season. On the flip side, he managed to suit up for all 16 teams, a good sign going forward as hopefully his concussion issues are behind him.
Collie will benefit from the addition of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Expect Collie to work as an outside receiver, but they will move him into the slot occasionally.
More of a possession receiver, Collie should be active in this offense, but don’t look to target him higher than a WR4 on draft day.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Austin Collie here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
No receiver was hotter than Austin Collie last September as it looked like he might turn into the next top twenty fantasy star receiver of the future in the Colts’ passing game. While that may still happen, multiple concussions slowed Collie’s season down to a craw as he only played in nine games and started six.If on the field, Collie is worth having in your starting lineup but one will have to protect against his likely extended absence should he suffer another concussion this season. That has to be view as likely to happen as some have even speculated that Collie would retire this off-season. While Collie publicly noted that he’s never entertain the idea, just the fact that it’s been talked about should give you reason to believe it may happen again.
Even with the health concerns, Collie’s ADP value (early summer) on Mock Draft Central has him listed as the 24th receiver (60.88 overall) going in PPR leagues and the 25th receiver (61.69 overall) in standard redraft leagues. These rankings would make Collie a sixth or seventh round selection in ten team leagues, and he would be your third receiver in those leagues.
As a third receiver, Collie is worth the gamble as you will be getting a player who is more like a top fifteen option, when on the field. In twelve team leagues, I would still hold out to taking Collie as your third receiver because you want a couple of options with better health as your top two players in your starting lineup.
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Austin Collie is building on his rookie season with a top fifteen start for fantasy receivers. Anthony Gonzalez continues to suffer with injury problems and Pierre Garcon hasn’t progressed his his game. Collie is an every week play going forward.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Austin Collie came out of BYU as a mid round pick and wasn’t on the radar for fantasy coming into the season. It’s amazing how one injury can spark a turn of events to make unknown players fantasy relevant options.
For 2009, Anthony Gonzalez went down with a week one injury and opened the door for Pierre Garcon and Collie to produce. For the season Collie had 60 receptions and seven touchdowns in the regular season. He even went on to be a big part of the Colts’ success in the playoffs.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: For all the success Collie enjoyed last season he will probably see a drop in production this season. Gonzalez is working his way back from his knee injury, and if he’s in good shape, Collie should be the Colts No.4 receiver.
Staying healthy has been a big problem for Gonzalez over the past year as even in June, he had a hamstring injury that is going to hold him out until training camp. If Gonzalez is at full strength coming into your draft Collie is a late round flair at best. If Gonzalez stays on the field for the entire season, Collie will probably be dropped by many fantasy owners by the end of the first month of the season.
- Great Quarterback / Offense
- Pass Heavy Team
- Plays In A Dome
- May Lose Slot Position To Gonzalez
- Not A Starter