Austin Collie to Make 2012 Debut Against Vikings?
Austin Collie’s status has changed numerous times ever since sustaining yet another concussion back in early August. After missing the first week of the 2012 season, the Indianapolis Colts starting wide receiver was expected to have a decent chance to suit up in week two. According to Phillip B. Wilson via Twitter, that may not be the case, as Collie is being regarded as a doubtful for Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wilson’s update comes on the same day that there was thought to be optimism for Collie to play in week two, after participating in Wednesday’s practice. However, per Wilson, Collie did not take part in Thursday’s practice, as he did not feel 100%.
Collie not feeling 100% could mean a number of things, but if it means still lingering concussion symptoms, you can bet he won’t play in week two. With that said, if he takes the practice field on Friday, he’ll still have a shot.
Boy, would this be a great week to get Collie back. He’s a mighty fine sleeper this week against a bad Vikings pass defense, but his concussion issues certainly could mess that up. And even if he does play, there’s the chance that he gets hurt again right away or is limited. Play it on the safe side with Collie and use someone else in your WR3 or Flex spot this week.
If Collie does remain out, Reggie Wayne could be looking at WR1 value with week two’s tasty matchup.