Austin Collie to Play in Week 1?
The Indianapolis Colts got quite the scare in their second preseason game. Veteran wide receiver Austin Collie, who had previously sustained three concussions in the past two years, sustained a fourth against the Chicago Bears. Collie’s latest concussion had some talking of retirement, but Collie himself nipped that in the bud at a recent event.
In fact, Collie is so far away from ending his career, that he might not even miss any regular season games. According to Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano, Collie should be ready for week one. Collie is currently listed as “day to day”, but appears to be on the mend and should be ready for the start of the season.
By the time the Colts play on September 9th, Collie will be over three weeks removed from his concussion.
Collie’s head and fantasy value took a major hit recently, but this news suggests he still has quality value in fantasy football this year. He’s the legit number two receiver across from Reggie Wayne and Andrew Luck has shown great confidence in him all summer. As long as Collie can get/stay healthy, he’s got WR3 value with the potential to be a WR2.
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