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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Indianapolis Colts - 2015 Projections

Indianapolis Colts

Overall Outlook
The Colts are progressing nicely as Andrew Luck improves and develops. Coming off of a strong season and an appearance in the AFC championship, Indianapolis is primed to take another step forward. The additions of Andre Johnson and Frank Gore should help the Colts on the offensive side of the ball, while Trent Cole and Nate Irving will help the defense. Additionally, playing in the AFC South with Jacksonville, and Tennessee should prove favorable for Indy's quest for a #1 seed. In 2015, look for excellent offensive numbers, a solid defense, and another trip to the playoffs (possibly the Super Bowl) for Andrew Luck and Company.


Offseason Moves
Key additions: RB Frank Gore, WR Andre Johnson, G Todd Herremans, DE/DT Kendall Langford, DE/OLB Trent Cole, ILB Nate Irving, S Dwight Lowery
Key losses: RB Ahmad Bradshaw, RB Trent Richardson, WR Reggie Wayne, WR Hakeem Nicks, C A.Q. Shipley, DE/DT Cory Redding, DE/OLB Shaun Phillips, DE/OLB Ricky Jean-Francois, CB Josh Gordy, S Sergio Brown, S LaRon Landry

Offensive Outlook
The diversity in the Colts offense makes for fewer fantasy superstars, but makes the unit as a whole tough to defend. Therefore, Andrew Luck will be a very good option at QB, and the rest of the skill positions will have good, not great stats. Additionally, the offense has a nice end-of-season schedule, finishing with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Houston and Miami in weeks 11-16. Go ahead and target Luck as well as look for solid value out of the other Indianapolis playmakers.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Andrew Luck - Passing - 4700 yds / 36 tds  Rushing - 300 yds / 4 tds 
RB1 - Frank Gore - Rushing - 1100 yds / 6 tds  Receiving - 30 recs / 250 yds / 2 tds
RB2 - Dan Herron - Rushing - 500 yds / 3 tds  Receiving - 20 recs / 200 yds / 2 tds
WR1 - T.Y. Hilton - Receiving - 80 recs / 1250 yds / 7 tds
WR3 - Andre Johnson - Receiving - 80 recs / 1000 yds / 6 tds
WR3 - Donte Moncrief - Receiving - 50 recs / 650 yds / 5 tds
TE1 - Dwayne Allen - Receiving - 50 recs / 600 yds / 8 tds
TE2 - Coby Fleener - Receiving - 40 recs / 500 yds / 4 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Indianapolis defense was a mixed bag in 2014, ranking 19th in points allowed and 11th in yards allowed.  The squad will likely be similar in 2015 with Nate Irving adding depth in the middle and Trent Cole adding an attacking defender to rush the opponent's QB. We see top 10 potential from the unit and expect them to be a solid, cheap DST option in redraft leagues.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Arthur Jones - 45 total Ts / 3 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DE2 - Kendall Langford - 30 total Ts / 1 sack / 1 passes defensed / 1 total TO
DT - Josh Chapman - 25 total Ts / 1 sack / 2 passes defensed / 0 total TOs
OLB1 - Trent Cole -  60 total Ts / 8 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
OLB2 -  Robert Mathis - 50 total Ts / 11 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB3 - Erik Walden - 40 total Ts / 5 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
ILB1 - D'Qwell Jackson - 135 total Ts / 2 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
ILB2 - Jerrell Freeman - 120 total Ts / 4 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
CB1 - Vontae Davis - 70 total Ts / 0 sacks / 14 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
CB2 - Greg Toler - 65 total Ts / 0 sacks / 10 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
S1 - Mike Adams - 105 total Ts / 0 sacks / 6 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
S2 - Dwight Lowery -  70 total Ts / 1 sack / 5 passes defensed / 2 total TOs

Schedule

See HERE for schedule analysis.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/ind/indianapolis-colts

Depth Charts
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PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR81JOHNSON, ANDRE CC/Hou9Carter, Duron SF1514Brown, Vincent U/Oak5Bray, Quan CF1511Rutenbeck, Tyler CF15
RWR10Moncrief, Donte 14/317Whalen, Griff CF1285Lankford, Ryan SF143Ruffin, Ezell CF15
SWR13Hilton, TY 12/316Dorsett, Phillip 15/1
LT74Castonzo, Anthony 11/168John, Ulrick 14/771Good, Denzelle 15/7
LG66Thomas, Donald PUP60LOUIS, LANCE SF1465Arkin, David SF14
C62Holmes, Khaled 13/472Harrison, Jonotthan CF1456Vitabile, Brandon CF15
RG79HERREMANS, TODD CC/Phi69Thornton, Hugh 13/300Savage, Dionte CF15
RT75Mewhort, Jack 14/276Reitz, Joe W/Mia78Hoover, Tyler SF14
TE83Allen, Dwayne 12/384Doyle, Jack W/Ten46McGrath, Sean SF15
TE80Fleener, Coby 12/286Swoope, Erik CF1444Sinz, Justin CF15
QB12Luck, Andrew 12/18HASSELBECK, MATT CC/Ten7Bennett, Bryan CF15
RB23GORE, FRANK U/SF36Herron, Dan P/Cin33Ballard, Vick 12/537Tipton, Zurlon CF1434Robinson, Josh 15/6
RB39Toure, Abou CF1538Varga, Tyler CF15
Defense
LDE99Langford, Kendall CC/SL96Anderson, Henry 15/364Okine, Earl SF15
NT96Chapman, Josh 12/594Kerr, Zach CF1454Parry, David 15/561PENDLETON, JERIS SF13
DT97Jones, Arthur U/Bal95Hughes, Montori 13/573Quarles, Kelcy P/NE
OLB93Walden, Erik U/GB92Werner, Bjoern 13/159Johnson, Cam T/SF56Adongo, Daniel SF1347Galea, Cody CF15
ILB52JACKSON, D'QWELL CC/Cle49Herrera, Amarlo 15/651Muamba, Henoc SF1443Shirk, Justin CF15
ILB50Freeman, Jerrell SF1255Irving, Nate U/Den44Sylvestre, Junior CF15
OLB98MATHIS, ROBERT PUP58COLE, TRENT SF1591Newsome, Jonathan 14/548Hodges, Zack CF1553Fields Jr., Carlos SF14
LCB28TOLER, GREG U/Arz30Smith, D'Joun 15/335Celiscar, Donald CF1540Price, Sheldon CF1300Taylor, Raymon CF15
LCB00Patterson, Eric CF15
SS29ADAMS, MIKE U/Den32Anderson, Colt U/Phi31McDonald, Dewey CF14
FS33Lowery, Dwight U/Atl42Geathers, Clayton 15/426Guy, Winston SF14
RCB21Davis, Vontae T/Mia20Butler, Darius SF1225Brown, Jalil SF1438Carr, Deveron SF156Casey, Chance SF15
RCB00Mitchel, Tevin W/Was
Special Teams
P1McAfee, Pat 09/7
PK4VINATIERI, ADAM U/NE
LS45OVERTON, MATT SF12
H1McAfee, Pat 09/7
KO1McAfee, Pat 09/7
PR16Dorsett, Phillip 15/113Hilton, TY 12/3
KR16Dorsett, Phillip 15/136Herron, Dan P/Cin
Reserves
RET48Morgan, Aaron RET
RES46Mitchell, Josh IR

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