by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) Six Colts have been designated as probable for their Sunday clash against Kansas City, including top linebacker Robert Mathis (rest) and featured back Donald Brown (neck).
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) Four players from four different positions have been deemed questionable by the Colts for the game Sunday against Kansas City. They are linebacker Daniel Adongo (hamstring), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder), guard Hugh Thornton (neck) and cornerback Greg Toler (groin).
Four Colts linemen doubtful for Chiefs game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) The battered Colts have five players listed as doubtful for the game Sunday against Kansas City - and four of them are linemen.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) The Colts received several encouraging signs Friday at practice, specifically the participation of running back Donald Brown (neck), cornerback Greg Toler (groin) and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder). All had been considered iffy for Sunday at Kansas City.
Their status for that game will be clearer when the team releases its injury list later in the day.
Keep Colts DST away from active lineups Week 16
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/18/13) The Colts defense came through for Fantasy owners with one of its biggest performances of the season during a Week 15 win vs. Houston. The Colts DST delivered 22 Fantasy points last week, which was the second-highest total behind the 28 points it produced in Week 4 at Jacksonville.
Though, expecting the Colts DST to have another 20-point performance Week 16 is a stretch because now the Colts have to travel to face Kansas City, who are a far tougher opponent than the struggling Texans. In fact, the Chiefs dropped 56 points on the Raiders in Week 15, behind a five-touchdown performance from running back Jamaal Charles.
DSTs are averaging just 4.6 Fantasy points per week against the Chiefs, which is the lowest average. Only two DSTs have scored more than 10 points against Kansas City and none in the last seven games. Needless to say, it's highly recommended you keep the Colts DST out of active Fantasy lineups Week 16.
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The Colts defense didn't do a whole heck of a lot to take steps forward in 2012, ranking 29th vs. the run and 21st against the pass. Robert Mathis led the way with eight of the team's 32 sacks while Darius Butler and Vontae Davis totaled seven of the team's 12 interceptions. The loss of Dwight Freeney might hinder the pass rush's potential but the team's additions of pass rusher Erik Walden, lineman Ricky Jean Francois, cornerback Greg Toler and safety LaRon Landry along with rookie pass rusher Bjoern Werner restock the roster with some hope for an improvement. They remain a longshot to help Fantasy owners as anything more than a one-week replacement option off waivers. (Updated 5/10/13)