News: Colts interim coach Bruce Arians said Monday defensive lineman Fili Moala is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Analysis: Moala had just 14 tackles in eight games. He was far more important to his real team. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Colts DT Fili Moala suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of the Browns game in Week 2 and did not return. There is no update as of yet as to whether he will be able to play in Sunday night's home game with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Moala has a starting job with the Colts, but like many defensive tackles he doesn't rack up enough stats to matter in Fantasy.
News: Colts second-year DL Fili Moala has started the first two games ahead of DL Antonio Johnson, a starter the last two seasons. Coach Jim Caldwell has been impressed with Moala's progress. "(Moala is) coming along. He's making really good progress," said Caldwell. "He's been working extremely hard."
Analysis: Moala made just one tackle in Week 2 against the Giants, but he recovered a touchdown in the end zone for a touchdown. He had five tackles n Week 1 against the Texans. He is a defensive tackle who plays well against the run, but he doesn't usually rack up enough stats to matter in Fantasy.
News: Colts DL Fili Moala, who is normally just a space-filler on the defensive line, was in the right place at the right time Week 2 against the Giants. He recovered a fumble deep in Giants territory and stumbled into the end zone for a touchdown. He also had a solo tackle in the game.
Analysis: Moala's job is to absorb blockers. He usually doesn't do anything statistically. You can leave him on waivers in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Indianapolis has listed the following players as inactive for Week 9 against Houston: QB Curtis Painter (3rd QB), DB Kelvin Hayden, WR Anthony Gonzalez, RB Donald Brown, DL Fili Moala and TE Tom Santi.
Analysis: Hayden doesn't typically put up big Fantasy stats, so this injury will impact the Colts more than it will Fantasy owners. Keep Hayden, Moala, Painter and Santi off Fantasy rosters. Gonzalez and Brown both have big-time value, when active.
News: The Colts have listed their inactives for Week 4 vs. Seattle: WR Anthony Gonzalez, DB Bob Sanders, DB Kelvin Hayden, LB Gary Brackett, DL Fili Moala and QB Curtis Painter.
Analysis: Gonzalez and Sanders are the guys with the most Fantasy value in this group, but had already been declared out. Brackett can be a low-end starting LB in IDP leagues and should be benched. The others can continue to be ignored in all formats.
News: The following players were named inactive by the Colts for their Week 3 game at Arizona: WR Anthony Gonzalez, QB Curtis Painter, SS Bob Sanders, CB Kelvin Hayden, LB Gary Brackett and DT Fili Moala.
Analysis: Gonzalez and Sanders are Fantasy-viable players when healthy, but they had already been declared out earlier this week. The others are all not worth worrying about in Fantasy play.
News: The Colts incorrectly listed DE Keyunta Dawson as inactive for Week 2's Monday night game at Miami. Dawson is active. DT Fili Moala (knee) still isn't ready yet.
Analysis: Moala is not a player that should be owned in Fantasy IDP play. He too infrequently puts up solid statistics.
News: The Colts have announced the inactives for their Week 1 game vs. the Jaguars: DB Bob Sanders, DB Jamie Silva, LB Cody Glenn, TE Tom Santi and DT Fili Moala.
Analysis: Sanders is a solid Fantasy DB in IDP leagues when healthy, but he, along with Silva and Santi, had been ruled out earlier in the week. Continue to ignore all the other guys in all formats.
News: The Indianapolis Colts signed two more draft picks Saturday, leaving only top pick Donald Brown still unsigned heading into training camp. The Colts report to Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday. Indy announced Saturday that it signed defensive tackle Fili Moala, a second-round pick, and receiver Austin Collie, a fourth-round pick. The team did not disclose details of the contracts, though they have been signing players selected after the first round to four-year deals for the past several years.
Analysis: Neither player figures to be much more than a bench/practice player this season for Indianapolis. They do not need to be owned in Fantasy.