Moncrief had eight catches on nine targets for 114 yards Sunday against the Buccaneers. Moncrief led the Colts in receptions and receiving yards, though T.Y. Hilton lead in targets (12) and caught both of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's touchdown passes. It was the first time since Week 2 that Moncrief reached the 100-yard mark, while also breaking a three-game streak of having fewer than 42 yards. Up next is a Week 13 matchup against a Steelers defense that's better against the run than the pass.
Moncrief turned a team-high eight targets into five catches for 41 yards Sunday in Atlanta. It was encouraging to see quarterback Matt Hasselbeck look Moncrief's way frequently in his first start since Week 5, as the veteran signal-caller will serve as Indianapolis's starter for at least the next few weeks with Andrew Luck out. None of Moncrief's five touchdowns this season have been with Hasselbeck at the helm, but the production will undoubtedly come if he continues to have this many balls thrown his way.
Moncrief snagged three passes off of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's win over Denver. Moncrief's role in Indianapolis' offense appears to be tapering off. After averaging six catches and 69 per game during the first four weeks of the season, Moncrief's averages are down to three catches and 31 yards over the past five games. Over the past two games his reduced role has been to the benefit of Andrew Luck's Stanford buddy, Griff Whalen, who has caught 10 passes to Moncrief's five. The second-year receiver is still a valuable red-zone threat, but it will be worth comparing his numbers to Whalen's in the coming weeks.
Moncrief caught four passes off of six targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Moncrief trails T.Y. Hilton for the team lead in receptions by just three, already surpassing his rookie total from last year. More importantly, he has now scored in five of seven games, his five touchdowns representing more than the rest of the Colts combined. He is tied for sixth in the league in the category. With the Colts' pass-happy nature, they rank fourth in the league in pass attempts through seven weeks, it is a safe bet that Moncrief will continue to rack up fantasy points as the season progresses.
Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief hauled in six passes on nine targets for 75 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. After catching six or more passes just once in his 2014 rookie campaign, Moncrief has met or topped that number three times in the first four games of 2015. Despite all the talk coming into the season regarding T.Y. Hilton's new contract, the free-agent signing of Andre Johnson and drafting of first-round pick Phillip Dorsett, it is Moncrief who leads the team with 23 catches and three touchdowns. He seems have developed a good rapport with quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck and his ability to be a big, physical target and extend quick passes into solid gain may be the elixir the Colts' offense needs sans a dependable offensive line.
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