Indianapolis at New England

 
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  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    341.8
    384.5
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    232.8
    255.4
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    108.9
    129.1
    Points Per Game
    24.4
    27.8
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    37.6
    37.6
    Time of
    Possession
    29:41
    29:38
    Colts
    Patriots

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    357.1
    373.1
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    231.9
    239.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    125.1
    134.1
    Points Per Game
    21.0
    21.1
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    37.6
    42.2
    Colts
    Patriots
  • Indianapolis Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    05/17/16WRDonte MoncriefToe Moncrief (toe) has started running routes, according to his Twitter account.

    Moncrief aggravated a toe injury late last season and ended up having surgery on it earlier this offseason. He's missed Indy's offseason practices, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

    (Updated 06/20/2016)
    04/25/16DLHenry AndersonKnee Anderson is aiming to complete his rehab from a torn ACL by Week 1 of the upcoming season, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports. "We haven't gotten into specific 'return to play' dates yet but everything is ahead of schedule so far," he said earlier this week. "My knee feels awesome."

    The Colts lost both Andrew Luck and Anderson for the season during a Week 9 win versus the Broncos, but the defensive end's injury was lost in the wake of the franchise quarterback's ordeal. In any case, Anderson has embarked on his second ACL recovery -- the other occurred in high school -- as he attempts to show that his impressive rookie campaign wasn't a fluke. In parts of nine games before the injury, he notched one sack among 31 tackles (19 solo).

    (Updated 02/18/2016)
    02/16/16LBJosh McNaryGroin McNary (groin) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.

    A reserve inside linebacker, McNary hasn't seen much of the field since Jerrell Freeman returned from an injury in Week 15. McNary finishes his season with 14 tackles in 13 appearances, after registering 28 takedowns in 15 games last season. His contract runs through 2016, but there's a good chance he'll have to compete for a roster spot next year.

    (Updated 12/29/2015)
    02/16/16DBTevin MitchelShoulder The Colts have re-signed rookie cornerback Tevin Mitchel and waived safety Robert Smith, per the Indianapolis Star.
    New England Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    06/09/16TEMichael WilliamsKnee Williams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.

    As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.

    (Updated 06/09/2016)
    05/16/16WRDanny AmendolaKnee Though Amendola underwent a procedure on his left knee this offseason and also had bone spurs removed from his ankle, ESPN's Mike Reiss relays that he has been informed that the wideout's ailments have been portrayed as "minor" and "not a long-term" concern.

    The report also encouragingly notes that Amendola's rehab "has been on a positive track and he's already moving well." While the wideout's on-field activities figure to be limited as training camp approaches, the ESPN report offers an optimistic angle which suggests that Amendola in on pace to be ready for the start of the coming season. In the meantime, with top wideout Julian Edelman bouncing back from foot woes, the likes of Chris Hogan, Nate Washington, Aaron Dobson, Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Lucien should see added reps during the Patriots' upcoming OTAs and minicamps.

    (Updated 05/17/2016)
    05/11/16WRJulian EdelmanFoot The Patriots are highly optimistic Edelman (foot) will be ready for training camp, CSN New England reports.

    Edelman broke his left foot Nov. 15 and missed the rest of the regular season, but he returned for New England's two playoff games, catching 17 passes for 153 yards on a whopping 29 targets. He then had a minor clean-up procedure on his foot during the offseason, and while he was recently spotted wearing a protective boot, the Patriots reportedly aren't too concerned. Assuming he recovers as expected, Edelman could spend a good portion of camp working with Jimmy Garoppolo, who's in line to replace Tom Brady (suspension) for the first four games of the season. Though facing long odds, Brady may file further appeals in an effort to have his suspension overturned or delayed.

    (Updated 05/19/2016)
    04/27/16QBTom BradySuspensionSUSPENDCommissioner Roger Goodell relayed to reporters on Monday that there will be no settlement with Brady on the appeal of his four-game suspension stemming from his role in "Deflategate", ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

    Brady and his legal team are still awaiting a decision by the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals regarding the possibility of a second hearing, but Goodell continues to stand by his disciplinary actions. As expected the courts will ultimately have the final say in whether or not Brady ends up serving the entire four-game suspension, which could be decided at the Supreme Court level.

    (Updated 06/06/2016)
    04/08/16RBDion LewisKnee Lewis (knee) participated in Monday's voluntary OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

    While Lewis' level of participation was not specified, it was notably his first appearance at practice since undergoing surgery in November to repair a torn ACL. Assuming no setbacks, it would appear as though Lewis has a good shot to be healthy in advance of Week 1, at which time he'd presumably work in tandem with power back LeGarrette Blount. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, Donald Brown, James White, Tyler Gaffney and D.J. Foster are in line to jostle for depth slotting in the team's backfield.

    (Updated 06/13/2016)
    02/06/16DBMalcolm ButlerKnee Butler missed the Pro Bowl due to a sprained knee, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. "There was a play on third down [in the AFC championship game] when I made a tackle or something like that and bent my knee back," Butler said Friday in San Francisco. "It swelled up pretty bad. I didn't feel it during the game because of all the adrenaline pumping. When we got back, it swelled up pretty bad, and the team just decided it was a good thing to sit me out."

    Butler became instantly famous with his game-winning interception of Russell Wilson in last year's Super Bowl, and the loss of Darrelle Revis in free agency elevated him to the Patriots' No. 1 cornerback. The pseudo promotion worked wonders, as Butler notched 67 tackles (56 solo), 15 passes defended, and two interceptions while regularly drawing the opponent's top wide receiver over the course of his second campaign. While his recovery effort won't include surgery, rest and regular icing sessions have been his regimen to date.

    (Updated 02/05/2016)
 
 
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