With Dwayne Allen unable to practice this week,
"We've seen this in Coby in spurts. But like I told him, 'There's no going back. There's no going backwards. From here on out, you just set the standard. You just set the table so now everybody is going to expect you to perform this way every week. Coby is to the point now where everything should be going and we believe it is. He showed that the other night."
Fleener had multiple excellent grabs Sunday, with his longest play coming on a 45-yard strike in which he went uncovered down the sideline. His most impressive catch came three plays later, as he hauled in a 22-yard pass while twisting out of bounds on a play that was upheld upon replay.
Fleener has been a favorite target of Andrew Luck over the last two games, racking up 18 targets in all, and he could continue to see extended work depending on the severity of Dwayne Allen's injury. The Colts are set to face the Jaguars in Week 12.
Fleener also led the Colts in receiving yards with 77 and scored his first touchdown in three games. He caught four passes.
While the performance was great to see from a player who should have a natural rapport with his quarterback, it also brought to light just how rarely we see it. The 11 targets were a career high, yes, but Fleener hasn't had even six since Week 3 at Jacksonville.
And with Reggie Wayne healthy again, Donte Moncrief recently proving his worth, Allen still in the picture and T.Y. Hilton the best of them all, I'm not sure Fleener has the leeway for more than four or five targets most weeks.
Even in this game, he played only 52 percent of the Colts' snaps. He remains no more than a bye-week replacement in Fantasy.
The Giants were slow to challenge Fleener's questionable 21-yard catch in the second quarter. Getting the next snap off quickly, quarterback Andrew Luck found Fleener again, this time for a 32-yard touchdown. Fleener's 77 yards were the third-most of his career.
Allen continues to be a touchdown machine and has now scored in seven of nine games. He broke free for a 35-yard reception down the seam in the third quarter and caught a 2-yard touchdown later in the period.
Fleener and Allen are on a bye Week 10.
Nicks managed just one catch for 27 yards as one of several small offensive contributors. Also in that group was wideout
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