A third-round selection in the 2014 draft, Moncrief has flashed the potential to become an excellent sidekick for T.Y. Hilton, but a combination of injuries -- both his own and Andrew Luck's -- and general inconsistency has combined to slow his development and largely limited his impact to the red zone. Moncrief scored on 13 of his 94 receptions in 25 games over the past two seasons, but he produced only 11.1 yards per catch and 6.5 yards per target. Everything appeared to be in place for a breakout last season, but Moncrief instead suffered a fractured scapula in Week 2 and didn't return until Week 8. Moncrief then played through a hamstring injury for much of November and December, later missing Week 17 with another shoulder injury. There's still plenty of cause for optimism in the wake of what was essentially a lost season, as he's back to full health and locked in as the No. 2 wideout in what should be a high-powered passing attack. Boasting an elite combination of size and speed, Moncrief only needs one big season on his resume to cash in with a monster contract.
Moncrief did most of his damage in the red zone during an injury-plagued 2016 season, catching 30 passes for 307 yards and seven touchdowns in only nine games. His size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) makes him a seemingly ideal complement to speedy No. 1 wideout T.Y. Hilton, but the Colts would like Moncrief to have a bigger impact between the 20-yard lines, perhaps emerging as a primary chain-moving target for Andrew Luck. The big-bodied wideout figures to be back at full strength before training camp as he prepares for the fourth and final season of his rookie contract.
Moncrief (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Phillip Dorsett and Chester Rogers will get more playing time with Moncrief out. Moncrief didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful on the injury report.
Moncrief (shoulder) is listed as doubtful on the injury report for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
With the 7-8 Colts eliminated from playoff contention, it seems highly unlikely that Moncrief will play after missing practice all week. If he ends up ruled out for the contest, the team's Week 17 wideout corps would be headed by T.Y. Hilton, Phillip Dorsett and Chester Rogers, with Devin Street a candidate to be made active Sunday.
Moncrief (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.
With the 7-8 Colts eliminated from playoff contention, we suspect that the team will err on the side of caution with Moncrief on Sunday against the Jaguars. If he ends up ruled out for the contest, the team's Week 17 wideout corps would be headed by T.Y. Hilton, Phillip Dorsett and Chester Rogers, with Devin Street a candidate to be made active Sunday.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DAL||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ PIT||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|6||10/16/17||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|