Grant had two receptions for 30 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Washington. Grant didn't repeat the heavy usage of Week 1 (eight receptions and nine targets), but he still played the second most snaps on offense (43 snaps) of a receiver after T.Y. Hilton (55). He also played significantly more snaps than third receiver Chester Rogers (26 snaps) even though Rogers had three receptions. Grant still looks like the No. 2 option, but no receiver after Hilton had more than three receptions Sunday.
Grant caught eight of nine targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 34-23, Week 1 loss to the Bengals. Grant was Andrew Luck's target of choice underneath, with none of his gains going for more than 13 yards. Indianapolis aired it out 53 times in this one, so it's fair to question whether this workload is sustainable for Grant. That being said, he seems to have emerged as the team's second-best wide receiver after T.Y. Hilton.
Grant saw action on 34 snaps on offense in Monday's 20-19 preseason loss to the Ravens. Though Grant did not haul in either of his two targets Monday, he was in the Colts' starting lineup. Grant is currently a favorite to remain there come Week 1 and thus set to work as the team's No. 2 wideout opposite T.Y. Hilton (shoulder). It's a context that could yield fantasy dividends for Grant investors if QB Andrew Luck -- who is bouncing back from a lingering shoulder issue -- is able to find his pre-injury groove.
Grant did not have a reception and was not targeted in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle. However, he did work with the first-team offense as the No. 2 receiver. We wouldn't read too much into his lack of stats in Thursday's game. He began the game out wide as the No. 2 receiver and all reports in training camp indicate he's got a solid lead on the role. With Andrew Luck looking healthy, Grant could be a sleeper as one of Luck's primary targets.
Grant has received the most work as the No. 2 wide receiver in the first week of training camp, but he's not very far ahead of Chester Rogers, 1070 am ESPN Indianapolis reports. Grant, Rogers and Deon Cain are the leading candidates for the No. 2 and No. 3 roles, which look wide open at the moment. The No. 2 and No. 3 receivers could have significant increased fantasy value in Indy's offense compared to last season, with Andrew Luck increasingly looking ready for the start of the regular season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/05||@New England Patriots||24||29.00|
|6||10/14||@New York Jets||17||24.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||6||16.00|
|3 Year Avg||42||26||306||2||18||11.77||42|