Chester Rogers has a battle for playing time coming his way this summer with the Colts. Indianapolis added a number of rookie receivers as well as veteran Ryan Grant, thus making it tough to find a place for Rogers to regularly play. At best he'll be the team's No. 3 receiver. Fantasy owners won't be wowed by his weekly output, so keep him off rosters for now.
Rogers missed this week's minicamp with a minor undisclosed injury, Fox 59 Indianapolis reports. It's likely a minor issue, but we'd like to see Rogers healthy and at full speed heading into training camp after a hamstring injury limited him to just 11 games last season. He's competing with Ryan Grant and rookies Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain for the No. 2 receiver role. Either Rogers or Grant has been said to be in the lead for the role at points this spring.
Rogers appears to be the leading candidate to replace Donte Moncrief as Indianapolis' No. 2 receiver in 2018, but will battle Ryan Grant and rookies Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain during training camp, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. Rogers won the No. 3 receiver role to begin last season, but then struggled with a hamstring injury and recorded just 23 receptions. The competition for targets in the Colts' receiver corps beyond top option T.Y. Hilton looks wide open, but secondary targets probably won't have much fantasy value if Andrew Luck isn't able to return from a shoulder injury.
Rogers faces added competition for wideout slotting following the Colts' additions of Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain in the 2018 NFL Draft, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports. The Colts didn't use premium picks on either Fountain (159th overall) or Cain (185th overall), but both rookies figure to push Rogers for depth chart slotting this summer, with T.Y. Hilton and Ryan Grant currently profiling as QB Andrew Luck's top wideout targets.
Rogers had one reception for 19 yards on four targets in Saturday's loss at Baltimore. Rogers drew the start opposite T.Y. Hilton with Donte Moncrief sidelined with an ankle injury. However, that didn't translate to many more opportunities as quarterback Jacoby Brissett looked almost exclusively toward Hilton and Jack Doyle. Rogers could get a start again in Week 17 and has a better matchup at home against the Texans.
Rogers had two receptions for six yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Buffalo. Rogers played 66 of the offense's 71 snaps as he got the second most playing time among receivers with Donte Moncrief out with an ankle injury. However, the increased playing time didn't get Rogers more receptions amid the blizzard conditions in Buffalo. He could have a more productive day in the passing game next week if Moncrief remains out.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/05||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|6||10/14||@New York Jets||19||20.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||25||20.75|
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|3 Year Avg||36||21||278||0||14||13.24||27|