Until Ryan Hewitt finds meaningful playing time this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Hewitt signed a contract with the Titans on Thursday. Hewitt's last NFL action came with the Colts, where he appeared in 12 games but caught just one pass, which was a one-yard touchdown in the team's season regular season finale against Tennessee. Delanie Walker has the No. 1 tight end spot locked up in Tennessee, leaving Hewitt to battle for a backup role.
Hewitt (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Tennessee. Hewitt began the week as a non-participant but was able to practice without limitations come Friday. Starting tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) is questionable, which could leave Hewitt and Mo Alie-Cox to fill in at tight end with a playoff berth on the line Week 17.
Hewitt (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports. Hewitt's status for Sunday's pivotal winner-take-all tilt with Tennessee seems largely up in the air at this point. Should he return to practice later this week, that would be a good sign moving forward. For now, it's closer to 50-50 odds. The Colts are dealing with injuries to Eric Ebron (concussion) and Jack Doyle (torso), so Hewitt's availability has taken on a larger significance than usual circumstances would dictate.
Hewitt (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys. Hewitt recorded a full practice Friday but still ended up on the injury report. The 27-year-old has overcome his minor issue and is ready to go as the Colts No. 3 tight end. That spot in the lineup gives Hewitt little fantasy upside, especially since the Cowboys have yielded just six touchdowns to tight ends this year.
Hewitt (ribs) was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Hewitt initially popped up on the injury report after registering a full practice Friday. Even though he practiced in full, he must've received medical treatment for his ribs injury. Hewitt didn't carry an injury designation on the injury report Friday, however, so his sudden downgrade comes with some concern. If Hewitt isn't able to play, Mo Alie-Cox (calf) would likely see an increase in snaps if he can make his return after missing the last three games -- otherwise, Eric Ebron would be the only healthy tight end for the Colts.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|8||10/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|10||11/10||Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|16||12/22||New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
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|3 Year Avg||2||2||12||0||1||6.00||1|