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.
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 two receptions for 39 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Houston.
Rogers got ample playing time the past three games with Donte Moncrief out, but had just three receptions on 11 targets. His production would likely improve if Andrew Luck is able to return from a shoulder injury in 2018, but it's not clear if Rogers will be given a shot a top-three receiver role.
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 didn't reel in any of his three targets and had one carry for seven yards in Thursday's 25-13 loss to the Broncos.
Rogers saw the second-most playing time (53 snaps) among wide receivers with Donte Moncrief (ankle) out, but the added workload didn't translate into much production. While Rogers looks primed to serve as at least the Colts' No. 3 wideout for the final two contests of the season, he wouldn't appear to have much upside amid Indianapolis' weak passing attack.
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