Fountain (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Texans.
Fountain was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday before logging a full participation Thursday, and he's on track to suit up for the Colts' playoff opener. The rookie fifth-round pick is likely to take most of his snaps on special teams, but he could see limited offensive usage with T.Y. Hilton (ankle), Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger), Zach Pascal (knee), and Ryan Grant (toe) all nursing injuries.
Fountain (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
It's a step in the right direction for Fountain, who was unavailable for last week's regular-season finale. Even if Fountain can suit up for Saturday's contest, the rookie projects to be most serviceable on special teams.
Fountain will miss his fifth straight game due to a lingering ankle injury. If the rookie fifth-round pick is able to get healthy and the Colts are able to extend their season with a win over the Titans, Fountain could see a limited offensive role during the playoffs.
Fountain finds his spot on the active roster with T.Y. Hilton (shoulder), Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) and Chester Rogers (groin) all nursing injuries. The rookie fifth-round pick could see limited offensive snaps in three-receiver formations, but will face an uphill battle to gain any sort of fantasy relevance this season.
It's a bit surprising to see the Colts parting ways with a rookie fifth-round pick at an obvious position of weakness. The team did acquire Marcus Johnson in a Saturday trade with Seattle, providing some semblance of depth behind the top trio of T.Y. Hilton, Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers. Indianapolis likely will place Fountain on the practice squad if he makes it through waivers unclaimed.