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"I'M A COACH, NOT a fantasy football guy, but if I played fantasy, I don't think I'd take anyone on this team. They don't have any weapons.
I know Bruce Arians, the coordinator, and he's going to throw the ball. The problem is, who is Andrew Luck going to pass to? He'll be great someday, but not this year. The next problem is Arians has to find a way to protect Luck, and that's going to be a challenge with this offensive line.
Reggie Wayne is a good receiver, but he's in his 12th year. He'll be the Colts' go-to guy, but when you only have one receiver, defenses can take that one away.... Austin Collie is an inside slot possession receiver who will move the chains, but he's not going to scare any defenses.... Donnie Avery has been hurt so much, I have no idea how much he can contribute.... The Colts haven't had a really good kick returner in a while, and rookie T.Y. Hilton is pretty good.
I bet you that the Colts' No. 2 pass catcher will be rookie tight end Coby Fleener, just because of his familiarity playing with Luck at Stanford. The other rookie tight end, Dwayne Allen, is not that fast, and the third tight end, Brody Eldridge, is a better blocker than a receiver.
Donald Brown and Delone Carter will battle for the starting running back job, and I give the edge to Brown. Even though he's had injury problems, he's a good player who can catch the ball out of the backfield. Carter is a talented back, but he puts the ball on the ground too much. When you fumble the ball, coaches are afraid to play you."
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