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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:47:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener has an uncanny ability to separate and get open, according to QB Drew Brees. "There's always a place to throw the ball where he can get it," Brees said. Fleener was targeted eight times during 7-on-7 drills and 11-on-11 drills this week -- the same number of targets as WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is one of the more intriguing options at tight end this season with his new team. In one of the most pass-happy offenses in the NFL, he's a mid- to low-end TE1, even if he still has some things to learn.
Mon, 30 May 2016 12:58:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener will be used as a receiver first and will hopefully help in third-down and red-zone situations, according to head coach Sean Payton, much like the way Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham was used when he played for the Saints.
Fantasy Tip: The price may be high for Fleener this offseason as the excitement builds with him in one of the most pass-happy offenses in the NFL. Fleener is definitely in the TE1 conversation heading into next season, but don't draft him too early.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:51:21 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle will have the first shot at being the No. 2 tight end in 2016 with TE Coby Fleener signing with the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: Even in an expanded role, Doyle is unlikely to make a worthwhile impact for fantasy owners unless Dwayne Allen misses time for some reason.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:56:21 -0800
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (Colts) agreed to sign a five-year deal worth roughly $36 million with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 9, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener didn't do a whole lot with Indy alongside Dwayne Allen, as the former Stanford product caught 54 passes for 491 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. His move to New Orleans should do wonders for his fantasy value in a high-flying passing offense with Drew Brees still around. Fleener will likely be an undervalued low-end TE1.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:13:40 -0800
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (Colts) is drawing interest from the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is looking for a new home following the re-signing of Dwayne Allen in Indianapolis. He has solid touchdown potential, but his hands have been unreliable for the most part so far in his career. He'll have better fantasy value if he signs with a potent Saints offense, but he still wouldn't be a TE1.
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:25:53 -0800
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Coby Fleener has not made a lot of progress in contract talks with the Colts at this point, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener probably will receive some interest if he hits the free-agent market and could find a starting job. Fleener posted decent numbers this season but probably would not be more than a No. 2 tight end in most drafts next season.
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:14:05 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts are highly unlikely to use the franchise tag this year because they don't have any marquee players in line for free agency. PK Adam Vinatieri, TE Coby Fleener and LB Jerrell Freeman are their main free agents, and they are all replaceable.
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:28:31 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener will likely require a multi-year deal worth around $4 million per season in order to stay with the Colts.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is expected to stay with Indianaplois; he seems to be favored over fellow TE Dwayne Allen. There is an outside chance that Fleener signs elsewhere, but that looks highly unlikely at this point. Consider Fleener a TE2.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:27:13 -0800
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent Coby Fleener is expected to be retained by the Colts this offseason. Fleener should be the favorite to be re-signed ahead of fellow impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen, in the opinion of Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.
Fantasy Tip: Re-signing one free-agent tight end could push the other free-agent tight end out the door in Indianapolis. It looks like Fleener has the upper hand, but neither one is a viable starting tight end option right now, however.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:46:41 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle may see an increase in usage in 2016 and could assume the backup tight end position if one of impending free-agent TEs Coby Fleener or Dwayne Allen don't re-sign.
Fantasy Tip: If Fleener or Allen doesn't return, then Doyle will indubitably see more snaps next season, but still probably not enough to warrant starter consideration.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:55:05 -0800
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Coby Fleener will be entering free agency as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Fleener nor Dwayne Allen carried much fantasy value throughout the 2015 season, although Fleener played and produced more because of Allen dealing with injuries. Both will be unrestricted free agents, and Allen has already expressed his desire to return to the Colts. Indy may want them both back, if not just to have one for when the other is injured.
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:07:43 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener caught seven passes for 88 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown, in a 30-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener has had an up-and-down season, but hopefully this is a move in the right direction. He led the team in receiving, and if Colts coach Chuck Pagano returns (or someone else takes over) hopefully the tight end spot can be utilized very well.
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 22:37:56 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener had a game-high seven catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) had 11 targets to just three for Dwayne Allen ($3,800, 7.6% of cap). Fleener has clearly become a better FantasyScore option.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:18:49 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener played 46 snaps in Week 2 but was not targeted once, and he has one catch for five yards through two games this season.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener ($4,500, 9.0%) and fellow tight end Dwayne Allen ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) have combined for just four catches through two games, and even with Allen possibly missing a Week 3 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, Fleener isnít worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore until the Indianapolis offense returns to form.
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:17:39 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener will be the top tight end for the second half of the Week 2 game against the New York Jets Monday, Sept. 21, with TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) out for the rest of the game.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) proved he is more than capable last season when Allen was sidelined, and he could be a good FantasyScore option if Allen is forced to miss any addition time.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:24:07 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) will hopefully return to practice at some point next week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should keep an eye on Fleener's status over the next week or so to see if he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Fleener should have a solid role in the passing game and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end or a No. 2 tight end in most leagues.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:45:30 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener said he wants to be a more consistent player and is looking to limit his mistakes on the field. "Your flubs are aired in front of the whole world. Whether you're sitting at a desk all day or whether you're playing football, nobody wants to make the 'Not Top 10.' Unfortunately I've been there and I'm trying to limit that as much as possible."
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is coming off a solid 2014 season with 774 receiving yards and eight touchdowns but will have to share targets with several other options in the passing game. Fleener could be a low-end No. 1 tight end or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:33:55 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener is entering the final season of his rookie deal, and he is scheduled to become a free agent in spring 2016. He has established himself as one of the most criticial components of the Indy passing offense.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener has emerged as a Top 10 fantasy option at his position, perhaps Top 5 if he takes another step forward in 2015. Playing with his college quarterback Andrew Luck has done wonders for him, and moving away from Indy would likely be a bad career move. Look for Fleener and the Colts to figure out a way to get a deal done for the long term.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:25:06 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen played 53 of the team's 68 offensive snaps in Week 15 against the Houston Texans, and TE Coby Fleener played in 40 of the snaps. It was necessary to have Allen on the field for much of the day in order to help block DE J.J. Watt. Allen also had a touchdown in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Allen ($5,500) clearly is back close to full health, which will push Fleener's FantasyScore value down significantly to end the season. Allen should be a pretty solid play this week in daily games, too, as the Dallas Cowboys have been vulnerable to tight ends in 2014.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:17:11 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener had a breakout game in the team's Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots, and he may be earning a bigger role in the offense, even if TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener had a season-high seven catches (seven targets) for 144 yards while the Patriots seondary was focusing on shutting down the Colts receivers. It helped that Allen was hobbled in this one, but Fleener could see more consistent targets down the stretch now.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:58:31 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener defended the trade that sent RB Trent Richardson to the team. "I still think it was a great trade for us," Fleener said. "Our front office has done an awesome job putting together teams from Day One. I think that acquisition is going to be huge for us and pay dividends in the future."
Fleener dismissed the idea that Richardson's play was a dissapointment.
"Let me stop you right there," he said. "I think part of it is you're coming into an offense that's probably one of the most complex in the NFL. And so for him to play a week after being there was impressive because it took me a year and a half to learn the offense. I think this camp will do him a lot of good, and then you guys can judge him after that."
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:41:07 -0800
Tennessee Titans SS George Wilson will likely start in place of the suspended FS Michael Griffin in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts. Wilson is usually tasked with shadowing the opposing tight end, although that was not the strategy last time these two teams met. Wilson played just one snap against TE Coby Fleener, who caught eight passes and a game-high 107 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener could be a sleeper tight end option for this reason. Don't forget about him.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:35:24 -0800
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (head) was being evaluated for a concussion after the team's Week 9 game, but head coach Chuck Pagano said Heyward-Bey was cleared.
Fantasy Tip: This is something to keep an eye on during the week. If he can't play in Week 10, Griff Whalen and Coby Fleener will become more important options in the passing game.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:16:21 -0700
One NFL personnel executive said Friday, Nov. 1, that he "would expect a heightened feature (role) of (TE Coby Fleener)" with WR Reggie Wayne (knee) out for the season.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is still only considered a Top 20 fantasy option at his position until he steps up and does a little more. The Colts will be facing the No. 1 defense of the Houston Texans in Week 9, so it will be a tall order for Fleener to step up his production Sunday.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:12:36 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) will miss the rest of the season because he is scheduled to undergo hip surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Coby Fleener will become the Colts' starting tight end with the loss of Allen. Fleener has had a solid start to the season and should become more involved in the passing game. He should be considered a borderline starter most weeks that could be a flex option as well.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:52:34 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) is inactive for the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Tip: Coby Fleener will start at tight end for the Colts and will receive a bump in his fantasy value but should not be more than a flex option this week.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:03:50 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 2, but it's not looking good for his chances to play.
Fantasy Tip: Coby Fleener's value will shoot up if Allen doesn't play, as expected. The Miami Dolphins have a stout pass rush, so Fleener could be used as an extra blocker on occasion. Keep that in mind.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:48:49 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TEs Dwayne Allen (foot) and Coby Fleener (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and are listed as probable for Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Allen likely will be the more valuable tight end entering Week 1. Allen should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end or a flex option. Fleener likely will not be an option for the starting lineup this week.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:43:02 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (foot), TE Coby Fleener (knee), OG Mike McGlynn (knee), OT Anthony Castonzo (knee), LB Mario Harvey (knee) and SS Joe Lefeged (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:11:30 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR David Reed (head), TE Dwayne Allen (foot), TE Coby Fleener (knee), OG Mike McGlynn (knee), LB Mario Harvey (knee) and SS Joe Lefeged (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:54:21 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TEs Coby Fleener (knee) and Dwayne Allen (foot) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:54:42 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), TE Coby Fleener (knee), TE Dwayne Allen (foot) and OG Mike McGlynn (knee) will not play in the team's third preseason game.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:31:43 -0700
An MRI on Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener's (knee) injured knee did not show any significant damage. Fleener could return to practice later this week if he does not have any setbacks.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:53:09 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) left the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 18, because of a mild knee sprain.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:34:51 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (concussion) has one test to pass, but is expected to play in the team's preseason game against the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:39:07 -0700
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects TE Coby Fleener (concussion) to play in the team's second preseason game. Fleener is scheduled to practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:15:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (concussion) has been cleared to practice but will need to pass more tests in order to be able to play in the team's second preseason game.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:37:15 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:14:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion and has begun the NFL concussion protocol.
Fantasy Tip: Even though he currently has his own injury issues, Dwayne Allen would be next in line if the concussions issues linger for Fleener. Allen, who is expected to be ready for Week 1, should only be considered as a bye week replacement at this point.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:36:11 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if this is injury related or just a day off. Check back later to see if there will be any fantasy impact.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:51:48 -0700
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano praised TE Coby Fleener for his strong start to training camp. "He's a mismatch. He's a handful for these guys," Pagano said.
Fantasy Tip: Fleener is not quite a must-start fantasy option just yet, but he apparently is showing improvement. He can be a great option as a bye-week replacement or when your primary option is injured or has a difficult matchup.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:35:41 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts want to use TE Coby Fleener more as a vertical threat down the seam this season.
Thu, 30 May 2013 08:53:08 -0700
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener caught a pair of deep balls from QB Andrew Luck in practice Wednesday, May 29. Fleener said he's remembering more and more of the traits from new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who ran the West Coast offense Fleener ran with Luck at the Stanford helm. Hamilton is expected to involve the position more often than his predecessor, Bruce Arians, did. "What did he have 20-, 30-some catches last year? That should double," head coach Chuck Pagano said.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the projected increase in TE involvement, Dwayne Allen's presence limits Fleener's upside. Neither should be considered more than a fantasy backup you can't rely on week to week, but each has the potential to serve as a solid fill-in for byes and injuries.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:31:44 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:39:45 -0800
Indianapolis Colts WR Donnie Avery (ribs), TE Coby Fleener (ankle), OG Joe Reitz (head) and LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:48:37 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (ankle) and OG Joe Reitz (head) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:21:07 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), OT Tony Hills (chest), CB Vontae Davis (knee) and SS Joe Lefeged (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and are listed as probable for Week 13.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:07:39 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee), S Joe Lefeged (toe), LB Dwight Freeney (rest) and OT Tony Hills (chest) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 29.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:07:49 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) and CB Vontae Davis (knee) are both expected to return to action against the Detroit Lions in Week 13. Interim head coach Bruce Arians said Davis might be limited, though.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:33:35 -0800
Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (knee), TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) and S Joe Lefeged (toe) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.