The Indianapolis Colts have had an up-and-down season, but they have clinched the AFC South and are in a position to give younger players a chance to prove themselves over the final three games of the season. A youth movement already seems to have started at wide receiver in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals, as LaVon Brazill (42 snaps) and Da’Rick Rogers (41 snaps) saw significantly more action than Darrius Heyward-Bey (23 snaps) and both had two touchdown receptions in the game.
Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano has said, fairly obviously under the circumstances, that both Brazill and Rogers have earned the right to play more. But should fantasy football owners have Brazill on their radar at this late stage of the season?
Brazill’s 2013 season started off on the wrong foot with a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but after his performance last week against the Bengals (three receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns) he now has nine of his 11 receptions for the season over the last three games while being targeted 17 times in that span.
Brazill is a player to watch in fantasy leagues over the final few weeks of the season, but I don’t consider him a must-add outside of very deep leagues for owners that are fairly desperate for a wide receiver. But he is worth adding and stashing in deep dynasty leagues for those that are looking to upgrade their roster depth, and even though the concept has decreased in overall importance in recent years it’s worth noting 2014 will be Brazill’s third NFL season.
Brad Berreman is a contributing writer at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bradberreman24.