6 Fantasy Football Players Indianapolis Colts Fans Too Excited to Draft

6 Fantasy Football Players Indianapolis Colts Fans are Too Excited to Draft

Colts Offense Preseason 2014
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With final roster cuts underway, today is one of the least fun days of the season. Some players will see their dreams come true, but more will have them crushed, much how poor Chandler Harnish was crushed by the Bengals on Thursday. To focus on fun, pretend things instead, here are six fantasy players Colts fans are overly excited to draft.

6. Andrew Luck (Quarterback)

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6. Andrew Luck (Quarterback)

Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts 2014
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We know he's going to throw, and goodness knows he's going to have to run. But he's fun to cheer for, even if he's often best defined by the biggest of backhanded compliments: fourth quarter comebacks. His fantasy value has been immortalized in a web series brought to you by The Onion/Lenovo, and it's readily available for scouting purposes.

5. TY Hilton (Wide Receiver)

TY Hilton Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs 2013
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5. TY Hilton (Wide Receiver)

TY Hilton Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs 2013
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During a fantasy draft, it's awesome to pair a QB with his favorite target and pull down double points. In truth, Luck's favorite target is probably Reggie Wayne. But Hilton and Luck have grown up together, and they have that certain something as a result. Plus, this season both Yahoo! and ESPN have Wayne ranked below Trent Richardson.

4. Boom Herron (Running Back)

Boom Herron Indianapolis Colts Preseason 2014
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4. Boom Herron (Running Back)

Boom Herron Indianapolis Colts Preseason 2014
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Probably more than a few overzealous Colts fans were tempted to grab up Herron in the late rounds after the preseason he's had. He seems safe to make the final cuts. He makes you look like a genius if he ends up with even moderate scoring. And, of course, there's the pleasure of shouting BOOM whenever he breaks loose. The sort of satisfaction only fantasy auction money can buy.

3. Coby Fleener (Tight End)

Coby Fleener Colts vs Broncos 2013
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3. Coby Fleener (Tight End)

Coby Fleener Colts vs Broncos 2013
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There's a lot to like about Coby. He's a Stanford guy with sports writing experience. He has a haircut worthy of a novel cover, or your mom's daytime TV stories. It's easy to have mixed feelings about Fleener's footballing performance, but so long as Luck likes him, that's all that matters.

2. Colts Defense/Special Teams

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2. Colts Defense/Special Teams

Vontae Davis Darius Butler Indianapolis Colts 2013
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Okay, maybe it's not a great idea to draft them unless it's a league with a deep bench. They won't have Robert Mathis the first four games. They're moderately ranked. They're capable of both big plays and disasters, so think of them situationally. They're going to play some crummy teams that will want to turn the ball over. And, they may not have a Devin Hester, but their special team is sneaky good. It's the only way to draft Pat McAfee.

1. Peyton Manning (Quarterback)

Peyton Manning Broncos vs 49ers Preseason 2014
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1. Peyton Manning (Quarterback)

Peyton Manning Broncos vs 49ers Preseason 2014
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It may feel like sacrilege, especially given the Week 1 matchup, but truth be told, Peyton is still a fun fantasy get. In most cases, if a Colts fan drafts him, they probably do so with Andrew Luck still on the board. So long as those drafters don't check their scores Week 1, we'll all agree to look the other way.


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