Coby Fleener returns to practice Wednesday: Fantasy implications

Thomas J. Russo-US PRESSWIRE

Coby Fleener returned to practice Wednesday for the Colts after sitting out the last three weeks with a shoulder injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Coby Fleener returned to practice Wednesday for the Indianapolis Colts after sitting out the last three weeks with a shoulder injury, according to Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star. Fleener partially dislocated his shoulder in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fellow rookie Dwayne Allen has been starting in place of Fleener. Allen has 14 receptions for 175 yards over the Colts' last three games.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been playing very well in Fleener's absence, so it'll be interesting to see how targets are split if/when Fleener is able to return healthy. Of course, Fleener has yet to ruled active for this week's game against the Buffalo Bills, much less beyond.

The most likely scenario is that both tight ends will command attention, negating the fantasy value of the other. Allen is worth hanging onto for now in case he does relegate Fleener to the bench, however.

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