Austin Collie To Start On Outside For Colts: Fantasy Implications

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 13: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball while defended by Paul Posluszny #51 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jaguars won 17-3. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Austin Collie is moving to a new position in hopes of curtailing his injures. We break down the fantasy implications.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Colts WR Austin Collie will be moving from the slot position to the outside for the first time since his BYU career. New head coach Chuck Pagano seems determined to keep him there, as veteran Reggie Wayne has been seeing time in the slot on 3-receiver sets. Collie seems pleased with the change: "It's fun. It's a little bit slower just because you get to see the whole field and you aren't in all that congestion...I'm excited"

Analysis: Collie has enjoyed a productive career as a #3 fantasy receiver, but three scary concussions in 2010 have led to serious questions about his future in the NFL. However, he played all 16 games in 2011, his poor stats can be pinned on a dumpster fire at QB, and has a new position, new helmet and Andrew Luck throwing to him. He's an enticing sleeper pick in fantasy leagues.

For more on the Colts, check out Stampede Blue and SB Nation Indiana.

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