Austin Collie Has Strong Start To Season: Fantasy Implications

Aug 12, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) tackles Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie (17) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats St. Louis 38-3. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Austin Collie looks to be a favorite target for Andrew Luck early. We break down the fantasy implications.

Now that he finally has a quarterback he can depend on getting him the ball, Austin Collie might be in line for a big year. The fourth-year receiver caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Colts preseason opener, as Andrew Luck looked his way often.

Analysis: Collie dealt with concussion issues two years ago, and last season was overshadowed by Pierre Garcon. This year, though, he could battle for the No. 1 receiver spot. Reggie Wayne is slowing down, and someone will have to step up for Luck.

The rookie quarterback hooked up with Collie for a beautiful 23-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Rams. Collie was targeted five times while Wayne left the stat sheet blank. As long as Collie can stay healthy he will be a viable starter for your fantasy team. He's the favorite here among an extremely young group of receivers.

For more on the Colts, check out Stampede Blue.

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