August 19, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie (17) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Another year, another concussion for poor Austin Collie. We break down the fantasy implications.
Editor's Update: Collie's agent Don Yee says to hold off on concussion talk: "He's going through the normal protocal," Yee said. "We just don't know yet (whether he has a concussion)." Yee may have a good point, but the fact that coaches were quick to diagnose concussion themselves does not bode well for the wide receiver.
Colts WR Austin Collie left Sunday's game with another possible scare, and on Monday Phillip Wilson confirmed the news: another concussion for the 3rd-year receiver. It's his fourth one in nearly two years, and the Colts have listed him as day-to-day and was reportedly feeling fine Monday.
Analysis: We're not fooled by the optimistic reports - Collie is almost certainly done for the preseason, and his Week 1 status may be in doubt as well. Keep in mind, his career was considered in serious jeopardy after suffering three concussions in 2010 (to say nothing of the possible un-diagnosed concussions), and while he played all 16 games in 2011, the Colts were still concerned enough about his health to move him out of the slot position. Fantasy owners, be extremely cautious here and know what you're getting with Collie - don't expect him to carry your WR squad.