Austin Collie's Fantasy Value Increases with Full Participation in Colts Practice

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown while defended by D.J. Johnson #29 of the New York Giants during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 19 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie has returned to full participation for the team and is expected to play this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie was a full participant in Wednesday's practice after missing time due to concussions. According to head coach Chuck Pagano (via Adam Caplan), Collie is on track to play this week in the opener against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Analysis: This is very positive news for the Colts organization who are looking to supply their No. 1 pick, Andrew Luck, with offensive weapons. With Collie out, Luck was left depending heavily on Reggie Wayne and his tight ends, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, with no real second WR option. If Collie does indeed return in time for Week 1, he could see significant action. With the pressure the Bears are set to apply, Collie could find himself open on a lot of underneath routes.

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