Darrius Heyward-Bey active for fantasy owners on Sunday night.

Andy Lyons

The Colts will need to find a way to replace Reggie Wayne's production, and having Darrius Heyward-Bey on the field will help them. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is active for the team's Sunday-night meeting with the Houston Texans.

Heyward-Bey sustained a hamstring injury during Thursday's practice, but returned on Friday for a limited session. The Colts are already thin at receiver after losing their top wideout Reggie Wayne to a torn ACL, and will need the likes of Heyward-Bey, T.Y. Hilton and Coby Fleener to pick up the slack.

Fantasy Spin: There is definitely a boost in targets to be expected for Heyward-Bey after quarterback Andrew Luck lost Wayne for the season. Luck targeted Wayne on 26 percent of his attempts, and it will take all hands on deck to compensate in the receiving game.

However, Heyward-Bey and company do not have an easy task ahead of them. The Texans defense leads the NFL in pass defense, and there won't be many yards to go around if the Texans play their usual game. Heyward-Bey makes for a decent flex option with upside, but fantasy owners should prepare themselves for the potential letdown.

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