Aug 28, 2012
Austin Collie (concussion) is considered “day to day”, but all indications point to he being ready for the Colts season opener on September 9th. A healthy Collie would make the Colts offense much more potent, but his injury riddled preseason has prevented him from developing a connection with Andrew Luck.
Playing on the opposite side of Reggie Wayne (who is much better than his average draft position would suggest), Collie has considerable upside, as Indianapolis will be throwing the ball as they battle from behind. For me, however, the risk outweighs the reward here, as one more head shot could end Collie’s career.
If Collie manages to play all 16 games, something he has done in two of his three seasons, he is a good bet for at least 65 catches, 800 yards, and 5 touchdowns. I like his talent, but in a league that is now hyper aware of concussions and their symptoms, I am simply not comfortable rostering him over potential break out candidates like Alshon Jeffery.