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Collie says he has no problems
Posted May. 29 at 10:38 PM
There's a lot of risk-reward involved in fantasy football, and one of this year's poster boys might turn out to be Colts wideout Austin Collie. He's being selected as a starting wideout in early drafts, so he'll likely be a key difference-maker for fantasy coaches, either good or bad.
Collie suffered multiple serious concussions last year that ultimately sidelined him for the conclusion of the season, but he's working out with his teammates now, and says he is feeling no ill effects. "No problem," says Collie, after catching passes from Peyton Manning in workouts. "None."
Which Collie will those who draft him ultimately get: the one who caught a whopping 44 passes and 6 TDs the first six games of the season, or the one who only appeared in three games the rest of the way? The early signs are good for those coaches willing to take the risk.
Posted by John Evans | May. 30 at 02:31 AM
as a doc who works with TBI patients...young guys will always play down their injuries for the sake of career. Are Collies remarks surprising? Not at all. But this guy is at serious risk for future concussions. I wish him the best. As a re-drafter pick I would be more likely to risk more, but I would stay away from him in a keeper league. He is going to feel fine until he gets hit in the head again. And since those slant routes are a big part of his production it is only a matter of time.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | May. 30 at 06:52 AM
I agree. There is enough risk in fantasy football without taking on this much. In general I downplay offseason reports of great health from players ("My knee feels better now than it did all last season"). Sure it does, you haven't been getting hit for six months.
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