NFL Training Camp Notes: Who’s playing and who’s sitting this week

Injuries, injuries, and more injuries seem to dominate Wednesday’s NFL news. Fortunately, much of it is related to players nearing a return. However, the biggest story involves a player choosing not to play.

  • Melvin Gordon’s holdout is expected to last into the regular season, according to Ian Rapoport, who unfortunately didn’t say just how far into the year that might last. At the start of camp, there were reports the running back may hold out till midseason, which scares me too much to draft him even at no. 30 overall where his ADP has been in NFFC leagues over the last two weeks. However, the less risk-averse willing to take him in the third round could find themselves with quite a steal if the situation resolves itself in a timely manner.

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Colts- Scheme and Metrics Preview

Scheme and Metrics fantasy team preview- we’ll take a look at each of the 32 teams and look at a combination of offensive scheme/philosophy and some player metrics to give us something else to think about when drafting our fantasy squads this summer. In this edition, we’ll look at the Indianapolis Colts.

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Training Camp Notes: Hilton cashes in

The Colts have been making major investments in their receiving corps this offseason, signing Andre Johnson in free agency and drafting Phillip Dorsett in the first round of this year’s draft. These additions won’t mean a diminished role for incumbent T.Y. Hilton, however, as evidenced by the $65-million contract the Colts rewarded Hilton with on Thursday.

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Thursday Night Observations

It wasn’t the blowout it looked like in the first quarter, but I’d have preferred that to what actually happened: horrific officiating (the PI call that continued a Colts drive midway through the fourth quarter was among the worst in NFL history), rock-bottom announcing (this has to be where Phil Simms takes a 12-step probability and game theory course), awful tackling and an ending that drove home the nihilistic absurdity of the contest.

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