Erik Swoope
Erik Swoope
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Swoope was retained on a modest one-year contract that will keep him in Indianapolis for another season. Despite his full recovery from a knee injury that prevented him from playing a single game in 2017, Swoope enters the 2018 campaign as the clear third option behind 2017 breakout player Jack Doyle and offseason pickup Eric Ebron. Since both of these players have significantly more upside as pass catchers than Swoope does, there seems to be little chance for Swoope to gain fantasy relevance if both Doyle and Ebron stay healthy. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Colts in September of 2018.
Let go by Colts
TEFree Agent
September 13, 2018
Swoope was waived by the Colts on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Swoope played only five offensive snaps in Sunday's season opener after missing last season due to a knee injury. Ryan Hewitt should now serve as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron.
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Depth Chart Status
Erik Swoope is not listed on the Free Agent depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    5
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    15
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
245
309
2018
5
15
Free Agent Team Injury Report
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Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
The former basketball player will take on a larger role in 2017 with Dwayne Allen now in New England. Swoope will now push for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Jack Doyle and while he primarily served as a blocker last season, the 25-year-old seems likely to be more incorporated into pass-catching responsibilities this season. At 6-foot-5, Swoope represents a large target that could be of particular value in the red zone.
Swoope, a former University of Miami basketball player, figures to get a chance to become the No. 2 tight end for the Colts following the offseason departure of Coby Fleener. However, Jack Doyle waits in the wings, and the two will compete for playing time behind entrenched-starter Dwayne Allen. The bottom line: Swoope's fantasy value hinges on his depth chart rank, but, if given the chance, he could emerge as an option in deep or 2-TE fantasy leagues given the pass-happy nature of the Colts' offense.
The 6-5, 220-pound Swoope, who played college basketball for the University of Miami, signed a contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent and spent the full season on the practice squad. The Colts are hoping they can have the same success of turning a top college basketball player into a tight end along the lines of Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates. However, it's unlikely he'll have any role in the offense as Indy has a deep receiver corps and two strong pass catching tight ends.
Swoope, who played college basketball for the University of Miami, signed a contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent. At 6-5, 220, the Colts are hoping they can have the same success of turning a top college basketball player into a tight end along the lines of Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates. Swoope didn't play football in college and hasn't played organized football at any level. After not cracking the 53-man roster, the best-case scenario is likely that he sticks on the practice squad and can develop into a viable football player in 2015.
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One reception in season debut
TEIndianapolis Colts
September 10, 2018
Swoope had one reception for 13 yards on his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
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Catches TD in preseason finale
TEIndianapolis Colts
August 30, 2018
Swoop had three receptions for 23 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.
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Little activity Thursday
TEIndianapolis Colts
August 10, 2018
Swoop did not have a reception and wasn't targeted in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle.
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Ready for training camp
TEIndianapolis Colts
July 20, 2018
General manager Chris Ballard said Swoope (knee) is healthy for training camp, Dave Griffiths of CBS 4 Indianapolis reports.
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Dealing with knee injury
TEIndianapolis Colts
Undisclosed
June 15, 2018
Swoope suffered a knee injury at the start of OTAs, Mike Chappell of FOX 59 in Indianapolis reports.
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