Chris Hagen and Bob Kravitz interviewed Coby Fleener Monday morning during the Colts training camp practice. Fleener acknowledged that there would be some sort of ripple effect with Dwayne Allen back, but was excited to play in more two tight end sets. He also said that his goal for this season was to be more consistent and to be someone the coaches can count on. (Source: FOX59)
Fantasy Impact: Coby Fleener has been up and down throughout his first two years in the league and if he is to take the next step forward he will definitely have to improve his consistency. The offense should finally see some stability this year as a whole and this should allow players like Fleener to become more consistent. Currently, Allen is listed ahead of Fleener on the Colts official depth chart. Allen is the TE to own as he has more fantasy upside. Fleener is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.
Coby Fleener, who has been relatively quiet during camp, made a nice touchdown grab on a pass across the middle. While Wayne received most of the early attention from Luck, Fleener managed a couple of impressive catches in addition to the TD. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Fleener's performance in camp has been somewhat overshadowed by the return of fellow TE Dwayne Allen. It is worth noting that the Colt's are looking to implement more two TE sets into the offense which will create opportunities for both. Fleener finished second on the team last year in both receptions and yards (52 for 608). Couple the return Allen to distract the opposing linebackers with the increased opportunities in these two TE sets and Fleener is on track to be a late round sleeper.
It was an up-and-down year for Fleener in Indy. He had some remarkable games and some where you wonder where he was. He has the college connection with quarterback Andrew Luck and will look to become a more consistent threat in the passing game. But, with Dwayne Allen seen as the better pass catcher, it will be hard to justify grabbing Fleener in your draft.
Fleener's 52 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns were not great, considering WR Reggie Wayne missed half of the season and Fleener plays with one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Andrew Luck. He has fantasy appeal as long as he is starting in this offense.