Reggie Wayne caught four passes on five targets for 62 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The five targets put Wayne in a tie for fourth most targeted receiver with Donte Moncrief, as T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener, and Dwayne Allen all had more targets. This distribution of targets was largely due to the ineffectiveness of the Jaguars defense but is worth keeping an eye on. If the Colts continue to spread the ball around, Wayne will be primarily WR3 material moving forward.
Reggie Wayne looked as dominant as ever in his first full game after a season ending ACL tear last year. He was targeted early and often, registering nine catches for 98 yards on 13 targets.
Fantasy Impact: Wayne was the most targeted receiving option for the Colts in a game where the offense struggled early on. Wayne seemed to fall right back into his role of being the most reliable Colts receiver week in and week out. Wayne should be the most consistent of the Colts wide-outs and shouldn't have any trouble maintaining his value as a solid WR2 option, especially in PPR formats.
The Colts have been cautious with Wayne, working him back slowly from last season's ACL tear. He has looked healthy throughout camp and was seen practicing with the first team on Tuesday. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: While there shouldn't be any concerns with Wayne's productivity if healthy, it would be nice to see him in action prior to the beginning of the season. Wayne figures to be a large part of the passing game but with the return of TE Dwayne Allen and the addition of WR Hakeem Nicks he may see a drop in targets. He currently has an ADP in the seventh round which may be a bit of a reach considering the plethora of receiving options.
Reggie Wayne likely to be held out of the Colts second preseason game. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: This shouldn't come as a surprise as the 35 year old Wayne is easing himself back into action after tearing his ACL at the midpoint of last season. The future Hall of Famer holds some value in the later rounds of drafts because of his rapport with Luck along with the Colts expected to implement a less conservative offensive approach.
Head Coach Chuck Pagano mentioned that Reggie Wayne will not play during the Colts preseason opener against the Jets. Pagano said Wayne will see action at some point during the preseason, just not yet. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Wayne is still recovering from a season injuring ACL tear last year. While he has looked healthy in practice thus far, he has yet to take a hard hit. Assuming he makes it through the preseason unscathed, Wayne should produce at WR2 level.
Wayne was impressive in the early part of last night's practice, hauling in 7 of Andrew Luck's first 10 completions. He was the main receiving threat with T.Y. Hilton sitting out with a jammed finger. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Wayne was able to adjust to a couple of passes that were off-target which is a good sign for a player coming off of a season ending ACL injury. Wayne may not play much in pre-season games but it is promising to see the progress he has made to this point. He continues to be Luck's security blanket as the first option when they need to move the chains. I wouldn't expect the emergence of the other options within the receiving corps to impact Wayne's touches too much. Keep in mind, prior to injury last season Wayne was on track for over 1100 receiving yards. The return of Dwayne Allen and the signing of Hakeem Nicks may reduce that figure slightly, although the biggest impact will likely be red-zone targets.
Fantasy Impact: Wayne is a favorite target of Andrew Luck, especially when it comes to moving the chains. At 35, there were questions as to how long Wayne would take to recover from last season's injury. So far, he has quieted those concerns.