It's the end of an era in Indy, as Wayne had become a fixture in the Colts lineup since 2001. He holds the franchise record for games played, is second all-time in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. (Source: colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: It would be very fitting if Wayne retired a Colt. The game is trending bigger and faster and the 36-year old, while still savvy with good hands, is at the tail end of his career. If he does play elsewhere, the best he could hope for is a 1-yr. deal.
Reggie Wayne did not participate in in the Colts' Friday practice, calling it an "OG" day, and admitted he has "some things to work out", but still expects to play the entire game against the Cowboys. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: He hasn't been fantasy relevant for much of this season, and the Colts aren't in a must-win situation. However, T.Y. Hilton hasn't practiced all week and is not likely to play. The Cowboys' defense does give up points, so Wayne may be considered a WR3 option for Championship Week. With that said, Donte Moncrief and the TE-duo of Dwayne Allen and Coby Flener are probably better bets to produce.
Fantasy Impact: A disappointment to say the least, considering Joe Haden was on Hilton for a long portion of the game. His eight targets at least show Andrew Luck is still interested in keeping him involved.
Reggie Wayne was only able to muster three catches on nine targets for a paltry nine yards. This was his lowest output of the season by a wide margin, despite having four more targets than the next closest receiver.
Fantasy Impact: On a bright note, Wayne moved into a tie for second most games played as a Colt, tying Johnny Unitas with 206 games played. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, this milestone didn't translate into a productive day by any stretch of the imagination. Wayne still has some good days left in the tank, it will just be difficult to forecast when those days may occur. Wayne is little more than a WR3/Flex play at this stage in his career.
Reggie Wayne led all Colts receivers with nine targets and hauled in five for 94 yards against a tough New England Patriots' defense. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Despite being blanketed by Darrelle Revis the majority of the night, the crafty veteran was still able to get separation on multiple occasions and produce solid numbers. This week Wayne should again produce WR2 numbers against a porous Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
The Colts will be without one of their most reliable receivers as Wayne continues to deal with an elbow injury. His status for week 9 is not known at this time. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Wayne's absence against the Steelers will open up additional opportunities for Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief. It could also lead to even more targets for T.Y. Hilton. When healthy, Wayne is a solid WR3. We will monitor his status throughout next week and provide an update on his week 9 availability.
Wayne finished the game with only 4 catches for 15 yards on 8 targets. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Reggie typically converts more of his targets into receptions and even had an uncharacteristic drop where he was wide open. The targets continue to be there for him every game, but it's clear that T.Y. Hilton has become Luck's favorite target and go to guy for the deep ball. Wayne can only be started as a lower end WR3.
Reggie Wayne caught 7 of 12 targets for 77 yards in Sunday's win over the Baltimore Ravens. The 77 yards gives him 13,950 over the course of his career, which is good for 9th on the all time list. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Wayne has defied age in his return from last year's ACL tear. He is the weekly leader in number of offensive snaps for receivers and has returned to his role as Andrew Luck's most trusted target. Given the number of weapons in the Colts' passing game it can at times be frustrating to determine which receiver to start but Wayne has shown his ability to be a factor in nearly every contest. Wayne will be a low end WR2 in Thursday's contest against the Houston Texans.
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.