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Week 17 Outlook
Colts release Josh Freeman
The Indianapolis Colts released backup quarterback Josh Freeman on Monday.
The Colts are in the market for a backup quarterback in the wake of Josh Freeman's release and the reports of the franchise informing Matt Hasslebeck that he will not be back with the team in 2016 last month. Robert Griffen III is a name that could be connected with Indianapolis.
Josh Freeman passes for 149 yards, 1 TD, and 1 Int in Colts debut
After being added to the Colts roster this week, Josh Freeman got the start and completed 15 of 28 pass attempts for 149 yards on Sunday. Freeman threw for 1 TD, 1 Int, and also added 24 yards on the ground.
While Josh Freeman should not have been in anyones lineup this week, he was able to play relatively well and lead the Colts to victory. Freeman ended the week and his season with nine fantasy points in standard scoring leagues. Barring significant changes to Freeman's career path, he can be disregarded for all Fantasy purposes.
Colts expected to start Josh Freeman Week 17
The Colts are expected to start QB Josh Freeman Week 17 against the Titans, according to ESPN.
The Colts are now down to their fourth QB of the season after losing Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst to injury. While the Colts have a few offensive weapons and the Titans offer a decent matchup, Freeman shouldn't be on your fantasy radar this week.
Josh Freeman gets chance with Dolphins
The Dolphins have signed Josh Freeman to a one-year contract. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14th overall in 2009. Freeman's best season was in 2010 when he threw for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions. He hit team highs throwing for 4,065 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2012. Things turned sour somehow in 2013 with head coach Greg Schiano and he was benched and released that year. He did not play for an NFL team last year.
Freeman joins McLeod Bethel Thompson, Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill as the Miami QBs. For now, Freeman is likely competing for the 3rd roster spot behind Moore. At the very least Freeman may push Moore to make a stronger claim as Tannehill's backup. The Dolphins are taking a low-risk move, giving Freeman a chance to show them he still can play in the league. The expanded rosters during the off-season and OTAs are tailor-made for situations just like this.
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