Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts WR Surpasses Reggie Wayne: Fantasy Football

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It hasn’t taken long for the reality to set in that Peyton Manning’s new favorite wide receiver target is not Reggie Wayne, but is in fact second-year standout Austin Collie.
Collie and fellow 2009 fantasy surprise Pierre Garcon have been entrenched in a battle for playing time in the early season, but it appears that Collie has run away with the second wide receiver spot on one of the league’s most productive offenses.
With Garcon missing Week Three with an injury and Collie being hugely productive (12 receptions, 171 yards, two touchdowns) in Garcon’s absence, that gap has widened even further.
Targeted by Manning on 32 passes recently, Collie made an impressive 27 catches for 359 yards and four touchdowns in just the first three weeks of the season. Meanwhile, Reggie Wayne, while still impressive, has been targeted on less passes (28) and been significantly less productive (18 catches, 260 yards, two touchdowns).
Some might argue that...

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