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#80 TE | 6'6", 251 lbs. | Indianapolis
Birth Date:September 20, 1988 (25 years old) Place of Birth:Lemont, IL Hometown:Lemont, IL College:Stanford
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2012 (2/34).
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2012 (2/34).
|Assets:||A constant threat for deep yardage. Brings good speed, great route-running skills, nice instincts, and the ability to get separation from defenders. Will make plays in heavy traffic and has great hands. Very tall, energetic, and athletic in the open field. Can play several positions on offense (including wideout and H-back).|
|Flaws:||Must improve his blocking skills and needs to add muscle mass to his lanky frame. Could stand to work on creating more options for his quarterback when routes break down.|
|Career Potential:||Star-level pass-catching tight end.|
Movements & Injuries
|11/16/2012||Shoulder injury, out.|
|11/07/2012||Shoulder injury, out.|
|11/02/2012||Shoulder injury, out.|
|7/25/2012||Signed by the Indianapolis Colts to a four-year contract.|
|4/27/2012||Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2nd round (34th Overall) in 2012.|
Colts tight end Coby Fleener could get on the field with Dwayne Allen more often this season, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. | 07/28/2014 11:34 AM
NewsColts tight end Coby Fleener could get on the field with Dwayne Allen more often this season, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
ImpactBoth are talented tight ends with receiving ability, though we like Allen a little bit more than Fleener. With the return of Reggie Wayne and the addition of Hakeem Nicks both tight ends may actually see reduced targets.
Coby Fleener has six-catch night in loss | 01/12/2014 12:09 AM
NewsCoby Fleener caught six passes for 74 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.
ImpactThe inefficient second-year pro hauled in 6-of-11 targets. On the surface, Fleener's 52/608/4 sophomore line appears to be a step in the right direction. Dig deeper, however, and you find a player who still does almost none of the little things right. A soft blocker, Fleener has been prone to drops. He has a remarkable knack for not knowing the chains are. His numbers were greatly inflated by the absence of Dwayne Allen (hip). With Allen certain to return atop the depth chart next season, Fleener can't be considered more than a TE2.
Coby Fleener has 5/46/1 night versus K.C. | 01/04/2014 8:57 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Wild Card win over the Chiefs.
ImpactFleener also committed his usual drop, and failed to get beyond the sticks on a crucial second-quarter fourth down. Fleener is physically gifted, but remains a work-in-progress at the finer points of football. He's going to open 2014 behind Dwayne Allen on the depth chart.
Fleener catches two passes in win | 12/22/2013 6:44 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught two passes for eight yards in Week 16 at Kansas City.
ImpactFleener was targeted three times. The other pass hit him in the hands. Fleener also fumbled one of his catches, but it went out of bounds. He's simply not a playmaker and is just a TE2. Fleener gets Jacksonville next week.
Coby Fleener held without a catch in victory | 12/15/2013 6:02 PM
NewsCoby Fleener was held without a catch on one target in Indianapolis' Week 15 win over the Texans.
ImpactFleener was a blocker as the Colts went run heavy to protect an early lead and drain the clock against an inept Texans team. The zero-catch afternoon was Fleener's first of the season, and comes after he averaged 8.4 targets over his past five games. The stinging doughnut comes one week ahead of a matchup with the Chiefs, who have erased enemy tight ends all season. Fleener can't be trusted for Week 16.
Fleener catches five balls in Week 14 loss | 12/08/2013 7:01 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught five passes for 31 yards in Week 14 against the Bengals.
ImpactFleener tied Da'Rick Rogers for the team lead with nine targets. Fleener has failed to top 55 yards receiving in any of the past three games but will continue to be a low-end TE1 next week against the Texans. He caught three passes for 64 yards in Week 9 versus Houston. The Texans are going through the motions on defense.
Fleener held to 50 yards on 3 receptions | 12/01/2013 4:50 PM
NewsCoby Fleener was held to three catches for 50 yards in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Titans.
ImpactIt was a slow day for the entire Indy passing attack, which didn't have a single pass catcher exceed Fleener's 50 yards. T.Y. Hilton led the team with five catches, managing 46 yards. Fleener will continue to be a low-end TE1 option when the Colts take on Cincinnati's defense in Week 14.
Fleener secures garbage-time TD in loss | 11/24/2013 7:56 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught four passes for 55 yards and one touchdown in Week 12 against the Cardinals.
Coby Fleener has career night in win over TEN | 11/15/2013 12:06 AM
NewsCoby Fleener caught eight passes for 107 yards in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Titans.
Fleener picks up 64 yards in Week 9 win | 11/04/2013 12:50 AM
NewsCoby Fleener caught three passes for 64 yards in Sunday night's Week 9 win over the Texans.
ImpactFleener got the majority of his yardage on a 44-yard catch in the first quarter and was a non-factor in the second half. With Reggie Wayne out for the season, he should continue to be more involved in the passing game. Fleener will be just a TE2 in Week 9 against the Rams.
Fleener bounces back with 38 yards, TD | 10/21/2013 2:23 AM
NewsCoby Fleener caught five passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against Denver.
ImpactFleener was coming off back-to-back weeks of being held under 20 yards, so it was a much needed bounce back effort. He did all of his damage in the Colts final drive before halftime and was a non-factor in the second half. Fleener will still struggle with week-to-week consistency, but will be a borderline TE1 option when the Colts come out of their bye in Week 9 against the Texans.
Fleener drops yet another pass in Week 6 | 10/15/2013 12:51 AM
NewsCoby Fleener reeled in three passes for 16 yards in Week 6 versus San Diego.
Fleener goes for 15 yards on 2 receptions | 10/06/2013 4:41 PM
NewsCoby Fleener was held to 15 yards on two catches in the Colts' Week 5 win over the Seahawks.
ImpactOne week after appearing to emerge as Andrew Luck's No. 2 passing-game option behind Reggie Wayne, Fleener took a clear backseat. He's been very inconsistent in the Colts' run-based offense. Consider Fleener a boom-or-bust TE1 option against the Chargers' weak defense next Monday night.
Coby Fleener targeted only twice in win | 09/22/2013 8:09 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught two passes for 13 yards in Indianapolis' Week 3 win over the 49ers.
ImpactSeemingly in line for a bigger role after the Colts lost Dwayne Allen for the season, Fleener instead drew only two targets. It was a product of Indy's game plan, which called for running the ball down San Francisco's throat. Fleener is not yet an asset as a run blocker, which could throw a wrench into his quest for TE1 value. The Colts have made it clear they're going to run early and often this season.
Pagano has praise for Coby Fleener | 09/18/2013 12:34 PM
NewsCoach Chuck Pagano singled out Coby Fleener for his Week 2 performance.
Kevin Bowen on Twitter
Impact"He played an excellent football game, not only in the pass game but also in the run game," Pagano said. Fleener finished with four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown on eight targets, playing on 83.5 percent of the snaps. Now that Dwayne Allen (hip) is done for the year, Fleener will continue to take on a big role in the passing game. The move tight end is on the back-end TE1 radar.
Coby Fleener goes for 69 yards, touchdown | 09/15/2013 5:27 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught four balls for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Dolphins.
ImpactHe had another touchdown called back on a penalty away from the play. Fleener's role was noticeably bigger this week with Dwayne Allen (hip) among Indy's inactives. With Allen's injury not seeming serious, Fleener's fantasy trustworthiness will be dicey entering a Week 3 date with San Francisco.
Fleener held to one catch for 7 yards | 09/08/2013 4:39 PM
NewsCoby Fleener was limited to one catch for seven yards in the Colts' Week 1 win over the Raiders.
ImpactHe was targeted just once among Andrew Luck's 23 pass attempts. Fleener has intriguing speed and ability, but needs to be treated as a TE2 only until he proves he deserves to be more than that. Perhaps Fleener's value could rise if Dwayne Allen (hip) misses time. The extent of Allen's injury is not known.
Coby Fleener will play Sunday | 09/04/2013 12:18 PM
NewsCoach Chuck Pagano confirmed Coby Fleener (knee) will play in Sunday's opener against the Raiders.
Phillip Wilson on Twitter
ImpactFleener's mild knee sprain is water under the bridge. He lost some luster due to poor play and injuries in August, but he's still an explosive pass-catcher that can push the seam. Fleener is an ideal TE2 with upside.
Coby Fleener resumes practicing Monday | 09/02/2013 11:59 AM
NewsCoby Fleener (knee) resumed practicing Monday.
Mike Chappell on Twitter
ImpactFleener's mild knee sprain only caused him to miss a few days. Despite a nightmarish August that saw him struggle to haul in passes in traffic and battle injuries, he's on the TE2 radar in Week 1. Andrew Luck is going to light up the Raiders.
Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen to play Week 1 | 08/27/2013 12:56 PM
NewsCoby Fleener (knee) and Dwayne Allen (foot) are both expected to be ready for Week 1.
Kevin Bowen on Twitter
MRI comes back negative on Coby Fleener | 08/19/2013 2:01 PM
NewsA Monday MRI on Coby Fleener's knee came back negative.
Mike Wells on Twitter
ImpactFleener is expected to only miss "a few days" with a mild sprain. Although the Colts have made every effort to heavily involve Fleener in their offense, he's struggled mightily through two preseason games. With Dwayne Allen (foot) returning soon, we wouldn't be surprised if Fleener's role were scaled back.
Fleener (knee) undergoing MRI on Monday | 08/19/2013 8:58 AM
NewsCoby Fleener (sprained knee) will undergo a precautionary MRI on Monday.
Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
ImpactCoach Chuck Pagano believes the injury "doesn't look to be too serious," but the Colts won't know the full extent of Fleener's "mild knee sprain" without further testing. Regardless of what his MRI turns up, Fleener is highly questionable for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Browns.
Fleener's struggles continue; now banged up | 08/18/2013 9:03 PM
NewsCoby Fleener exited Sunday night's preseason game with a "mild knee sprain," the Colts announced.
ImpactInjury to insult. For the second straight preseason game, Fleener struggled mightily before the departure, this time failing to reel in any passes, dropping one over the middle, and not even seeing a Matt Hasselbeck throw intended for him down the seam. In the preseason opener, Fleener lost a fumble and dropped a touchdown. He seems to get jittery and lose his focus on traffic, shying from contact. Fleener can't be trusted as a back-end TE1 pick.
Coby Fleener expected to play Sunday | 08/15/2013 11:25 AM
NewsCoby Fleener (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Giants.
Kevin Bowen on Twitter
ImpactAlthough it's Fleener's second concussion in as many seasons, he's gained quick clearance. This one was apparently extremely mild. Fleener will practice once again Thursday and is ticketed for a big role in the Pep Hamilton's offense. They're going to use a ton of "12" formations (one back, two tight ends).
Coby Fleener already back at Colts practice | 08/14/2013 1:59 PM
NewsCoby Fleener (concussion) returned to Colts practice Wednesday.
Mike Chappell on Twitter
ImpactFleener suffered the injury just three days ago, so it's astounding he's already back. The quick return suggests he may not have been concussed in the first place. With Dwayne Allen's (foot) Week 1 status uncertain, Fleener is sitting at No. 18 in Rotoworld's tight end rankings.
Indy's Coby Fleener diagnosed with concussion | 08/13/2013 5:04 PM
NewsCoby Fleener has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Phillip Wilson on Twitter
ImpactIt's Fleener's second concussion in as many NFL seasons, though last year's didn't cost him a game, as he suffered it heading into Indy's bye week. It's obviously unideal news for a team that's already missing Dwayne Allen (foot), but Fleener should be ready for the Colts' third preseason game. Were the injury to linger and the Colts found themselves without both Fleener and Allen for Week 1, they'd be left with rookie Justice Cunningham and waiver-wire type Dominique Jones at tight end.
Coby Fleener goes for 37 yards Sunday | 08/11/2013 2:37 PM
NewsCoby Fleener caught two passes for 37 yards in the Colts' preseason opener against the Bills.
ImpactWith Dwayne Allen nursing a foot injury, Fleener was Indy's go-to tight end on seam patterns and over the middle. He looked very athletic in an obviously increased role. Fleener could've played better -- he lost a fumble and dropped a would-be touchdown in the back of the end zone -- but continues to offer breakout potential as a TE2 pick with mid-range TE1 fantasy upside.
Colts GM: Fleener poised for second-year leap | 08/07/2013 6:15 PM
NewsColts GM Ryan Grigson pinpointed TE Coby Fleener as the team's second-year player poised for the biggest leap.
Profootballtalk on NBC Sports
Impact"He's a guy that you knew had speed, had size being 6-foot-6 and running 4.51," said Grigson. "You know he could be a tough mismatch downfield because he could play above the rim." Grigson said Fleener is making "Wow" plays in camp, and "it's really come across like he's ready to have a great year." While Dwayne Allen and Reggie Wayne handle short to intermediate pass-catching duties, Grigson says the Colts "want (Fleener) to be a threat downfield."
Pep Hamilton raves about Coby Fleener | 07/31/2013 11:40 AM
NewsOC Pep Hamilton said Coby Fleener is "making plays that big-time NFL players tend to make."
Kevin Bowen on Twitter
ImpactHamilton added that Fleener is having his most productive camp, dating back to their time together at Stanford. "He's a lot more explosive and confident right now," Hamilton said. The Colts are expected to run a ton of two-tight end formations this season, highlighting Fleener in a flex role and Dwayne Allen playing on the line. Both players have TE2 appeal.
Colts to use Fleener more as vertical threat | 06/16/2013 10:18 AM
NewsThe National Football Post's Dan Pompei reports the Colts plan to use second-year TE Coby Fleener more as a vertical threat this season.
National Football Post
ImpactFleener averaged just 10.8 YPR on 26 catches as a rookie. Over his final two years at Stanford, he averaged 17.6 YPR on 62 grabs under OC Pep Hamilton. Fleener and fellow second-year TE Dwayne Allen are both going to see the field a ton, which is going to put a cap on both of their potential fantasy outputs. We like Fleener a bit more than Allen, but he's nothing more than a mid-to-low TE2.
Pagano: Fleener's catch total should double | 05/30/2013 9:57 AM
NewsCoach Chuck Pagano said he expects Coby Fleener's reception total to double this season.
Anderson Herald Bulletin
ImpactServing mostly as an in-line tight end for Bruce Arians, Fleener was asked to block far too often as a rookie. It resulted in a disappointing 26/281/2 line in 12 games. Now Arians is in Arizona and Fleener is reunited with former Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Over his final two years of college, Fleener totaled 62 catches, 1,107 yards and 17 touchdowns while acting in his natural role as a pure pass catcher. He's on the TE2 radar as a sneaky upside pick.
Colts want to get Fleener in space more | 03/25/2013 7:01 PM
NewsColts GM Ryan Grigson says the plan is to use second-year TE Coby Fleener out in space more often in 2013.
Vic Ryckaert on Twitter
ImpactFleener, the No. 34 overall pick in last year's draft, had a mostly disappointing rookie campaign. He played in just 13 games, including the playoffs, due to a shoulder injury and caught only 29 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns. A pure pass catcher in college, Fleener was asked to block nearly half of the time as a rookie. Per Pro Football Focus, he ran just 9.1 percent of his routes out of the slot. Expect that to be much higher this season.
Fleener totals 25 yards in playoff loss | 01/06/2013 6:38 PM
NewsCoby Fleener three passes on five targets for 25 yards at Baltimore in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
ImpactFleener's 7-yard reception led to a 47-yard Adam Vinatieri field goal, but he was non-factor the rest of the way. The 34th overall pick in the 2012 draft was overshadowed by third-round Dwayne Allen, finishing 39th in fantasy points. He was limited to 12 games by shoulder and head injuries. Fleener remains an intriguing "hold" in Dynasty leagues.
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Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Receptions||8||at Ten||Week 11||6|
|Receiving Yards||107||at Ten||Week 11||82|
|Receiving TD||1||4 times-last:at Ari||last:Week 12||1|
|Total Yards||107||at Ten||Week 11||82|
|Total TD||1||4 times-last:at Ari||last:Week 12||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Receiving Yards||608||2013 (Ind)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||11.7||2013 (Ind)|
|Receiving TD||4||2013 (Ind)|
|Total Yards||608||2013 (Ind)|
|Total TD||4||2013 (Ind)|