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Colts Fantasy Profile: Chester Rogers

Is Chester Rogers ready for a breakout year in 2018?

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The NFL season is slowly sneaking up on us, which means it’s time to start thinking about your upcoming fantasy draft.

If you’re reading this article, you’d probably prefer to have a couple of Colts on your fantasy team to root for every Sunday.

However, it’s difficult to determine which players will play big enough roles to help you win your fantasy league next season. With a new coaching staff in town, the possibilities are endless in the revamped Colts’ offense.

One of those players working hard to get ready for a breakout year is Chester Rogers, who recently travelled to Stanford to get some offseason reps with Andrew Luck.

Rogers was supposed to enter 2017 as the number three receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, but he struggled with hamstring injuries early on in the year. Rogers started to turn it on as the season went on, but he ended 2018 with just 284 receiving yards on 23 catches and 1 touchdown.

The loss of Moncrief and a healthy Andrew Luck should help Rogers improve on those numbers next season. Rogers is also in a contract year, so he has some extra motivation to make a big jump in year three.

We don’t really know what the current Colts’ coaching staff thinks of Chester Rogers. He could begin the year anywhere from number two to number six on the wide receiver depth chart.

I think he’ll end up being the third or fourth option at receiver next season, which probably won’t give him enough touches to make your fantasy roster. However, it’s worth keeping an eye on him during training camp to see if he can win that number two receiver spot behind T.Y. Hilton.