Fantasy owners who have Colts QB Peyton Manning must be very cautious with the veteran quarterback in Week 16. While coach Jim Caldwell has made no announcement, there is a chance Manning will play only a portion of today’s game against the Jets.
But we might have a clue to Caldwell’s intentions in the inactives report.
If the team lists QB Drew Willy, a practice-squad player all season, as the third quarterback, there’s a good chance Manning could be rested.
In that scenario, Willy would be used as the backup to QB Curtis Painter if and when Manning is pulled from the contest.