Colts take another Stanford product: TE Coby Fleener
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Colts take another Stanford product: TE Coby Fleener

The Indianapolis Colts went Cardinal-Cardinal in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. After taking quarterback Andrew Luck at the top of the event, the they choose a Stanford teammate tight end Coby Fleener @CobyFleener with pick No. 33 Friday. Fleener will look to fit into a position that has been cleared out by Indianapolis as Jacob Tamme is in Denver and Dallas Clark is a free agent without many teams biting.

Fantasy Analysis:

The Colts also took another tight end at the top of the third round on Friday -- Clemson's Dwayne Allen @Dallen83 -- but Fleener should be the more attractive option for fantasy gamers. He has above-average burst but also has the size at 6-foot-6 to be a goal-line option. More than anything, Fleener and Luck have continuity, which should help both rookies settle in quicker than usual. Fleener will most likely begin as the team's lead pass-catching tight end, and he should be given TE2 consideration right away given his familiarity with the QB. Allen figures to be more of a blocker.

Indianapolis Star

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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