|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 210 lb.|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 5 (159)|
Fountain (coach's decision) is inactive Week 6 against the Bengals.
Analysis: Despite opportunity knocking in Indy due to multiple injuries at the wide receiver position, Fountain has been unable to capitalize. He saw the field for a total of 49 snaps from Weeks 2 through 4, but has now been a healthy scratch in back-to-back weeks. It appears the likes of Marcus Johnson, Ashton Dulin and DeMichael Harris have leapfrogged Fountain in the race for the No. 3 WR spot.
Fountain had just one target and did not have a reception in Sunday's win at Chicago. He played on 15 of the offense's 72 snaps.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Marcus Johnson played on 34 snaps and essentially overtook Fountain and Ashton Dulin as the No. 3 receiver even though he was just recently added to the active roster. Johnson had just one target, however, as it looks like the Colts will utilize tight ends in the passing game more than third and fourth receivers after injuries to Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell.
Fountain had two receptions for 23 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: Fountain played 19 snaps on offense, which were more than Ashton Dulin (12 snaps) as he was pressed into duty with Michael Pittman suffering a leg injury during the game. With Pittman out after surgery, Fountain could emerge as the third receiver and get a significant playing time this week against the Bears. However, it's not clear who will emerge as the No. 3 receiver among Fountain, Ashton Dulin and rookie Dezmon Patmon. It's also possible the Colts could utilize more two-TE sets with Mo Alie-Cox becomes a major factor in the passing game.
The Colts promoted Fountain from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday.
Analysis: Fountain's elevation to the 53-man roster coincides with Marlon Mack (Achilles) being placed on IR. The 2018 fifth-round pick has battled injuries in his career, but he'll now have another depth opportunity.
Fountain was waived by the Colts on Saturday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The 2018 fifth-rounder never could get healthy enough to compete for a depth role, fracturing his ankle last season when it appeared he could potentially make the team's initial 53-man roster. The Colts did offer Fountain an exclusive rights tender this past offseason so it's obvious they value his services at least somewhat. Don't be surprised to see Fountain return to the Colts' practice squad should he pass through waivers.
Fountain (ankle) is fully healthy and has resumed practicing daily, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fountain toughed through a particularly difficult rehab process, per Holder, and he required three surgeries before his ankle could fully heal. The 2018 fifth-round pick now stands to spend camp working for a reserve role in Indianapolis' relatively deep receiver corps, so Marcus Johnson (undisclosed), Dezmon Patmon and Ashton Dulin will serve as his primary competition.
The Colts have elected to extend a contract tender to Fountain (ankle), which ensures that the exclusive rights free agent will remain with the team, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: The 2018 fifth-rounder is bouncing back from a dislocated and fractured left ankle that he suffered this past August, with his recovery having progressed to the point that he recently resumed running routes. Fountain will now look to re-prove his health in the coming coming months with an eye toward carving out a meaningful role in Indy's passing game this coming season.
Fountain (ankle) returned to the practice field Monday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fountain was placed on injured reserve in August after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured left ankle, so he didn't play at all during the season. His return to the field already likely means he'll be ready for training camp and to battle for a roster spot.
Fountain (ankle) has been placed on IR.
Analysis: The move was expected after Fountain suffered a dislocated and fractured left ankle last week. The 2018 fifth-rounder will now focus on recovering from his injury, with an eye toward making a run at a roster spot next season.
Fountain (ankle) was released from the hospital Friday and will undergo surgery.
Analysis: Fountain suffered a serious ankle injury during the team's final training camp practice Thursday, and while it remains unclear how long the second-year wideout is going to be sidelined, the fact that he has to undergo surgery is certainly not a good sign. The Colts should have an update on his timetable following the procedure.
Fountain sustained a dislocated and fractured left ankle at Thursday's joint practice with the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After putting together an impressive training camp and preseason Week 1 performance, Fountain went down during team drills and was in obvious pain. Considering the nature of the injury, he seems destined for injured reserve and may stay there for the entirety of his second campaign.
Fountain suffered an apparent leg injury during Thursday's practice, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Per the report, Fountain appeared to be in serious pain, so at first glance this has the look of an injury that could sideline the 2018 fifth-rounder for an extended period of time.
Fountain had five receptions on seven targets for 63 yards in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Fountain didn't play until the second half, but had a strong showing. After spending most of last season on the practice squad and playing one game, he's battling for a final roster spot amid a deep receiving corps.
Fountain passed a physical Wednesday and was placed back on Indianapolis' active roster, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Fountain spent two days on the Colts' NFI list after rolling his ankle a few weeks back. The 23-year-old appeared in one game with Indianapolis last season but was unable to register any statistics.
Fountain is day-to-day with an ankle injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Fountain currently resides on the Non-Football Injury list, but his injury doesn't sound serious. As a rookie Fountain suited up for only one game, playing a total of three offensive snaps without a target in addition to three snaps on special teams. When healthy, he'll compete with Zach Pascal and Deon Cain (knee) for a depth role.
Fountain (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Fountain only appeared in one contest for the Colts last season, taking a total of three offensive snaps. The wideout will be eligible to be activated at any point during the preseason but will have to sit out at least the first six weeks of the regular season should he remain on the list.
Fountain (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Texans.
Analysis: Fountain was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday before logging a full participation Thursday, and is on track to suit up for the Colts' playoff opener. The rookie fifth-round pick is likely to take most of his snaps on special teams, but could see limited offensive usage with T.Y. Hilton (ankle), Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger), Zach Pascal (knee), and Ryan Grant (toe) all nursing injuries.
Fountain (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: It's a step in the right direction for Fountain who was unavailable for last week's regular-season finale. Even if Fountain can suit up for Saturday's contest, the rookie projects to be most serviceable on special teams.
Fountain (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Fountain will miss his fifth straight game due to a lingering ankle injury. If the rookie fifth-round pick is able to get healthy and the Colts are able to extend their season with a win over the Titans, Fountain could see a limited offensive role during the playoffs.
The Colts promoted Fountain from their practice squad Friday.
Analysis: Fountain finds his spot on the active roster with T.Y. Hilton (shoulder), Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) and Chester Rogers (groin) all nursing injuries. The rookie fifth-round pick could see limited offensive snaps in three-receiver formations, but will face an uphill battle to gain any sort of fantasy relevance this season.
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