Though Donnie Avery left the Colts victory over the Dolphins with an injury, it does not appear to be significant. His play on the other hand is exactly that, significant, and he needs to be added to your roster.
Through eight games, Avery has 34 receptions for 454 yards and a score. While his stats don't look all that impressive, now is the time to add Avery and watch him grow.
Here is how you get him.
Convince Avery's owner that he is just an afterthought in the offense. Reggie Wayne, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen are all quality players for the Colts. Convince his owner that his one touchdown decreases his value, as several third-string tight ends have found the end zone once.
But the reality is that as Andrew Luck heats up, it will be Avery benefiting the most. Avery has caught four passes the past three weeks before having his five-catch, 108-yard game against Miami. He also had a nine-catch, 111-yard performance against the Vikings in Week 2.
Wayne will continue to attract coverage and Avery has proven that he is a quality player himself. He is only gaining Luck's trust and confidence and should continue to have balls thrown his way as Luck and the Colts heat up.
Acquire Avery now, when he is still relatively unknown and before he blows up. He has been a work in progress, but he is now ready to go and ready to make plays for Indianapolis.