Daurice Fountain has appeared in only one game in his two seasons and didn’t take any offensive snaps during that game (3 special teams snaps in 2018). His injury history is severe; he suffered a major ankle injury during one of the final camps of the offseason in 2019. While he has progressed, it’s clear that the Colts are on their last legs with Fountain after drafting multiple receivers this year.
Why he’s on the chopping block: Fountain’s injuries have left him with little time to prove himself on the field for the team. Now that the Colts have brought in Michael Pittman Jr and Dezmon Patton from the draft, as well as Trey Burton at TE from free agency, the receiving room is looking a little too full for Fountain to step in and play a consistent role.
The team currently has T.Y. Hilton, Marcus Johnson, Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell, and Ashton Dulin all set to play a role on offense next year. Pittman and Patmon make 7 wide receivers who will all play a bigger role than Fountain in 2020. Fountain’s injuries haven’t given him any playing time since entering the league, and if he can’t get healthy in enough time to play a role this coming season, he’ll likely be traded or cut at some point very soon.
Why he’s worth keeping: Fountain’s lack of playing time doesn’t merit him much of a good reason to keep him moving forward. Regardless, Fountain still has the potential to be a serviceable wide receiver for the team. If he can’t get healthy, it’s likely not going to happen.