Thursday Night Preview
This week we preview the Thursday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans! Fantasy projections follow each player.
QB Andrew Luck- This week Luck gets a very stingy Titans defense. Tennessee is 3rd against QBs through 10 weeks. Luck was very bad last week and we all know that it can't get any worse than that. I expect better numbers from last week but not the top 5 numbers we all know he is capable of. Don't expect crazy numbers. Projected points: 18
RB Trent Richardson- Most, if not all, of us have lost faith in Richardson. He just isn't producing at all. A lot of experts have stated that Richardson is droppable at this point. While I don't think you can drop Richardson, I wouldn't be starting him at all. Leave him on the bench. Projected points: 4
RB Donald Brown- Brown hasn't gotten many touches but the ones he has gotten he has made the most of. RB's that can catch passes out of the backfield have had success recently against the Titans (Jones-Drew, Stacy). He is a viable bye-week fill in. Projected points: 7
WR TY Hilton- Hilton has emerged as a stud WR in Reggie Wayne's absence. He is easily Luck's go-to receiver in this offense now, which is a good thing to be. Even though the Titan defense is good against WR's I still believe Hilton will perform well. Start him with confidence. Projected points: 12
WR Darius Heyward-Bey- There was so much hype a couple weeks ago over DHB. A lot (myself included) thought that Heyward-Bey would step into Wayne's old role and contribute immediately. Oh how wrong we were. Heyward-Bey has a problem of dropping passes. Some of us call it "butterfingers". Stay away from DHB. Projected points: 3
TE Coby Fleener- Since Wayne's injury, Fleener has seen an increase in targets and receptions. I am a firm believer in Fleener. He probably won't put up the crazy numbers but he will throw up consistency. Projected points: 10
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick- Last week Fitzpatrick looked like a viable starting QB. Unfortunately that was against Jacksonville. This week he gets Indy. Indy is a much better defense. I'm not expecting much from Fitzpatrick. He is a desperation bye-week start at best. Projected points: 12
RB Chris Johnson- Johnson is still getting the carries. Yes, he did put up a dud last week but I have full faith that CJ2K goes back to putting up good numbers this week. Feel free to roll with Johnson. Projected points: 14
RB Shonn Greene- Greene has gotten over 10 touches the past 2 weeks. Chris Johnson owners are screaming bloody murder because of this. But let's be real. Johnson is the only RB worth owning. Greene may get a lucky goal-line TD but I'm not willing to bank on that. Avoid Greene.
Projected points: 3
WR Kendall Wright- In a PPR format Wright is worth quite a bit more, but in a standard league his value is not much. He gets the looks on this offense but does not produce TDs. This matchup with Indy isn't scary at all but it's hard to rely on Wright as anything more than a WR3 at best.
Projected points: 7
WR Nate Washington- Washington began the season on a high note. Since then, he has come crashing down to earth as the Titans make Wright the #1 WR on this team. The past 2 weeks Washington has been a ghost. If you're starting him, you must be VERY desperate. I would try and stay away. Projected points: 4
WR Kenny Britt- Nothing really needs to be said about Britt. He has one foot out the door it seems. He is a non-factor. Projected points: 1
TE Delanie Walker- Walker has caught a TD in 2 out of his past 3 games. I like his chances this week to continue that. Walker gets the targets and is being more involved in this offense as time goes by. He has sleeper appeal written all over him this week. Projected points: 9
Note: Projections are based on standard scoring and 6 pts per passing TDs.
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