MAN UP/STEP ASIDE TNF
I’m not even a Colts fan, but reading all these “experts” comfortably pick the Patriots over the Colts, makes me want to fight somebody. Let’s be mindful that New England hasn’t exactly been blowing teams out of the water either. It’s a short week for both teams, but the Colts are desperately looking for a bounce back after a heartbreaking loss to Houston. Regardless of what I think, you should be focused on beating your opponents mercilessly in fantasy football, so here we go.
The 32 year-old is finally making his return after tearing his acl last season, and then getting busted for taking PED’s, that eventually led to his four game suspension. It may be tough plugging in Edelman right away, but look, this is Brady’s favorite target. Plug in Edelman as your flex.
Marlon Mack has been rules out with a hamstring injury for tonight’s game, so expect Hines to get still get a great amount of volume. Frank Reich said that Hines would be the Darren Sproles of the Colts offense, and he fits the role perfectly.
T.Y. Hilton won’t be suiting up, and the Colts are going to have to throw the ball a lot, if they want to pull off a shocker against the Patriots. Expect an immediate spike in his production in week 5.
Sony is the real deal. New England isn’t known for featuring a heavy volume running back, but this kid is different. The crazy part is, after getting 25 carries in week 4, and rushing for over 100 yards, I still don’t believe we’ve seen the best of Michel. Albeit, he may not have a monster game on a short week, but keep this man in your lineups.
It would not surprise me if Josh Gordon ran wild on the Colts, the talent is definitely there. Then again, I’m a little worried if I have to start Gordon, and watch him catch 3 balls, for 50 yards. I’m still keeping Gordon rostered, but it may be a bit longer till we see a monster game.
If you’ve been losing close games this season, Ebron has not been the reason. Jack Doyle is out, so it makes sense that you start him, but I’d temper expectations this week, because New England is really good at taking out the beat players of opposing teams. Also the Patriots have allowed the fourth-fewest yards to tight ends this season.
Ugh… remember when you drafted Hogan around round 5, and actually felt good about it? Yeah same here, what happened? I will say though, with Edelman coming back, we may see a resurrection of Hogan, but I’d rather wait and see it, before I trust him in my lineup again.