Sep 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) reacts after rushing for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville, FL – The Indianapolis Colts are going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars this coming Sunday in a game that is expected to be dominated by the Colts. That being said, for fantasy football owners, this could be one of those games where you want to start three Colts in particular.
1. Andrew Luck, Quarterback
The Jaguars have one of the youngest secondaries in the NFL, and they will be put to a serious test on Sunday afternoon. Andrew Luck hasn’t had a great start to the 2013 season, but he has done a much better job of taking care of the football. This Sunday very well could be a breakout performance from Luck.
He’s got the arm to beat Jacksonville deep, short, and also in the mid-range game. With the rushing game of Trent Richardson deserving respect, the Jaguars are going to have a lot of pressure on the young secondary. Don’t expect Jacksonville to be able contain the Colts passing attack. Andrew Luck is a must start in all leagues.
2. Trent Richardson, Running Back
Richardson will receive a full load of work with fellow running back Ahmad Bradshaw missing Sunday’s game due to a neck injury. He didn’t have the best showing in his debut with the Colts against the 49ers, but he did score a touchdown. Don’t expect a 100-yard game from him, but he will chew up the Jacksonville defense for a good amount of yardage, and he’ll be their power back in the redzone and is a good bet to put up a touchdown or two as well.
Richardson is a must start in every league simply because of the talent that he has. He may disappoint, but this week looks to be a very favorable match-up for him. With the increased work load due to Bradshaw’s injury, you shouldn’t be disappointed.
3. T.Y. Hilton, Wide Receiver
Hilton has had an incredibly up and down season to this point, and we expect it to be an up week for him vs. the Jacksonville defense. His ability to be a deep threat as well as a danger in the short and screen game make him a great fantasy option this week. Luck will have a big game we anticipate, and Hilton will make plays.
In Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, he was able to put up huge numbers with six receptions for 124 yards. He may not put up those numbers this Sunday, but he will be able to perform well against the inexperienced Jaguars’ defense.
Both Reggie Wayne and Coby Fleener are honorable mentions for fantasy lineups. Wayne always puts up numbers, and Fleener matches up very well against the Jaguars defense as well. If you have them, consider starting them in your lineups.