Fantasy Football Outlook: Colts at Cardinals


There aren’t many high-profile superstars playing in this week’s matchup with the Colts and Cardinals, but there could be a few interesting sleeper options.

The star power has been totally sapped out of Sunday’s game in Indianapolis with injuries to Andrew Luck and David Johnson, but this could lead to some major opportunities for some lesser-known players.

WR Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald definitely doesn’t fit under the category of a “lesser-known player”, but the Cardinals don’t have many other options on offense with David Johnson out. Fitzgerald was targeted a whopping 13 times catching 6 of them for 74 yards in Week 1.

Fitzgerald could be seeing an even bigger workload on Sunday against a weak Colts defense.

RB Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack established himself as the Colts’ number two running back in Week 1 where he gained 45 yards on 11 touches and scored Indianapolis’ only touchdown. Robert Turbin only saw 3 touches as Mack has clearly passed him on the depth chart.

Mack should be getting more and more opportunity each week as he becomes the Colts’ running back of the future.

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WR Donte Moncrief

The Colts’ quarterback situation remains up in the air for Sunday, which is concerning to anybody who has an Indianapolis wide receiver on their fantasy team. Moncrief only caught 1 pass last week, but he gained 50 yards on his only connection with newly-acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Patrick Peterson is one of the league’s best cornerbacks, but he will probably be focused on containing T.Y. Hilton for most of the day. The Cardinals don’t have much talent behind Peterson at the number two cornerback position, which could provide some opportunities for Moncrief to make another big play.