The Colts and Broncos face off in Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday Night Football. Start your fantasy week on a high note by putting these players in your lineup.
Running Back Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack’s fantasy owners have been waiting for a bona fide breakout performance over the second half of this season, but he’s been relatively quiet. The rookie from USF hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 8, and he’s only gone over 50 yards from scrimmage in one game during that span.
This week’s matchup is a tough one against an elite Denver defense, but the volume may be there for Mack on Thursday night.
Frank Gore is coming off of an incredible performance with 130 yards on 36 carries in Buffalo last week, but it will be incredibly difficult for the 34-year-old to carry that kind of load on a short week. Gore missed Tuesday’s practice due to rest and a sore hand, so the Colts may be leaning heavily on Mack this week.
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Tight End Jack Doyle
Donte Moncrief missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, and he’s already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game. With Moncrief on the sidelines, Jack Doyle will be the clear second option in the passing game behind T.Y. Hilton.
The Broncos’ pass defense has been historically great over the past few seasons, but they’ve been exposed against tight ends this year. According to Football Outsiders, they rank 25th in the league against tight ends with a corps of linebackers don’t perform well in coverage.
Look for Jack Doyle to be a go-to guy for Jacoby Brissett on Thursday night.