The Colts are coming off of a big win, while the Broncos are coming off a big loss. What does that mean for fantasy football purposes?
Both the Colts and the Broncos weren’t expected to do much this season. The only difference between the two is that the Colts actually ended up being good. The same can be said for fantasy football purposes between these two teams. One has a lot of options this week, while the other doesn’t.
Let’s start with the one who does, and that would be the Colts. T.Y. Hilton should again be started. He scores a touchdown in almost every game. Even though he’s going up against a tougher defense this week, he should still be able to get his points.
Jacoby Brissett is worth a start now. He has shown the ability to put up some big fantasy points. He’s coming off the best game of his career. Because of the probable game plan for this one, he might not be a QB1 this week. But he is a viable QB2 or a good fill-in starter for bye week players.
Marlon Mack is another guy who could be a good start. The Colts will likely try to run the ball more than they did against Houston. Mack should get more touches and more chances to succeed. He has been up and down this season, so he’s probably an RB2.
Eric Ebron is wroth a start if you like having a boom or bust player on your team. He’s only valuable if he scores a touchdown, and it’s anybody’s guess on which games he will score in. He could be a starter in deeper leagues.
For the Broncos, the only individual worth starting is Courtland Sutton. Sutton is the clear number one receiver for this team, and gets a lot of targets. That makes him valuable enough to start. Against a banged up Colts secondary, he could have some big fantasy points.
The Broncos defense is a top 10 defense in the league. But fantasy wise, they are dicey. Only start them this week if you think the Colts are going to have a letdown game. Otherwise, they might not be your best option this week.
This isn’t the best game for fantasy points for any of these players, but some could still have a breakout game.