The Colts have several injury concerns but have the most prolific passing offense in the NFL. The Jaguars have a clean injury sheet but look like they’d struggle in a flag football game.
Don’t worry Jacksonville fans, Trent Edwards is here? We don’t have projections for Edwards (yet), but Maurice Jones-Drew and Peyton Manning? Yep, we’ve got them.
Our projection model is not perfect. There are many improvements that could be made, but we have been relatively good at predicting players’ good weeks. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.
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In a blowout, the Colts are projected to win 29.7-15.3.
There are few certainties in fantasy football, but Peyton Manning has thrown three TD passes in every game so far this season and the Jags have allowed three passing TDs in two of their three games this season. Big, big day for Peyton Manning. I’ll be playing him in our Chinstrap Ninjas Fantasy Football Contest this week. You should, too.
While everyone remembers how generous the Colts were to Arian Foster in the opener, they might not realize that wide receivers also have had success against them. Indianapolis has played a good bend-but-don’t-break style this season, giving up yards but not a lot of scores.
Injury concerns in this game: Austin Collie is questionable but is expected to play; Pierre Garcon didn’t practice this week and isn’t expected to play; Anthony Gonzalez is out; Joseph Addai is questionable, missed practice Friday and is expected to play; Donald Brown is questionable and missed three days of practice this week.
Peyton Manning, IND: 24-35, 317 yards, 3 TD
David Garrard, JAX: 20-33, 229 yards, TD, INT, 10 rush yards
Maurice Jones Drew, JAX: 100 yards, 4 catches, 25 receiving yards
Joseph Addai, IND: 60 yards, TD, 2 catches, 20 receiving yards
Rashad Jennings, JAX: 25 yards, 2 catches, 15 receiving yards
Donald Brown, IND: 30 yards, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Mike Hart, IND: 15 yards
Austin Collie, IND: 8-100, TD
Reggie Wayne, IND: 6-100, TD
Mike Sims-Walker, JAX: 6-85, TD
Mike Thomas, JAX: 5-65
Blair White, IND: 3-40
Dallas Clark, IND: 4-55, TD
Marcedes Lewis, JAX: 3-35
Zach Miller, JAX: 1-5
Adam Vinatieri, IND: FG, 4 XP
Josh Scobee, JAX: FG, XP
Colts: 3 sacks, INT, fumble recovery