Fantasy Football 2014: Colts at Texans 10/9/14 Week 6 Preview
Indianapolis Colts (3-2) at Houston Texans (3-2)
Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:25 PM ET
Kicking off the Week 6 action on “Thursday Night Football” this week is a pretty intriguing matchup between the Colts and the Texans. Indianapolis (3-2) beat the Ravens by a touchdown, while the Texans (3-2) lost to the Cowboys in overtime.
As you might expect, there are plenty of notable fantasy football players on both sides for this one, so let’s take a closer look at some of the key names to see what we should be expecting from our rosters on Thursday.
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: Luck had a pretty good fantasy day overall against the Ravens. He did post a pair of interceptions during a turnover-filled day, but also logged a pass touchdown, 312 yards through the air and another 12 on the ground with a rush TD.
Luck is obviously an automatic start and you’re not sitting him for anything. It will be interesting to see how he fares against the Texans’ defensive front.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Houston Texans: If you’re using Fitzpatrick in your fantasy league, either you’re playing in a super-deep format or you know him personally. He didn’t give much in Week 5, posting 154 yards and an interception.
Fitzpatrick isn’t much more than a low-end backup in fantasy, but he should at least improve upon his meager Week 5 numbers here.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Over the first part of this season, Bradshaw has quickly morphed into the RB to have in Indianapolis. He had a decent day in Week 5, posting 68 rush yards and 17 receiving yards, but didn’t get into the end zone and almost blew it completely with an inopportune fumble late in the game.
We’ll have to see how that bad turnover affects Bradshaw’s carry totals here, but he still looks like a good start regardless.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: During Week 5, Foster looked like the Foster we all know and love. He managed 172 total yards with a pair of rushing touchdowns in one of the most dynamic RB performances of the week.
Foster is back, everybody. After a performance like that he’s an automatic start as long as he’s healthy.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton was the star WR in Week 5, putting up nine grabs for 90 yards overall. He didn’t get into the end zone either, with the sole TD grab going to Dwayne Allen.
That said, Hilton is a home-run threat each and every game. If you’ve got him on your fantasy roster you might as well use him for his big-play potential.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Johnson didn’t have a very good week against the Cowboys, posting just five grabs for 58 yards. He was beaten in both catches and yardage by DeAndre Hopkins, which is food for thought for all the owners out there.
Still, if you’ve got Johnson on your roster you’ve got to play him and simply hope for the best.
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