Fantasy Football 2015: Jets at Colts 9/21/15 Week 2 Preview
New York Jets (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
September 21, 2015 8:30 PM ET
Finishing up the NFL’s Week 2 schedule this week on “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got an AFC battle between the Jets and Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. New York (1-0) is coming off a Week 1 win over the Browns, while Indianapolis (0-1) was shocked by the Bills in their opening game.
There will be plenty of fantasy implications in this matchup, so let’s take a moment to visit with a few of the key players on each side to see what we should be expecting.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: Thanks to a solid Week 1 performance, Fitzpatrick will find his way onto a lot of fantasy rosters as a backup. He played pretty well, bagging two touchdown passes and 179 yards.
Fitzpatrick’s pick could have been disastrous had it not been for Brandon Marshall (who reclaimed the ball), so things worked out okay. He’s a QB2 for this one and should be decent once again.
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Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: Luck has been pegged by most for a great season in 2015, but he ran smack into the Bills defense in Week 1. He threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, but also logged a pair of costly interceptions in a 26-of-49 effort.
We’ll call this one a solid effort by a good defensive team, but Luck and company get a pretty stout Jets defense here. We’ll see if he can bounce back.
Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: Ivory was a popular breakout pick in fantasy this year, and he got things started well in Week 1. He finished with 91 yards and two touchdowns on 20 rush attempts and added nine more through the air on one catch.
Ivory and the Jets offense had things clicking pretty well in Week 1, especially later in the game. He’s definitely a flex or RB2 option for this game.
Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Gore had a pretty crummy opener, like most of the Colts offense. He’d end up tallying eight rushes for just 31 yards and two receptions for no gain. Gore also missed a little time with calf cramps, but was able to return.
This is obviously not the start Gore owners were looking for, but things are bound to get better. The bad news is that the Jets have a nice run defense, so plan your week carefully.
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets: Even though he was matched up with CB extraordinaire Joe Haden most of the game, Marshall still posted a nice stat line in Week 1. He finished with six grabs for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Even better news for owners, Marshall got a team-high nine targets here. That’s a nice sign; maybe the Jets have finally found a passing attack. He’s a WR2 or flex in fantasy heading into this one.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Rumors have swirled around Hilton since Sunday’s game, as he had to exit due to a knee injury and was initially tagged as missing a few weeks.
There’s been better news recently, as Hilton’s X-rays came back negative and he’s now day-to-day with a knee bruise. Owners will want to watch him closely; if he’s healthy, he’s still a must start in fantasy--even with Darrelle Revis on his dance card.
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