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Colts-Jaguars Fantasy Recap: Colts Gain Another Win And Some More Worries

Five touchdowns in two weeks?! And now he may get benched?!?!

One week down, two to play and the Colts have yet to rest their starters. Oh boy!

Could they next week? Sure, but it sure does look like that defense needs a lot of work. Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis were limited. That secondary is riddled with injury and playing at an FCS level. The front seven allowed 110 rushing yards to Maurice Jones-Drew, who had looked sluggish in recent weeks. There should be no rest for those who don’t deserve it. And if the defense doesn’t rest, why should the offense be treated differently?

OK, I know I am probably grasping at straws here. Peyton Manning and Co. may not play more than a half in week 16 versus the New York Jets. But there is no doubt that defense isn’t changing its stripes And that should be good news for those who own Jets and Bills players in the final two weeks of the season.

  • I’m not sure how this pass wasn’t intercepted, but regardless, Dallas Clark is now the most productive fantasy tight end in non-PPR leagues. Of course, he has now played one more game than most everybody else at his position, but it’s a fact! I feel like he kind of gets a little lost in the shuffle underneath Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis, but there will be a lot of talk about him after this weekend. Five touchdowns in two weeks! That’s almost as impressive as this classic.
  • Mike Sims-Walker was wide open for basically the entire first half. I mean, no one was within three yards of him once he reached the five-yard illegal contact threshold. It’s looked like the Colts’ defense was afraid to breathe on him. I liked him this week as a top-20 WR because of his matchup, but beware from here on out. Sims-Walker has gained more than 50 yards in a road game just once. The Jaguars play two road games to finish their season (at New England, at Cleveland).
  • So much for sluggish

  • If David Garrard can post his second-best fantasy output of the season against the Colts (223 passing yards, three TDs and one interception), you know something is wrong with that defense. But the Colts have been getting absolutely scorched through the air during this half of the season. In five of their past six games, the Colts’ pass defense has allowed at least two TD throws. And four of those six quarterbacks has thrown for more than 240 yards. Quick analysis: The Colts suck against the pass. Pardon me while I upgrade the likes of Jerricho Cotchery, Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens for the final two weeks of the season.
  • Reggie Wayne racks up 132 yards and a touchdown to give you another reason why you don’t give up on your studs, even when they are in a slump. It’s the fantasy playoffs. Don’t get cute. You’ll end up getting burned like cornerback Derek Cox.
  • Just temper your expectations for Wayne next week as he will be put on Revis Island, if he plays.
  • MJD hadn’t run for more than 75 yards in his past four games prior to Thursday. Maybe he was being overworked. Prior to this season, his career high for offensive touches was 251. Entering this game, he was at 295. But he looked very strong tonight as he repeatedly pushed the pile for extra yards. He ended up with 110 rushing yards — 30 receiving — on 32 touches. That is his most touches since week nine. Part of me thinks that effort was due to the opponent and the primetime stage, but again, stay loyal to your studs.
  • Dud of the night: Pierre Garcon. Two catches and 16 yards and he doesn’t even get a target after the first quarter. Some viewed him as the team’s new No. 1 receiver as Wayne struggled. Child please! Now after his second consecutive sub-par effort, you could say that Austin Collie is the team’s New No. 2 WR. I mean, he has scored three weeks in a row now. How about we just agree on WR No. 2a and 2b? Shame is Garcon probably ruined a lot of fantasy season tonight.

Hey, if you want to find out if the Colts will rest their starters at all in the weeks ahead, there are a lot of NFL news Web sites you could visit. Including this one.

Mmmmm, cheap plug.

  1. December 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Joey Gathright jumping cars up in this bitch!

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