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Indianapolis Colts
LP Field | Monday, October 27 | 8:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Pick: Titans 34, Colts 20
Tennessee Titans
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBPeyton Manning
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Manning had one of his worst games of his career last week at Green Bay, finishing with a QB Rating of 46.6 as he threw two INTs that were returned for touchdowns and failed to throw a touchdown pass in a game for the first time this season. Manning completed just 21-of-42 passes for 229 yards and now has uncharacteristically thrown 7 INTs on the season compared to 8 TD passes. Manning had just one TD pass in two games vs. the Titans last year and he will struggle again if the Colts can't maintain a better running game than it had last week.
RBJoseph Addai
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Addai is questionable this week with a hamstring injury, but head coach Tony Dungy said there's a good chance he could play on Monday night. The Colts sorely missed him last week at Green Bay and with this as a "must win" situation look for Addai to start and contribute. Put him in your starting lineup if he practices most of this week.
RBDominic Rhodes
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 35 rush yards
If Addai can't play this week, then Rhodes will get the starting nod again. He was adequate at Green Bay last week, rushing for 73 yards and two TDs, but he lacks the breakaway speed that keeps defenses honest in the passing game. The Titans rank eighth against the run, so nothing will come easily this week.
WRReggie Wayne
7 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Wayne was completely shut down last week by Charles Woodson and the Packers as he was limited to just two catches for 24 yards. The Titans rank fifth in the NFL against the pass and have allowed just one passing TD this season, so nothing will come easily this week for Wayne & Co. But look for Manning to do everything he can to get Wayne more involved this week, so good numbers are on the way in Week 8.
WRMarvin Harrison
4 rec, 40 yards
Harrison had single coverage most of last week and still managed just two catches for 11 yards at Green Bay. That was a big disappointment considering that he just had his first multi-TD game the week before against Baltimore. Don't expect much better numbers this week as the Colts will be greeted by a raucous crowd in Nashville.
WRAnthony Gonzalez
4 rec, 40 yards
After three straight stinker games, Gonzalez finally put up respectable numbers last week at Green Bay, catching five passes for 72 yards. He was targeted near the goal-line late in the game, but that pass was taken back 99 yards by Aaron Rouse for a TD. Gonzalez will be featured again this week, but his inconsistency makes it tough to automatically start him each week.
TEDallas Clark
4 rec, 50 yards
As expected, Clark had a big game at Green Bay, even though the Packers assigned a linebacker to him on almost every play. Clark finished with eight catches for 81 yards, but he still hasn't reached the end zone yet after catching 11 TD passes last year. This is a tough matchup on the road again, so don't expect to see Clark finding paydirt this week, either.
KAdam Vinatieri
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Vinatieri was limited to two extra points last week at Green Bay as he missed a 47-yard field goal and now is just 5-for-8 on FG attempts this season. He's averaged just 5.0 points per game through Week 7.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The Colts rank 28th vs. the run, which is bad news when you're going against the Titans. They need to get a turnover or two to have any chance in this game and through six games they already have 15 takeaways and 10 sacks.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKerry Collins
150 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Collins has been an ideal QB for the Titans, but he's not an ideal QB for your fantasy team. With the way the Titans have been running the ball lately, they don't need to pass often and Collins completed just 11-of-18 passes last week for 123 yards as the Titans still stomped the Chiefs 34-10. He will pass less than 20 times again this week as the Titans will pound the ball on the ground 35-plus times.
RBLenDale White
60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
The Chiefs are so bad that somehow they let 240-pound White ramble untouched 80 yards for a TD last week. That was part of a career game for White, who finished with 149 yards and three TDs. The Titans rank fourth in rushing and lead the NFL with 11 rushing touchdowns and they will roll once again with a strong 1-2 punch of White and Chris Johnson. Start both players this week.
RBChris Johnson
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 100 rush yards, 2 rush TD
The rookie had a career-high 168 yards and a TD on 18 carries last week vs. Kansas City and he will have another big game this week against a Colts' defense that ranks 28th vs. the run. Look for the Titans to beat up the much smaller Colts' defensive front line, enabling Johnson to have a couple of big runs as he continues to push for Rookie of the Year honors.
WRBrandon Jones
3 rec, 40 yards
Jones was held without a catch last week as the Titans rarely threw to their wideouts against the Chiefs. Don't be surprised if the same formula works again this week against the Colts. Keep Jones and all Titans' WRs on your bench this week.
WRJustin Gage
3 rec, 30 yards
Gage was inactive last week as the Titans went with more two-TE sets against the Chiefs. Don't be surprised if they use two tight ends again this week as they beef up the running game.
TEAlge Crumpler
4 rec, 40 yards
The Titans went with two-tight end sets last week against the Chiefs and likely will do that again this week, leaving Crumpler in with Bo Scaife. Crumpler will start and produce, but moreso for the Titans than your fantasy team.
TEBo Scaife
3 rec, 30 yards
The Titans need Scaife to block well this week, not catch passes. He will get a few touches this week, but not enough to make him a starter in your fantasy league.
KRob Bironas
4 PATs, 2 FGs
Bironas remains perfect on the season, converting all 10 FG attempts as he's averaging just under 8 points per game this year. Look for another big game this week at home on Monday Night Football.
Defense
2 sacks, 2 INT
The Titans already have 18 sacks and 10 interceptions in six games this year and they will bring plenty of pressure on Manning if they can jump out to an early lead and take the rushing game away from the Colts.
 
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