Manning was stellar on the road last week at San Diego, leading the Colts to a 23-20 last second win. He completed 32-of-44 passes for 255 yards and two TDs, giving him 11 TD passes in his last five games. He's had two or more TD passes in each of those games and he should have another solid game this week against a Browns' defense that ranks 20th in the NFL against the pass. His knee is better and the Colts are on a roll, so expect big things from Manning down the stretch.
Addai has been a bust for fantasy owners who made him a top-5 pick on draft day as he has only six total TDs this year, including just one in his last five games. Addai did show some promise last week at San Diego as he rushed for 70 yards on 16 carries and added 31 yards on seven receptions. The Browns rank 28th against the run, so if he's going to have any value going forward it's going to be in this game. Start him and expect better results in Week 13.
Rhodes is stealing some of the thunder away from Addai as he's getting some goal-line carries and being more active in the passing game. He caught five passes for 21 yards last week at San Diego and had a TD reception, his second in the last three games. He's not a worthy fantasy play yet, but against this poor Browns' run defense he should pile up some worthy stats this week.
Wayne has had just one solid game in his last six matchups and last week at San Diego he bottomed out with only two catches for 34 yards. He has just one TD reception in his last six games, but he does have four nice matchups coming up, with the first one being at Cleveland. It's time for Wayne to beat these double-teams and get back on track and he will this week against the Browns.
Harrison is having more success as defenses are trying to single cover him while turning their attention toward Wayne. It's helped Harrison's numbers as he had six catches for 44 yards last week at San Diego and he now has 15 catches for 121 yards and a TD in his last two games. Look for the same strategy this week and similar production.
Gonzalez caught his third TD pass of the season last week at San Diego, catching a nice 13-yard strike from Manning in the end zone. He finished with six catches for 95 yards as it was one of his best games of the season. He's continually beating single man coverage and should have similar success this week against a Browns' defense that has already given up 14 TD passes in 11 games.
After catching 11 TD passes last year, Clark has been limited to just three this year. He was limited to six catches for 30 yards last week at San Diego and didn't catch a TD pass for the eighth time in the 10 games he's played this year. Look for several targets this week, but finding paydirt again will be tough.
The Colts have allowed just four TD passes all year, while collecting 10 interceptions and 16 sacks. Pretty solid stat. They should have good success this week as well against a struggling Browns' passing game.
With Brady Quinn now out for the season with a fractured right index finger, QB Derek Anderson will get the rest of the starts down the stretch. Anderson filled in for Quinn last week and had no luck moving the team as he finished
Lewis was limited to 58 yards on 10 carries last week against Houston, his lowest number of carries in a game this year. But that won't happen again this week as the Colts rank 25th in the NFL vs. the run and the Browns will need to run the ball 25-plus times to stay in the game and control the clock. Look for Lewis to have a big game as the Browns let him carry the load this week.
One week after topping 100 total yards at Buffalo with a score, backup Harrison was held to 31 yards on seven carries and eight yards on one reception. He remains a waiver wire fantasy play even during a week when he could get more carries against a suspect Colts' run defense.
Edwards leads the NFL in dropped passes and last week may have been his worst game as a Brown, which is saying something this year. He had at least five drops as he finished with five catches for 85 yards. The crowd booed him often as he was targeted 17 times and lacked concentration all game long. The Browns know he is still their best option, so look for 10-plus targets again this week and hopefully better success.
After being so dominant two weeks ago against Denver, Winslow has been a dud these last two weeks, catching a total of just four balls for 51 yards. He was limited to one catch for 11 yards last week against Houston and his success will be limited this week again as the Colts have a solid linebacking crew that can stay with most tight ends. Start him again, but expect the frustration to continue.
After scoring double-digits in three of his four previous games, Dawson was held to six points last week vs. Houston, converting two-of-three FG attempts. He still has 89 points on the season and is a worthy fantasy play this week at home.