Fantasy Player Projections

 
Titans
Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday , Dec. 09 | 01:00 PM EST (CBS)
Colts
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJake Locker

Jake Locker

212 pass yards, pass TD, INT

If Tennessee was in contention, Locker might not be in the lineup. He has thrown five interceptions and just two touchdowns in losses the past two weeks. The Colts own one of the league's worst pass defenses, but we still cannot endorse Locker.

RBChris Johnson

Chris Johnson

111 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 28 rec yards

Johnson will reach 1,000 yards for a fifth straight season at some point early in this contest. Considering how poorly the season began, that's reason to celebrate for Johnson and his owners.

WRNate Washington

Nate Washington

3 rec, 52 yards

Kenny Britt's bad knees and Kendall Wright's inexperience have helped Washington be the Titans' biggest playmaker. He's managed 50 or more yards in six games this season and has four touchdowns.

WRKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

4 rec, 49 yards

Wright's target count has spiked in recent weeks (18 in the past two games), but it hasn't impacted his production much. He's still the third receiver on a team lacking consistency in the passing game.

WRKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

2 rec, 31 yards

Britt has caught scores in each of the past two weeks but it hasn't led to fantasy success because he's managed just 65 yards combined in those games. Lately he has been outdone by the team's other receivers.

TEJared Cook

Jared Cook

3 rec, 47 yards, rec TD

The Colts' defense has given up a touchdown catch to an opposing tight end in each of the past three weeks. Cook had 103 yards the last time he visited Indianapolis.

KRob Bironas

Rob Bironas

2 PATs, FG

Bironas is averaging 7.0 points in his last 10 games against the Colts, including that exact total in the last two meetings. Call it a hunch, but he'll come up short this week in a game that means more to Indianapolis than to Tennessee.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Titans are minus-10 in turnover ratio and rank 31st in points allowed (29.9). Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck should have little trouble tearing this unit apart.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAndrew Luck

Andrew Luck

281 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 21 rush yards

Luck needed overtime to beat Tennessee in the first meeting but should have an easier time at Lucas Oil Stadium, where he is 5-1 this season with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

RBVick Ballard

Vick Ballard

56 rush yards, 2 rec, 12 rec yards

Tennessee allowed Indianapolis 5.0 yards per carry in the Oct. 28 contest, and Ballard caught a 16-yard touchdown. The matchup is attractive, but the Colts' timeshare is not.

RBDelone Carter

Delone Carter

18 rush yards

With Donald Brown sidelined, Carter will get the leftovers from Vick Ballard. Don't expect to find a sleeper star, but there is always a chance Carter could find the end zone, which he has already done twice this season.

WRReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

6 rec, 87 yards, rec TD

Wayne appears to be slowing down some, having managed a season-low four catches last week and being held without a touchdown the past four weeks. Thank goodness the Titans are coming to town!

WRT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

4 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Hilton has now gained 100 or more yards in three of the last five weeks. We're starting to believe and have no problem recommending Hilton this week against a Titans defense ranked 26th against the pass.

WRDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

2 rec, 33 yards

Avery's two-touchdown effort last week was nothing more than a tease. As the rest of the season has shown, fantasy owners simply cannot count on Avery on a weekly basis.

TEDwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

2 rec, 31 yards

Coby Fleener caught a touchdown last week, but Allen had more targets, catches and yards. The problem is that there aren't enough footballs in Indianapolis to please both, so neither rookie tight end possesses much value for fantasy owners.

TECoby Fleener

Coby Fleener

2 rec, 24 yards

See Allen, Dwayne.

KAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Vinatieri sits just outside the circle of viable fantasy kickers. He'll reach the 100-point mark soon, but he's done it quietly, with fewer than 10 points in seven of the Colts' last eight games.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Titans have scored 20 or fewer points in four of their last five games and have a flood of problems in the passing game. This matchup is bound to make the Colts' defense an overachiever for a week.

 
 
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