Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAndrew Luck

Andrew Luck

280 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 14 rush yards

It was a tough matchup for Luck in Week 15, but he threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns against Houston. He also avoided throwing an interception for the first time since Week 9. Kansas City should prove to be an easier foe.

RBVick Ballard

Vick Ballard

90 rush yards, rush TD

Ballard had his best day as a pro in Week 15 at Houston, rushing for 105 yards on 18 carries. Unlike the Texans, the Chiefs have one of the worst run defenses in the league, so Ballard looks like a good starter once again.

RBMewelde Moore

Mewelde Moore

12 rush yards

With Donald Brown on injured reserve, the Colts chose to pick up former Steelers running back Mewelde Moore before Week 15. He finished Sunday's game with four carries for six yards. Fantasy owners can look elsewhere.

WRReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

Wayne caught just three passes for 14 yards at Houston in Week 15, his worst game of the season. He'll bounce back against a bad Chiefs defense that should have plenty of trouble with the Colts' passing game. He should reach the 100-catch mark for the fourth time in his career.

WRT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

The rookie led the Colts with three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown at Houston in Week 15. Reggie Wayne had an off-game, and Hilton picked up the slack. They should both play well in Week 16 against a bad Chiefs team.

WRDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

3 rec, 38 yards

Avery caught three passes for 37 yards at Houston in Week 15, which is around what he has totaled in four of his past five games, outside of a Week 13 outlier. The Chiefs have given up 25 touchdown passes this season, which is worse than all but eight NFL teams. Even so, think of Avery as a WR3 at best.

TEDwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

4 rec, 45 yards

Allen caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown at Houston in Week 15. He tied for the team lead in receptions and he continues to outperform fellow rookie tight end Coby Fleener.

KAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

3 PATs, FG

Vinatieri had only three kicks at Houston in Week 15, making a 26-yard field goal and two extra points. He now has six field goals and 14 extra points in his past five game. That's not enough production for most fantasy owners.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Colts had three sacks at Houston Sunday, but they couldn't force any turnovers and they allowed the Texans to score 29 points in the loss. The Chiefs are their Week 16 opponent, however, which makes the Colts an interesting play.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrady Quinn

Brady Quinn

190 pass yards, INT

Quinn threw for 136 yards and an interception at Oakland in Week 15. The Colts aren't great against the pass, and with just eight interceptions, they rank among the league's worst ball hawks. Still, Quinn's fantasy value is pretty low overall and he has only two touchdown passes in his past five games.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

94 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 24 rec yards

Charles had one of the worst fantasy days of his career, with nine carries for just 10 yards at Oakland in Week 15. He also caught three passes for 18 yards. The Raiders dared the Chiefs to throw, and that limited Charles' value. In two games against the Raiders this year, he has just 14 rushing yards.

RBPeyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis

13 rush yards, 1 rec, 4 rec yards

Hillis had just one carry for zero yards at Oakland in Week 15. The running game just wasn't there for Kansas City, and Hillis shouldn't be starting in any leagues in Week 16.

WRDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

6 rec, 70 yards

McCluster led the Chiefs with seven catches on a team-high 10 targets for 59 yards at Oakland in Week 15. With Dwayne Bowe done for the season, the Chiefs will continue to go to McCluster in the passing game. PPR owners should take notice, but touchdowns will be few and far between for McCluster.

WRJon Baldwin

Jon Baldwin

3 rec, 29 yards

Baldwin was targeted four times but didn't make any catches in Week 15 at Oakland. The Chiefs need him to step up with Dwayne Bowe out for the year, but fantasy owners can continue to ignore him.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

3 rec, 40 yards

Moeaki caught three passes for 36 yards at Oakland on Sunday. He was expected to perform better as the Chiefs' most reliable receiving threat now that Dwayne Bowe is out for the year. He's still a sleeper in Week 16, however.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

PAT, 2 FGs

Succop didn't get any field-goal attempts or chances at extra points in Week 15 against the Raiders. He hasn't scored double digits in fantasy play since Week 10.

DEFENSE

INT, Sack

Kansas City's defense had one fumble recovery, no interceptions and no sacks at Oakland in Week 15. While the Chiefs did keep the Raiders out of the end zone, they still gave up five field goals. Things won't get any easier in Week 16 when the Colts and Andrew Luck come to town.

 
 
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