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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 2

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Indianapolis Colts
vs
Miami Dolphins
Lucas Oil Stadium | Sunday, Sep. 15 | 1 PM EST (CBS)

Miami Dolphins

    1. Ryan Tannehill
    2. Ryan
      Tannehill
      QB
    3. PASS YDS289
    4. PASS TD2
    5. INT1
    6. RUSH YDS7
    7. RUSH TD0

    Against a strong Cleveland defense, Tannehill threw for 272 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and got 7.2 yards per attempt. The Colts just got through making Terrelle Pryor look dynamic. Tannehill's a sneaky play in two-QB leagues.

    1. Lamar Miller
    2. Lamar
      Miller
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS74
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS26
    6. REC TD0

    Well that wasn't quite the 2013 debut Miller and his fantasy owners hoped for. Luckily, Daniel Thomas isn't a real threat to become a workhorse. Miller will bounce back this week.

    1. Daniel Thomas
    2. Daniel
      Thomas
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS22
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS9
    6. REC TD0

    Thomas may have picked up a one-yard touchdown run, but Lamar Miller is still the man in Miami. Thomas is worth rostering thanks to Miller's terrible Week 1 performance, though.

    1. Mike Wallace
    2. Mike
      Wallace
      WR
    3. REC YDS91
    4. REC TD1

    Wallace caught just one pass for 15 yards on five targets last week. He's dependent on big plays, so it's not a huge surprise to see him put up a stinker in his first regular season game with a new quarterback.

    1. Brian Hartline
    2. Brian
      Hartline
      WR
    3. REC YDS63
    4. REC TD1

    Mike Wallace got the big bucks, but Brian Hartline remains No. 1 in Ryan Tannehill's heart. After catching nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown last week, he should have been one of the most popular players on your league's waiver wire.

    1. Brandon Gibson
    2. Brandon
      Gibson
      WR
    3. REC YDS37
    4. REC TD0

    Gibson hauled in seven of his 10 targets against the Browns, going for 77 yards. That may not be a weekly occurrence, but the targets certainly are encouraging.

    1. Charles Clay
    2. Charles
      Clay
      TE
    3. REC YDS41
    4. REC TD0

    Clay caught five of the six balls thrown his way last week, racking up 54 yards. He still isn't a viable fantasy option, but keep an eye on him for bye-week possibilities.

    1. Caleb Sturgis
    2. Caleb
      Sturgis
      K
    3. PAT3
    4. FG2

    Sturgis went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts last week, and now gets to take advantage of the indoor setting in Indianapolis. I like the Dolphins to pull the upset, and think Sturgis will eventually become a regular fantasy starter.

    1. Miami Dolphins
    2. PTS ALLOWED17
    3. SACKS3
    4. INT1
    5. TD0

    The Dolphins defense looked great against the Browns last week, registering six sacks and three picks. The matchup with Andrew Luck and the Colts isn't nearly as favorable, but they're still worth starting.

Indianapolis Colts

    1. Andrew Luck
    2. Andrew
      Luck
      QB
    3. PASS YDS272
    4. PASS TD2
    5. INT1
    6. RUSH YDS25
    7. RUSH TD0

    Andrew Luck's scrambling ability doesn't get talked about a lot, but it's such a weapon for him. That 19-yard touchdown run last week turned a good day into a great one.

    1. Ahmad Bradshaw
    2. Ahmad
      Bradshaw
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS80
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS32
    6. REC TD0

    Bradshaw's value got a huge spike with Friday's news that Vick Ballard is done for the season. Like the Colts, owners should consider riding Bradshaw at RB2 or flex as long as he'll hold up.

    1. Donald Brown
    2. Donald
      Brown
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS31
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS4
    6. REC TD0

    Brown becomes Bradshaw's backup with Ballard out and we wouldn't be surprised if the Colts have to turn to him as the starter this season. He's a bonafide pick-up-and-stash candidate.

    1. T.Y. Hilton
    2. T.Y.
      Hilton
      WR
    3. REC YDS93
    4. REC TD1

    Hilton had just five targets, a result of Andrew Luck throwing only 23 passes. He should have more opportunity to make plays this week.

    1. Reggie Wayne
    2. Reggie
      Wayne
      WR
    3. REC YDS83
    4. REC TD1

    Reggie Wayne had a big Week 1, catching eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. It'll be another nice day for him and his fantasy owners on Sunday.

    1. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    2. Darrius
      Heyward-Bey
      WR
    3. REC YDS17
    4. REC TD0

    Heyward-Bey caught three passes for 33 yards, but was third in targets behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. It'll take an injury to one of those two to make him a fantasy starter.

    1. Dwayne Allen
    2. Dwayne
      Allen
      TE
    3. REC YDS20
    4. REC TD0

    Allen's status was up in the air last week, but he was able to play and caught one pass, a 20-yard touchdown. He could crack the top 15 at a very deep position, but shouldn't be thought of as a starter quite yet.

    1. Coby Fleener
    2. Coby
      Fleener
      TE
    3. REC YDS14
    4. REC TD0

    Fleener had just one target last week, and has clearly taken a backseat to Dwayne Allen. He should not be owned.

    1. Adam Vinatieri
    2. Adam
      Vinatieri
      K
    3. PAT2
    4. FG1

    Vinatieri didn't get a chance to tee up any field goals last week, making it an essentially worthless fantasy day for him. He'll have a slightly better week against the Dolphins.

    1. Indianapolis Colts
    2. PTS ALLOWED27
    3. SACKS1
    4. INT1
    5. TD0

    I'm not buying the Terelle Pryor-led Raiders offense, yet they were able to find a large measure of success against the Colts. That does not bode well for the Colts for the rest of the season.

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