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With the Colts playing the Eagles this Monday night, let's take a look at where the significant Colts are priced this week.
Andrew Luck, 4th overall QB, $9,200 value
Andrew Luck is always going to be a good play in fantasy every week because he is going to have to pass the ball a lot, especially now with the loss of Robert Mathis likely meaning the defense will allow more points. Last week Luck wasn't even on the top of his game and threw for 370 yards and 2 scores, and this week I'd say he's definitely a good start as well (and every week).
Trent Richardson, 28th overall RB, $6,400 value
Ahmad Bradshaw, 48th overall RB, $5,200 value
The Colts will focus much more this week on running the football after they got away from it last week. It'll be an emphasis this week and that could make Richardson an intriguing guy based on the fact that he should get opportunities. But I can't overlook Ahmad Bradshaw being priced as the 48th most valuable running back, and I think he's a prime candidate to exceed that. He was limited in practice Thursday, sure, but last week he saw the bulk of the snaps at running back for the Colts and I'd expect for him to continue to see a lot of snaps as long as he's healthy. He could be a steal this week.
T.Y. Hilton, 29th overall WR, $6,400 value
Reggie Wayne, 33rd overall WR, $6,200 value
Hakeem Nicks, 41st overall WR, $5,800 value
I also expect the Colts to be more active in involving T.Y. Hilton this week after a rather quiet opening game, so that could be a good play. Reggie Wayne had a great first game and there's no reason to expect otherwise this week. Hakeem Nicks is always a week-by-week player, as he'll likely be inconsistent with his fantasy production due to being the third wide receiver. I'm not sure he's a great option this week. If you want to go with a Colts receiver, the other two are worth their price more than Nicks is, I think.
Coby Fleener, 15th overall TE, $5,400 value
Dwayne Allen, 19th overall TE, $4,800 value
Yes, that's Coby Fleener you see ranked as the 15th overall tight end in fantasy for this week. He was terrible last week, but it's important to not overreact in a major way over just one game. Still, I'd be very hesitant over playing Fleener. He has the talent, but he didn't produce in week one and was bad. Dwayne Allen is the much safer and, I think, better option in fantasy football this week. Plus, he's a cheaper value than Fleener, too.
Adam Vinatieri, 10th overall K, $5,000
If you're trying to manage the salary cap, kicker is probably the position you've saved the least money for. You don't need a top kicker and with Adam Vinatieri coming in 10th, he would be a great value. I think he's better than the tenth best kicker in the NFL, but either way his fantasy value this week should make him worth it if you need a value pick at kicker.
Colts Defense, 19th overall defense, $4,800 value
Don't play the Colts defense versus this Eagles offense. Just don't. Without Robert Mathis, with several starters missing some practice time this week, with the up-tempo Eagles offense and their skill - you really shouldn't play the Colts defense. You can thank me later.
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