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Indianapolis Colts fantasy preview

Who to target and avoid in fantasy football from the Indianapolis Colts.

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Warren Sharp’s Strength of Schedule: Warren Sharp projects the Colts to face the NFL’s 16th-easiest overall offensive schedule and specifically the 7th-easiest pass-defense schedule and the 10th-hardest run-defense schedule.

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Monitor

Marlon Mack is still going too early. A back-end RB2 selection in most formats, he’s constantly going before guys like David Montgomery, Duke Johnson Jr., Miles Sanders, Mark Ingram, Sony Michel, and in some cases Derrick Henry and Chris Carson. Unlike the last time Jacoby Brissett took the reins, Indy has a dominant offensive line though. ETR’s Evan Silva has pounded the table this summer, for folks to mind the fact that Mack virtually erased Nyheim Hines’ passing game role at the end of 2018 as well. The bottom line is this: The Colts will score far less without Andrew Luck—this hurts Mack. However, he will often be heavy workloads—assuming his passing game role holds. Expect an oft-used back between the 20s, to be buoyed in PPR leagues.

Similar to Mack, T.Y. Hilton is still going to early—as a high-end WR2. He will be buoyed in PPR leagues a la Mack, given the likelihood that Brissett peppers his No. 1 receiver with targets. The lack of scoring relegates him to a Flex option though.

There’s some hope that Devin Funchess’ towering frame garners red-zone looks.

An outrageously deep look, keep an eye on the Ryan Fitzpatrick-esque Chad Kelly. Kelly has a true NFL arm and is absolutely fearless when picking his targets. The Colts need to give this guy a long look.

Avoid

Nyheim Hines and Parris Campbell effectively neutralize each other as the short-area pass catchers.

Like Hines and Campbell, Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron cancel each other out in this low-volume passing game.