New York Jets versus Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night Fantasy Football Picks 9-21-2015
From Monday Night Football the Indianapolis Colts will be hosting the New York Jets. Fantasy NFL GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their fantasy draft.
The New York Jets opened up their season with a convincing home victory against the Cleveland Browns winning 31-10. The Jets scored the final 17 points of the game as they shut out the Browns in the second half of their game. The Jets ground game was effective as they rushed for 154 yards. They were efficient in the red zone converting 4 of 6 touchdowns in their opportunities. Turnovers were a key in the win as New York forced four Browns turnovers and the Jets committed just one miscue for the game. Defensively the Jets held the Browns offense to 0 of 2 tries inside the red zone.
The Indianapolis Colts went into Buffalo in week one and were soundly defeated 27-14 in a game that was nowhere near as close as the score indicated. Buffalo was up 17-0 at the half and held a 27-8 lead with eight minutes left in the game. Turnovers were a big key for Indianapolis as they committed three for the game and forced none way from the Buffalo Bills. The Colts have suffered through a lack of a run game for years and there were hoping that their offseason acquisition of Frank Gore would help but the veteran back was ineffective in the opener. The Colts finished with 64 yards rushing for the game on their 17 runs from scrimmage. They did produce a 2 for 2 inside the red zone.
New York Jets QB:
The veteran journeymen will lead this team under center as long as the Jets are winning and he stays away from costly turnovers. Last week he completed 15 of 24 passes for 179 yards with two touchdowns and one pick.
New York Jets RB:
The veteran running back led the Jets with 20 carries for 91 yards and two rushing touchdowns. The Colts defense appeared soft last week in their loss to the Bills so expect to see a lot of Ivory on the ground on Monday Night. He averaged 4.6 yards a carry last week with five first down gains and a long of 19 yards.
Powell received 12 carries in the opener for 62 yards. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry and had a long gain of 21 yards. As long as the Jets are within range of winning this game, the game plan will most likely call for 30-35 running plays like last week. The key is for the Jets defense to contain Andrew Luck and the playmakers in their passing game.
New York Jets WR:
The new addition out wide for New York had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. He had a long gain of 18 yards. Marshall is eyeing big plays so the intermediate safe routes will be a change for him in New York for a while until the coaching staff has more confidence in Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Indianapolis Colts QB:
It was not a good Week 1 for Andrew Luck. Much is expected out of this Colts team in 2015 after an AFC Championship Game elimination last season. Luck was 26 of 49 last week for 243 yards with two touchdowns and two picks.
Indianapolis Colts RB:
Frank Gore ran just 8 times for 31 yards in week one. He had two first down gains and had a long of nine yards. Gore averaged 3.9 yards a carry and will be running against a pretty good Jets defense. At home expect the Colts to pass quite a bit with Gore needing at least 5 yards a carry to get past 12 carries per game.
Indianapolis Colts WR:
Hilton was targeted 14 times and caught seven passes last week for 88 yards. He is questionable for Monday with a knee issue.
Johnson came over in free agency from the Texans and was rather displeased with his time in Houston the past few weeks and let everyone know of it. He was targeted 10 times last week but caught just four balls for 24 yards.
Monday Night Football One Day League Fantasy Picks
QB: Andrew Luck (Colts)
RB: Chris Ivory (Jets)
WR: Andre Johnson (Colts), Brandon Marshall (Jets)
TE: Coby Fleener (Colts)