by Inside the Redzone staff – Bill Seng
Home Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are winning ugly. You can tell by seeing 2-1 record, but see disappointing fantasy players on the team. One such player, LeGarrette Blount has actually bounced back nicely in recent weeks. He scored two touchdowns in week 2 and handled clock killing duties in week 3, with 24-carries. This week he should do both. The Colts looked good at home against Rashard Mendenhall. This time they take their act on the road and on grass. In 2010, The Colts gave up 8 touchdowns in the 7 games they played on grass. We’re giving Blount 90 yards and two scores here. Both Josh Freeman and Mike Williams have struggled this year in the spread offense sets. The Colts haven’t been great at stopping number one receivers though, only the Browns number one receiver didn’t post a score this year. Then again, it’s hard to put Mike Williams in the class of Andre Johnson and Mike Wallace. It’s a close call, but we’ll say Mike Williams finally gets on the board this weekend. For Freeman, that will be his only touchdown toss.
The Colts should have Curtis Painter in the lineup, but he’s coming into hostile territory. He’ll lean on the likes of Joseph Addai and Delone Carter. Addai saw most of the carries last week as coach Jim Caldwell wanted to lean on the veteran more. We’ll see more of that as we project Addai having a balance 80 total yards and a score. Carter won’t be a factor, but for future speculators, they’ll like seeing his name in the box score again. It’s going to be a long year for the Colts. We project the Colts passing game to get shut-out this weekend.