Home team: Indianapolis Colts
by Inside the Redzone staff – Bill Seng
Both these teams fell hard in week 1. The Browns, a preseason sleeper team, couldn’t beat a combo of rookie and journeyman quarterback. The Colts almost got shut out and lost by 4-touchdowns to a division rival. Playing against each other, only one team gets the “bounce back win”. Because of the Colts home field advantage, it should be a close game.
Colts Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
Kerry Collins was slow in the pocket and generally lacked timing with his receivers. He did connect with Reggie Wayne late in the game. Wayne also went over 100-yards to go with his score. Even in his Titans days, Collins has a history of having a favorite receiver and locking on to him. We have Wayne at 70-yards receiving and a touchdown score. The Browns have given up a touchdown to number one receivers in their last 4 games. We’re projecting the Colts ground game for two scores, one from Joseph Addai and the other to rookie Delone Carter. The physical Cedric Benson had 121-yards and a score last week v the Browns, so we’re thinking similar running Delone Carter has a fantasy sleeper touchdown.
Browns Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
Not surprisingly, Colt McCoy still looked to be in game manager mode. Both of his touchdowns went to tight ends, Evan Moore and Ben Watson. What was surprising was that Peyton Hillis was held to less than 60-yards rushing. McCoy will stay steady, in fact his touchdown output goes down to one. The passing touchdown and rushing touchdown, both go to Peyton Hillis, who bounces back this week with a multi-touchdown game.