Indianapolis @ Houston
Team Totals: Colts 20, Texans 19
Anthony Richardson flashed Cam Newtonian upside in Week 1’s loss to Jacksonville, banking fantasy’s overall QB4 finish strengthened by a 10/40/1 rushing line. This week, Richardson faces a Texans defense missing both starting safeties in FS Jalen Pitre (lung) and SS Jimmie Ward (hip). Due to Richardson’s inexperience, I’m still treating A-Rich as a boom-bust QB1 option and willing to bet on D/STs against him. … Minus Jonathan Taylor (ankle, I.R.), Richardson has been thrust into Indy’s offensive engine role. And there are no near-term reasons to expect Richardson to slow down. … Michael Pittman Jr. looks like the Colts’ lone fantasy-playable pass catcher. In Week 1, Pittman collected an elite 27% target share on Richardson’s throws. I fully faded Pittman before the season but am willing to start him as a WR3 here.
Sans Taylor, Indianapolis’ running back corps is a mess, enhancing Richardson’s value to the team. Deon Jackson turned in a miserable opener with 28 scoreless yards and two lost fumbles on 18 touches, while rookie Evan Hull landed on I.R. with a knee injury.
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