NY Jets @ Indianapolis
Team Totals: Colts 27, Jets 16.5
Waxed by the 49ers’ injury-induced junior varsity team at home last week, the Jets asserted themselves as the NFL’s worst team, perhaps by a severe margin. Likely or certain to play Week 3 without Le’Veon Bell (hamstring), Jamison Crowder (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (ankle), and C Connor McGovern (hamstring), Gang Green’s outlook is no rosier at Indianapolis, which ranks top three in sacks (7) and has allowed the NFL’s eighth fewest points per game (19.0). Fantasy’s QB29 two weeks in, Sam Darnold is a green-light attack target for the Colts’ D/ST. … After Indianapolis held Jaguars and Vikings backs to a modest Weeks 1-2 rushing line of 33/138/1 (4.18 YPC), this sets up as another full-fade spot for the Jets’ backfield. Adam Gase embarrassingly called 21 rushing plays for 37-year-old Frank Gore in Week 2’s blowout loss to San Francisco, even as rookie Lamical Perine clearly looked like the most dynamic back on the team. As massive road underdogs, Jets running backs continue to warrant fantasy ignorance.
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