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Indianapolis Colts

Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium | Coach: Chuck Pagano
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st118.0 (18th)326.0 (1st)
Defense19th104.8 (11th)251.2 (21st)

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Sun, October 5, 1:00 PM EDT
Lucas Oil Stadium
on CBS Sports
Baltimore Ravens
Indianapolis Colts


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L 31 - 24at DEN
Mon Sep 15
L 30 - 27PHI
Sun Sep 21
W 44 - 17at JAC
Sun Sep 28
W 41 - 17TEN
1:00 pm EDT
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on CBS SportsBAL
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 9
at HOU
1:00 pm EDT
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4:25 pm EDT
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at PIT
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 3
at NYG
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
1:00 pm EST
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1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at CLE
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at DAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
at TEN


Fantasy Analysis | 1412205969
Colts involving their wide receivers more
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

While running back Ahmad Bradshaw's role in the passing game has diminished the last two weeks, wide receivers Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton have both been more involved. Each had his best performance of the season Week 4 against Tennessee, with Wayne catching eight passes for 119 yards and a touchdown and Hilton catching 10 passes for 105 yards.

Hilton seems to be the more reliable of the two -- he's had double-digit targets in three of the Colts' first four games -- but Wayne's best games have been better. Both figure to remain involved in Week 5. The Colts, who have relied much more on their passing game this year, recognizing the limitations of their running game, have every incentive to stay the course against Baltimore. The Ravens rank seventh against the run, allowing 82.5 yards per game, but 24th against the pass, allowing 260.3 yards per game. They've given up the ninth-most Fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both seem to prefer Wayne to Hilton this week -- especially Dave, who ranks him 18 spots ahead -- but they're about on equal terms for me. I'd treat them as low-end No. 2 wide receivers, which means I'd be starting them unless I was just loaded at the position.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412205365
No sense choosing between Colts tight end duo
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Torn between Colts tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener? It's easy to see why. Both scored a touchdown for the second straight game Week 4 against the Titans, but neither stands out between the 20s. Allen had 64 receiving yards in Week 1, but otherwise, neither has topped 50 in a game.

Well, the good news is that in Week 5 against the Ravens, you probably don't want either. Through four games, the Ravens have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to tight ends and have yet to have one score on them.

Maybe one of Allen and Fleener reverses the trend this week, but which one? And what happens if he doesn't? I don't know about you, but I don't like the thought of getting two measly points from my tight end spot.

Owners in 12-team leagues can do better. With the emergence of Larry Donnell, Delanie Walker, Travis Kelce, Heath Miller and even Clay Harbor, tight ends aren't exactly in short supply.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412204821
Status quo for Trent Richardson
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Prior to Week 4, you probably weren't the least bit excited about starting Trent Richardson in Fantasy. But then he scored a touchdown, which, combined with an uncharacteristic 52 receiving yards, led to a 15-point showing in standard leagues.

But here's what he still didn't do against the Titans: run the ball effectively, which is saying something considering they rank 22nd against the run, allowing 127.0 yards per game. On a daring 20 carries, Richardson picked up only 47 yards for an average of 2.4 yards per carry.

I don't see him doing any better against the Ravens in Week 7. They rank seventh against the run, allowing 82.5 yards per game and 3.3 yards per carry.

No one can predict whether or not Richardson will get a carry at the goal line -- for some reason, the Colts keep going back to him -- but if he doesn't, just like the first three weeks, you won't like what he does for your Fantasy team.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412204366
Time to shy away from Ahmad Bradshaw?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Fantasy owners who had been relying on Ahmad Bradshaw since his two-touchdown effort against the Eagles in Week 2 lucked out when he found the end zone on a 15-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter Week 4 against the Titans. He hadn't played much of a role up to that point, finishing the game with just 11 touches.

Looking back, even when he seemed like such a find those first two weeks, he wasn't getting all that many touches. His value was largely a function of him playing a bigger-than-expected role in the passing game, but he has just two catches in each of his last two games.

Bottom line: I'm getting nervous about using Bradshaw in Fantasy. He played only 36 percent of the Colts' snaps in Week 4, down from about 60 percent the first two weeks. The Colts seem content with the plodding Trent Richardson carrying the load, using Bradshaw as just a change-of-pace guy.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard still like him for Week 5 at Baltimore, ranking him among their top 20 running backs, but I think his luck finally runs out. The Ravens rank seventh against the run, allowing 82.5 yards per game, and have given up the seventh-fewest Fantasy points to running backs this season.

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Report: Colts rule out starting guard Jack Mewhort
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts ruled out rookie left guard Jack Mewhort (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Ravens, reports the Indianapolis Star. The second-round pick started the first four games.

Indy will shift Lance Louis from right guard to left guard, with Hugh Thornton returning from an ankle injury to play right guard, the paper said.

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