WR Deion Branch - Indianapolis Colts
|5-9, 193||Born: 7-18-1979||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 2|
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Week 14: vs Houston Texans
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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Andrew Luck has won nine consecutive starts at home against division opponents, including a 3-0 mark against Houston during that time span.
Indianapolis lost at Houston in Week Six (23-26), but Luck scored twice with 21/32 for 252 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -21 yards, while he added 7/53/1 rushing to the team effort. Chester Rogers led the team in receiving with four targets for 4/63/0 receiving, followed by Jack Doyle (four for 4/53/1), T.Y. Hilton (nine for 3/49/0), and Eric Swoope (three for 2/42/0).
Right now, the Texans, the Titans and the Colts are tied for the lead in the AFC South at 6-6 - this is an key game for almost everyone in the division (except the Jaguars). Andrew Luck and company just destroyed a woefully inept Jets' team on Monday Night Football (22/28 for 278 yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with one sack taken for -7 yards). Dwayne Allen had a smorgasbord of TDs in the game (four targets for 4/72/3 receiving) while Donte Moncrief hauled in one (six for 4/26/1) and Jack Doyle narrowly missed scoring as well (four for 4/30/0). Oh, and T.Y. Hilton saw 10 targets for 9/146/0 receiving to lead Indianapolis in receiving last Monday. It's all good for the Colts coming into Week 14.
The Texans lost in Green Bay last weekend, allowing 20/30 for 200 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions with one sack for -9 yards. Two games ago Philip Rivers threw 22/30 for 235 net yards passing, three TDs and one interceptions at Houston (with one sack taken for -7 yards). As you can see, Houston is giving up a lot of TDs in this phase of the game lately - from Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Houston has averaged 22.5 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (ninth-most in the NFL); and 25.9 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (12th-most); with 6.5 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (13th-least). This is a mediocre pass defense entering Week 14.
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