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TE Erik Swoope - Indianapolis Colts

6-5, 246Born: 5-8-1992College: Miami (Fla)Drafted: ---

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Week 14: at Buffalo Bills

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has fared better than virtually anyone expected upon his Week 2 insertion into the lineup. He's generated 6.8 adjusted yards per attempt, which factors in touchdowns and interceptions - not a great mark, but a better one than Cam Newton or Marcus Mariota has posted. Still, Brissett simply isn't much to look at as a passer, and the team isn't putting much on his plate. He's averaging just 32.4 attempts per start, with just 226.3 yards and a 2.8% touchdown rate (29th among the season's regular starters). With Donte Moncrief falling off the face of the earth and T.Y. Hilton routinely bracketed by downfield coverage, Brissett projects weekly to a ho-hum ceiling; on weeks he doesn't run for a touchdown, he routinely finishes on the mid-to-low end of the QB2 scale. As a result, we can never outright project this passing game to anything explosive or even dependable. The Buffalo pass defense remains the team's only saving grace - and it's an inconsistent one. This unit is generally limiting opposing pass games, allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. But they're thoroughly targetable for opposing WR1s. Over their last 8 games, they've allowed 83-189 yards to each of A.J. Green, Mike Evans, Michael Crabtree, Michael Thomas, and Keenan Allen, with 6 touchdowns by wideouts along the way. The young cornerbacks are losing a lot of their gambles, and the pass rush isn't dissuading anyone from testing them deep. This looks like a great spot to target the Colts' downfield players while remaining cautious in expecting all-over-the-field fireworks.

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Colts | Erik Swoope ruled out for rest of year (Wed Nov 29, 08:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Erik Swoope (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Swoope, who has been on injured reserve since August, was optimistic about being able to return, but Pagano didn't want to 'risk further injury and things like that.'

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