Brandon Braasch | November 21st, 2019
Tonight’s game features two teams battling for first place in the AFC South. The Indianapolis Colts go into Houston to face the Texans. Both teams are 6-4 with the Colts having the tiebreaker for beating them the first time these teams met up. Here are my top players in this divisional matchup.
DeAndre Hopkins (11,000 DK and 14,500 FD)
Hopkins has been fantastic against the Colts in recent years. He has a touchdown in his last four regular-season games against the Colts. He caught one in week Seven and has seen double-digit targets in his last five games. After last week’s terrible offensive day for the Texans, look for Hopkins to be force-fed as they try and get the offense going.
Nyheim Hines (9,300 DK Captain, 6,200 DK, and 10,000 FD)
Even though Hines will stay as the change of pace back, I still like him in this game. He should see a couple more opportunities to get some carries in this game. He was able to find the end zone last week. The Texans have up to two receiving touchdowns to Mark Ingram last week. Look for Hines to be able to have success in the passing attack and find the end zone in this matchup.
Jacoby Brissett (10,400 DK and 15,000 FD)
Brissett came back from his injury last week and he played well. He had his best game of the season against the Texans back in week seven. He threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns. Marlon Mack is out for this game and the Texans have a good rush defense so Brissett will have to play great again to win this game.
T.Y. Hilton (9,600 DK and 11,500 FD)
Hilton has absolutely shredded the Texans his entire career. He has 1519 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in just 15 regular-season games. If he is able to play, expect him to continue doing just that. He has not had a game with over 100 receiving yards all year but I like his chances to reach that mark in this game. He has gotten over 100 yards receiving in seven games against the Texans in his career. The numbers lineup that is nearly once a year and he didn’t get 100 yards in his first matchup against them. Look for Hilton to get it in this game and have another huge game.
Eric Ebron (4,600 DK and 8,000 FD)
If Ebron is able to play then I would go with him as a flex play. If he is not, I would pick Jack Doyle. Ebron has been touchdown or bust all year. He was able to find the end zone against the Texans in week seven. He is one of the three tight ends to score a touchdown against this Texans defense. Although, last week they gave up a touchdown to Mark Andrews and allowed Baltimore tight ends to get eight receptions. Look for Ebron to be targeted heavily in the red zone and grab a touchdown.
The Colts were able to beat the Texans in their first game this year. They have won five out of there last six games vs the Texans. I like them to continue there success. Brissett is going to make enough plays to win despite a big game from DeAndre Hopkins. Final score 31-21 as the Texans struggle to stop the Colts offense.
Hopkins: 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Hines: 68 total yards and one touchdown.
Brissett: 287 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Hilton: 139 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Ebron: 47 receiving yards and one touchdown.
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