Colts vs. Patriots: Fantasy football projections featuring Andrew Luck, Tom Brady and Stevan Ridley


We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 11 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.

The Indianapolis Colts are on the road to face the New England Patriots in Week 11. Fantasy football playoffs are approaching, which means every week is a vital matchup. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup for Week 11, we've got game-by-game player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck is fueling the Colts towards a playoff berth in his first season under center. He's also making a few of his teammates viable fantasy starters once again. The Patriots have given up the second-most passing touchdowns in 2012, so Luck's value should continue to rise this week. Reggie Wayne can also expect a solid day on Sunday. He has the most receptions in the NFL so far, and is constantly targeted by Luck.

The Patriots yielded 150 yards and two touchdowns to the Bills running back duo in Week 10. Donald Brown and Vick Ballard aren't quite as impressive, though, and they'll continue limiting each other's value in their current timeshare.

New England Patriots

You can basically pencil the majority of the Patriots offensive starters into your lineup each week. Tom Brady has at least two touchdown passes in his last four games, and considering the Colts defense gave up 19 passing scores in their first nine games, you can expect plenty of points yet again from New England's star quarterback. Indy looks like its clamping down on opposing ground games lately, but this is the same team that let Shonn Greene rush for 161 yards and three touchdowns several weeks ago. Stevan Ridley continues to run well even while he's ceding some carries to Danny Woodhead and Shane Vareen. He needs to be started.

The Patriots are a bit banged up in the receiving corps, but assuming they're healthy, everyone is worth starting in this high-octane offense. Rob Gronkowski is on a scoring frenzy lately, even with his ailing hip. Expect another "Gronk spike" or two this week.

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