Dolphins vs. Colts: Fantasy football projections featuring Reggie Bush, Andrew Luck, Donald Brown

Scott Cunningham

We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 9 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.

The Indianapolis Colts host the Miami Dolphins in a matchup of surprising 4-3 squads. The Colts have been stronger at home than on the road, which bodes well for QB Andrew Luck and his receivers. The Colts defense has struggled however, which could mean good things for the Dolphins offense. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup this week, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are a tough offensive nut to crack. Ryan Tannehill is a game-time decision with a knee injury and his questionable status hurts the rest of the receivers. He is expected to play, but he was limited in practice all week. Brian Hartline and Davone Bess are solid PPR options, but in standard leagues, they lose considerable value, even against a weak Colts defense.

Reggie Bush remains the starting running back, but Daniel Thomas received quite a few carries last week. Bush is a solid start this week, but it remains to be seen how much Thomas will impact Bush's overall numbers.

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck has been a stronger fantasy force at home than on the road. Even facing a solid Dolphins defense, Luck is a very strong start at home. That also means Reggie Wayne should continue to hold his WR1 value and is a must-start.

The Colts rushing game is one to be avoided in general, and particularly this week. Donald Brown got in a full workload on Wednesday and Friday, and will likely split carries with Vick Ballard, reducing the value of both running backs. They are worth avoiding this week, and really for the foreseeable future.

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