Quarterback Andrew Luck has been a bit up and down lately. Two weeks ago, he threw for over 300 yards and managed four touchdown passes against the Cincinnati Bengals. Other than that, he's had a rough time over the past month. The good news for Luck and his fantasy owners is that the Colts are going to the playoffs and can still improve their position if they win their final games. That means Luck has plenty of incentive to win this week.
When he's not throwing the ball, Luck will hand it off to running backs Donald Brown and Trent Richardson. The latter has done very little since coming over from the Browns in a mid-season trade. Though Brown clearly is a smarter play than Richardson, he still has to go up against an above-average run defense.
Kansas City Chiefs
Running back Jamaal Charles could be named fantasy MVP this season just based on the way he picked apart the Oakland Raiders last week. He set an NFL record catching four touchdown passes out of the backfield and finished with 195 receiving yards. He single-handedly put a lot of his fantasy owners in the finals this week with his unbelievable performance.
He should be in for more rushing yards against the Colts, who don't defend the ground game well. If Charles can't move the chains for whatever reason, quarterback Alex Smith will have to make up for it. He's proven he can do well in the right situation and, despite not having a fantasy stud to toss to, Smith could be an under-the-radar fantasy starter this week, especially with the game taking place at Arrowhead Stadium.