The Miami Dolphins travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a Week 2 matchup that is chalk full of question marks in the backfield. To help you prepare your fantasy lineup, we've got all the numbers and projections from numberFire.
It looks like one of the big fantasy sleeper picks of your draft may not be getting off to quite the start that most of those fantasy owners would have hoped for. Lamar Miller won the starting running back job out of training camp over Daniel Thomas, but don't tell that to either one of them. Miller ran for just 10 yards on three carries, while Thomas just 14 yards on eight attempts.
With the running game proving to be ineffective, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have to rely on Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace. This might be a good thing for Tannehill considering Wallace is already complaining about not being involved enough in the team's offense after Week 1. Wallace finished with an atrocious15 yards on a single catch in a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.
As ironic as it may seem, it was the Colts' offense and not Miami's that was suppose to involve a time share in the running game. However, Vick Ballard tore his ACL in practice earlier this week and is out for the season, meaning that former New York Giant Ahmad Bradshaw will undoubtedly be thrust into a feature back role for the Colts. Donald Brown has been unable to prove himself worthy of consistent work over the last few years.
A messy rushing attack for the Colts bodes well for Andrew Luck owners who are salivating at the idea of the sophomore sensation racking up passing attempts this week. That said, Luck was sacked four times against the Oakland Raiders last week. The Dolphins' defensive line boasts sack machine Cameron Wake, so any blow out fantasy performance from Luck hinges on the offensive line's ability to protect its most valuable player.