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In a legendary battle between Matt Hasselbeck (with the added bonus of recovering from a viral infection, which I’m just assuming is called “getting old”) and Ryan Mallet, the Colts will hope to hold onto an already tumultuous season against a division rival that’s been their personal punching bag for the last decade. Andrew Luck is still experiencing shoulder “pain”, even though he’s been throwing well this week in practice. Then again, sitting Luck seems to be the “big picture” decision that I would normally support. Though, this type of mindset seems odd coming from a franchise that hasn’t noticed issues on their offensive and defensive lines for about three years now (or the past twenty, if you think about it). But the Texans seem to be impressed with the Colts front office decision-making so much that they themselves have chosen to waste away the career of probably one of the best modern-day defensive players with attaching mediocre everything around J.J. Watt. Except at the quarterback position. No, the Texans always find a way to turn that position into a complete and utter dumpster fire. So here we are, two mediocre teams resting their hopes on one Matt Hasselbeck and one Ryan Mallet… yup, sounds like peak Thursday Night Football to me!

Rankings have been updated for tonight game and can be found here.

 

By the Numbers

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15 – Number of consecutive division wins by the Colts.

7 – Receptions, this year, for Andre Johnson.

184 – Yards given up to Leonard Hankerson and Devonta Freeman by the Texans last week.

184 – Matt Hasselbeck’s age.

 

Drinking Game

Here's a picture of a wild bird habitat I recently visited.

Here’s a picture of a wild bird habitat I recently visited.

Take one sip of beer if…

Peyton Manning is mentioned.

Frank Gore gains positive yardage.

Any time they show BBQ.

Phil Simms says something absolutely asinine. (Take baby sips…)

They show Luck on the sideline looking bewildered (see lede for example).

T.Y. Hilton bails out Matt Hasselbeck.

Take one shot of liquor if…

J.J. Watt swats a pass.

You hear Phil Simms go ”Well JEEEEEEM…”.

Anyone uses Andrew Luck’s last name as a pun or in a play of words.

The Oilers are mentioned.

 

Totally Legitmate Game Prediction

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Colts – HODOR

Texans – 10 (the estimated fan total of the Texans. That includes J.J. Watt’s mother.)

 

 

  1. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Hankerson over Moncrief now that based on the QB situation?

  2. William says:
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    My FLEX starter for this week is currently LeGarrette Blount because Karlos has a concussion and unlikely to play. I also have Matt Jones as another option. On the waiver wire, I am considering Allen Hurns, Isaiah Crowell, Christine Michael (online hype), Nelson Algohor, or Willie Snead.

    There is also another online hype machine in Dorial Green-Beckham, and Kamar Aiken cause the Ravens have nobody to throw to.

    What is your recommendation?

      • William says:
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        @Jay: so pick up Aiken and start him in my Flex? oh I forgot to mention Non-PPR

  3. Scott says:
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    Crap, I forgot to put Boobie in for Frank Gore.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: he has yardage tonight!

      • Scott says:
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        @Jay: Will miracles never cease?

  4. Zandy says:
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    Let me know if I need to hold on Gore based on tonight haha

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: the Texans defense looks pretty terrible. Maybe you should ask for a little more if he has a goog game?

      • RotoLance

        RotoLance says:
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        @Jay: Texans D being bad is quietly one of the bigger surprises of the season. Alex Smith lit them up, at least by Alex Smith standards. Now Hasselbeck. A. Johnson and F. Gore doing a pretty good number on them.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @RotoLance: agreed. And they’ve isolated Watt really well.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: no long term change to gore outlook? Looks to be running hard

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: to be fair, bot defenses have looked terrible. Like I said, maybe raise the price or maybe even hold one more week.

            • RotoLance

              RotoLance says:
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              @Zandy: The Colts offense was bound to get better. I had Jay’s “Week 5 Rankings page” open so I took a look to see what this was about.. Man, Gore for Gordon is a tough one. It seems like a lateral move to me. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to give up Gore or Ivory.. I think the only sense that Hill is better than Ivory is in the Ivory gets injured a lot sense. Ivory gets a full workload. Hill does not. I do see Hill’s workload increasing somewhat but right now when they are both healthy Ivory > Hill. 12 carries per game is going to have a hard time competing with 20. Also note that now Hill is dealing with some knee injury. My two cents on that discussion.

              • Zandy says:
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                @RotoLance: thanks man for taking a look. The knee issue and lack of volume is making me avoid hill. Hyde is still a question mark but owner balked at Hyde for gore. Gordon or Gordon and Yeldon are intriguing to me but I see what you’re sayin about gore. Makes sense to wait him out – will always have name value. Funny how ivory has become my stud haha

                • Scott says:
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                  @Zandy: Yeah, Ivory has been returning great value.

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