Thursday Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 10 (2020): Jonathan Taylor, Corey Davis & More

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Thursday games are always tricky, though that’s not groundbreaking news.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the more questionable decisions for tonight’s game and try to decide who we should trust and who should be avoided:

Is Jonathan Taylor Still A Fantasy Option…

A few weeks ago it wouldn’t have been a question as to whether or not Taylor was a viable fantasy option. However things have changed in recent weeks. Just look at the numbers over the past two games:

  • Jonathan Taylor – 17 carries for 49 yards and 1 TD
  • Jordan Wilkins – 31 carries for 128 yards and 1 TD

You also can’t ignore Nyheim Hines, who has made an impact catching the football. That’s something that can’t be overlooked against a Tennessee defense that’s allowed 4 receiving TD to opposing running backs (one behind the league lead).

Taylor has simply been out-played, and it’s easy to envision the Colts continuing to feed the hot hand. While we can’t rule Taylor out as an option, he’s more FLEX as opposed to RB2.

Verdict – Sit ‘Em (though potential FLEX option)

Should Corey Davis Be Slotted In Lineups…

Davis had been on a great run heading into Week 9, but everything came crashing down:

  • Week 7 (vs. Pit) – 6 catches (10 targets), 35 yards and 1 TD
  • Week 8 (at Cin) – 8 catches (10 targets), 128 yards and 1 TD
  • Week 9 (vs. Chi) – 0 catches (3 targets)

We have to remember that Davis will always be battling A.J. Brown for targets (Brown has scored at least 1 TD in five straight games), and on days when the Titans go with a ground heavy attack the opportunities will be limited. In Week 9 Ryan Tannehill only attempted 21 passes, with 9 going Brown’s way.

Considering the Colts have allowed the 10th fewest points per week to opposing wide receivers, and this becomes a situation to avoid this early in the week. While it’s possible Davis “booms”, it’s far more likely he is a bust.

Verdict – Sit ‘Em

Indianapolis Colts Start/Sit Decisions

  • Philip Rivers (QB) – Sit ‘Em
  • Jonathan Taylor (RB) – Sit ‘Em (FLEX consideration)
  • Jordan Wilkins (RB) – Sit ‘Em
  • Nyheim Hines (RB) – Sit ‘Em
  • Zach Pascal (WR) – Sit ‘Em
  • T.Y. Hilton (WR) – Sit ‘Em
  • Michael Pittman (WR) – Sit ‘Em

Tennessee Titans Start/Sit Decisions

  • Ryan Tannehill (QB) – Sit ‘Em
  • Derrick Henry (RB) – Start ‘Em
  • A.J. Brown (WR) – Start ‘Em
  • Corey Davis (WR) – Sit ‘Em
  • Jonnu Smith (TE) – Sit ‘Em

Sources – NFL.com, ESPN

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Professor,

    Your thoughts on playing Indy’s kicker Rodrigo Blankenship Thursday night? Has been a reliable kicker, but not great in week 9.

    Would you play Daniel Carlson LV instead?

    Thanks.

  2. Hola roto !! Al parecer activarán a Lazard de Packers , y lo tengo en mi equipo , también cuento con J Meyers de NE y a Maike Evans .. me puedes ayudar a decidir para escojer a uno de ellos para alinearlo a producir .. saludos

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