Kicker Adam Vinatieri
ESPN Projection: 8 Points (Breakdown N/A)
There is a strong likelihood a good chuck of the Colts’ offensive drives stall in Broncos’ territory. With that in mind, Adam Vinatieri would be a good play Sunday.
Vinatieri has been one of the most accurate kickers in the NFL over the past four seasons. Also, he still has the leg power to nail 50-yard field goals with ease.
He made two field goals last week; a 40-yarder and a 50-yarder. He also made all three of his extra point kicks. As a result, he accumulated 12 fantasy football points (ESPN).
Another thing to consider is the game is in Denver, and it is supposed to be clear with slight wind all game. The game will be played at high altitude which means Vinatieri’s kicks will sail longer. Also, he will not have to worry about weather affecting his kicks.
This will be a tough game for the Colts’ offense to move the ball. There is a very good chance that a good portion of the Colts’ drives will end in Denver territory. Thus, Vinatieri’s usage will increase and his fantasy football value will also increase this weekend.
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