FLEX: Willie Snead, Baltimore Ravens- $5,400
Defense: Indianapolis Colts- $4,100
The Baltimore Ravens improved to 4-2 after defeating the Tennessee Titans, 21-0. Michael Crabtree was the recipient of Joe Flacco’s lone touchdown strike, but Snead continues to be one of Flacco’s favorite targets.
Snead caught seven passes for 60 yards while being targeted 10 times in last week’s victory. In his last three games, he is averaging six receptions for 57 yards. He is tied with Crabtree for the most receptions on the team and is averaging just over a first down per reception.
The fourth-year wideout has seen an increase in playing time the last two weeks. He is averaging 61 snaps per game in his last two games, compared to 43.8 in the first four games. Snead has already made a bigger impact in six games with the Ravens than he did in his final season with the Saints.
New Orleans is ranked 30th in the NFL against the pass. They have allowed opposing wide receivers to score 10 touchdowns, tied for second-most in the league. The Saints have surrendered 44.1 fantasy points per game to receivers, the most in the NFL.
This will be the first time he goes head to head against his former team and will want to make an impact.
Defensively, the play is the Indianapolis Colts and it’s purely based on their matchup. Teams are scoring points with ease against Indy. In their last three games, they have allowed at least 37 points.
However, the Colts defense has compiled 10 total takeaways, six interceptions and four interceptions; which ranks in the top ten in the league. They also have 19 total sacks, tied for third most in the NFL.
This week they take on a very bad Buffalo Bills team. Buffalo is averaging 12.7 points per game, 32nd in the league. Offensively, they are one of three teams that are averaging less than 200 yards through the air. To make matters worse, the Bills will be without Josh Allen and Derek Anderson will get the start.
Bottom line, make sure the Colts defense is in your lineup because this will be the only time you will want them.