Few skill position player units in the NFL have been hit harder this season than the Indianapolis Colts wide receivers. But now they are starting to get a little healthier, just in time for the stretch run of the fantasy football season.
This week Parris Campbell returns to action for the first time since Week 9. The rookie—a second-round pick out of Ohio State—looked like he would a golden opportunity when T.Y. Hilton went down. And then Campbell suffered a hand injury putting him on the shelf.
Through it all, Zach Pascal has been thrust into the No. 1 receiver job, and has done more than enough to earn a regular role in the lineup, regardless of who’s healthy or not. He caught seven passes for 109 yards last week against the Titans. That was his second game this season with more than 100 yards too.
Fantasy football analysis, Indianapolis Colts WRs Zach Pascal and Parris Campbell
Pascal and Campbell will both be on the field this week, starting as the Colts’ top two receivers. Pascal is a slightly better option than Campbell for fantasy this week as he’s earned the top job in that offense and based on what he’s done so far this season. However, Campbell is capable of a nice day himself, worth a flyer given his upside and the matchup. Few defenses allow more passing yards than the Buccaneers, who the Colts play this week.
Start Pascal. Sit Campbell.