The Colts defeated the Texans for the second time in three weeks, winning 27-20. Philip Rivers could clinch a playoff spot with his new team in Week 16, so there is plenty of motivation. But will the motivation be enough to make Rivers a viable fantasy option against one of the league’s best defenses?
Fantasy Football analysis: Colts QB Phillip Rivers
Despite finishing with his third consecutive game throwing two touchdowns and zero interceptions, Rivers finished last week’s contest with a measly 17.02 DKFP. He has only surpassed the 20-DKFP-marker in three games this season, and this week’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn’t be his fourth. The Steelers defense is allowing the league’s second-fewest DKFP to opposing quarterbacks (15.8 per game). Fresh off a three-game losing skid, Pittsburgh will also be highly motivated to turn their recent form around and pick up a win. In any case, it will be a difficult spot for Rivers to do anything more than his normal sub-20 DKFP output.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit Philip Rivers.