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What to do with T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal in Week 3 fantasy football

Does Parris Campbell’s injury open the door for Colts WRs against the weak New York Jets?

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Philip Rivers picked up his first win as an Indianapolis Colt in Week 2, handling the Minnesota Vikings with a 28-11 performance. In Week 1, the offense lost Marlon Mack, which pushed the RB1 role to Jonathan Taylor. He seized the moment and logged 101 rushing yards and a touchdown. In Week 2, Parris Campbell fell victim to the injury shot heard around the league. Can any of the Colts wide receivers seize their moment against the lowly New York Jets?

Fantasy Football analysis: Colts WRs T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal

Through two games, Hilton, Pittman, and Pascal have combined for just 29 targets. That’s an average of just under five targets per receiver per game. Even with Campbell’s nine targets in Week 1, the average doesn’t change much. The truth of the matter is simple: the Colts want to run the ball. And in a matchup against a team who has already allowed 280 rushing yards this season (eighth-most), 77 of which to Jerick McKinnon, Jonathan Taylor will be the focal point of Indy’s offense. This should be a low-scoring game as the total stands at 43.5 points (second-lowest), so we shouldn’t put trust in any of the receiving options outside of Mo Alie-Cox. And even then, that’s a thin hope.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Only start T.Y. Hilton as a WR3 or FLEX. Sit Pittman and Pascal.