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How to watch and what to watch in Colts vs. Saints, Week 15 MNF

Week 15 closes with the Colts and Saints squaring off in a Monday Night Football contest with big implications for both teams. We’ve got all the fantasy football and odds info you’ll need to get ready for the game.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas celebrates with quarterback Drew Brees after making a fourth quarter touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL wraps up Week 15 with an inter-conference matchup on Monday Night Football that is must-win for both teams. The New Orleans Saints host the Indianapolis Colts with kickoff set for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, and a live stream on WatchESPN.

The Saints are 10-3 and have locked up the NFC South. They lost last week to drop out of a first round bye and need a win to at least maintain pace in the conference. The Colts are 6-7 and have now lost three straight games to drop two games back in the AFC wild card race. They need a win just to hang around heading into the final two weeks.

The big question heading into this game is the status of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. He is listed as questionable and is a game-time decision. The Colts are also awaiting word on the status of cornerback Pierre Desir, who is questionable.

We’re here to give you a hand in preparation for the final game of Week 15, considering how to watch the game and what to watch throughout.

Game Time/TV channel/Streaming

It’s an 8:15 p.m. ET start, which means inactives will arrive at 6:45 p.m. The game will air on ESPN. If you prefer streaming, WatchESPN will have a live stream.

Fantasy football start/sit advice

There is so much to consider in this game from a fantasy perspective. Quite a few playoff games are going to swing in this one given the big names in play. The big question as of Monday morning is whether or not T.Y. Hilton will play. If he does not play, Zach Pascal and Marcus Johnson get a boost. If Hilton does play, he could be facing a pitch count of sorts, so his value is limited.

Strong start: QB Jacoby Brissett, RB Marlon Mack, K Chase McLaughlin, QB Drew Brees, WR Michael Thomas, RB Alvin Kamara, K Wil Lutz, TE Jared Cook

Decent start: WR T.Y. Hilton, WR Zach Pascal, WR Marcus Johnson, TE Jack Doyle, , RB Nyheim Hines (PPR), RB Latavius Murray, WR Ted Ginn, Saints D/ST

Sit: Colts D/ST

Pick against the spread

The Saints defense took a big hit this week with the decision to place Marcus Davenport and Sheldon Rankins on injured reserve. Those are a pair of big blows and opens the door for the Colts. This should be a shootout — maybe not quite 49ers-Saints, but big in its own right. The Saints are a nine-point favorite and the point total is 46.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Bet the Colts and the over.

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