The Titans (7-3) erased an 11-point deficit against the Ravens in Week 11 and ultimately prevailed when Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard, walk-off touchdown in overtime. Henry ended with 133 yards on 28 carries, breaching the century mark on the ground for the third time in his last four games. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill accounted for touchdowns to tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receiver A.J. Brown. Brown’s score was one for the highlight reels and the embodiment of a player not willing to be denied. Corey Davis was the game’s leading receiver with 113 yards on five receptions.
The Colts staged their own comeback as they clawed out of a 14-point halftime hole. Philip Rivers put together one of his best fantasy box scores with 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Rivers spread the wealth around to 11 different options, but the one receiver of note was rookie Michael Pittman Jr, who got loose for a 45-yard touchdown and accumulated a team-high 66 receiving yards. Running back Jonathan Taylor played his best game in a long while, gaining 90 yards on 22 carries and adding 24 yards on four catches.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 26
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
A.J. Brown, WR, $6,700
When these teams met in Week 10, Brown scored just 2.6 DraftKings points. But you know that line is deceiving if you watch the game. Specifically, if you watched a long pass from Tannehill clank off Brown’s hands and kill the possibility of a 72-yard touchdown. The Colts’ defense is tough, but it’s not as tough as Brown, who fought off and through four Ravens defenders to score his Week 11 touchdown. Davante Adams had no problems with Indy’s secondary last Sunday (seven catches, 106 yards, one touchdown), so Brown carries some value at this price.
Corey Davis, WR, $4,900
The possibility of getting nothing from Davis always exists — like when he didn’t catch any of his three targets in Week 9. But he has put together consecutive five-catch games and if you subtract that goose egg, Brown has averaged about 19 DraftKings points since Week 7. He’s worth a shot as a WR3 this week.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, $5,900
The good news here is that DraftKings didn’t really touch Taylor’s price after his mini-breakout in Week 11; he’s up just $100. Betting on a Colts RB will likely continue to be a cause of migraines, but Taylor is the most talented player in Indy’s backfield hydra and more importantly, he performed well when given the chance versus the Packers. He picked up 90 rushing yards on 22 chances while Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines combined for 23 yards on 10 carries. If Taylor gets that kind of workload again, he will be worth this price, even in a matchup that looks tough on paper.
Michael Pittman Jr., WR, $5,000
Pittman announced his presence with a 7-101-0 line on eight targets versus the Titans a couple of weeks ago. He also added a 21-yard rush. The rookie then showed that wasn’t a fluke with his long touchdown against the Packers. Rivers will continue to utilize a bunch of different targets, and the Colts’ passing game can go into a shell at any time once they grab a lead. But if he gets just a few opportunities, Pittman Jr. has proven that he can do notable things. You could do a lot worse at your WR3 or flex spot.