It’s all systems go for fantasy owners of the Colts D/ST against the Broncos’ offense.
The Broncos rank near the bottom of the league in total offense (25th, 317.4 YPG), turnover differential (25th, -3), passing (26th, 207.9 YPG), red-zone scoring (26th, 47.4 percent), scoring (29th, 16.0 PPG), third-down conversions (29th, 30 percent), passing touchdowns (29th, 6) and sacks allowed (tied-29th, 24). Meanwhile, the Colts are on a little bit of a hot streak defensively over their last two games, totaling seven sacks and three takeaways while holding opponents to 18 points per game.
The Colts have been able to capitalize against weaker passing games this season such as Denver’s, holding both the Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders to fewer than 200 passing yards. On paper, if the Broncos were going to mount a successful attack against the Colts then it would be on the ground with Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. However, the Colts are holding opponents to an average of 68 rushing yards per game over the last two games after getting defensive end Jabaal Sheard, linebacker Darius Leonard and safety Clayton Geathers back over that time.