FANTASY FOOTBALL THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:
TIME TO BE A BARBARIAN (WEEK 5)
BEAST DOME NATION.
The Texans have their Superbowl in Week 5 against the Colts. Luckily for the Texans they do not have to deal with Andrew Luck which was smart of the Colts to hold him OUT this week because that Texans D-Line is going to be coming with FIRE. The Texans are in a MUST-WIN game as they cannot afford a fourth loss in this young season. Not only must they afford a fourth loss, but they need a momentum from a big win to spur this team forward.
The Texans are starting Ryan Mallet which is a mistake considering he throws the ball so hard that nobody can catch it. Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts III are out for this matchup, which means DeAndre Hopkins will be seeing a lot of targets tonight. Arian Foster will also have to step up at WR and play a lot of slot tonight as the Texans love to go Shotgun Empty. Key for the Texans is to keep feeding Arian in the running and passing game to keep their offense in control.
The Colts going with an underrated Matt Hasselbeck will need to pull off a HUGE road victory. He still has some nice velocity on his throws and Donte Moncrief/TY Hilton are still capable of getting open on demand. The X-Factor tonight is ex-Texan Andre Johnson. Andre needs to step up and make some big plays not only to save his Fantasy Football season, but to send a message to his old team. Expect Hasselbeck to force some his way, his plays will be crucial throughout the game. Frank Gore has a tough task against a Texans Run D that fell apart on the road last week. Look for them to make a STRONG statement similar to the Jets against the Colts earlier this Monday Night Football Season.
In the end, it will be Arian Foster doing whatever he can to will this team to a win. Arian could easily touch the ball 30 times tonight as the Texans need to win this game and cannot do it without him. The Colts will be looking for the big road upset, but that Texans D-Line is going to be too dominant and completely dominate the Colts.
*THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RECORD (3-1)*
MUST START PLAYERS
Arian Foster (#3 RB)
DeAndre Hopkins (#5 WR)
Texans (#1 D/ST)
J.J. Watt (#1 DE)
Jadeveon Clowney (#10 LB)
D’Qwell Jackson (#1 LB)