Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts Matchup Preview 11/10/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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The (1-7) Dolphins finally picked up their first win of the season against the Jets last week. The Dolphins haven’t had many positive things on the season and aren’t likely to have any more. They traded away their number one running back, Kenyan Drake, to the Cardinals for a conditional draft pick in 2020. Allowing the most points against in the league is not going to help you win much which can be directly seen in how the Dolphins’ season has gone. They will be taking on the (5-3) Colts who now find themselves a half-game behind the Texans in the AFC South after a tough loss last week to the Steelers. Kicking has been a major problem for the Colts. Adam Vinatieri is not the trustworthy kicker he used to be which has cost them at times. Also, their starting quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, went down with a knee injury and was replaced by Brian Hoyer. Hoyer did just fine coming off the bench, but it wasn’t enough for the Colts to win the game. This should be a drive-through type of game for the Colts who are in need of some wins. For odds movement and full matchup history, check out the Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts matchup page.
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 4:05pm ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Miami Dolphins: S Reshad Jones (Q), DE Avery Moss (Q), C Daniel Kilgore (Q), CB Ken Webster (Q), S Walt Aikens (Q), DT Christian Wilkins (Q), C Evan Boehm (Q), DT Davon Godchaux (Q)
Indianapolis Colts: Parris Campbell (O), CB Pierre Desir (Q), WR T.Y. Hilton (D), QB Jacoby Brissett (Q), S Malik Hooker (Q)
Miami Dolphins Analysis
After switching between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen at quarterback, it looks like Fitzpatrick is the one to go with. He led the Dolphins to their first win of the season last week over the Jets. He threw for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns. This win isn’t the craziest of wins since the Jets are also one of the worst teams in the NFL, but the Dolphins will take what they can get at this point. With playoff hopes out of reach, the Dolphins can just look towards the draft for success in the future.
The one hope in the offense is Preston Williams emerging as a force to be reckoned with. He had 5 receptions for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns last game. The Colts’ defense is just a little bit better than the Jets’ defense this season which gives him the chance to do that again. I really don’t see a scenario where the Dolphins can win this game. They average 32 points against per game which makes it almost impossible for them to win. They somehow got by the Jets last week by holding them to 18 but their offense is absolutely horrible. The Colts have a productive offense which leads me to think this game will be a blowout.
Miami Dolphins Depth Chart
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB1: Kalen Ballage
RB2: Patrick Laird
WR1: DeVante Parker
WR2: Jakeem Grant
WR3: Albert Wilson
TE: Nick O’Leary
Indianapolis Colts Analysis
The Colts took a big hit last week with their loss to the Steelers. Adam Vinatieri’s missed field goal at the end of the 4th quarter made it a heartbreaking loss. Jacoby Brissett’s injury didn’t help much either, but Brian Hoyer came in and managed to keep the Colts’ offense alive. He went on to throw 3 touchdowns and 168 yards. His one pick-six turned the tides towards the Steelers, eventually ending with a loss that drove the Texans passed them in the division.
The Colts should have a much easier time this week against the Dolphins. Whether Brissett is good to go or they have to go with Brian Hoyer again, they should be able to put up major points this week as the Dolphins have allowed the most points per game in the NFL. T.Y. Hilton is likely to sit out again, but Zach Pascal has stood up big in his place. He had 5 receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown last game. I would only expect his usage to go up this week with both Hilton and Parris Campbell out.
Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart
QB: Jacoby Brissett
RB1: Marlon Mack
RB2: Nyheim Hines
WR1: Deon Cain
WR2: Zach Pascal
WR3: Chester Rogers
TE: Jack Doyle
Daily Fantasy: Mack N Cheese
Marlon Mack had a nice game last week despite the loss. He picked up 89 yards on 21 carries giving him an average of just over 4 yards per carry. I would expect similar usage this week, especially if Brian Hoyer starts. The Colts would rather have Mack run the ball than havingHoyer throw it. Mack didn’t receive any passes last game which is likely to change. The Colts do have Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins to switch up the pace, but Mack is clearly the main back who gets almost all of the touches. Against a defense like the Dolphins who have shown to have holes all over the field, Mack’s dual-threat ability will be extremely valuable.