Thursday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Colts vs Titans

Larry Rupp
Zach Pascal's recent uptick in targets makes him a great start in Week 10.
Zach Pascal's recent uptick in targets makes him a great start in Week 10. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

It's a battle for first place in the AFC South division as the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) head to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans (6-2) in a Week 10 Thursday Night Football matchup. The Colts head into this one as 1-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds, in what is one of the closest spreads of the week.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 10 Colts-Titans showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Wide receiver Zach Pascal has quietly become a very reliable target for quarterback Philip Rivers. Pascal has seen at least 6 targets and surpassed 40 receiving yards in each of the past three games. The Colts should use their passing attack more often this week as the Titans have allowed 275.0 passing yards per game so far this season (No. 27 in the NFL). Pascal is the only Colts' receiver to play in at least 60 percent of the offensive snaps in every game this season and his chemistry with Rivers is only improving. He is a solid start in fantasy football this week and even receives an upgrade in PPR leagues.

Start AJ Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans: In a matchup against the daunting Colts' defense, it is hard to justify starting many Titans' players in fantasy football this week. Wide receiver AJ Brown may be the only must start player in this matchup as he has done nothing but show up and ball out every week he has played this season. Brown has scored a touchdown in five straight games now and has seen an average of 8 targets per game this season. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has found a way to get the ball to his favorite target week in and week out, despite whatever the matchup may be. Brown should be started with confidence as there may not be a wide receiver in the league on more of a hot streak than he is right now.

Sit T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton is recovering from a groin injury, but it was announced he will be able to suit up and play for the Colts on Thursday night. However, that still doesn't warrant a start this week as Hilton has been a shell of his former prowess so far this season. Hilton has surpassed 55 receiving yards just once this season and has yet to score a single touchdown. He doesn't seem to have a lot of chemistry with Rivers and hasn't shown anything this season that should make fantasy football managers feel comfortable with starting him. He should be on your bench moving forward unless his production starts to rise.

Sit Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans: Jonnu Smith had a great start to the season scoring 5 touchdowns in his first four games, but has started to trend in the wrong direction. Smith has only see an average of 2.5 targets over the past four games and hasn't reached 40 receiving yards since Week 5. He goes into Thursday night with a nightmare matchup as well. The Colts' defense ranks near the top of the NFL defending opposing tight ends this season. They have only given up 32 receptions (No. 8 in the NFL) for 290 yards (No. 2 in the NFL) and are the only defense to have not given up a touchdown to an opposing tight end all season. There is no reason to start Smith this week.

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