NFL DFS Monday Night Football showdown lineup advice: Colts vs Ravens

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium
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Howard Bender

NFL· 2 weeks ago

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I have been working in the fantasy sports industry for more than 20 years. I am the head of fantasy sports content for Fantasy Alarm and DFS Alarm as well as a bi-weekly columnist for the New York Post. Welcome to the #Family.

Everyone loves a good NFL revenge-game narrative, so is there one any bigger than the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Indianapolis Colts? It was a cold, dark night on March 28, 1984, when Colts owner Robert Irsay loaded up the trucks in Baltimore and led a convoy across the snowy highways to Indianapolis, a move that sent Charm City into a bitter frenzy. The abandoned fans relished the moment Art Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore and both they and the team get pumped up for every Colts visit. The Ravens are 4-3 in the regular-season games when they host the Colts and have won the last three. 

Lamar Jackson and the 2021 Ravens are no different and will do whatever they can to continue punishing the Colts. Of course, the tide could turn on Monday Night Football as Carson Wentz is finally healthy and looking to assert the Colts as AFC contenders. There’s nothing like a good DFS Showdown slate to get involved in the action.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens

Captain/MVP

Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens

His ability to run the ball gives him a high floor in fantasy and the improved passing we’ve witnessed this season makes him even more enticing. He’s pricey in the top spot which means you will need to find a bargain elsewhere, but the Colts are giving up more than 21 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Marquise Brown, QB, Ravens

No one would doubt this pick had Brown caught just one of those touchdown bombs in Week 3. Nevertheless, he always finds a way to get open downfield and given the injuries and struggles we’ve seen with the Colts’ secondary, he makes for a fantastic option here.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Colts

The second-year wideout has finally had a run of practices with a healthy Carson Wentz and he’s ready for a breakout game. Pittman averages nine targets per game, runs clean routes, and does a great job of picking up yards after the catch. You can expect a physical match-up with Marlon Humphrey much of the time, but the Colts will move Pittman around to more favorable match-ups with Anthony Averett.

Don’t forget to read our same game parlay for Colts vs Ravens (+1349 odds!)

Other Picks

Carson Wentz, QB, Colts

Full practices for the first time since the preseason? This just might be the perfect time to get Wentz into your lineups as he certainly has something to prove. The Ravens give up almost 20 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and he is likely to be throwing heavily in the second half.

Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts

The Colts want to control the pace and the clock so they should try to establish the run early. The Ravens may only be allowing fewer than 90 rushing yards per game, but they’ve coughed up five rushing touchdowns on the season.

Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens

The Colts have allowed two receiving touchdowns to tight ends this season and in both cases, they were passing attacks that feature the position often. Jackson targets Andrews plenty inside the red zone and will likely do so again in a match-up against a weak secondary.

Jack Doyle, TE, Colts

The Ravens are allowing the most fantasy points to the tight end position and while the Colts feature two of them, Doyle is the one who sees the most snaps, runs more routes and has seen more targets. It might just be a matter of salary for you when squeezing in the tight end, so if you can only afford Mo Alie-Cox, that works too.

Dart Throw

Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts

If/When the Colts fall behind, you can expect to see more of Hines who serves as the pass-catching back. The Ravens rank 26th in DVOA against running back pass plays and are allowing an average of 54.1 receiving yards to them. He can be an incredibly dynamic player when given the opportunity so if Taylor struggles, Hines could grab some extra snaps.

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