Colts Beat: Defense struggles against tight ends with speed

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts beat writer Mike Wells: Tight ends with speed, like Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham, give the Colts problems because they don’t have linebackers capable of lining up out wide to defend them. D’Qwell Jackson doesn’t have the speed to keep up with fast tight ends and fellow middle linebacker Jerrell Freeman is dealing with a hamstring issue. If Nick Foles is smart, he'll take a page out of Peyton Manning's book from last week and find a favorable matchup and keep going to that player.

Fantasy Impact: 

The player that springs to mind is Zach Ertz, who can stretch the field with solid speed in the seam. Ertz turned five targets into a 3-77-1 line in Week 1 and we're expecting the Eagles to use him again in Week 2.

Filed Under: 2014, W2

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