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Philip Rivers Week 3 Outlook - Jets at Colts

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 24th 2020, 10:18am EDT

First it was Marlon Mack, and now it's Parris Campbell. The Colts skill-position players are dropping like flies. After trusting Rivers to drop back and throw the ball 46 times in Week 1, they reeled him back in for Week 2 as he threw just 25 pass attempts. There was just one game during the entire 2019 season where he threw the ball fewer than 28 times. Does Frank Reich attack the weakness of the Jets defense, or do they play it close to the vest and keep the ball on the ground? The Jets have allowed a ridiculously high 75.3 percent of passes be completed, but teams have chosen to run the ball on 43.6 percent of plays against them, which is the 13th-highest percentage in the league. We've seen both Josh Allen and Jimmy Garoppolo throw for two touchdowns against them in the first two weeks, which is something that only happened six times in 2019 (multiple passing touchdowns). Some would be surprised that under Gregg Williams (span of 18 games), the Jets defense has allowed just four quarterbacks average more than 8.0 yards per attempt. Rivers should offer a floor of 250 passing yards and a touchdown, but I don't know if he has much of a ceiling here. He's a middling QB2 in a good matchup.

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