The New England Patriot defense has struggled at times this year but they have been playing well as of late.
Analysis: After great fantasy performances against the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles torched (from a fantasy perspective) the Patriots in week twelve. The Patriot D is owned in a little more than half of fantasy leagues nationwide and now is the time to pick them up. New England hosts the Colts in week thirteen and it could not get any better. Expect the Colts to trail early and expect the Patriots to get their fair share of sacks and interceptions. The Pats are scoring the third most points in the NFL while the Colts are thirtieth in scoring offense.
The Colts haven’t scored more than nineteen points in a game since week five. Curtis Painter’s passer rating is now 66.6 and with nine picks on the year we shouldn’t expect much from the backup. Painter has also been sacked sixteen times in eight games started and he has also fumbled five times, losing three. In short, this is another great week to stream a defense against a winless Indy squad.