QB Tom Brady
The offense has been hitting on all cylinders the past few weeks, and the Colts pass defense is pedestrian (15th in passing yards allowed, but they’ve given up 15 TDs against just 4 picks). With the Indy offense expected to keep things reasonably close in this game, Brady should have no trouble racking up 300+ yards and 2-3 scores.
WRs Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd
Welker could be primed for a huge game with a lot of the other elements of New England’s passing game feeling a bit gimpy. I’d be surprised if he ended up with fewer than 7 catches and 120 yards. Lloyd has fallen short of my projections for several straight weeks, and he hasn’t gotten a ton of looks the past few games. However, he has been targeted heavily in the red zone (two TDs against the Rams and two PIs in the end zone last week), so it’s tough to bench him. I wouldn’t project more than 75 yards for him, but I like his chances of finding the end zone.
RBs Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny W...