Originally written November 01, 2011 on Roto Arcade:
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Curtis Painter and the Colts followed their historically bad Week 7 performance with a not-quite-as-bad-but-still-very-bad Week 8, losing to the Titans by 17 points. With the game flow being what it was — Indy trailed 20-0 at half — Painter finished his day with 49 pass attempts. Thus we find several Colts near the top of the target leader-board, although none were particularly useful to fantasy owners. Pierre Garcon saw another 15 targets on Sunday, which gives him 69 for the season, tied for sixth in the NFL. Reggie Wayne has drawn two more targets on the year, but Garcon has actually topped him every week since Painter took over at quarterback. Pierre leads all players at his position in targets over the past five weeks (48). Basically, Painter loves him like a kitten. It's tough for me to rank Garcon as anything worse than a WR2 while he's receiving so many chances each week. He's clearly tied to a low-yield offense — the Colts have reached 20 points only twice this ...
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