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Josh Downs start or sit: Week 13 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Josh Downs ahead of the Colts Week 13 matchup against the Titans.

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The Indianapolis Colts (6-5) will hit the road for a divisional matchup against the Tennessee Titans (4-7). The Colts are still in the playoff race despite losing rookie QB Anthony Richardson, and having to turn to veteran backup Gardner Minshew. The Titans turned things over to Will Levis, and he threw four touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in his first career start, but has struggled ever since. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m ET, from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tn.

Fantasy Football analysis: Colts WR Josh Downs

Josh Downs has caught 48 passes for 566 yards and two touchdowns. In the first game against the Titans he caught six passes for 97 yards.

Start or sit in Week 13 PPR leagues?

Start Downs. He saw 13 targets last week against Tampa and has seen his targets rise as the season has gone on. He is averaging six targets per game and also catching four passes per game. He has become one of the most reliable weapons for Minshew. Although he only has two touchdowns on the season, he has still been able to be productive when his number has been called. He is projected to get 12.5 points a PPR this week.

Start or sit in Week 13 standard leagues?

Start Downs in a standard as well. He is projected to score 7.8 in a standard league this week. His receiving yardage totals have been up and down this season, but he should see a decent target share, which should help. He has 97 yards receiving in the first matchup, which has been his second-highest output of the season. He hasn’t scored a touchdown in a few weeks, so he could be an option to score this week.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Josh Downs

If you don’t want to start Downs this week, take a look at Broncos WR Cortland Sutton. Similar to his team, Sutton has been able to perk up over the last five weeks or so. He had scored a touchdown in five straight games before last week. He is seeing 6.1 targets per game and catching about 4.3 passes per game, but there are higher inputs mixed in there as well. Sutton is also averaging 55 yards per game over his last six and is projected to get 13.1 points in a PPR this week.