NFL Week 6 Preview: Indianapolis Colts At Houston Texans, Injury Updates, Fantasy Football Projections

Despite coming off of a tough 31-13 loss to the undefeated Minnesota Vikings (5-0), the Houston Texans (3-2) remain atop the AFC South. After getting off to a rough start, the Indianapolis Colts (2-3) are tied with the Tennessee Titans (2-3) for second place in the AFC South after winning last week at home against the Chicago Bears (1-4). This week, the Colts go on the road to face the Texans in Houston. A win for Indianapolis will put them in a tie for first place with Houston -- a three-way tie with Tennessee if the Titans can defeat the Cleveland Browns (0-5) at home.

Week 6 Injury And Suspension Updates

According to the latest injury report from CBS Sports, five of the Houston Texans are listed as "out" for Week 6, while three more are listed as "questionable." Potential offensive weapons include running back Jonathan Grimes (out with an ankle injury), tight end Stephen Anderson (out with a hamstring injury), and wide receiver Will Fuller (questionable with a hamstring injury). A hamstring injury is also bothering cornerback Kareem Jackson (questionable), while safety Quintin Demps is out with a calf injury and linebacker Brian Peters is out with a quadricep injury. Tackle Derek Newton is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, and guard Jeff Allen will be out due to a concussion.

The injury list for the Indianapolis Colts is even longer. Cornerback Darius Butler and center Jonotthan Harrison will both be out due to illness. Nose tackle Zach Kerr (ankle injury) and wide receiver Donte Moncrief (shoulder injury) are both listed as out for Week 6, while tight end Michael Miller is listed as out for undisclosed reasons. Seven different players are listed as questionable, including wide receivers Quan Bray and T.Y. Hilton, and five defensive players.


Top Fantasy Football Picks For The Texans And The Colts

According to standard fantasy football scoring provided by the NFL, the highest projected fantasy player from the Texans vs. Colts game in Week 6 will be Houston running back Lamar Miller, expected to score 21.20 points. Miller is projected to be the fifth overall best offensive scorer in the league. Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler cracks the Top 25 for Week 6 projections at 14.62 points. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (13.10 points) is expected to be a Top 10 performer at his position, as is tight end Ryan Griffin (8.80 points). Kicker Nick Novak is one of seven players expected to top the league with a projected 11.00 points, while the Houston Texans defense (7.00) is a Top 5 choice for Week 6.

The Indianapolis Colts defense (11.00 points) are tied with Chicago and Tennessee as the highest projected squad for Week 6. At quarterback, Andrew Luck (13.72 points) is a Top 20 choice at his position, while running back Frank Gore (12.30 points) is projected to finish in the Top 15. No wide receivers from Indy are expected to break the Top 35, while tight end Dwayne Allen (2.80 points) failed to break the Top 25. Kicker Adam Vinatieri (9.00 points) is a Top 10 selection.

NFL Week 6: Indianapolis Colts Defense
Hassan Ridgeway and Rashaan Melvin of the Indianapolis Colts [Image by Dylan Buell/Getty Images]

Where To Watch Indianapolis At Houston

The NFL Week 6 matchup between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will air live from NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised on NBC with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. For fans on the road, the game can also be heard on Westwood One Sports. Additionally, the Texans vs. Colts game can be streamed online with a subscription to NFL GamePass. Tickets are still available to purchase for fans who want to see the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans live on Sunday, October 16.

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