Fantasy Football Matchup: Pierre Garcon vs. Austin Collie
In the battle to see who will fill Anthony Gonzalez’s shoes for the Colts, Round 1 went to Pierre Garcon, who caught a 48-yard game-winning TD from Peyton Manning with 3:18 remaining. Though Garco trumped Austin Collie 10.8 to 0.4, they both had just one reception.
This was not a typical game for the Colts as they were thoroughly dominated in time of possession by a 3:1 ratio. It’s hard to get a good read on a situation when you only run 35 plays.
Garcon did earn Peyton’s trust by delivering in the clutch so he shouldn’t be afraid to call his number next week against Arizona. Unfortunately with a limited workload it’s hard to endorse using Garcon next week.
Though Garcon outperformed Collie, the real winner in the Colts offense was Dallas Clark, who scored on a 80-yard TD in Indy’s first play en route to a seven catch, 183 yard performance. Reggie Wayne was a letdown with just 3 catches for 37 yards.