The Colts are a middle of the road defense across the board, although a little less than that as a run defense.
As any Fantasy Football owner knows, the Colts have long struggled against the run and this year is no different. So in a very non-Packer move, you’ll actually see Cedric Benson run the ball quite a bit.
Jones-Drew lit the Colts up for 177 yards on the ground in Week 3
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This is for a couple of reasons. First, it’s actually been happening already with Benson carrying the ball around 20 times a game for the last three weeks.
Aside from the mess in Seattle, he’s been effective and helped keep the defense from just keying on Rodgers.
An even if they commit to the run, the Colts have not been effective getting to the quarterback and only have seven sacks on the year. As long as the offensive line plays as well as they did against New Orleans, Rodgers should be fine.
Still, this is an offense which wants to keep Benson involved and help him find a comfort level. Running him against the Colts will allow him to do both of those things.