Jurrell Casey, DT
You may not have even realized it, but Jurrell Casey’s Week 1 performance wasn’t great especially on the stat sheet though.
Honestly though if you look at history that should have been an easy thing to predict. Going back throughout his career, Casey had failed to register a sack on 7 out of 9 career Week 1 games.
However, more than half of his career (5 of 9) Casey has had at least 1 sack after the first two weeks of the season. That is one of the reasons why Casey has been so good over his career, when he doesn’t pop up on the stat sheet he and the coaching staff usually figure out why that was and adapt quickly.
Sometimes Casey is taken out by the opposing team’s game plan, but a player with the potential impact of Jurrell Casey should never be kept down for long.
The Colts will try to block him with Mark Glowinski and Ryan Kelly for the majority of the game. According to PFF, Kelly struggled to help set up the run last week and Glowinsky allowed a sack and another pressure in their matchup with the L.A. Chargers.
That means that I would expect to see a lot of pass rush reps where Casey is either chipped/double teamed and someone else is getting free or where he is winning one-on-one matchups.