New England head coach Bill Belichick was full of praise when asked about Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck at his press conference Wednesday. "He's got a lot of strengths, no weaknesses," Belichick said. "He's got a great future in front of him. He's already done a lot in the time that he's been in the league, and I'm sure by the time he gets done he can pass a lot of guys by." (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Coming from the notoriously grizzled Belichick this definitely counts as high praise. And Luck deserves it after passing for more yards (1,703) in his first five postseason games than anyone in NFL history. Belichick will certainly try to develop a game plan to slow down Luck, but with an ineffective running game the Colts will be throwing the ball all night anyway. That's good news for fantasy owners who are thinking about starting Luck this weekend. Even the Patriots legendary coach agrees. "[Luck's] a really dangerous guy, tough guy to handle," Belichick added. "Great quarterback."
Andrew Luck completed 27-of-43 for 265 yards and two touchdowns to lead Indianapolis to a 24-13 win over Denver in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs Sunday. Luck added 21 yards on the ground on two carries and connected on scoring passes of three and 15 yards. He was also intercepted twice.
Fantasy Impact: Luck probably had a better real-life game than a fantasy game on Sunday, but it was still pretty good statistically. He appeared to be in control throughout as he avoided taking a sack even though he threw the ball 43 times and his two interceptions were both inconsequential. Luck was able to amass almost 300 total yards of offense against a usually difficult Broncos' defense and he will need to rise to the occasion again this Sunday against New England.
Roughly half of the incompletions were drops. The Bengals didn't provide much competition in the game, as they lacked a pass rush and offense. The TD pass to Moncrief was beautiful, as Luck continues to weave masterful strokes in his games.
Fantasy Impact: Luck will be a solid option for DFS next week, when they face Denver. He drops dimes at will and is quickly becoming the standard against which others are held.
Andrew Luck completed 15 passes on 22 attempts for 109 yards with 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the Colts' Week 16 42-7 loss to the Cowboys. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: He was pulled from the game in the 3rd quarter. A fantasy revelation all season long, Luck had a below average game in Week 15 before this week's dud. There isn't much to take away from this game, as the Colts' playoff position behind the Broncos and Patriots was more or less sealed before it started. For example, the Colts tried a fake punt from inside their own 20 yard line in the 1st quarter. Those who rode Luck to a fantasy MVP season for QBs may have lost a fantasy title due to this performance, but he will still be in the mix with Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning to be the No. 1 QB off the board in 2015. He's probably not an option for Week 17 in standard or DFS, it seems unlikely that the team will risk him against the Titans.
Andrew Luck had 294 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and 5 rushes for 37 yards and a touchdown and a fumble lost Sunday against the Browns.
Fantasy Impact: Luck had a big second half, throwing two touchdowns to T.Y Hilton. The rushing touchdown certainly helped the cause as well. This game is further proof that even when he might not be having a great game, he can still be a top fantasy QB.
Luck completed 19 passes for 370 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception. He also added 20 yards on the ground. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Luck didn't get much help from his offensive line early on, but was able to keep the offense in sync and connect on big plays to his receivers and tight end throughout the game. He remains the top scoring fantasy QB and is poised to continue his dominance with favorable matchups for the remainder of the season.
Luck completed 21 passes on 32 attempts for 253 yards and 1 touchdown. He also added 49 yards rushing on the ground. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: It was an ugly start for the entire Colts offense in the first half. The offensive line did not do Luck any favors as he had to scramble to avoid the pass rush. The offense was able to improve in the second half and put together a couple of scoring drives. Luck's streak of 300 yard games was snapped today, but look for him to get back on track with a home game against Washington Week 13.
The Jacksonville defense gives up the ninth most fantasy points to the QB position. (Source: Yahoo Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Luck will have the opportunity to throw for his ninth straight 300 yard passing game. There's always the chance too that he will reward his fantasy owners with some rushing yards. The Colts are expected to dominate this game and get back on track following their Week 11 loss to the Patriots. Continue to keep Luck in your lineup as an elite QB1.
Luck finished the game with 303 yards passing, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also added 15 yards rushing. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Luck had a total of 39 passing attempts as the Colts trailed the entire game. He continues to reward his fantasy owners with quality stats and posted his eighth straight 300 yard performance. And to top it off his 15 rushing yards made him the Colts leading rusher Sunday night. Continue to view Luck as an elite QB1 and strong start against the Jaguars in Week 12.
The Patriots defense has allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to the QB position. However, they haven't faced a quarterback of Luck's caliber (besides Peyton Manning in Week 9). (Source: Yahoo Sports )
Fantasy Impact: Luck remains the top scoring fantasy QB and is projected to put up quality stats in an expected shootout on Sunday Night Football. He remains an elite QB1 heading into Week 11 and for the remainder of the season.
Luck went 26 of 45 for 400 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Luck has extended his streak of 300+ yard passing games to 6 in a row. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Luck is on pace for over 5,000 yards and 40+ touchdowns this season. He is an every week must-start with a great Week 9 match-up against a fledgling Giants secondary surrendering over 260 yards through the air.
The Steeler defense is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to the QB position, but they haven't faced a quarterback of Luck's caliber so far this season. (Source: Yahoo Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Luck is a no-brainer weekly starter who still leads all quarterbacks in fantasy points. Even without Reggie Wayne he still should have success against the Pittsburgh secondary given their talent at wide receiver and tight end. Luck remains an elite QB1.
Luck completed 27 of 42 passes for 344 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Bengals. Through seven weeks, Luck is leading the NFL in passing yards and is the top scoring fantasy quarterback. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Luck is on a blistering pace but has a bye coming up in week 10, so make plans accordingly. The back half of his schedule is shaping up nicely as the Colts travel to Pittsburgh in Week 8 to face a middling Steelers' pass defense.
Mike Wells reported today that the Colts will be without two starting offensive lineman for the Thursday night showdown with the Texans. Both Hugh Thorton and Jack Mewhort have been ruled out. It's difficult enough to contain J.J. Watt with a healthy offense line, but without two starters could make it even worse. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: You're still starting Luck as usual, but there's a chance he could face some additional pressure from the Texans pass rush. It does help that he is a mobile QB and could add some rushing yards to his stat total. Fantasy owners should expect some short to intermediate passes in the game plan to keep the Texans defensive line in check.
Luck completed 32 passes on 49 attempts for 312 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. He also rushed for 12 yards and a touchdown. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: It was another solid day for Luck despite a respectable effort by the Ravens defense. They didn't allow him to throw for multiple touchdowns, but he reminded us of his mobility with the rushing touchdown late in the game. The Colts face the Houston Texans on Thursday night. Continue to start Luck as an elite QB1.
Andrew Luck was in complete command of the offense on Sunday, completing 29 passes for 393 yards with four TDs and one INT. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Luck has been nearly flawless in his last two starts, throwing for a combined total of 763 yards while averaging a completion percentage of 75%. He has posted these numbers while sitting part of both of the last two games due to the Colts having a commanding lead. Luck remains a weekly must start at QB and is making his case for being included in the "elite" conversation.
Luck completed 31 passes on 39 attempts for 370 yards and 4 touchdowns. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The Colts offense was clicking on all cylinders and dominated the Jags defense as expected. Luck did not commit any turnovers and continued his play as a top 5 QB. Start him with confidence next week as they take on the Titans at home.
Andrew Luck went 20 of 34 for 172 yards and 3 TDs with one interception in the Colts loss to the Eagles.
Fantasy Impact: Luck, per usual, looked sharp throughout the game. His INT came on a bad no call by the refs. He remains a weekly top 10 play at the position with the potential to finish inside the top 5 QBs.
Andrew Luck completed 35 of 53 passes for 370 yards while tallying two touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 19 yards and another score rushing on five carries.
Fantasy Impact: The Colts offense appeared to be out of sync and having trouble getting into a rhythm for the first part of the game. Despite the early struggles, which have become a staple of the Luck led Colts offense, he was able to post some impressive numbers in an offensive shootout. While the stat line overall looks impressive, minus the two INTs, don't expect Luck to post these kind of numbers regularly as the Colts will look to make rushing a bigger part of the offense moving forward.
Andrew Luck threw for 103 yards with one TD and one INT. The interception came on an underthrown attempt to Coby Fleener late in the first quarter. Luck also added 22 yards rushing. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: The entire Colts first team offense looked a bit out of sync the entire night. Luck suffered from several dropped balls which could have made his numbers considerably better. Despite the lackluster performance, Luck should prove worthy of his current ECR of 5 amongst signal callers.
Luck goes 12-18 for 89 yards and a TD. He led the Colts' offense to score on three of the four drives he played.
Fantasy Impact: Luck has been very impressive through the first two preseason games. His TD was a precision strike to Griff Whalen from 5 yards out. Luck, entering his third year, certainly has the potential to join the elite ranks among QBs.
Luck had an impressive opening drive, going 4 of 5 for 53 yards. The drive was his only action of the game and culminated in a 39 yard field goal. (Source: ESPN.com)
Fantasy Impact: Luck appeared poised in the offense, finding receiver T.Y. Hilton for three of the four completions. Perhaps the most concerning part of Luck's performance didn't even involve him. C Kahled Holmes went down with an ankle injury and Luck struggled to get in sync with rookie replacement Jonatthon Harrison. With the interior o-line problems the Colts have, Luck may be running for his life all season long again.
Luck went 18-29 with three touchdowns and one interception. The lone interception came on a tipped pass. Luck looked especially impressive on one particular drill. He completed three consecutive passes, the last being a long TD to T.Y. Hilton. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Luck appears poised and comfortable with his offense. If the offensive line can keep him upright he should take full advantage of a nice array of weapons.
Andrew Luck threw three interceptions in today's practice, going 17 of 31 with five touchdowns. He took the mistakes as learning experiences, saying "If I was fooled, I want to ask the about [the defender's] technique." (Source: Stephen Holder)
Fantasy Impact: Luck took the opportunity to pick the defender's brains, asking if there was anything he did to tip them off as to what the play was. As Luck continues to improve his decision making and cut down on mistakes, he will raise his already extremely high ceiling.
Luck went 18 of 27 passing in drills on Saturday's practice session. Most of the throws were short yardage plays but Luck did make one exciting long pass. He rolled out left, escaping pressure from Bjoern Werner, and threw a long ball one step beyond Donte Moncrief. The play showed off his ability to escape pressure, make a play with his legs, and throw an accurate long pass. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: With the return of a couple of his favorite targets in Dwayne Allen and Reggie Wayne, Luck will have no shortage of weapons at his disposal. The Colts will look to a play-maker driven offense and there may be no better young play maker than Luck. Luck should have a stellar 2014 season, as he seems to raise the ceiling on his expectations almost annually.
I do not hide my feelings for Luck. There is no other QB in the league I would want on my team more than Andrew. If the Colts can make a nice signing to the RB/WR corps it will only help the QB that does more with less.
Luck is entering his 4th year and is only 26 years old coming off a season where he had 4,761 yards passing and 40 passing touchdowns. He should be the premier fantasy quarterback for the next decade. The signings of WR Andre Johnson and RB Frank Gore should only help his numbers.