Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

QB - IND
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 29College: StanfordDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Indianapolis)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
6th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #105
Best / Worst #54 / #220
ADP #100

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Andrew Luck progresses to throwing a weighted ball

Former general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charlie Casserly reported that Andrew Luck has started to throw a weighted ball and that the "Colts are very confident Luck will be ready for training camp in late July."

Fantasy Impact

Chris Wesseling's article on NFL.com also referenced an interview where new head coach Frank Reich "was confident that Luck would [be] ready to go." Luck sat out the entire 2017 NFL season recovering from shoulder woes but has proven that he can be one of the best quarterbacks in the league when healthy. Luck was a top-8 fantasy signal-caller in each of the four seasons that he played 15+ games. If he starts throwing the football and begins training camp, Luck should be poised for another strong fantasy campaign in 2018.

Andrew Luck still not throwing 'the Duke'

MMQB's Albert Breer is reporting Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck has yet to throw an official-sized NFL football. "I have not picked up The Duke and started throwing it yet. I don't want to skip steps," Luck said on Monday. "I'm trusting the process I'm in now very, very much."

Fantasy Impact

While Luck is throwing, he is not throwing an official NFL ball. And with teams beginning to report for voluntary workouts and the NFL draft right around the corner, the 2018 regular season will be here before you know it. There is not a lot of time for Luck. He needs to get back on the field sooner rather than later and it cant wait until training camp. He needs to be throwing and back into the swing of things by the start of OTAs. Luck has been dealing with the injury since 2015 and has not played a meaningful game since 2016. Not only do we need to see if his arm is back to normal, but we also have to see if his throwing motion has to be tweaked once he finally throws "the Duke." Moreover, he needs to regain his rapport with his pass-catchers and adjust to Frank Reich. The sooner Luck returns to the field the better it is for his fantasy outlook. Until I see further progress with his rehab, I'd remain cautious and only buy-low. If you're a Luck owner, you're better off holding him and taking the chance that he returns to form -- you've had him this long and won't likely see a return close to anywhere close to his upside.

Andrew Luck begins throwing

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the press QB Andrew Luck has begun throwing a football.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport is adding that Reich is "optimistic Luck will cut it loose at some point during the offseason" and believes the ailing signal caller's health is trending in the "right direction." This is outstanding news for Colts fans and Luck's fantasy owners alike. At this point last offseason, it was still unclear about his progression, but currently, Luck's recovery appears on track. From a fantasy perspective, this is a good sign and exactly what I was looking for to begin buying shares of Luck as well as the weapons around him that include T.Y. Hilton and Ryan Grant. Anticipating that the Colts will add running back help via the upcoming NFL Draft and the Colts offense could pick up right where it left off the last time Luck's health was in good standing back in 2015.

Andrew Luck to avoid another surgery?

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck has resumed throwing.

Fantasy Impact

Although Luck has resumed throwing, he's not throwing a football. In fact, per Rapoport, he's throwing weighted balls that are heavier than a football, which bodes well for his recovery outlook. How well? Luck told reporters Tuesday that he will avoid another shoulder surgery, which puts him on track to play in 2018, barring unforeseen circumstances. While there are no guarantees on his recovery, the current news is positive. From a fantasy perspective, I'd buy low on Luck sooner rather than later, especially if his health remains trending upwards.

Andrew Luck set to resume throwing

Indianapolis Colts beat writer Zak Keefer is reporting QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "set" to resume throwing again.

Fantasy Impact

Per Keefer, Luck spent a month in the Netherlands and returned "looking fresh (and noticeably stronger)." As a result, the injury-plagued signal caller is set to begin throwing again for the first time in an extended period of time. Therefore, If Luck's rehab continues to trend upwards, I'd expect him to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. A healthy Luck paired with highly-anticipated new head-coaching hire Patriots OC Josh McDaniels could rejuvenate a stalled Colts offense that has regressed since he initially suffered his shoulder injury at the end of the 2015 season.