Luck is the highest risk/reward QB in 2016 fantasy football league drafts. He lacks consistency at QB play and is an injury risk in the way that he takes on defenders. It also does not help that Indianapolis continues to have no run game and a weak offensive line. He will still be one of the top 5 QBs drafted and could be the steal of the draft. I don't see him lasting past round 4. Andrew Luck recently signed a new five-year contract extension which will have him in Indianapolis until the 2021 season. Luck was hit 375 times over the past 3 seasons which is the most over the past 3 years.
Last season, no player did more to single-handedly derail so many fantasy championship dreams. The idea that shoulder issues can resurface and that he has proven he will play through it without saying a word, should concern you enough to avoid him altogether. Remember, fantasy leagues are never won in the first three rounds, but they certainly can be lost.
It was only a matter of time until a deal got done; and it's now done. The Indianapolis Colts have extended franchise quarterback Andrew Luck through the 2021 NFL season in a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the league. (At least, for now.) Pen to paper. #ForTheShoe pic.twitter.com/ERjidLJvaP— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 29, 2016 Missing more games than he played l...
I think Luck will be closer to the 4,761 yards, 40 touchdowns and 16 interceptions he threw in 2014 than the 1,881 yards, 15 touchdowns, 12 picks and nine missed games he had in 2015. The Colts added offensive line help in the NFL Draft with C Ryan Kelly and T Le'Raven Clark, but the division is going to be a lot tougher with the additions made by Jacksonville and Houston this off-season.
Luck was not great by anyone's standards before he was spleened, but he still put up decent fantasy numbers while sucking. The Colts are built for him to throw the ball, and he went and threw the ball 42 times per game this year, which ties Drew Brees for the most per game. Of course, the Colts would rather not need to throw it that often, but their defense isn't going to be Seattle-like by next season and they'll have to compensate on offense.
After two years completing over 60 percent of his passes, Luck dropped to a pitiful 55 percent this season, and I don't see how a healthy Luck doesn't get back over 60 percent next season. Add in a T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, and there is no reason Luck doesn't put up big numbers next year.