26-Year-Old Quarterback – Indianapolis Colts
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Luck became the eighth quarterback in league history last season to throw at least 40 touchdown passes and broke Peyton Manning's single-season franchise records for passing yards (4,761) and 300-yard...
Andrew Luck Contract Information:
Luck and the Colts reached agreement on a contract in July of 2012. The contract is expected to be a four-year, $$22 million deal with a $14.5 million signing bonus.
Luck (shoulder/kidney) proclaimed himself ready to play upon arriving at the Colts' offseason workout program Monday, the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports.
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Andrew Luck: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck has returned to practice, which is clearly a step in the right direction, but the QB has yet to be cleared for full team activity at this stage. With Luck not a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Texans, Matt Hasselbeck appears in line for another start at QB for the Colts, assuming no setbacks at practice later this week. With that in mind, coach Chuck Pagano hopes to have Hasselbeck back at practice Thursday, while noting Wednesday that he expects the veteran QB to be able to play this weekend.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Despite dealing with a poor group of pass catchers and an even worse running game, Luck once again managed to almost single-handedly carry the Colts into the playoffs in 2013, making an impact far greater than his modest numbers would imply. Reggie Wayne's Week 7 ACL tear left Luck with T.Y. Hilton as his only vaguely competent receiver, yet he managed to cut his 2012 interception total in half while upping his completion percentage from 54.1 to 60.2. With Wayne and Hilton back this year, plus the additions of big wideouts Hakeem Nicks (free agency) and Donte Moncrief (draft, third round), Luck should have what's easily his finest group of pass-catching threats to this point, and the addition of second-round guard Jack Mewhort ought to help stabilize the otherwise weak interior of Indianapolis' offensive line. The fact that Luck has produced at a high level despite his problematic environment is a testament to how high his upside will be when he finally has some legitimate playmakers, and he could be in for a breakout 2014 season. Even if he doesn't make much progress on his rather weak passing efficiency numbers from last year (6.7 YPA, 4.0 touchdown percentage), Luck should once again provide strong numbers as a runner. He's a legitimate red-zone rushing threat at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, and it looks like Trent Richardson isn't much of a threat to lay claim to Indianapolis' rushing touchdowns this year.
Luck threw for 4,374 yards last year, shattering Cam Newton's rookie record, but that was due in large part to Luck's 627 attempts (5th). Quarterbacks thrive on volume, but Luck's efficiency will almost certainly improve in 2013. Consider that he completed only 54.1 percent of his passes in 2012, ranking him 28th out of the 29 passers who had at least 300 attempts. Moreover, his YPA was a pedestrian 7.0, despite playing his home games in a dome, far below the level of fellow rookies Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson. Given Luck's pedigree, arm strength and work ethic, expect at least a half-yard improvement on that mark, especially with free agent signee Darrius Heyward-Bey stretching the field this year. While veteran Reggie Wayne is now 34 and on the decline, last year's rookie targets, T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwight Allen, will almost certainly get better in Year 2.† And donít overlook Luckís rushing prowess. He ran for 255 yards and five touchdowns in 2012. That might not sound like much, but in standard leagues, itís the equivalent of more than 500 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns. That's the effect even a semi-mobile quarterback can have on your rankings, and the versatility also makes Luck a safe week-to-week option.
Luck has too much talent (particularly as a runner) not to emerge as a spot-start candidate at the very least in most formats. Outside of a running back rotation that could be the leagueís weakest, Luck actually has personnel around him that suit his skill set. The TE-heavy play calling with which he thrived at Stanford will likely be simulated in Indianapolis, as evidenced by the second- and third-round selections of tight ends Coby Fleener (Luckís favorite target at Stanford) and Dwayne Allen, respectively. And while the teamís wideout trio of Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and T.Y. Hilton donít stand out, they do, fit well with Luckís accuracy on short and intermediate routes, and Hilton is a game-breaking burner on short, quick passes. Luckís value is in any case greatly aided by his well above-average running skills. Fast, quick and strong for a quarterback, Luck should be at least as good a runner as Aaron Rodgers, who averaged 284 yards and four touchdowns on the ground the last four years.