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.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicates that while Luck (shoulder) is slated to throw pre-game, Matt Hasselbeck (illness) is expected to start at QB for the Colts in Thursday night's game against the Texans.
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Andrew Luck: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck's official questionable listing is to be expected after he missed this past Sunday's game against the Jaguars and was limited at practice during the Colts' current short week. Meanwhile, Week 4 starter Matt Hasselbeck (illness) was noted to be a full practice participant Wednesday, but is also listed as questionable, nonetheless. Per ESPN's Mike Wells' sources, the plan is for Luck to start Thursday's game, though such an outcome may not be confirmed until the Colts' Week 5 inactives are released Thursday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Between Hasselbeck's illness and the fact that it was a light practice, Luck's dominance of the snaps doesn't carry too much significance. According to Bowen, head coach Chuck Pagano said for a second straight day that Luck is trending in the right direction, but Pagano also suggested that the team won't push things -- basically, typical coach-speak. Even after Monday's optimistic reports, Luck may be headed for a game-time decision Thursday against the Texans. He was officially listed as a limited practice participant both Monday and Tuesday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Pagano relayed further that Luck is dealing with a "sore shoulder" without delving into the specifics of what's causing the discomfort and issues with arm strength. Luck himself is aiming to take the field Thursday in Houston, but his activity level should be monitored by the day to determined if that will come to fruition.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck missed Sunday's win over the Jaguars due to shoulder soreness, but without any structural damage inhibiting him, that rest could have Luck ready to return Thursday. While it's too soon to cement Luck's status one way or the other, coach Chuck Pagano deemed his quarterback day-to-day following Sunday's game. Knowing that, Luck's situation should be monitored leading up to Thursday's contest, but it appears he's trending in the right direction.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)As a result, Matt Hasselbeck will get the start in his place Sunday, with Luck presumably targeting a return to action this coming Thursday against the Texans.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck had a throwing session Saturday and apparently has no structural damage in his shoulder, but he isn't strong enough to go Sunday. Matt Hasselbeck will get the start in Luck's place against a Jaguars defense that is allowing the seventh-most passing yards per game through three weeks this season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck had a throwing session with the coaching staff Saturday to see if he could play with the issue, and he apparently was good enough to almost get the green light for Sunday's game. He'll be a game-time decision based on how he does in pregame warmups, but it looks promising that he'll play.
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.