24-Year-Old Quarterback – Indianapolis Colts
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
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 gre...
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 was 10-of-18 passing for 103 yards with a touchdown and interception in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Luck bounced back from a shaky first half to lead the Colts on five second-half touchdown drives. For the second week in a row, he honed in on T.Y. Hilton, who finished the game with 13 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning, 64-yard scoring play with less than five minutes remaining in the contest. Next up for Luck and the Colts is a trip to either New England or Denver, depending on which team wins Sunday's Chargers-Bengals tilt. A San Diego win would send Luck to New England, while a Cincinnati win would create the NFL's dream matchup between Luck's Colts and Peyton Manning's Broncos.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Colts were absolutely dominated Sunday by the Rams, finding themselves down 28-0 at halftime. Luck was given every chance to try to get the Colts back in the game, as they had to completely abandon the run to make an attempt at a comeback. While the passing yards were there, he just wasn't effective enough, turning the ball over four times and taking three sacks against a Rams defense that has been very impressive lately. The performance was likely an outlier for Luck, who didn't have a single multi-turnover game this season, before Sunday. He could have a tough time trying to bounce back in Week 11 against the Titans, who limited Chad Henne to 180 yards and two picks Sunday.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.