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2013 Indianapolis Colts Team Preview: Luck Seeks to Match Rookie Success in Sophomore Campaign

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke is the president and co-founder of RotoWire.com. He's been elected to the hall of fame for both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and Fantasy Sports Writers Association and also won the Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet in 2005 from the FSWA. He roots for for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and T-Wolves.

State of the Franchise

The arrival of QB Andrew Luck heralded one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history, as the Colts went from a league-worst 2-14 in 2011 to an 11-5 playoff team in 2012. But the improvement was even more impressive because head coach Chuck Pagano missed 15 weeks of the season after undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Indy’s post Peyton Manning revival was led by Luck, who set an NFL rookie record with 4,374 passing yards along with 23 touchdowns, while adding five rushing scores. Fellow newcomers RB Vick Ballard (814 rushing yards) and WR T.Y. Hilton (eight touchdowns) also made an immediate impact, as new GM Ryan Grigson enjoyed a productive first draft. Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, who surprisingly decided to return to the team in 2012, thrived amidst the youth movement, recording 1,355 receiving yards, while being the second-most targeted receiver in the NFL.

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