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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in a 33-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He also added seven carries for 17 yards on the ground. While Luck threw an ugly pick-six in the second quarter to keep the Titans hopes alive, it should not overshadow how effective the Colts were in the red zone. All three of Luck's passing touchdowns came inside Tennessee's 20 yard line, with the Colts converting on four of their seven trips to that part of the field. After putting up one more three touchdown effort to thrust the Colts into the AFC Wild Card Round, Luck is certainly the front-runner to be comeback player of the year with 4,592 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions on the 2018 season. Luck will have a great opportunity to produce once again against the Houston Texans in their first bout of the playoffs, who Luck trounced for 863 passing yards, six touchdowns, and one interception when he faced them in two contests this season.
5 months ago: Andrew Luck Pulls Off Comeback Win in Week 16
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 31 of his 47 pass attempts for 357 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a 28-27 comeback win over the New York Giants. He also added two rushes for 13 yards on the ground. Fantasy owners who started Luck were no doubt worried when starting tight end Eric Ebron and center Ryan Kelly left early in the contest with injuries. However, Luck still managed to put together his seventh 300-plus passing yard game on the year and throw two touchdowns while facing relentless pressure from the Giants defense. The Colts head to Tennessee to take on the Titans in Week 17 and have plenty of motivation to perform well with a playoff berth on the line. Luck threw for 297 passing yards and three scores against the Titans when they last faced off in Week 11 and should be a QB1 play once again.
5 months ago: Game Script Results in Disappointing Game for Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 192 yards while adding 20 yards on the ground on six rushes in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys. As easily Luck's lowest yardage total in the last nine weeks, the Colts absolutely stymied Dallas's offense and ultimately kept on feeding running back Marlon Mack to the tune of 27 attempts to run out the clock. Fantasy owners almost certainly viewed Luck's performance as leaving much to be desired and hopefully their playoff hopes have been kept alive for when the Colts take on the New York Giants in what should be a much more competitive game.
5 months ago: Andrew Luck Draws Tough Matchup Against Dallas
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rebounded from a horrible Week 13 game by putting up 399 passing yards and two touchdowns against the Houston Texans. The ineptitude with the Colts ground game has proven to be extremely beneficial for fantasy owners, as Luck has had to throw the football an average of 43 times over his last three games and finished as a top-10 quarterback in each. The Dallas Cowboys defense may have surrendered only three QB1 scoring weeks in 2018, but Luck is well capable of overcoming a tough matchup and fantasy owners should fire him up as their starting option for Sunday.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck Dazzles in Win Over Houston
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 27 of his 41 passes for 399 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a 24-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. He also added six rush attempts for 16 yards on the ground. After failing to find the end zone a week ago, Luck made his fantasy owners proud by exploding to the tune of 237 passing yards in the first half. A big part of his success was having wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on the boundary, who fell one yard shy of the 200-receiving yard mark. Luck has shown to be a consistent fantasy QB1 in 2018 and will look to continue his production against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck Ready to Rebound Against Houston
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck ended his streak of consecutive three-touchdown games in horrific fashion last week when the team played the Jacksonville Jaguars, with the Stanford product failing to throw a touchdown pass for the first time since Week 16 of the 2014 season. While the Houston Texans haven't allowed more than two touchdown passes in a game since their first bout with Luck in Week 4, fantasy owners should take solace in the fact that the Texans defense has given up 290 passing yards to three of their last four opposing quarterbacks. It may not be a prime matchup for a QB1 game, but fire up Luck to rebound and kick your fantasy playoffs off right.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck Comes Back Down to Earth in Loss
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 33 of his 52 passes for 248 yards and an interception in a 0-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The end of Luck's streak of eight consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes was the least of fantasy owners worries, as his heavy pass volume failed to generate a single score and he didn't surpass 250 passing yards on the day. Luck might have had a bad day, but it is easier to write Sunday's performance off as an anomaly because of his exceptional track record on the season and the fact that Jacksonville's defense is a top-five unit. In Week 14, Luck will get an opportunity to bounce back against the Houston Texans.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck Continues to Produce Against Miami
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 30 of his 37 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Luck now finds himself as the third player in NFL history to throw for at least three touchdowns in eight consecutive games. Despite throwing two interceptions in the span of 14 seconds in the second quarter, Luck's status as a QB1 in fantasy football isn't going to be threatened anytime soon so long as he continues his remarkable efficiency in the red zone. He will need to continue to play at the top of his game when the Colts head to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars in Week 13.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck's Elite Production Should Continue Against Miami
There are only so many times one can write about how Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is lighting the fantasy world on fire with three touchdowns in each of his last seven games. As the Colts offense continues to roll, the Miami Dolphins are unlikely to be able to do much to stand in their way in Week 12. The Dolphins have given up 85.7 percent of their offensive touchdowns through the air and represent a prime opportunity for another QB1 performance from Luck. Fire him up and don't look back.
6 months ago: Andrew Luck Puts Up Three Touchdowns, Keeps Streak Alive
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 23 of his 29 pass attempts for 297 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-10 blowout victory over the Tennessee Titans. Luck now has seven straight games with three touchdowns, a streak behind only Peyton Manning (2004) and Tom Brady (2007). The Colts were smooth operators against the Titans with only two punts in the first three quarters and a balanced offensive attack, putting up three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground. There are no signs of weakness in Luck's surgically repaired shoulder and the Colts offensive line continues to keep him protected, making him an obvious QB1 in Week 12 when the team takes on the putrid Miami Dolphins defense.
6 months ago: Despite Tough Matchup, Start Andrew Luck as a QB1 in Week 11
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown three or more touchdown passes in six consecutive games, the longest streak since Tom Brady's 10 back in 2007. Despite heading into a Week 11 tilt with a Tennessee Titans defense that has allowed the fewest offensive touchdowns, points per play, and touchdown conversions in the red zone on the season, Luck's hot hand is too hard not to ride. For fantasy owners in need of reassurance, Carson Wentz, Philip Rivers, and Deshaun Watson all managed to put up 20-plus fantasy points against the Titans in previous weeks. Plug and play Luck as a QB1 with confidence for fantasy purposes.
7 months ago: Touchdowns Rain For Andrew Luck in Week 10
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of his 29 passes for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the team's 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Luck opened the day with a beautiful 53-yard strike to tight end Eric Ebron and continued to exploit the Jaguars from that point onward, tossing another touchdown to Ebron and one to tight end Mo Allie-Cox in the second quarter. The Colts passer has yet to throw for less than three touchdowns in his last six games. With another solid outing, it should become clear that Luck is going to put up solid passing yardage totals with as much touchdown upside as any passer in fantasy football. When the Colts face the Tennessee Titans in Week 11, fantasy owners should fire Luck up as a QB1 play.
7 months ago: Temper Expectations for Andrew Luck in Week 10
The Indianapolis Colts have managed to keep quarterback Andrew Luck upright this season. The seventh-year passer hasn't been sacked in a career-high 156 consecutive dropbacks and continues to put up exceptionally efficient red zone numbers, but a tough matchup with a Jacksonville Jaguars defense allowing the second fewest yards per pass attempt could bring him back down to earth. That being said, Jacksonville's secondary has been beatable to the tune of three touchdown passes from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and 313 passing yards from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Considering how Luck has been a top-10 scorer in five straight games, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to ride the hot streak with the Colts playing at home and plug him in as a fringe QB1.
7 months ago: Andrew Luck Continues Three-Plus Touchdown Streak
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. He also lost two yards on two carries. The streak of three-plus touchdown games continues for Luck, who showed exceptional poise in finding his tight ends in the end zone on three separate occasions. While his passing yardage totals haven't been reassuring over the Colts last two games, the fact that Luck has been asked to throw repeatedly in the red zone and been extremely successful on those attempts means he should continue to be a top fantasy option at the quarterback position. Luck heads into a Week 9 bye having thrown for 1,948 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2018.
7 months ago: Andrew Luck is a Top-10 Option in Week 8
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for four touchdowns in three of his last four games and has found himself as a top-10 fantasy quarterback over that entire span. One reason for that success has been the Colts' tendency to throw the football inside their opponent's 20-yard line, where Luck currently leads the league in red zone touchdowns with 17. Expect his success to continue in Week 8 against an Oakland Raiders defense ranked 27th in passing points allowed per game and 32nd in yards per pass attempt allowed. Luck is a must-start option at the position for fantasy purposes.
7 months ago: Andrew Luck Throws Four Touchdowns in Blowout
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 17 of his 23 passes for 156 yards and four touchdowns in a blowout 37-5 win over the Buffalo Bills. Luck's streak of high passing volume games came to an end on Sunday, as the team had accumulated a three-score lead by halftime and were able to simply hand the ball off from there. While his only major mistake was allowing a high snap to roll out of the back of the end zone for a safety, Luck was undoubtedly sharp in connecting on two touchdowns to returning No. 1 wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. The Colts will look to carry their momentum against the Oakland Raiders in Week 8.
7 months ago: Andrew Luck is a Tough Sell vs. Buffalo
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been on a roll for fantasy owners, throwing 11 touchdown passes over the past three games with several key offensive pieces missing. Unfortunately, Luck will face a Buffalo Bills defense that has managed to hold several fantasy quarterbacks in check this season allowing the fewest passing yards per completion in the league. The Bills will also be without No. 1 quarterback Josh Allen, meaning the Colts could quickly turn to a run-oriented approach if they develop a lead so as to rest Luck's arm after averaging 54 attempts over his last three games. For fantasy purposes, Luck is a QB2 option in Week 7.
7 months ago: Andrew Luck Hot and Cold in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 23 of his 43 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in a 34-42 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. He also added two carries for seven yards. The Colts offense's lack of consistency was on full display in Week 6, with several key drops and multiple turnovers. Luck also missed quite a few open throws and had two ugly interceptions that he will need to avoid in the future if he wants to maintain his status as a QB1 in fantasy. Fortunately, his four touchdown passes absent wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and top tight end Jack Doyle is extremely promising given the fact that the duo is likely to return in Week 7 when the Colts take on the Buffalo Bills.
8 months ago: Despite Lack of Weapons, Start Andrew Luck in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 59 times or more in back-to-back games, and fantasy owners should expect more of the same volume when the team takes on the New York Jets in Week 6. Although it looks unlikely that wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Jack Doyle will be ready to go, the New York Jets defense just allowed 20-plus fantasy points to Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum at home and Luck should have to play from behind at some point in this contest. With a favorable matchup and game script, plug Luck in as a solid QB1 option.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Puts in Strong Performance Against Patriots
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 38 of his 59 passes for 365 passing yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 24-38 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday. Any questions about Andrew Luck's arm strength should be all but dissipated by now, as he threw several bullets en route to throwing for over 350 passing yards in back to back games. The Colts get a long break for their myriad of injured players to heal and the offense to return to full strength before their Week 6 contest with the New York Jets. For all intents and purposes, Luck looks to be approaching a weekly start in fantasy football.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Without Many Weapons Against Patriots
Due to injuries keeping some of the Indianapolis Colts' key offensive pieces out on Thursday night, quarterback Andrew Luck will have a steep hill to climb towards solid fantasy production. While Luck performed admirably in Week 4 with his favorite target T.Y. Hilton coming in and out of the game and has attempted at least 40 pass attempts in every game this season, it is hard to imagine the Colts having much success through the air considering both Hilton and tight end Jack Doyle will be sidelined. Fantasy owners should consider Luck to be outside of the QB1 conversation for Thursday and look for better options if they are available.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Posts Best Game of 2018 in Loss
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 40 of his 62 pass attempts for 464 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-34 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Fantasy owners who slotted Luck into their lineups were rewarded in spades, with the quarterback throwing for season bests in passing yards and touchdowns against a stingy Houston defense. Although the additional playing time helped in the extra production, Luck looked incredibly sharp and can clearly succeed in high-volume passing situations when needed. The Colts will have a short week to prepare for the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football in Week 5.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Not Worried About His Arm
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is confident in his arm strength despite averaging just 5.3 yards per pass attempt (31st among 32 qualified QBs) through three games under new head coach Frank Reich. The Colts are ranked 23rd in passing offense as well. Indy's offensive line is pretty banged up, and the Colts have focused on quick, short passes to avoid Luck being pressured and sacked. I know Im at a level where I can make all the throws, and I feel confident Im going out there with my full arsenal. I dont think theres anything physically holding me back, Luck said. Indy is also averaging just 82.3 yards per game on the ground, which is the fourth fewest in the NFL, so opposing defenses haven't had to be honest. Given the team's injury and personnel, dinking and dunking in the passing game has been the smart play so far, but it doesn't mean it'll be the team's identity all year long. Against a strong Houston front this Sunday, don't be surprised to see this offense continue what they've been doing so far. Luck hasn't been attractive as a QB1 yet this year, but that could change.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Has Chance to Prosper Against Houston
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been less than impressive over the last two weeks in fantasy football, throwing for under 180 yards in each contest and averaging a QB25 finish in fantasy rankings. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Luck has an opportunity to bounce back when he returns home to face a Houston Texans squad that currently ranks second to last in passing points per attempt. Although there might be concerns about the quarterback's arm strong and how high his upside is in this newly revamped Colts offense, fantasy owners should expect Luck to put in a solid performance at home in Week 4.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck On Injury Report
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (groin) was listed as a full practice participant on Wednesday. This is a new injury for Luck, but it doesn't appear serious enough to put him in question in Week 4 against the Texans. However, both of his tight ends are injured and he has a suspect and injured offensive line against a strong Houston defensive front. Expect Luck to continue dinking and dunking this weekend, putting him out of consideration as a QB1.
8 months ago: Colts Not Concerned About Andrew Luck's Arm Strength
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich and the rest of the coaching staff are not concerned with quarterback Andrew Luck's arm strength or velocity through three weeks. Luck is currently averaging a career-low 5.3 yards per completion. The Colts also brought in backup Jacoby Brissett for a hail-mary attempt late in the game in Week 3 against the Eagles. "What I've seen is he makes all the throws," Reich said. "There's been plenty of throws down the field, in my mind ... (What) I've seen is a guy who is extremely accurate. I have no concerns about velocity." Luck is tied for 26th in the NFL in passing attempts that go at least 20 yards with just eight, according to ESPN Stats and Information. He finished 25-for-40 for only 164 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss, but he's completed 68.5 percent of his passes this year, which would be a career high. Luck may be healthy, but he's turned into a dink-and-dunk passer through three weeks under Reich. Perhaps the Colts are just playing it safe, but if this keeps up, Luck has a limited ceiling as more of a QB2.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Struggles Against Philadelphia
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 25 of his 40 pass attempts for 164 yards and a touchdown in the team's 16-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He also added one rush for 33 yards, which was enough to lead the Colts in rushing yards on the day. It was a rough outing for Luck, who struggled to find weak spots in a stout Eagles secondary. With two back to back outings of below 200 passing yards, fantasy owners have to be concerned that the quarterback isn't going to be capable of returning to his old self in head coach Frank Reich's quick-pass scheme. Hopefully Luck will be able to bounce back against a Houston Texans defense in Week 4 that Eli Manning managed to carve up.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Likely to Struggle Against Philadelphia
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has slowly been returning to form over the first two weeks of the NFL season, but he draws a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 that fantasy owners should be extremely cautious of. Irrespective of the fact that Eagles boast one of the best defensive lines in football, Luck hasn't been the most effective quarterback he can be in fantasy to this point in the year. Head coach Frank Reich's new quick-passing scheme has contributed to Luck averaging 8.3 yards per completion (ahead of only Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford) and a rank of 20th in fantasy points per pass attempt this season. Set expectations for Luck in Week 3 as a QB2 with upside.
8 months ago: Andrew Luck Hot and Cold in Win
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of 31 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 21-9 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. He also added two rushing yards on four carries. In a tough matchup, Luck got off to a hot start by completing four of his five pass attempts and finding tight end Eric Ebron in the end zone on a beautiful touch pass. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Luck had his fair share of troubles throughout the rest of the contest and failed to top 200 yards while throwing two interceptions. Luck will face a Philadelphia Eagles defense that just gave up over 400 yards through the air to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 2.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Eclipses 300 Passing Yards in Loss
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 39 passes for 319 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. While Cincinnati lost a number of defensive players during the contest, Luck looked incredibly sharp on his throws. Fantasy owners were also incredibly relieved to see Luck's first touchdown of the 2018 season being a 26-yard strike to Eric Ebron, proving once and for all that the quarterback is capable of pushing the ball downfield. Luck will look to build off of his stellar opening performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 2.
9 months ago: Colts Could Be Conservative With Andrew Luck
During the preseason, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich wanted to keep recently returned quarterback Andrew Luck healthy. In order to do that, he schemed a lot of short passes, which is not what he has been known for in his career. Presumably, the Colts would need to stretch the field more, especially with Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton doing most of his damage down the field. With tackles Anthony Castonzo and Denzelle Good out or limited on Sunday, it may take a couple weeks before they turn Luck loose. This limits his fantasy ceiling until they start playing back to his former strengths.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Returns to Practice
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (foot) returned to practice on Monday. It was expected that the Colts passer would be back practicing quickly after sustaining a minor foot injury in the preseason. All signs point to Luck starting against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, where he will look to show fantasy owners that he is ready to return to form.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Confirmed To Start Week 1
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder, foot) is "good to go" for practice next Monday and will start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Luck's status for the Colts regular season opener was the last question that needed answering for fantasy owners, who are expecting big things from the former No. 1 fantasy quarterback. If the new-look Colts offense can help Luck return to passing dominance, his ceiling could be as high as any quarterback in the league. Luck currently demands an eighth round draft price.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Dealing with Foot Injury
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (foot) is reportedly dealing with a minor foot injury that he suffered on a sack in Week 3 of the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers. Colts head coach Frank Reich noted that the severity of the injury is so small that it is something that Luck would play through if it were the regular season. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned with this particular injury, as it is unlikely that Luck would miss any time unless it became more of a hindrance down the road.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Still Lacks Velocity on Throws
Stephen Holder of The Athletic believes that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) "fastball" is not where it needs to be. Though Holder recognized that Luck's accuracy has returned, the Colts offense has noticeably been more focused on getting the football out quickly rather than deep throws. As Luck's shoulder continues to heal, fantasy owners should see the velocity on his throws return and the Colts offense as a whole open up. There is no telling how much time that might take, but Luck has made a solid case in the preseason to be drafted as a borderline QB1 in leagues.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Does It All for the Colts
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed eight of his 10 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown while adding four carries for 27 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason. Luck played for nearly a full half and was asked to do everything for the offense, with the team failing to put up more than five rushing yards against the 49ers first-string defense. His 75-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was an especially promising sign for the Colts passer after a disappointing stat line against the Baltimore Ravens last week. While we have seen Luck hot and cold across his three preseason appearances, fantasy owners should be well aware of his league-winning upside if he can stay healthy and the considerable risk that comes with drafting him.
9 months ago: Andrew Luck Looks Shaky Against Baltimore
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 50 yards and an interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason. Luck continued his trend of throwing the ball short from the Colts first preseason game and added a costly interception in the red zone in what was an incredibly shaky performance from the eighth-year pro. It's noteworthy that his go-to wide receiver in T.Y. Hilton did not play due to a shoulder injury, but Luck was simply holding on to the football way too long and made some questionable decisions. Week 3 of the preseason will be quite telling as to whether Luck is capable of forcing the ball down the field and his fantasy stock shouldn't rise any further until he proves that he can.
10 months ago: Andrew Luck Shows Well in Return to NFL Action
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed six of his nine passes for 64 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. In his return to NFL action, Luck played two series and looked sharp in head coach Frank Reich's quick-passing scheme. Although he will have to wait for another time to throw a touchdown pass, fantasy owners should be excited that Luck's inactive streak is finally over. The Colts passer should get plenty more opportunities to test his surgically-repaired shoulder before Week 1 and his fantasy stock should keep rising so long as he doesn't encounter any setbacks.
10 months ago: Andrew Luck Had Doubts About Playing Career
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) admitted that there were times during his rehab from shoulder surgery last year that he questioned whether he'd ever be able to play again. He has not played in a game since Week 17 of the 2016 season, and he could play as much as a whole quarter against the Seahawks in the preseason opener this week. Luck has been a full participant in nine of 11 practices and has done everything except throw in the two practices that he wasn't a full participant in. "Every day I feel a little bit better about my technique in team drills," Luck said. "Sometimes it's pretty obvious. Sometimes it's not and I also feel better. I feel stronger, I feel more fit. I feel like my arm has more in it, and a little more in it, and a little more in it." Luck obviously comes with a lot of risk for a QB1 this year, but if he can get back to his pre-injury form, he could be a steal for fantasy owners.
10 months ago: Andrew Luck Altering Playing Style to Avoid Injury
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) drew loud cheers from the crowds attending training camp activities on Monday when he slid following a scramble in team drills, according to Kevin Bowen of 1070theFan. Back in July, Luck emphasized his awareness of needing to avoid taking unnecessary hits and it appears that mentality is impacting his decision-making to some degree. In order to get the most out of his surgically-repaired shoulder, Luck will have to avoid the hero plays that defined his play early in his career. While this might mean less fantasy points on the ground, it isn't much of a sacrifice if owners can get a full season out of the quarterback.
10 months ago: "The Rust Has Fallen Off Fast" for Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni stated that "the rust has fallen off fast" for quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder). Sirianni further noted that Luck's touch on deep throws has returned, which is surely a happy note for fantasy owners. With additional news that Luck will play in the Colts preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks, all signs point to Luck returning in spectacular fashion in September. The only question that remains is whether Luck can avoid re-aggravating his shoulder when players are moving at full speed.
10 months ago: Andrew Luck Expected to Play One Quarter in Preseason Opener
According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is planning for quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) to play with the starters for about one quarter in the team's preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks next Thursday. Luck will eventually have to take a few hits to get back up to speed, but it's great news that he appears on track to participate in the preseason like most other first-string passers around the league. The first game of the preseason will be a true litmus test for whether Luck will be back to his old self come Week 1.
10 months ago: Andrew Luck Looking Sharp in Full Pads
During his first full-padded practice, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) went 19-of-22 throwing including 12-of-14 in 11-on-11 work. While not exactly a reason to believe Luck is finally back to form, the fact that he bounced back from a rusty first day back with an above 85-percent completion percentage is extremely promising. All signs are pointing to Luck playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the team's preseason opener and being ready for Week 1.
11 months ago: Andrew Luck Has No Pain in Throwing Shoulder
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) said his surgically-repaired shoulder remains free of pain, according Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Although Luck has increasingly been putting more stress on his throwing shoulder, the Colts will likely continue to remain cautious of the situation. Rushing back to a full workload too early was one contributing factor to Luck being shut down last season and there remains plenty of time for him to get reacquainted with game-speed action. With Luck planning to have a throwing session with Colts receivers prior to training camp, the goal at this point is to avoid setbacks.
11 months ago: "The Pain is Gone" in Andrew Luck's Shoulder
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told the media on Monday that the "pain" in his surgically-repaired shoulder is "gone". Now that Luck is feeling more confident in his recovery and has finally thrown a football, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. While the Colts will limit Luck in camp by giving him days off and monitoring his reps, fantasy owners should be thrilled that one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in recent memory is primed for a comeback. Unfortunately, that also means his draft stock is likely to rise too.
12 months ago: Colts Owner: Andrew Luck Won't Have Limits in Training Camp
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay told the media on Tuesday that he believes quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will have "no limitations" when training camp starts in roughly seven weeks. Luck was spotted throwing high school-sized footballs at the team's minicamp on Tuesday and looks to need to work his way up before doing more intensive work using his surgically-repaired shoulder. There is certainly no need to force the issue with a substantial amount of time before training camp, but Irsay's comments need to be taken with a grain of salt at every turn, considering his statements about how Luck was fine last offseason.
12 months ago: Andrew Luck Seen Throwing High School Footballs at Minicamp
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has officially resumed throwing footballs as of Tuesday's minicamp session. Although media observers noted that Luck was throwing high school footballs and did not appear to be throwing particularly difficult or high-velocity passes, the wait is finally over to see the signal-caller getting into his throwing motion. It's a small but crucial step ahead of training camp towards Luck being ready for Week 1 action and fantasy owners getting to reap the benefits.
12 months ago: Colts Head Coach Says Andrew Luck is "Real Close" to Throwing
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich insists quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "real close" to throwing actual NFL footballs. Reich also added that Luck would be the one who determines what day that will be, but all signs point to the quarterback's 522-day absence from in-game action coming to an end. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too quick to crown Luck back to his former QB1 status considering the potential durability concerns of a full 16-game season. That being said, Luck's draft stock is sure to rise once he begins to throw in anticipation of his return to dominant form.
1 year ago: Colts "Not Worried" About Andrew Luck Not Throwing
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media on Wednesday that the team is "not worried at all" about how quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing. Luck also explained how he is following a timeline that included when he would start throwing, but wouldn't share it. If he can manage to throw without restrictions by the fourth week of July, Luck will be able to fully participate in Colts training camp. Only then will fantasy owners be able to slowly regain their confidence in the sixth-year pro.
1 year ago: Colts GM: Andrew Luck is the “Strongest I’ve Seen Him"
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told a crowded room at a local fundraiser that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is the "strongest [he has] seen him, both mentally and physically." While Ballard didn't hint at when Luck would return to throwing the football, it seems as if the recovery process is coming along nicely for the former fantasy stud. Pending news of the quarterback throwing passes, fantasy owners should be cautious when valuing him in 2018 fantasy drafts.
1 year ago: Colts Head Coach: "Everything Going to Plan" with Andrew Luck
While Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) still isn't throwing the football, head coach Frank Reich told the media on Saturday that "everything [is] going to plan, and he's doing exceptionally well," according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. As tedious as these Luck updates have become, the Colts organization has been doing just about everything right to help build a strong group of players around the star quarterback. Fantasy owners should be skeptical but hopeful about Luck's prospects to line up under center in 2018.
1 year ago: Colts "Very Confident" Andrew Luck Will Be Ready By Camp
After speaking with team sources, NFL Network's Charley Casserly reported on Friday's edition of Rookie Camp Live that the Indianapolis Colts are "very confident" quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be ready for training camp in late July. The Colts have been helping Luck along extremely cautiously in order to have him ready to go for the start of the 2018 season. While he is healthy enough to participate in offseason practices, only time will tell whether Luck can return to his vintage fantasy form and bury the injury bug.
1 year ago: Colts Have Turned Down Trade Offers for Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard has reportedly received calls from multiple teams within the past six months asking about trading for quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), but Ballard hasn't come close to considering a deal. When healthy, it is abundantly clear that Luck is a franchise quarterback and Ballard's denial of trade offers could signal good news about his health. That being said, his fantasy prospects for 2018 hinge entirely on his ability to throw the football with his surgically repaired shoulder, something he has yet to do this offseason.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Not Throwing at Veteran Minicamp
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is not throwing at the team's veteran mini-camp, per George Bremer of CNHI Sports. This should hardly come as a surprise given general manager Chris Ballard's statements from four days ago, but Luck wasn't even out there playing catch with his fellow veterans according to Bremer. Luck hasn't thrown a live pass since January 1 of 2017, which has to raise some concerns for fantasy owners about his ability to remain durable even if he does return for the upcoming season. It's likely that there won't be any definitive information about Luck's status until the beginning of training camp, and even then its a bit of a gamble.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Still Not Throwing a Football
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told the media on Friday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still not throwing a football, but instead doing "a lot of the exercises... conducive to the same thing." The former first overall pick missed all of last year while recovering from shoulder surgery and doesn't seem too much closer to returning in 2018. There still remains plenty of time between now and the start of training camp, so fantasy owners should retain a small amount of optimism that Luck will be ready to go after an extended absence.
1 year ago: Eric Ebron Sees a "Perfect Fit" with Andrew Luck for 2018
Newly acquired Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron told the media on Thursday that he thinks quarterback Andrew Luck is a "perfect fit" for the kind of passer that he wants to play with, per Mike Wells of ESPN. "I just wanted a quarterback and someone that I knew could get me the ball," said Ebron, "the perfect move for me was to come to Indianapolis and be a weapon for him." After failing to live up to expectations as the tenth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, it might do Ebron some good to operate behind a reliable pass-catcher in tight end Jack Doyle. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it's anyone's guess as to how the reformed coaching staff in Indianapolis will utilize him amid uncertainty with Andrew Luck's return. Ebron could be a name worth monitoring if he start to makes some noise in training camp.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Feeling Confident, Still Yet to Throw NFL Football
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told the media on Monday that he has yet to throw an NFL-sized football in his rehab process from shoulder surgery, per NFL reporter Albert Breer. While Luck is clearly "trusting the process" by not skipping steps, any progress from the signal-caller needs to be tempered. Fantasy owners should be in a "believe it when you see it" attitude, but confidence about Luck's return is about all we are going to get with regular season still far off in the distance.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Finally Throwing Footballs
During the coach's breakfast at the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has begun throwing footballs. Although Reich didn't make it sound like Luck is back to full strength, the fact that he is able to use the full range of motion to throw is promising. Although fantasy owners should be skeptical about his Week 1 preparedness, throwing is a vital step for Luck's return.
1 year ago: Colts GM: Andrew Luck has "Turned the Corner" in Rehab
Indianapolis Colts general manager Jim Irsay told reporters on Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has "turned the corner" in rehabilitating from shoulder surgery, per Mike Chappell of CBS 4. It is also noteworthy that the article includes several individuals from the Colts organization suggesting confidence in Luck's return for the 2018 season. If the optimism is well founded, the Colts as a whole could turn a corner after missing the playoffs three straight years in a row. With a bevy of picks in the first two rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft, Luck would be returning to a reformed Colts squad with plenty of potential. As a fantasy asset, owners should still be cautious about Luck's ability to return and whether he can play a full 16-game season. That being said, it is good to hear some promising news about the young signal-caller.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Doing Better
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) missed the entire 2017 season, but Colts owner Jim Irsay is optimistic Luck has "turned the corner" in his rehab. "All indicators are (the) healing is going really well and we feel really optimistic that he's turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence," were Irsay's exact words on Monday. Irsay also said he expects Luck to throw "quite a bit" in OTAs. It has grown difficult to trust the Colts' Luck updates, but things certainly seem to be trending in the right direction.
1 year ago: Frank Reich Says Andrew Luck Continues to "Check Every Box"
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media on Wednesday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has "continued to check every box" in his return from shoulder surgery and will be with the team for the start of its offseason program on April 2. Reich fell short of assuring that Luck would be ready to throw, as being with the team isn't exactly the end goal fantasy owners are looking for. Throwing an actual football would be the best milestone that Luck could reach at this point and until he does, his overall status will continue to be shrouded in mystery. The good news is that there is plenty of time left until the start of the 2018 season, giving at least a small glimmer of hope for Luck's return.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Has Progressed to Throwing Weighted Balls in Rehab Effort
Indianpolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has reportedly progressed in rehab from his surgically repaired shoulder to the point where he is able to throw weighted balls that are heavier than footballs, per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Although Luck appears capable of throwing everything but a football, fans should be happy that his arm strength is returning. More promising updates are sure to come, but it's unlikely that fantasy owners will know anything for certain until the later stages of the offseason.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Believes He is Making Progress in Rehab for Shoulder
In a pre-recorded interview, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) stated that he is preparing to do heavier throwing and continues to strengthen the shoulder, per Indy Star reporter Stephen Holder. While Luck stated that rehab is going well and he is making legitimate progress, he cautioned against any overly optimistic thoughts by saying, "you can't skip steps" in the process. With the knowledge that Luck isn't planning on going in for a second surgery on his shoulder, fantasy owners can be reassured that the Colts organization is making a deliberate effort to avoid the communication debacle that was the 2017 offseason. If Luck can return to full health, the fantasy prospects for the team's offensive weapons goes through the roof.
1 year ago: Frank Reich "Hopeful" that Andrew Luck will be Throwing During OTAs
Newly hired Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media on Tuesday that he is "hopeful" quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be throwing when organized team activities start in April, per Mike Wells of ESPN. The assurances from a recently hired head coach are welcome, but they mean very little in the grander scheme of indicating Luck's overall progress. Still, the two will need to be on the same page to avoid the turmoil that fantasy owners and Colts fans experienced in the 2017 offseason due to a lack of communication.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Excited to Work With Frank Reich in 2018
According to Andrew Walker of Colts.com, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "really excited" about the team's hiring of head coach Frank Reich and his new offensive approach. Across his 10-plus years of coaching in the NFL, Reich has helped mold plenty of talented quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, Philip Rivers in San Diego and Carson Wentz in Philadelphia. If Luck can return to full health for the upcoming season, fantasy owners should be excited for the results that the head coach-quarterback duo could produce. Of course, skepticism still exists about Luck's current stage in the recovery process.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck May Not Need Surgery After All
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) missed the 2017 season via injury, but general manager Chris Ballard says that Luck does not need more surgeries, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. This is a different opinion from ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, who said last night that there are still doctors who have concerns about Luck's shoulder and whether he may require additional surgery. Ballard said that Luck does not need surgery and that the strength in his shoulder is good. Pelissero notes that Luck is working on motion and arm speed and has not picked up a football. Ballard also says that Luck "is not going to skip a step" in recovery. All of this conflicting news muddies the water on Luck's health. Wait until there is an official word on his status for 2018 and beyond.
1 year ago: Concerns Still Exist About Andrew Luck Needing Additional Surgery
According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, there are still doctors who have concerns about Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) and whether he could wind up needing additional surgery. As if Colts fans couldn't get any worse news on a day that saw offensive guru Josh McDaniels decline an offer to be the team's next head coach, Luck still appears to be a huge question mark for the upcoming season. Whether this impacted McDaniels' decision is a mystery, but it sure doesn't help for fantasy owners hoping to see a resurgence in a once highly potent Colts offense.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck "Very Close" to Resuming Throwing Routine
After taking time off in Europe for treatment on his shoulder injury, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "very close" to resuming a routine throwing regimen according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Hopefully this is the first positive sign of many for Luck, who will get great opportunity to flourish under a gifted offensive mind in new head coach Josh McDaniels. Luck's fantasy draft stock will still be heavily influenced by free agency and the draft, so owners have plenty to pay attention to.
1 year ago: Colts Owner on Andrew Luck: "It's a 107-Degree Fever Towards Success"
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed his confidence in quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) returning in 2018 to the media on Monday, stating that "it's a 107-degree fever toward success right now." Putting aside his seemingly nonsensical description, Irsay should not be trusted to provide any information about Luck's return given how he 'promised' that the quarterback would be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season. Luck will no doubt be a highly risky fantasy prospect even if he miraculously finds a way to participate in offseason activities, given the Colts turnstile of an offensive line.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Doesn't Think He Needs Another Surgery
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told the media on Friday that he doesn't think he needs an additional surgery after his visit to Europe and is ready to resume throwing, per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. As the first indication of Luck's overall health since October, a promising statement like this is welcome. However, it is still unclear whether he will be ready to open the 2018 season under center. It is all but certain that we will be getting additional updates as the offseason progresses, meaning his fantasy prospects for the upcoming regular season are sure to receive additional clarity.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Expected to Return From Europe this Week
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told the media on Wednesday that he expects quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) to return from Europe sometime this week, per NFL.com. Luck had been undergoing treatment for his surgically-repaired shoulder overseas and is continuing to progress on the road to play in the 2018/19 season. However, only time will tell whether he can truly bounce back given both the severity of the damage to his throwing shoulder and the rust from an extended absence.
1 year ago: Andrew Luck Might Need More Surgery
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) may need another surgery after he resumes throwing, according to his doctors. The surgery would occur in January, though Luck is optimistic it will not be necessary. Luck will return to the United States this week after spending the last month rehabbing in Europe. He experienced pain the last time he threw and if that pain returns, Luck would likely undergo a tenodesis procedure to relocate his biceps tendon. Luck was hoping to be ready for the start of next season, but another surgery would obviously complicate things.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Seeking Treatment for Injury in Europe
After seemingly exhausting his North American options, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is seeking treatment for his right shoulder in Europe, per ESPN. Many athletes have traveled to Europe out of desperation to look for methods to aide in recovery (see Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant), but this news is another sign that the question is not 'when' Luck will return but 'if'. The Colts' franchise quarterback will have plenty of time to figure the situation out and his process will be worth monitoring not just from a fantasy perspective, but also a football one.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Optimistic For The Future
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder, IR) is expected to be ready for the 2018 season. Luck will be shut down for 2-3 months before he is reevaluated, but the Colts don't think he will need surgery. Since Luck played through his labrum tear for two years, dealing with significant damage, surgery has not been ruled out. These injuries are a concern for his career outlook, as Luck hasn't thrown since 2016 and will be entering his age-29 season. Luck is signed for the next four years at $24.6 million annually.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck's Shoulder "Stopped Getting Better" a Week Ago
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) experienced a significant setback about a week ago in his recovery from offseason surgery. His shoulder supposedly "stopped getting better" and he was told to avoid throwing for an extended period of time by doctors providing second opinions on his pain. The timeline for Luck's return is back to square one, that being none at all. That Luck will have the rest of the 2017/18 season to rest is great news for the future of his career, but not so much for fantasy owners. Right now, his injury transcends the game and should be monitored to see whether Luck's career is in jeopardy.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck to be Placed on Injured Reserve
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be placed on Injured Reserve on Thursday, effectively ending his 2017 season before it even began. It's incredibly disappointing to hear that such a young star as Luck is experiencing so much pain from his shoulder injury that he has to miss a whole season of football, but it's even more puzzling as to why the Colts organization chose to tease his return. Whether for ticket sales or some other purpose, their misleading comments and often blatant lies influenced many fantasy owners alike into drafting Luck for 'what could have been'. The question now is whether Luck will be ready for the 2018/19 season, something that an extended break should help with.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Will Not Practice This Week, Likely Out Week 9
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told the media on Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not be practicing this week, per Colts.com. It's all but assured he will miss Week 9 against the Houston Texans, meaning another start for Jacoby Brissett. Luck should not be owned outside of keeper leagues, but his career remains questionable given how severe and ongoing the pain appears to be.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck 'Still in Pain', Looking for Further Medical Advice
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been experiencing setback after setback in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, with the current issue being that he is "still in pain" according to NFL Insider Jay Glazer. Luck will reportedly be seeking further opinions as to why he is still in pain and hopefully get some relief. It should be clear at this point that Luck is done for 2017 and fantasy owners can officially drop him with confidence. The question now is whether or not Luck's injury is career ending.
2 years ago: Uncertainty Around Whether Andrew Luck Will Practice Next Week
Amid questions about whether Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will practice next week, head coach Chuck Pagano told the media that "it's too early to tell whether he will resume work." Pagano's comments further add to the uncertainty about a 2017 debut for Luck and should reassure fantasy owners that they can safely drop him without hesitation. With another loss likely to be dealt to this Colts squad when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, it makes more and more sense for Luck to be permanently shut down for the year.
2 years ago: Chuck Pagano Expects Andrew Luck to Play This Season
In an injury report published by Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is cited as saying that he and the rest of the team expect quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) to play in 2017. Don't hold your breathe Colts fans and fantasy owners alike, as its nearly impossible to trust the updates provided by Colts' staff at this point given their track record of misinformation. Luck is still not practicing this week while rehabbing from shoulder surgery and will more than likely be out until mid-to-late November if he does play at all. He is droppable in all formats outside of those with an injured reserve spot, but no one would blame fantasy owners for opting to go with a high-upside lottery ticket over a quarterback who hasn't taken an NFL snap this season.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Will Not Practice This Week, Likely Out for Week 8
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told the media on Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice whatsoever in the upcoming week and instead dedicate his time to rehabilitation for his throwing shoulder. It's all but cemented that Luck will be out Week 8 given that he will miss yet another week of practice. His rest of season outlook is not positive, as a report recently came out from a source close to the team that he would not be surprised if Luck missed the entire 2017 season. For fantasy purposes, owners can safely drop Luck with the knowledge that the bench spot would better be reserved for high-upside fliers.
2 years ago: Injured Reserve Not In Colts Plans for Andrew Luck
In discussing whether Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) still has a chance to play in 2017, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Injured Reserve is not in the team's plans. "If healthy, he will play this season", Rapoport tweeted. It would be interesting to know which source within the Colts organization made this statement given their track record of misleading information. Luck owners might want to hold onto this news as a glimmer of hope in what has been a dark and tumultuous ride, but it would be a good idea to consider alternative options if your team doesn't have an injured reserve spot to house him. The fantasy playoffs are fast approaching and depth at skill positions for the upcoming bye weeks should be valued more than one or two late-season starts from Luck.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Might Not See the Field in 2017
With news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is experiencing yet another setback in the recovery of his surgically-repaired shoulder and won't practice this week, Indy Star reporter Zak Keefer tweeted that he "wouldn't be surprised if Andrew Luck misses the entire 2017 season." The statements that the Colts organization had made to the media surrounding Luck's status in the preseason are shaping up to be nothing but bold-faced lies. From the possibility of Luck playing Week 1 and the team opting not to put him on the PUP List, the reassurances that he would play this year might have been motivated more by selling tickets than actual medical knowledge. To put it bluntly, Luck is droppable in most league formats and shouldn't be rostered in favor of better waiver options.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck to Miss a Full Week of Practice
The long-awaited return of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) for the 2017 regular season is looking more and more in doubt. General manager Chris Ballard announced on Wednesday that Luck will not practice this week due to soreness arising from a cortisone injection in his surgically-repaired right shoulder, per Andrew Walker of the Indy Star. Fantasy owners hoping to have the star quarterback back by Week 8 have to be disappointed to hear of yet another obstacle to his return. Those who have been holding Luck on a bench spot should consider dropping him if better options are available on the waiver wire, as it is becoming clearer that the team plans to handle him more cautiously than it had originally led on. The odds of Luck returning this season appear quite slim.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Has No Timetable, Hopes to Play in 2017
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told NFL Network reporter Alex Flanagan that there remains "no timetable for his return," but he remains hopeful to start at some point this season. This news is likely to scare many Luck owners who have remained patient with the quarterback through his extended absence. Despite his presence on the practice field over the last week and a half, it is looking more and more likely that the Colts are in a position to allow Luck to continue to sit and keep recently acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett starting under center. The question for many fantasy owners is whether they can afford to use a bench spot for a quarterback who you may get one or two good games out of before a brutal playoff schedule that includes games against Denver and Baltimore. Luck is looking like a trade or drop candidate barring any promising news over the next week.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck to Practice Thursday and Saturday
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be participating in team practices on Thursday and Saturday, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Luck is certainly making progress toward playing in 2017, but it looks like he will need more time to get acclimated to game speed before he can start under center. Still, the fact that Keefer's tweets on Thursday have noted that Luck has more zip on the football in throwing downfield shows that the wait might be worthwhile. He should be owned in all formats and could find his way onto the field by Week 8 at the earliest.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck "More Than a Week Away" from Return
According to Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "more than a week away" from a return. Pagano added that Luck will be incorporated into 7-on-7 drills in practice this week in preparation for his return. This news is nothing ground-breaking, as he wasn't expected back until November. That Luck will be shaking off rust in 7-on-7 drills to get himself prepared for a return is a promising, though it can't quite compare to in-game action. His earliest return looks to be Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 29 or Week 9 against the Houston Texans, both of which are away games.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out for Week 6
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been ruled out for the team's Week 6 contest with the Tennessee Titans, per NFL Insider Adam Shefter. Luck owners hoping for a return this week should be incredibly disappointed, especially considering how the Colts opted to not put him on the PUP List to open the regular season. He will now miss the initial six games he would have been required to miss if he was on the PUP anyways with a November return looking more and more likely. In the meantime, quarterback Jacoby Brissett will hold on to his spot under center.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Unluckily To Play This Month
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "highly doubtful" to appear in a game this month, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Luck has not had any setbacks since beginning his throwing program, though according to La Canfora, he still faces a "month of continued rehab and incremental gains as he works his way back into the lineup." The former first overall pick still has several hurdles to clear in his recovery and has yet to practice on back-to-back days or work with the first-team offense. With Luck now slated to miss the entire first half of the season, this is looking like a lost year for Indianapolis, who will continue to start Jacoby Brissett.
2 years ago: As Expected, Andrew Luck takes Thursday Practice Off
In line with the team's stated plan for his return, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) took Thursday practice off to rest his shoulder for Friday. This news along with rumors of a "three-week timeline" provide credence to the thought that the team has a concrete schedule in place for Luck to play in 2017. He should be owned in all leagues and has the potential to spark a lackluster Colts offense when he is projected to return sometime around Week 7.
2 years ago: Expect a "Three-Week Timeline" for Andrew Luck's Return
Following Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) first practice of the 2017 season, Indy Star reporter Stephen Holder took to Twitter to suggest that Luck shouldn't be expected back for three more weeks based on what he has seen and heard within the organization. He concluded his tweet by stating that he can't see Luck being the starter when the team heads to Tennessee in Week 6. It should be noted that Luck will need plenty of practice time to get back up to playing speed, as was evidenced by his wobbly spirals and lack of velocity on throws from Wednesday. The best case scenario for fantasy owners seems to be Luck going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7, though some might want to pump the brakes on an immediate start. He will clearly have some rust and will face a tough secondary should he play in that game, so keeping a backup plan in place is critical.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Says He'll Play This Year
After throwing to his teammates during practice on Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told reporters that a debut in 2017 is a matter of 'when' not 'if'. In tempering expectations about a quick return, he went on to say that he has"work to do to get to a level where [he] feel[s] comfortable going out there and whipping every throw." Despite plenty of rumors surrounding whether Luck would actually play a game this season, it is looking more and more like fantasy owners will be able to start him at some point. With center Ryan Kelly slated to return this week and Luck's first practice under his belt, Colts' fans and Luck owners alike should feel optimistic about his overall recovery.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Practices, Ruled Out for Week 5
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) got in a limited practice session on Wednesday, though he has been ruled out for the team's Week 5 contest against the San Francisco 49ers. The odds were against Luck starting this week, meaning Jacoby Brissett will get the nod at quarterback in Week 5 and likely again in Week 6. How Luck performs in practice will be a big determinant of when the team envisions a return to come, so his situation should be closely monitored. Luck is certainly worth a stash of he is still on waivers as a potential QB-1 for the remainder of the season.
2 years ago: No Timeline For Andrew Luck's Return
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will return to practice Wednesday, rest Thursday and practice again Friday, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. It's a great sign that Luck is returning to practice, but there remains no timeline on when he might make his season debut. It's believed that he'll need at least two weeks of practice, so don't expect Luck back until at least Week 7. At this point, if you haven't already, it might be wise to drop Luck in favor of better options in smaller leagues. Indy's skill position players will continue to struggle to find consistency with Jacoby Brissett running the show.
2 years ago: Surgeon Suggests November Return for Andrew Luck
When asked about Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) timetable to return, Orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Chao provided a prognosis that predicts a November return for the starting quarterback. In particular, Dr. Chao stated that Luck would need four weeks of practice at a minimum to be considered in game-shape. A Week 6 return was always overly optimistic for Luck's return and it looks like fantasy owners will have to wait for even longer for their investment to pay off. The fact that Luck was kept off of the team's PUP list is a baffling move by Colts' brass considering how he hasn't hit the practice field yet and is behind schedule in his overall recovery.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Could Miss Another Month
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Chao does not expect Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) back until November. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Colts were targeting a Week 6 return for Luck, but Chao always considered that a "tight timeline." Dr. Chao believes Luck will need about four weeks of practice before he is game-ready. Luck has not been cleared to practice yet, it looks like the earliest we would see Luck is November. Getting Luck back in six weeks was always a pipe dream and in hindsight, the Colts probably would have been better off stashing him on the PUP list. Jacoby Brissett will continue to start with Luck out and had the best game of his career against the Browns in Week 3.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Will Not Practice This Week
According to George Bremer of CNHI Sports, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not be practicing this week despite comments on Tuesday that he could see the field. Head coach Chuck Pagano stated that "he is still a week away in his throwing progression." Luck is still clearly two or three weeks away from playing in regular season action. If his projected Week 6 return does happen, Luck should have to shake off some of the rust before being started. When he gets into the swing of things, he is a top-shelf QB-1.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out Against Seattle, Could Practice This Week
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will sit out Week 4 when the team takes on the Seattle Seahawks, per George Bremer of CNHI Sports Indiana. Pagano also stated that there was a chance Luck could return to practice, though it would likely be in an extremely limited manner if at all. Despite Luck being likely to miss Week 5 as well, it should be clear by now that he is progressing along well in his recovery from shoulder surgery. Luck will need to get some work in on the field before his projected return against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6. If the presumed QB-1 does start, every single Colts offensive player will have a rising fantasy ceiling.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Could Return Week 6 vs. Titans
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport, there is a strong incling within the Indianapolis Colts organization that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) can return as early as Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans. Rapport added that nothing in Luck's rehab process has "given anyone doubt that he plays this year." This is exactly the kind of good news that Luck owners want to hear, many of whom have had to stream quarterbacks in his lieu. The only question mark surrounds what the Colts' record will be by that point and whether a winless team could encourage Luck to remain sidelined. If he returns against the Titans, Luck should be a great QB-1 play despite the need to shake off a little rust.
2 years ago: No Andrew Luck Means Unstartable Colts Wide Receivers in Week 3
With the news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his third week of the regular season, it becomes incredibly difficult to recommend starting any of the team's wide receivers against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Despite the Browns having a reputation of being an atrocity on defense, they actually rank in the top-20 in both passing (19th) and rushing (13th) defense to start the 2017 season. Their pass defense is headlined by two of Pro Football Focus' highest ranked corners in Jason McCourty and Briean Boddy-Calhoun, meaning T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief will face uphill battles when the Colts' run game is shut down. At the end of the day, Hilton should be valued as a low-ceiling WR-3 and Moncrief should be avoided entirely.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Will Not Practice This Week, Early October Return in Doubt
Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not be practicing in any capacity this week, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. No one should take this news as surprising, but speculation is beginning to brew that Luck will sit out the entire 2017 NFL season if the team is winless by the time he is ready to return. There has been no update on the possibility of a return date and the Colts' continue to remain mum about his overall health. The reality for Luck owners is that they will need to sit on him for a few more weeks to at least find out how realistic a debut this season is.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out for Week 3
Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano has officially ruled out quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) for Week 3's matchup against the Cleveland Browns, per the team's official website. It should be fairly clear at this point that Luck will not be seeing the field for a few more weeks, as the team has announced his inactive status fairly early on for the second consecutive week. Fantasy owners should hope and pray that a Week 5 return at the earliest is in the cards, but the larger concern is how the team will handle the situation if they do not have a single win by that point. Luck is a top-shelf QB1 when healthy.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out Again
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Browns. With Luck ruled out this early, it suggests Luck is unlikely to play in Week 4, as well. Jacoby Brissett will get another start and is worthy of low-end two-quarterback-league consideration against Cleveland. Brissett had 216 yards and an interception against the Cardinals on Sunday. There is a lack of optimism on when Luck will return. For whatever it's worth, coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he has "no doubt" Luck will play this season.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out For Week 2
Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano has ruled quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) out for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Pagano also noted that Luck will still take a few weeks before he is fully ready to return. The thought of an October return for Luck is looking more and more likely. However, whether he would be able to salvage what at that point should be a losing record is extremely questionable. The team's Week 1 performance against the Los Angeles Rams made clear that Luck would be returning to a largely absent ground-game and incredibly porous defense. Fantasy owners are hoping he will see the practice field at some point in the next few weeks, as a fully healthy Luck will undoubtedly have to throw a copious amount of times to give the Colts' any hope of winning this season.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck to Miss "Several More Weeks"
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Andrew Luck is likely to "miss several more weeks" as he continues to strengthen his shoulder. Luck, who is finishing the end of his strength rebuilding program, will supposedly be practicing "sooner rather than later". However, there remains no timetable to return and owners could be without Luck for a month if not more, so having a solid backup plan is an absolute must. One thing has become abundantly clear: all Colts' skill position players will have their fantasy stocks drop in his absence and the offense will likely sputter as it is led by quarterback Scott Tolzien.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck and Chester Rogers Don't Practice Wednesday
Both Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) and wide receiver Chester Rogers (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. Bowen also noted that Rogers is "one to monitor this week." Luck's continued absence is no surprise given that he is not expected to play Week 1. Rogers, on the other hand, was expected to return to practice today and is likely to be used sparingly against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday due to his injury. Even if Kamar Aiken were to move up the depth chart ahead of the contest, no one should be starting the Colts' No. 3 wide receiver for fantasy purposes, especially with Scott Tolzien leading the offense.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Ruled Out for Week 1
Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard updated reporters on the Andrew Luck (shoulder) situation Monday, stating that he has been ruled out completely for the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Quarterback Scott Tolzien will be getting the start in his place. Now that it is clear Luck will be missing Week 1, all fantasy assets on the Colts take hits to their value, especially the wide receivers. Tolzien proved that he was an itchy trigger finger in the preseason by targeting tight end Jack Doyle and his running backs out of the backfield, seldom looking downfield. The lack of red-zone opportunity will undoubtedly be problematic from a fantasy perspective. Hopefully we get more information on Luck as his injury begins to eat away at regular season action.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck removed from PUP, Remains Unlikely to Play Week 1
As expected, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) was removed from the PUP list Saturday, per Mike Wells of ESPN. This news comes as team owner Jim Irsay stated this week that Luck remains unlikely to start in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, a fact that Wells confirmed in his update. Although the team has prevented Luck from missing the first six games of the regular season by removing him from the PUP, fantasy owners should be cautious about how early to expect him back in action. The Colts just traded for former-New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, suggesting they want to address any issues with an extended absence. Luck remains a high-risk/high-reward fantasy player that shouldn't be reached on during drafts.
2 years ago: Colts’ Owner Admits It Is “Unlikely” Andrew Luck Starts Week 1
In an interview with reporter Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay stated that it is unlikely for quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) to play in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, but not ruled out entirely. In perhaps the most direct update yet, Irsay confirmed what fantasy owners should already know by now: do not expect Luck to be playing Week 1. All current owners should have a definite backup in place and those looking to draft Luck should recognize that he could have an extended absence. Either way, it is a situation to continue to follow in the coming days when Luck is supposed to be removed from the PUP list.
2 years ago: Colts’ GM Expects Andrew Luck to Come Off PUP List Before Saturday
Prior to the Indianapolis Colts' preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, general manager Chris Ballard said that the team is planning to move quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) to the active roster before Saturday's deadline, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. This change will ultimately save Luck from not being able to participate in the first six weeks of the regular season, but it still seems unlikely that he will be ready to start Week 1 with only four practices left to go. Luck will also need to get back up to the physical shape required to play against NFL competition, meaning his fantasy stock remains unchanged for the time being. However, his recovery is worth following in the proceeding days in terms of how Luck prepares and feels throwing the football.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck “Coming Along Well”
During a fan event on Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay stated that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "coming along well" in his rehabilitation process, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. However, he neglected to mention any timeline for return and if a Week 1 start was possible. As is fairly obvious by this point, fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place for Luck's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams and quite possibly an even larger amount of time. With how cryptic Colts' personnel has been over offseason and preseason activities, it's becoming increasingly likely that Luck will be absent for longer than most people expect. For those who haven't done their drafts yet, Luck shouldn't be selected within the first ten rounds simply based on the immense uncertainty with his health.
2 years ago: Colts’ Head Coach Dodges Questions About Andrew Luck’s Status
In an interview with Indy Star reporter Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano repeatedly avoided providing direct answers to questions pertaining to quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder). At one point, he responded to a question about whether the team feels the need to prepare for Scott Tolzien to start under center by saying "you guys are trying to find a way to get to the end result… Almost got me." In a separate tweet, Keefer further expressed doubt in Luck being ready to open the regular season with Week 1 being 13 days away. This interview sums up all the ambiguity that Colts personnel have provided the media with surrounding the Luck situation. It's almost all but certain that he will not be starting for the Colts in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Fantasy owners who have to do their drafts at some point this week should understand that Luck is guaranteed to miss at least one game and quite possibly more given the uncertainty around his health. Those who already own him would do well to have a good backup quarterback plan in place to bridge the gap.
2 years ago: “Odds Are Against” Andrew Luck Being Ready to Go For Week 1
Speaking on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Indianapolis Colts reporter Mike Wells of ESPN stated that the "odds are against" quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) playing in the team's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite not being an official statement by team personnel, Wells is confirming what most media sources following the Colts had thought for quite some time. Any news that Luck is capable of being on the field Week 1 would be immensely shocking given how the team has handled releasing details about his progress to date. Fantasy owners who have not yet had their drafts should look at Luck with a caveat next to his name, that being how he is guaranteed to miss at least the first week of the regular season and quite possibly more. He remains an immense high risk/high reward type of player that can't be drafted as an upper tier quarterback until he gets back on the practice field at a bare minimum.
2 years ago: Still No Timeline for Andrew Luck’s Return
Following Indianapolis Colts practice on Tuesday, Stephen Holder of the Indy Star pressed head coach Chuck Pagano about quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) progress in rehabbing from offseason surgery. Pagano responded that he still doesn't have a concrete timeline and isn't worried about it. I'm sure it gets tiresome of hearing Colts' personnel provide no clarity on the Luck situation, but there is likely not going to be any real update from the coaching staff until Luck gets back out on the practice field. He has seen his fantasy draft stock plummet as of late in large part because of how ambiguous his health is, with further questions about how long he can stay upright during the regular season starting to pop up. As a result, he has become too volatile a player to justify drafting before the seventh round without any additional information.
2 years ago: Ryan Kelly Will Miss 6-8 Weeks; Bad Sign for Andrew Luck
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis Colts' center Ryan Kelly (foot) is scheduled to undergo surgery on a bone defect in his foot Friday and will likely be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. He will miss six to eight weeks in all likelihood, with the earliest game for him to start being Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. Ultimately, rest didn't prove to be helpful enough in dealing with the nagging foot injury Kelly suffered before the Colts' first preseason game. As the stalwart center on the team's offensive line last season, Kelly didn't allow a single sack on 626 passing snaps and proved invaluable in keeping the ground game on schedule. His absence will make the team hesitant to bring injured quarterback Andrew Luck back into the thick of regular season action. Without Kelly and Luck healthy, the Colts' offensive weapons should all take a significant negative hit on their draft stocks.
2 years ago: Colts’ Owner Unsure Whether Andrew Luck Will Start Week 1
In a post-game discussion following the Indianapolis Colts' preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions, team owner Jim Irsay said that he couldn't "say unequivocally" whether quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will start Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. He does expect that Luck will be back sometime around the start of the season, but a full 16 game regular season is looking less and less likely. It's possible that the Colts are planning to smoothly transition Luck back into action against a softer front-seven in Week 3 when the team takes on the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium. Even at his ninth round draft price, Luck remains an extremely high risk-high reward player whose health is not guaranteed in 2017.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Has Higher “Strength Levels” Than Last Season
In an interview on NFL Network during the Indianapolis Colts' first preseason game, general manager Chris Ballard stated that quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) "strength levels are higher now than at any point last season." Ballard also noted that there is still no timeline for Luck's return to action. Strength was never a major issue for Luck in 2016, when he still managed to throw for over 4,000 yards while averaging a career high 7.8 passing yards per game. Although it is great to hear encouraging words that Luck could return to his 4,700-yard ceiling, the fact that he was sacked the second most times in the NFL last season should be of major concern. With no significant additions to the Colts' offensive line in the offseason and center Ryan Kelly sidelined with a foot injury, Luck's draft stock continues to plummet heading into August fantasy drafts.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Making Progress in Throwing Program
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been making significant progress in his throwing program over the past two weeks, all the while "rebuilding motion [and] strength]." That we haven't received any information about holdups in the throwing component of Luck's rehab program is a bright spot in what has been a fairly pessimistic outlook for his Week 1 status over the last few days. His recovery starts with regaining all the physical tools that allowed him to throw for over 4,700 yards three years ago, including the arm strength and consistency with his throwing motion. Fantasy owners shouldn't want a half-baked, injury-prone Luck returning earlier than he should, so those who can afford to be patient should follow closely for more updates. Still, Luck is a high-risk QB1 at this juncture in time, and his draft stock is falling quickly.
2 years ago: Colts GM Admits Andrew Luck’s Week 1 Status is Uncertain
In an interview on NFL Network, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporter Tom Pelissero that it's still to be determined if quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) would be ready to start Week 1. Among all the conflicting messages surrounding Luck's status, this is the first time that someone within the Colts organization has openly admitted the possibility of an absence that continues into the regular season. However, Ballard didn't take any steps back on a statement he had made previously about Luck not starting the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, so he believes that there is at least a chance that Luck would be able to play in the first six games of the regular season at some point. Backup Scott Tolzien should be able to hold off the LA Rams in the season opener, but the team will need Luck in the long run to have any extended success.
2 years ago: Still No Timetable to Return for Andrew Luck
In answering questions about injury concerns surrounding Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), head coach Chuck Pagano stated "we are where we are with that… there's no timeline," per ESPN staff writer Mike Wells. "When [the trainers] say he's healthy and ready to go, we'll get him out there," Pagano added. It's not surprising that Pagano and the Colts organization continue to remain mum about Luck's recovery, though the lack of a timeline for a return could speak to any number of situations with how Luck is actually doing. There is no point speculating on his health based on what little we're being given, as it's likely we won't receive any definitive information until the late days of August or even early September. At present, Luck has to be moving down fantasy draft boards purely based on how much risk he carries.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck’s Week 1 Status Becoming More Questionable
In an appearance on Jeff Ratcliffe's Sirius XM fantasy show, ESPN NFL insider Adam Shefter echoed concerns over Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) ability to start in Week 1, saying that there is a "chance he isn't ready to open the season." Various sources have already expressed fears that Luck wouldn't be at the appropriate stage in his recovery to start in the early stages of the regular season. The good news is that Schefter didn't provide any credibility to CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora's statement that Luck could open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, all players on the Colts offense take a massive hit to their fantasy value should Luck be absent, especially wide receivers TY Hilton and Donte Moncrief. As we enter into the preseason, Luck's condition should continue to be monitored, but he remains as shaky as ever as an elite QB1.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Doing On-Field Rehab Drills with Teammates
Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) suited up in a red non-contact jersey for the team's open practice on August 5 and participated in a team stretch/rehab session with other injured players. This is the first time Luck has done so since undergoing offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder. Seeing Luck getting back into the flow of training camp shows that, at a minimum, he is taking a step in the right direction. However, it's important to not read too much into how this fits into the greater picture of his track to full health. With his status as an elite fantasy quarterback up in the air, it's likely that we'll be settling for bits and scraps of information as Luck continues to get involved in team activities.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Expected to Come Off PUP Before Regular Season
Contrary to a previous report, Indianapolis Colts beat writer George Banner has reportedly been told by the team that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is expected to come off of the Physically Unable to Perform list before the regular season begins, much like what general manager Chris Ballard had stated last week. The roller coaster news around the timetable for Luck's return continues! After a CBS Sports columnist wrote an article saying that he heard rumors of Luck starting the regular season on the PUP, a beat writer close to the team sends out contradictory information in the same day. Ballard and Luck also don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to assessing the likelihood of a Week 1 start, meaning it will be difficult to derive accurate information from the conflicting reports. Luck's status as a safe QB1 is crumbling away at the moment.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Could Open Regular Season on PUP
In an article discussing how Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has remained sidelined during training camp, CBS Sports NFL columnist Jason La Canfora stated that he has "heard plenty of rumblings about [Luck] starting the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list" as the team emphasizes "the process" with his injury. Luck would have to miss the Colts' first six games if he were to start the regular season on the PUP list, a devastating blow to his fantasy value. This news is by no means definitive information about how Luck's situation will shape up in September, but it does make clear that all options are on the table for a team desperately in need of a full return to health for their quarterback. It's unlikely that the ambiguity surrounding Luck's timetable to return will gain much clarity anytime soon. As of right now, he's an extremely risky QB1 selection in drafts.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Will Not Commit To Week 1 Availability
When asked about the timeline for his return from injury during a question period at Indianapolis Colts training camp, quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) said that he is not ready to commit to playing in the regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, per Dakota Crawford of the Indy Star. "It's hard for me to look beyond, really, today's rehab session," Luck said. "That's the approach I have to take ... if you want to get truly healthy." Following Luck previously stating that people should "not freak out" about his shoulder, the news that he may not even be ready to start in Week 1 may raise a few eyebrows from people looking at how the Colts are handling Luck's recovery process. General manager Chris Ballard had previously stated that he expected Luck to be removed from the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list at some point before the regular season, yet Luck seems to be much more ambivalent about the situation. His latest words should certainly lower expectations about his timeline to return, making clear the risk that will come with drafting Luck as a QB1 in fantasy football this year.
2 years ago: “No Reason to Freak Out” About Andrew Luck’s Shoulder
In responding to a question from Indy Star reporter Gregg Doyel about how his rehabilitation process from offseason surgery is going, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) told the media that there is "no reason to freak out" and that he will be "better coming out of it." More assurance from Luck that his recovery post-shoulder surgery is going along smoothly is welcome. However, until we actually see him reaching milestones like throwing the football and taking part in team practices, it becomes difficult to get a clear picture about what stage Luck is at in the healing process. It will be critical for fantasy owners to follow along with Colts training camp to hear more about whether Luck will be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Throwing; Opens Training Camp on Physically Unable to Perform List
Although Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has started his offseason throwing program, he will open training camp on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, according to Colts.com writer Kevin Bowen. Amid questions about Luck's progress in rehabbing from offseason surgery, general manager Chris Ballard made it clear that "Andrew [Luck] has not had any setbacks." The Colts continue to provide little clarity about the status of their starting quarterback, but the team not opting to sign another backup quarterback and Luck finally starting to throw are both promising signs for his fantasy prospects. A fully healthy Luck has a great chance of returning to QB1 form and improving on his injury-laden 2016 season. While he can come off the PUP list before the regular season, expect little preseason action from Luck as he works his way toward the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.
2 years ago: No Update On Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has still not started a throwing program for his shoulder rehab, and it's unknown if he's reached any timeline for progress. However, the Colts continue to be optimistic that Luck will be ready for the start of training camp, and the fact they haven't signed a veteran quarterback yet backs that up. The longer Luck goes without throwing, the more hesitant fantasy owners should be to roster him as their QB1 in 2017. Training camp should provide more answers, however. When healthy, Luck is unquestionably one of the better signal callers in the league. He's thrown at least one touchdown pass in 23 straight games, which is the longest active streak and tie for the 18th most in NFL history.
2 years ago: Still No Throwing For Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) still hasn't resumed throwing after having offseason shoulder surgery, but both he and the team remain optimistic heading into the 2017 season. The longer he goes without throwing, however, the more concerned we should all be for fantasy purposes. His participation in training camp will be a story to watch closely as the summer unfolds. If Luck doesn't have any setbacks with his arm this summer, he'll remain one of the better QB1 options, albeit with a little more risk this year.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Non-Committal On Timetable
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) was non-committal when asked Tuesday if he'll be ready for training camp in six weeks. "If I'm ready for it, then great. If I'm not, then that's the way it is." The Colts and Luck are keeping his rehab close to the vest, but the fact that he hasn't resume throwing yet is a bit concerning. Still, as long as Luck is able to take part in training camp, he should be ready for Week 1 as a solid QB1 target.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Observing At Camp
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is just observing the team's mandatory minicamp this week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. The Colts are trying to get Luck to "the point where he can throw." The Colts haven't given a lot of details on Luck's recovery from shoulder surgery, but they fully expect him to be ready for the regular season. The longer he goes without practicing, though, and the more worried fantasy owners may be about selecting him as a top-tier QB1. When healthy, Luck is among the best QB options, but at less than 100 percent he may fall to more of a mid-tier option at the position.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Feeling Great
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is feeling great and "healing tremendously" following offseason shoulder surgery, according to owner Jim Irsay. However, Irsay didn't give a timetable for when Luck will resume throwing, but the Colts all along have believed their franchise QB will be ready for the regular season. It's unclear if Luck will be ready to go when training camp rolls around, and fantasy owners may be a little more hesitant to take Luck as a top-shelf QB1 because of his shoulder ailment. That might make him a value play at the position with a little more injury risk.
2 years ago: Andrew Luck Still Not Throwing
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) still isn't throwing, and there remains no timetable for him to do so. Head coach Chuck Pagano said the team is just following the protocol and listening to their trainers. The longer Luck goes without throwing, the more concern fantasy owners should have over him. However, barring any setbacks, Luck should be ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season and should continue being a top-tier QB1.
2 years ago: Jack Doyle Has Earned Andrew Luck's Trust
Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle has become a reliable receiver for the team and has earned quarterback Andrew Luck's trust after setting career highs in catches (59), yards (584) and touchdowns (five), according to head coach Chuck Pagano. With Dwayne Allen being traded away in March, Doyle becomes the unquestioned starting tight end and should see more opportunities in the passing game, especially in the red zone. He's worth a look late in drafts as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2.
2 years ago: No Target Date For Andrew Luck's Return
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who had surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in January, still is without a timeline for a return. The Colts aren't saying whether he will be ready for the start of training camp, but the team remains confident that he will be ready for the regular season. Owner Jim Irsay said, "We are not going to be rushing him." Luck will probably be just fine, and the Colts have every reason to be cautious with their franchise signal caller, but until we see the 27-year-old demonstrate that his arm is healthy, there will be plenty of concerns. Until we have that peace of mind, Luck will be riskier than ever as a QB1.