Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Indianapolis Colts
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Luck missed all last season with a shoulder injury that was much worse than suspected. He underwent surgery in January 2017 for a torn labrum initially injured in 2015. Most labrum injuries occur in the front of the shoulder, but Luck had the less common variety, a posterior tear, which complicated his recovery. He eventually practiced in October for a couple weeks before being shut down again. The offseason nearly came and went without Luck throwing a football, but he finally did so during minicamp in mid-June. There's now a prevailing expectation from the organization that he won't have limitations throughout training camp and is expected to be out there Week 1. At that point, Luck will be working with a new head coach in Frank Reich, the Eagles' offensive coordinator last season. T.Y. Hilton is the only proven wideout on the roster, though the team has two capable tight ends in Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron. The Colts allowed 56 sacks last season, which doesn't bode well for Luck's health, and his days of 60-plus rushes are probably over too, as the team likely will make a concerted effort to shield him from unnecessary punishment. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $122.97 million contract with the Colts in June of 2016.
Puts shoulder injury behind him
QBIndianapolis Colts
January 18, 2019
Luck completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,592 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2018. He gained 148 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 46 carries.
ANALYSIS
Fourteen and a half months ago, Luck's future in football was in question due to unrelenting problems with his throwing shoulder. A gradual and patient recovery process has made the quarterback as good as new again, as Luck -- making his return after missing the entire 2017 season -- turned in arguably the best season of his career while leading a slow-starting Colts squad to the playoffs for the first time in four years. The performance earned him PFWA's 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors, according to Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site, and positions Luck as one of the most desirable quarterbacks in fantasy ahead of the 2019 campaign. Luck's standing only figures to improve depending on what Indianapolis does with its league-leading boatload of cap space.
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How do Andrew Luck's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
18.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
2.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.6 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.5%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Andrew Luck's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.80 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.68 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Luck bounced back last season from an injury-shortened 2015 to surpass 4,000 yards passing for the third time in his career and 30 touchdowns for the second time. His completion percentage and YPA were each a tick better than his career year in 2014, but he didn't get as many attempts, missing one game with a concussion. He also faced much more pressure last season, as he was sacked 41 times (2nd) while the Colts' offensive line, which featured three rookies, allowed 123 knockdowns (3rd) and 128 hurries (3rd). Luck was sacked on 7.0 percent of dropbacks (3rd); in 2014, it was only 4.2 percent (26th). At 6-4, 240, Luck has the size and mobility to make plays on the run (7th in QB rushing), and with a strong arm and a league-leading 50.0 completion percentage (29 of 58) on attempts of 21-plus yards, he needs only a good bit of health this year to again challenge for the top spot among quarterbacks. Luck had surgery in January on a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, which he initially hurt in 2015. Recovery was expected to take 4-6 months, but he missed all of training camp and the preseason, leaving his Week 1 availability in serious doubt. A healthy year from Donte Moncrief and continued development from Phillip Dorsett in his third year would complement the dynamic T.Y. Hilton in the wideout corps, while 6-6 tight end Jack Doyle is an effective red-zone target.
Big things were expected from Luck last season on the heels of a 4,700-yard, 40-TD performance, but despite his name and the horseshoe on his helmet, fortune did not smile upon him or the Colts in 2015. A Week 3 shoulder injury cost him two games before a lacerated kidney suffered in Week 9 against the Broncos knocked him out for the remainder of the season. Even when he was on the field, Luck seemed out of sorts as his 6.4 YPA and 15:12 TD:INT were by far career worsts, although the team's coaching turmoil may have contributed to his struggles. Pep Hamilton, the team's offensive coordinator since 2013, was let go at the beginning of November and replaced with former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. At his best, Luck possesses every quality one could want in a franchise QB, with the arm strength, accuracy and smarts to dissect a defense from the pocket and the athleticism to avoid big hits and pick up yards on the ground when necessary. Fully recovered from last season's injuries and with a full offseason to adapt to Chudzinski's offense, Luck should be poised fora big rebound in 2016, especially if young wide receivers Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett continue their development.
Luck became the eighth quarterback in league history last season to throw at least 40 touchdown passes and broke Peyton Manning's single-season franchise records for passing yards (4,761) and 300-yard games (10). He also led the league in completions of 20- and 40-plus yards (73, 15, respectively) and was significantly more efficient with 7.73 YPA (6.71 in 2013) and a 6.5 touchdown percentage (4.0). That he continued to rank as one of the league's top signal-callers with only one true threat in the passing game (T.Y. Hilton) and a virtually non-existent ground attack speaks to his prowess as one of the game's most physically gifted quarterbacks. Luck accounted for 28.6 percent of the Colts' red-zone rushes last year (3rd among QB) while carrying the team to the AFC championship game, but this year he should have more help thanks to the signings of Andre Johnson and Frank Gore. Both are aging, but Johnson gives Luck a dependable target who's bigger (6-3) and healthier than the chronically injured 6-0 Reggie Wayne, while Gore poses a ground threat Luck has never had. Gore also offers Luck reliable hands despite being phased out of the passing game in San Francisco the last few seasons. Furthermore, the Colts added first-round pick Phillip Dorsett, who ran a blazing 4.33 40 at the Combine, to give Luck a third receiver who can stretch the field alongside Hilton and Donte Moncrief.
Despite dealing with a poor group of pass catchers and an even worse running game, Luck once again managed to almost single-handedly carry the Colts into the playoffs in 2013, making an impact far greater than his modest numbers would imply. Reggie Wayne's Week 7 ACL tear left Luck with T.Y. Hilton as his only vaguely competent receiver, yet he managed to cut his 2012 interception total in half while upping his completion percentage from 54.1 to 60.2. With Wayne and Hilton back this year, plus the additions of big wideouts Hakeem Nicks (free agency) and Donte Moncrief (draft, third round), Luck should have what's easily his finest group of pass-catching threats to this point, and the addition of second-round guard Jack Mewhort ought to help stabilize the otherwise weak interior of Indianapolis' offensive line. The fact that Luck has produced at a high level despite his problematic environment is a testament to how high his upside will be when he finally has some legitimate playmakers, and he could be in for a breakout 2014 season. Even if he doesn't make much progress on his rather weak passing efficiency numbers from last year (6.7 YPA, 4.0 touchdown percentage), Luck should once again provide strong numbers as a runner. He's a legitimate red-zone rushing threat at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, and it looks like Trent Richardson isn't much of a threat to lay claim to Indianapolis' rushing touchdowns this year.
Luck threw for 4,374 yards last year, shattering Cam Newton's rookie record, but that was due in large part to Luck's 627 attempts (5th). Quarterbacks thrive on volume, but Luck's efficiency will almost certainly improve in 2013. Consider that he completed only 54.1 percent of his passes in 2012, ranking him 28th out of the 29 passers who had at least 300 attempts. Moreover, his YPA was a pedestrian 7.0, despite playing his home games in a dome, far below the level of fellow rookies Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson. Given Luck's pedigree, arm strength and work ethic, expect at least a half-yard improvement on that mark, especially with free agent signee Darrius Heyward-Bey stretching the field this year. While veteran Reggie Wayne is now 34 and on the decline, last year's rookie targets, T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwight Allen, will almost certainly get better in Year 2.  And don’t overlook Luck’s rushing prowess. He ran for 255 yards and five touchdowns in 2012. That might not sound like much, but in standard leagues, it’s the equivalent of more than 500 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns. That's the effect even a semi-mobile quarterback can have on your rankings, and the versatility also makes Luck a safe week-to-week option.
Luck has too much talent (particularly as a runner) not to emerge as a spot-start candidate at the very least in most formats. Outside of a running back rotation that could be the league’s weakest, Luck actually has personnel around him that suit his skill set. The TE-heavy play calling with which he thrived at Stanford will likely be simulated in Indianapolis, as evidenced by the second- and third-round selections of tight ends Coby Fleener (Luck’s favorite target at Stanford) and Dwayne Allen, respectively. And while the team’s wideout trio of Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and T.Y. Hilton don’t stand out, they do, fit well with Luck’s accuracy on short and intermediate routes, and Hilton is a game-breaking burner on short, quick passes. Luck’s value is in any case greatly aided by his well above-average running skills. Fast, quick and strong for a quarterback, Luck should be at least as good a runner as Aaron Rodgers, who averaged 284 yards and four touchdowns on the ground the last four years.
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Struggles in divisional round
QBIndianapolis Colts
January 12, 2019
Luck completed 19 of 36 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown while rushing twice for 17 yards in Saturday's 31-13 playoff loss to the Chiefs.
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Cruises to wild-card win
QBIndianapolis Colts
January 5, 2019
Luck completed 19 of 32 passes for 222 yards and had two touchdowns and one interception while rushing eight times for 29 yards in Saturday's win over the Texans.
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Leads team to playoffs
QBIndianapolis Colts
December 30, 2018
Luck completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 285 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 33-17 win over the Titans.
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Throws for two scores in win
QBIndianapolis Colts
December 23, 2018
Luck completed 31 of 47 passing attempts for 357 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 28-27 win over the Giants. He also rushed twice for 13 yards.
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Throws for 192 yards
QBIndianapolis Colts
December 16, 2018
Luck completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 192 yards and gained 20 additional yards on six carries during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.
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