QB Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts
|6-4, 234||Born: 9-12-1989||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Dec 6): Luck was in vintage form against the mailing it in Jets on Monday night. His night started out with effortless touchdown drives and he was finding the open receiver with no hesitation against the discombobulated Jets defense. He is surging heading into a key matchup with the Texans.
General News (Wed Dec 7): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 14: vs Houston Texans
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Andrew Luck has won nine consecutive starts at home against division opponents, including a 3-0 mark against Houston during that time span. Indianapolis lost at Houston in Week Six (23-26), but Luck scored twice with 21/32 for 252 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -21 yards, while he added 7/53/1 rushing to the team effort. Chester Rogers led the team in receiving with four targets for 4/63/0 receiving, followed by Jack Doyle (four for 4/53/1), T.Y. Hilton (nine for 3/49/0), and Eric Swoope (three for 2/42/0). Right now, the Texans, the Titans and the Colts are tied for the lead in the AFC South at 6-6 - this is an key game for almost everyone in the division (except the Jaguars). Andrew Luck and company just destroyed a woefully inept Jets' team on Monday Night Football (22/28 for 278 yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with one sack taken for -7 yards). Dwayne Allen had a smorgasbord of TDs in the game (four targets for 4/72/3 receiving) while Donte Moncrief hauled in one (six for 4/26/1) and Jack Doyle narrowly missed scoring as well (four for 4/30/0). Oh, and T.Y. Hilton saw 10 targets for 9/146/0 receiving to lead Indianapolis in receiving last Monday. It's all good for the Colts coming into Week 14. The Texans lost in Green Bay last weekend, allowing 20/30 for 200 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions with one sack for -9 yards. Two games ago Philip Rivers threw 22/30 for 235 net yards passing, three TDs and one interceptions at Houston (with one sack taken for -7 yards). As you can see, Houston is giving up a lot of TDs in this phase of the game lately - from Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Houston has averaged 22.5 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (ninth-most in the NFL); and 25.9 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (12th-most); with 6.5 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (13th-least). This is a mediocre pass defense entering Week 14. Advantage, Indianapolis.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 13 vs NYJ (22 / 28 / 278 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck was nearly flawless against the Jets. Luck was 3/3 on the Colts opening possession and capped the drive to Dwayne Allen who came wide open off of play action for a 7 yard touchdown. Luck stayed perfect and connected with TY Hilton on a deep crossing route gaining 34. Luck connected with Allen who the Jets again left uncovered for a 21 yard score. Luck made an impressive throw to Moncrief with two blitzing defenders in his face and managed to place the ball where only Moncrief could catch it. Luck dropped another dime right over the shoulder of Hilton and into his hands for 23 more yards down the sideline. Luck made another beautiful throw to Dwayne Allen for his 3rd touchdown. This time Luck put a back shoulder throw on the money for the 23 yard score. Luck could have had 4 first half touchdown passes but Jack Doyle fumbled the ball through the end zone for a touch back as he was about to score. Luck opened the second half with another impressive touchdown drive. Luck found Hilton over the middle for gains of 17 and 24. Then Luck connected with Moncrief for 3 yard score. Luck was replaced by Scott Tolzien for the entire 4th quarter.
2016 Week 11 vs TEN (15 / 28 / 262 / 2 / 1 pass, 8 / 22 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played well against the Titans. Luck made a number of great throws and big plays under pressure. Luck consistently made plays on the move and kept plays alive with his feet. Luck and the Colts offense scored touchdowns on each of their first 3 possessions. The Colts were able to make big plays throughout the game to set up their scoring drives. First a 33 yard pass interference penalty drawn by Philip Dorsett set up a 1 yard Robert Turbin touchdown. Then a 49 yard trick play to Gore moved the Colts into the red zone. Luck nearly scrambled for a touchdown but was tackled at the 1 yard line after a 13 yard scamper. Luck capped the drive with a nice throw to Moncrief who was well covered on the play. Luck then evaded pressure and threw as he was hit to Dorsett who came wide open for a 50 yard gain and moving the Colts deep into Titans territory. Luck again beat tight coverage with a good throw and connected with Hilton for a 2 yard score. The offense struggled in the second half with 2 key drops by Dwayne Allen and Hilton and a costly mistake by Luck. A screen pass from Luck should have been intercepted but was dropped. The ensuing possession, Luck threw under pressure to TY Hilton who was well covered and the pass was intercepted by Brice McCain. Luck set up another scoring opportunity with a 50 yard bomb on the money to TY Hilton. Luck sealed the game with an 11 yard completion to Hilton again evading the rush and making an accurate throw.
2016 Week 9 vs GB (23 / 36 / 281 / 1 / 2 pass, 7 / 15 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck had an inconsistent game in a win against the Packers. Luck and the Colts were able to put together multiple long touchdown drives but Luck had two costly interceptions. Luck was intercepted throwing late to Philip Dorsett on a deep comeback route. Luck hesitated before he threw and Clinton Dix made the easy interception. . Following the interception Luck put together a nice scoring drive. Luck connected with Dorsett, Hilton and Allen moving the Colts inside the Packers 10 yard line. Gore capped the drive with a 7 yard run. The ensuing possession Luck threw another ugly interception again to Clinton Dix. Luck evaded pressure and threw on the run to Jack Doyle but the pass sailed and was easily intercepted. Luck orchestrated an impressive scoring drive with completions to Dorsett, TY Hilton and Doyle. Luck finished the drive with a beautiful 8 yard back shoulder touchdown throw. Luck connected with Moncrief deep down the sideline for a 39 yard gain to set up another Gore rushing touchdown. With the Packers within 5 points and threatening a comeback Luck sealed the game with 2 big plays. Luck hit Doyle and Hilton down the middle of the Packers defense for gains of 20 and 27.
2016 Week 8 vs KC (19 / 35 / 210 / 2 / 1 pass, 9 / 60 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck had a rough game against the Chiefs. . Luck fumbled a shotgun snap on the Colts second possession and the Chiefs recovered. Luck simply took his eye off the ball. Luck put together a scoring drive facing a short field on the Colts fourth possession. Luck hit each of his tight ends, Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope, for 16 yard gains. Luck capped the drive with a check down to Gore who broke tackles on his way to an 18 yard touchdown. The Colts offensive line struggled for much of the game allowing 6 sacks, a number of pressures, and rarely keeping the pocket clean. The rush affected Luck and he looked less confident in his protection as the game progressed. The Colts struggled to protect in obvious passing situations and the Chiefs effectively shutdown the Colts downfield passing not allowing any big plays. Luck was intercepted by Philip Gaines who made a great break and play on the ball. Gaines outmuscled Moncrief at the catch point. Luck orchestrated another scoring drive again connecting with his tight ends Doyle and Swoope. Luck capped the drive dodging Dontari Poe and escaping the pocket to rifle a 3 yard touchdown to Moncrief. Luck had a beautiful 45 yard touchdown throw to Moncrief negated by penalty. Luck also had a 40 yard completion to Hilton negated by penalty.
2016 Week 7 vs TEN (27 / 39 / 353 / 3 / 0 pass, 5 / 17 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played very well against the Titans and helped to mask mistakes by his teammates. Luck dealt with a number of drops throughout the game but always responded with a big play. Luck put together an impressive opening drive despite two drops by his receivers. Luck connected with TY Hilton and Erik Swoope for gains of 24 and 17 on back shoulder throws. Luck capped the drive finding Gore underneath for a 3 yard score. Luck made two more big plays to cap another drive. Luck found Swoope for a 34 yard gain and followed it with a dime to Hilton for a 37 yard touchdown. Following a successful onside kick, Luck continued his hot streak of downfield passing with a 22 yard gain to Hilton. The Colts settled for a field goal attempt after Jack Doyle dropped a potential touchdown. Luck put together another long drive and set up a field goal. Luck connected with Doyle for 18 yards and Hilton for 20 more to move deep into Titans territory. The drive ended with a sack on 3rd goal as the pocket collapsed around Luck. Trailing by 3 points Luck delivered a game winning drive despite mistakes by his teammates. The Colts had 3 penalties on the drive including one that negated a game winning touchdown. To open the drive Luck luckily completed a batted pass to Jack Doyle for a 24 yard gain. Then hit Devin Street over the middle for a 20 yard gain. Luck capped the drive with a well placed throw to Doyle for a 7 yard score.
2016 Week 6 vs HOU (21 / 32 / 252 / 1 / 1 pass, 7 / 53 / 1 rush)
Andrew Luck and the Colts offense were very inconsistent and could not make plays when it mattered most. The Colts were not able to get their passing game going. Luck relied upon short throws and check downs and was unable to create many big plays downfield. Pressure and penalties kept the Colts from moving the ball consistently. Settling for 3 field goals and turning the ball over on downs inside the Texans red zone are examples of missed opportunities for the offense. Luck put together his first scoring drive with an underneath completion to Chester Rogers for 36 yards. Luck followed the big gain with a throw on the money for a 22 yard touchdown to Doyle. Luck then connected with Hilton for 31 yards on a beautiful back shoulder throw to open the ensuing possession. Luck saw room to run and sprinted up the middle of the Texans defense gaining 24. Luck threw deep to Hilton on a crossing route who was well covered and the pass was intercepted. A dump off to Doyle, that turned into a big gain, and a face mask penalty moved the Colts into the red zone. The drive ended with a turnover on downs with a stuffed quarterback sneak on 3rd down and a sack on 4th and 1. In good field position following a turnover, Luck again found room to run by escaping the pocket and sprinting up field for a 14 yard touchdown. Luck found his tight end Erik Swoope uncovered in the flat for 35 yards. Luck threw wide of Swoope who was again wide open forcing a field goal attempt giving the Colts a 7 point lead. The Texans tied the game and the Colts final two possessions ended with pressure. First Luck looked at the rush as the pocket collapsed and threw off target to Hilton. Then Luck was sacked and simply did not see the blitz coming.
2016 Week 5 vs CHI (28 / 39 / 322 / 2 / 0 pass, 5 / 13 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played very well against the Bears. Luck faced consistent pressure but made big plays and kept his offense productive. Luck was very accurate and avoided making dangerous throws. However, five of the Colts possessions ended in field goal attempts. 3 of those 5 possessions ended in sacks. The Colts were able to move the ball consistently but struggled to finish drives after big plays. Luck put together an impressive touchdown drive on the Colts second possession. Luck connected with Bray over the middle for 22 yards. Then kept the drive alive on 3rd and 12 with a perfect sideline throw to Philip Dorsett for 21 yard gain. Luck capped the drive hitting Dwayne Allen in the back of the end zone. TY Hilton proved to be a match up nightmare for the Bears. Luck connected with TY Hilton for 4 big plays on a single drive. First a 19 yard completion was negated by penalty. Then Luck dropped a dime to Hilton 30 yards downfield as Luck scrambled away from pressure. Luck then again evaded pressure and improvised to pick up 20 more yard to Hilton. Then Hilton came uncovered over the middle for 21 more yards moving the Colts deep into the red zone. The drive stalled with a sack as the pocket collapsed on Luck. Luck made another great throw on 3rd down and 11 hitting Eli Rogers down the sideline for 19 yards to set up a field goal. Trailing for the first time, Luck orchestrated an impressive game winning drive. Luck escaped the pocket and evaded pressure and connected with Allen for 20 yards. Then Luck stepped up in the pocket and connected with Hilton for a 35 yard game winning touchdown.
2016 Week 4 vs JAX (27 / 42 / 234 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 23 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck had to deal with collapsing pockets and pressure in his face for most of the game. The Jaguars defensive line dominated the Colts offensive line. Luck was intercepted thanks to immediate pressure up the middle. Austin Blythe was beat badly on a stunt and Luck was hit as he threw leading to an easy interception. The Colts drove the ball into scoring range but a missed block by Frank Gore led to a sack that stalled the drive. Luck was again sacked on the ensuing possession but a pass interference penalty moved the Colts into field goal range. The Colts went three and out to open the second half. Luck was sacked for the fourth time in six possessions not to mention other times pressure was in Luck's face. The Colts decided to use their hurry up offense down 17 with just over a quarter remaining and Luck was able to complete a pass downfield for the first time all game. He found Eli Rogers in front of the deep safety for 19 yards. The Colts moved into the red zone with a 35 yard pass interference penalty on a throw to Dwayne Allen. Gore capped the drive with a touchdown run. Luck moved the Colts into the red zone again thanks to another pass interference penalty. Luck capped the drive by escaping the pocket to extend the play and found TY Hilton in the back of the end zone for a 2 yard score. The following possession Luck uncorked a beautiful 64 yard touchdown throw to Dorsett who came wide open behind the defense. Trying to engineer a game winning drive Luck connected with Rogers over the middle for 23 yards but the drive stalled when the Colts decided to throw the ball on 4th and 1 and Dwayne Allen dropped the pass.
2016 Week 3 vs SD (24 / 37 / 331 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played very well outside of two costly first half turnovers. Luck opened the game by putting together two scoring drives. Luck found Dorsett for 18 yards to set up a Vinatieri field goal. Then hit Hilton over the middle for 24 and Doyle down the sideline for 15. Luck hit Dwayne Allen in the hands for a touchdown but he dropped the pass and Gore capped the drive with a 7 yard touchdown run. Luck was intercepted on his first throw of the following possession. Luck threw to Chester Rogers but Casey Heyward simply jumped the route for an easy interception. Luck and the Colts again drove down the field. The legs of Frank Gore and the tight ends functioned as the engine of the offense. The drive stalled at the Chargers 15 yard line when the pocket collapsed around Luck for a sack. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the half Luck completed passes to Josh Ferguson and Hilton for gains of 14 and 19. The drive abruptly ended with a strip sack being returned for a touchdown. Luck tried to step up in the pocket but the Chargers brought A gap pressure, wrapped up Luck and ripped the ball from his hands. Luck opened the second half with a touchdown drive. Luck connected with TY Hilton 3 times on the drive. First he threw a beautiful pass where only Hilton could catch it down the sideline for 33 yards. Then hit him on a curl route and back shoulder throw to move the Colts to the 1 yard line. The drive was capped with a 1 yard Robert Turbin touchdown. Down 2 points with 2 minutes to go Luck once again delivered when his team needed him. First Luck converted a 4th and 7 with an 8 yard completion to TY Hilton. Luck then hit Hilton again on a slant route and watched as Hilton raced down the field for a game winning 63 yard touchdown.
2016 Week 2 vs DEN (21 / 40 / 197 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 22 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck and the Colts offense did not play well in a tough matchup with the defending Superbowl champions. The Broncos front seven wreaked havoc on the Colts pass protection. Numerous times, Luck had to change his throwing motion dealing with interior pressure or was flushed from the pocket. The Broncos had 5 sacks and 3 batted passes to show for it. Luck simply missed open receivers on other plays. The lack of commitment to the running game hurt the Colts offense. The Colts ran nearly twice as many pass plays as runs despite being within one score of the Colts for the first 3 quarters. In the first half Andrew Luck and the Colts offense managed 6 points in 5 possessions mustering only 52 total yards. The Colts managed the two field goals because of excellent starting field position not because of any offensive consistency. Luck was under constant pressure throughout the game. Luck engineered a scoring drive to open the second half. Luck scrambled for 21 yards on 3rd and 20 to keep the drive alive and taking advantage of the Broncos man to man coverage. Luck then evaded the pass rush and found Philip Dorsett down the sideline for a 30 yard gain. Robert Turbin capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown. Luck could not keep the momentum going. Luck was intercepted by Aqib Talib who returned it for a touchdown. Talib simply read Luck and jumped in front of Dorsett for the easy interception. Luck responded by orchestrating another scoring drive completing seven of his ten attempts including a 22 yard completion to Jack Doyle over the middle. Luck capped the drive with a 7 yard touchdown to Gore in the flat. Down 6 points with 1:51 to play and no timeouts Luck had a chance to pull out a victory. However, Von Miller had other plans. Miller beat right tackle Jack Mewhort easily and strip sacked Luck and the fumble was returned for a touchdown putting the final nail in the Colts coffin.
2016 Week 1 vs DET (31 / 47 / 385 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / 21 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played very well and got all of his play makers on offense involved. Luck got off to a slow start but got the offense firing on all cylinders. Pressure on Luck stalled the Colts opening possession; Luck was sacked as the Colts approached field goal range. The Colts second drive ended with Luck throwing wide of the mark targeting TY Hilton. Their third drive was a quick three and out with Luck again missing Hilton on 3rd down. This time a tipped pass forced the incompletion. Luck was again sacked but Luck managed to get his team into field goal range with two nice throws to Moncrief and Hilton. Running the 2 minute offense Luck put together an impressive drive before half time. Luck hit Moncrief on an in route for a gain of 32 to open the drive. He followed it with nice completions to Allen and Hilton to move the Colts deep into the red zone. Luck capped the drive with a dart to Moncrief for a 2 yard score. On 2nd down and long following a holding penalty Luck uncorked a 51 yard bomb to Philip Dorsett. Luck capped the drive finding Dwayne Allen uncovered in the end zone for a 19 yard score. Luck put together another nice scoring drive connecting with Hilton, finding Doyle and scrambling for a first down. He capped the drive finding Jack Doyle wide open for a 16 yard score. With four minutes to go down six points Luck engineered another scoring drive. Luck lobbed a deep ball to Dorsett on a deep crossing route and Dorsett hauled in the pass gaining 33. Luck hit Doyle again in the end zone this time for a 6 yard score.
Latest NewsColts | Andrew Luck limited Wednesday (Wed Dec 7, 05:52 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. link to story Colts | Andrew Luck moving up the charts (Mon Dec 5, 11:05 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 22 of his 28 pass attempts for 278 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 13 game against the New York Jets Monday, Dec. 5. He was lifted early in the fourth quarter with a lopsided score. Before leaving Luck moved into sole possession of third place for the franchise's all-time touchdown passes list. link to story Colts | Andrew Luck update (Sat Dec 3, 02:17 PM) - Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) was a full participant in practice Saturday, Dec. 3, and he has been removed from the injury report. Our View: Luck is good to go, and the Colts offense gets a huge boost with this return. The passing game should have a banner day against a poor Jets secondary. Luck is a QB1 for fantasy owners this week.
link to story Colts | Andrew Luck passes protocol (Sat Dec 3, 02:06 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (concussion) has been cleared through the NFL concussion protocol and will start Monday, Dec. 5, at the New York Jets. link to story Colts | Full practice for Andrew Luck (Fri Dec 2, 09:54 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder, concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 2. link to story More News
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