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QB Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts

6-4, 234Born: 9-12-1989College: StanfordDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Indianapolis ran the ball effectively last week (shocker!) so Andrew Luck actually threw the ball less than the team rushed it (34 pass attempts vs. 38 rushes) - Luck ended the game with a fat three TDs passing, with 20/34 for 172 yards passing, zero interceptions and zero sacks taken. Ahmad Bradshaw snagged two TDs with 5/26/2 to his credit, while T.Y. Hilton (11 for 6/65/0 receiving) and Reggie Wayne (seven for 3/28/0) handled most of the passes. Dwayne Allen sunk into oblivion last week (zero targets) while backup Jack Doyle (two targets for 2/12/1 receiving) handled most of the action from the tight end position. Jacksonville has allowed a league-worst 75 points through the first two games, another low-light for this struggling franchise. They coughed up 24/36 for 258 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions with three sacks generated for -30 yards in Washington last week, and lost 10-41. Jacksonville is 25th in the NFL vs. passers this season, averaging 266.5 net yards allowed per game, with four TDs handed over vs. just one interception so far. This is a horrid defense overall, folks. Advantage, Indianapolis.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
1 at DEN 35 53 370 2 2 5 19 1 0
2 vs PHI 20 34 172 3 1 4 20 0 0
3 at JAX PROJ-Dodds 27 38 * * * 3 * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay 23 37 * * * 5 * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Bloom 23 31 * * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs DEN (35 / 53 / 370 / 2 / 2 pass, 5 / 19 / 1 rush)

If there was one thing that Sunday night's loss to the Denver Broncos showed us, it's that the Indianapolis Colts will need Andrew Luck to throw the ball, a lot. Luck finished with 61 dropbacks compared to just nine handoffs. Those handoffs netted just 35 yards, as the lack of a competent running game continued to hinder the efficiency of the offense. Pep Hamilton's game plan may limit Luck's efficiency at times, as perplexing route combinations and personnel usage put a ceiling on the offense, but a high volume of yards and Luck's ability to move outside the pocket still makes him one of the top five or six quarterbacks fantasy-wise. Luck wasn't afraid to throw the ball downfield against Denver, and moved outside the pocket several times to extend plays, including an iconic, pylon-diving touchdown run. Luck sailed a few throws that were just high enough to cause tip-drill interceptions, but for the most part he made good decisions and carried the Colts offense on his back.

2014 Week 2 vs PHI (20 / 34 / 172 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)

It was a strange day for Luck, who managed to direct the offense to 25 first downs and 27 points, but threw for the third-lowest amount of yards in his career. Luck's ball placement was wildly unpredictable for much of the first half, but like his game against Denver, he began to get in a groove with a late touchdown drive to end the half. The streak continued in the second half, and after an early three-and-out, Luck directed two more scoring drives sandwiched around a Trent Richardson fumble. Luck could have added another touchdown pass to his three if the correct pass interference call had been called on his lone interception of the night. Luck was hampered by some odd playcalling by Pep Hamilton, especially the decision to run twice on the Colts' final drive of the game. Luck will continue to put up big fantasy numbers due to necessity, but his efficiency will likely continue to struggle if Hamilton doesn't correct course.

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Latest News

Colts | Andrew Luck not sharing the wealth (Sat Sep 20, 09:11 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck has targeted WR T.Y. Hilton 22 times and WR Reggie Wayne 20 times in two games this year, and RB Ahmad Bradshaw ranks third on the team with 12 targets. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said he believes Luck will begin targeting the teams other receivers and tight ends as the season goes on.

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Colts | Andrew Luck tosses three TDs (Mon Sep 15, 11:48 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 20 of his 34 pass attempts for 172 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15. It is the first time in Luck's career that he has lost back-to-back starts.

Our View: C'mon Pep, just let Luck sling it! Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton frustrates us because he continues to try and emphasize a power ground game the Colts just don't have. They should run a fast-break offense with Ahmad Bradshaw (not Trent Richardson) in at running back.
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Schedule

3@ Jacksonville Jaguars
4vs Tennessee Titans
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6@ Houston Texans
7vs Cincinnati Bengals
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ New York Giants
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Houston Texans
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17@ Tennessee Titans