QB Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts
|6-4, 234||Born: 9-12-1989||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): All Andrew Luck needs to be a strong fantasy play is TY Hilton and Eric Ebron. He got some contributions from other receivers, but that duo again did the heavy lifting as the Colts got a road win to keep them alive in the playoff hunt. This week they get a challenge when the Cowboys come to town but it will be hard to bench Luck.
Week 15: vs Dallas Cowboys
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Colts have less-than-ideal wide receivers beyond T.Y. Hilton, but their offensive line (and Andrew Luck) has been outstanding this season in avoiding sacks. The Colts have allowed the second-fewest sacks and Luck is enjoying by far the lowest sack rate of his career. The Colts are middle of the road, however in big plays through the air and 24th in yards per attempt. On the plus side, Luck has the second-most passing touchdowns in the league and has 11 games with multiple touchdowns. The passing game runs through Hilton and Eric Ebron, both in the top-30 of receivers and tight ends combined in targets per game. Hilton has been red hot of late with at least seven receptions in each of the last four games with three games of 125 or more yards. The Cowboys pass defense has been up and down on the season and is middle of the road in most categories. Over the last two weeks, this is a unit that appears to be turning a corner however as they have shut down Drew Brees and Carson Wentz in back to back weeks holding them to 127 and 228 yards. Generating pressure has been a strength of the defense, specifically by Demarcus Lawrence, but finding a consistent second source of pressure is the quest for Dallas. Randy Gregory has four sacks over the past seven games but has not won enough in the one-on-one matchups created by Demarcus Lawrence on the other side. Byron Jones has been a shutdown cornerback this season and Xavier Woods is one of the best safeties in coverage in the NFL. The ancillary cornerbacks have been suspect at best, especially the exploitable Chidobe Awuzie. Creating turnovers has been a challenge through the air as Dallas is in the bottom-10 in interception rate.
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Andrew Luck's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs HOU (27 / 41 / 399 / 2 / 1 pass, 6 / 16 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck and the Colts picked up where they left off against the Jaguars with 4 straight 3 and outs to open the game. The Colts first three possessions ended quickly with 3 ugly plays on 3rd down. Colts tight ends Eric Ebron and Erik Swoope each dropped a pass and Andrew Luck had a pass batted at the line of scrimmage. Under pressure Luck threw a high pass over the middle that went through the hands of Zach Pascal and was intercepted. Following the interception Luck took his play to another level and began aggressively throwing the ball downfield. Luck's next throw was a nearly perfect 60 yard bomb to TY Hilton to set up a Marlon Mack touchdown. Luck stayed hot with 23 and 28 yard completions to Ebron and Pascal respectively. Luck capped with drive with a dart to Ebron for a 14 yard touchdown. Luck engineered another touchdown drive with a 15 yard completion to Ryan Grant on 3rd down and a 34 yard gain to Hilton. Followed by a 12 yard throw to Pascal for a touchdown. One of Luck's best throw's of the game was a 28 yard back shoulder throw to TY Hilton showing perfect timing and placement against tight coverage. Luck sealed the win for the Colts drawing Jadeveon Clowney offsides with the hard count.
2018 Week 13 vs JAX (33 / 52 / 248 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played one his worst games of the season against the Jaguars. Luck was simply a little off. The absence of Jack Doyle may be a bigger deal than originally thought. Doyle helps in pass protection, is valuable as a blocker in the run game, and makes plays in the passing game. Without Doyle the Jaguars matched Hilton with Ramsey while keying on the run game and Eric Ebron. The Colts offense struggled to execute, sustain drives, avoid penalties, and create explosive plays. Luck was pressured and intercepted on his first pass attempt. Luck targeted Ebron downfield and failed to see DJ Hayden underneath who made a nice play on the ball. The Colts moved the ball down the field methodically thanks in large part to penalties by the Jaguars. Luck connected twice with TY Hilton for 3rd down conversions and the Colts drove all the way down to the Jaguars 1 yard line. On 4th and goal from the 1 Luck's pass to Wilkins was stopped for no gain. On the ensuing possession the Colts went for it on 4th and 1 and Eric Ebron fumbled and was dropped for a loss. Luck and his targets were just off on several throws downfield. Luck had 3 near completions to Hilton downfield, 2 to Dontrelle Inman, and a near miss targeting Eric Ebron. Luck could have made better throws but his receivers did have the opportunity to catch the passes. Luck had a 35 yard completion to Pascal who made a physical play to secure the catch negated by a holding penalty. The Colts again went for it on 4th and 1 and Luck was sacked by nearly immediate pressure.
2018 Week 12 vs MIA (30 / 37 / 343 / 3 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played a great game that was marred by a pair of ugly interceptions. Luck moved the Colts down the field for an effortless opening possession touchdown drive. Luck found TY Hilton for a gain of 21 and Jordan Wilkins for 17 yards before connecting with Ebron for a 14 yard touchdown. A fumble and a holding penalty abruptly ended the Colts' next two possessions after finding success early. An unnecessary roughness penalty and a beautiful back shoulder throw to Hilton for 24 yards put the Colts at the Dolphins' 1 yard line. Luck capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown to Jack Doyle. Luck was intercepted by Xavien Howard on consecutive plays to end the first half. First Luck made an ill advised throw to TY Hilton who had a defender underneath and over the top of him. Luck then underthrew Ebron who was running open down the seam for a potential 45 yard touchdown. Howard was underneath the intended receiver on each play and was able to make leaping interceptions on both occasions. Trailing by 10 Luck got the Colts offense back on track when it counted. Luck found Hilton over the middle for 36 yards before firing a perfect strike down the seam to Ebron for a 12 yard touchdown. Then with the game on the line Luck made his best play of the game to duck out of a sack and somehow find Chester Rogers open downfield for 34 yards. The completion set up a game winning field goal by Adam Vinatieri.
2018 Week 11 vs TEN (23 / 29 / 297 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played a nearly flawless game against the Titans. Luck demonstrated his pin point accuracy throughout the game. Luck was outstanding on the move and extending plays against the Titans. Luck's ability to avoid pressure and move in the pocket is even more evident with his offensive line playing outstanding. Luck got the Colts on the board with a touchdown after taking over with excellent starting field position. Luck had a key 3rd down conversion to Doyle to set up a 1 yard touchdown run by Marlon Mack. Luck again moved the Colts into scoring position following a turnover. The drive stalled inside the TItans' 10 yard line on a trick play pass attempt from Eric Ebron to Luck. Ebron overthrew Luck on the play or he may have made the catch. On the Colts' ensuing possession Luck uncorked a nearly perfect bomb to TY Hilton off of play action for a 68 yard touchdown. Luck moved the Colts' down the field for their third touchdown of the first half with a 35 yard pass interference penalty and a 20 yard completion to Nyheim Hines. Jordan Wilkins capped the drive with an 18 yard touchdown run. After again taking over deep in Titans' territory Luck found Hilton for his second touchdown of the game. Hilton released up field as Luck escaped the pocket and Luck hit him with a perfect and improvised back shoulder throw. The play showed the great rapport between Hilton and Luck. Luck led the Colts down the field on yet another touchdown drive that comprised almost entirely of running plays to Mack and passes to Dontrelle Inman. Luck found Inman for a 7 yard score as he stepped up in the pocket. Luck gave way to Jacoby Brissett following the touchdown with the Colts holding a 35 point lead.
2018 Week 10 vs JAX (21 / 29 / 285 / 3 / 1 pass, 5 / -2 / 0 rush)
It was a tale of two halves for Andrew Luck and the Colts offense. Luck played great throughout the game but the execution was not there for the Colts in the second half as they were unable to generate big plays or avoid negative mistakes. The Colts were most successful using their backs and tight ends to attack the Jaguars. Luck and the Colts went right down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Luck converted a 3rd down to Hilton then found Eric Ebron running wide open downfield who made a great move after the catch to score a 53 yard touchdown. A big play by Jordan Wilkins moved the Colts in scoring position. Luck capped the drive with a 12 yard completion to Jack Doyle followed by another 12 yard completion to a wide open Eric Ebron for a touchdown. Luck again moved the Colts down the field this time aided by two 15 yard penalties by the Jaguars. Luck found Mo Alie-Cox off of play action for a 1 yard touchdown. The second half did not go according to plan for the Colts. The Colts did not score in the second half. Luck and the offense's first two possessions resulted in a punt and interception while the Jaguars managed to score and dominate time of possession. Luck's interception was a drop by Mo Alie-Cox that led to an easy interception for Telvin Smith. The Colts managed one first down on their final three possessions.
2018 Week 8 vs OAK (22 / 31 / 239 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played very well against the Raiders. Luck found little success targeting his wide receivers outisde of Dontrelle Inman so he turned his attention to his backs and tight ends to score points. Luck was great on 3rd down and under pressure. Luck led the Colts down the field for an opening possession touchdown. The drive was fueled by the run game and underneath passes before Luck threw a great ball where only Mo Alie-Cox could catch it for a 26 yard touchdown. Luck had an 18 yard scramble negated by offsetting holding penalties. Luck drove the Colts down the field inside the Raiders 10 yard line twice before halftime. Each drive stalled with incomplete passes to wide receivers in the end zone. Good physical play prevented catches by Dontrelle Inman and TY Hilton. The Colts had to settle for field goals. After the run game got the Colts back into the red zone Luck again found a mismatch with one of his tight ends and connected with Eric Ebron for a 20 yard touchdown. Luck threw a screen pass to Chester Rogers to convert a 2 point attempt. Luck hit TY Hilton down the seam for a 34 yard gain but it would have been a 49 yard touchdown had Luck not underthrown Hilton. The long pass set up a Marlon Mack touchdown. Luck connected with Jack Doyle 4 times on the Colts ensuing possession for 52 yards and a touchdown. Luck showed great chemistry with Doyle.
2018 Week 7 vs BUF (17 / 23 / 156 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played well and was efficient. Luck and the Colts finished drives in the red zone and leaned on the running game to eat clock and move the chains. Luck threw his lowest number of passes on the season thanks in large part to a strong defensive performance. Luck and the Colts offense went three and out on their first two possessions. The Colts offense found a rhythm on their third possession. Luck engineered a methodical scoring drive mostly comprised of short passes and run plays. The biggest play was Luck hitting Erik Swoope in stride for a 17 yard touchdown over the middle. Luck put together another touchdown drive with explosive passing plays. Luck found Chester Rogers in the middle of the field for 29 yards then threw a check down to Marlon Mack who took it 29 yards to the end zone for 6. The Colts scored a touchdown on their 3rd consecutive possession thanks in large part to big plays in the running game. Luck capped the drive connecting with TY Hilton as he scrambled for a 5 yard touchdown. Ryan Kelly snapped the ball too early resulting in a fumble and safety that was credited to Luck but it was not his fault and he did well to prevent a defensive touchdown. Luck took over inside the Bills five yard line following a fumble. Luck threw a dart to TY Hilton in the front corner of the end zone for a 1 yard touchdown. Luck gave way to Jacoby Brissett on the Colts ensuing possession.
2018 Week 6 vs NYJ (23 / 43 / 301 / 4 / 3 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played as well as anyone could expect with a low level of talent around him that has been depleted by injuries. I counted 5 dropped passes by Colts receivers including a touchdown and another that led to a pick six for the Jets. Its hard to blame Luck for his mistakes when he is repeatedly forced to throw underneath into tight windows and the Colts attack every opponent with the same game plan. Luck's first interception that went for six points in the other direction was not his fault. Luck threw a screen pass that was bobbled right into the hands of Morris Claiborne for an easy interception and touchdown. Luck threw a pass that hit Perry Nickerson in the hands on the Colts ensuing possession that should have been intercepted. Luck responded to the bad throw with a nice completion to Mo Alie-Cox down the sideline for 34 yards. Luck then found Marcus Johnson for a 34 yard touchdown on what appeared to be a blown coverage. Luck had to deal with his receiving corps dropping passes throughout the game including a dropped touchdown by Nyheim Hines that forced a field goal attempt. Luck made another ill advised throw in the direction of Ryan Grant and the pass was deflected and intercepted. Andrew Luck capped a drive that mostly consisted of running plays with a nice throw down the seam to Eric Ebron for a 18 yard touchdown. Luck again drove the Colts down the field this time with completions to Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers. Luck capped the drive finding a wide open Erik Swoope in the back of the end zone for 6 points. Luck threw his third interception of the game again failing to see an underneath defender and throwing it right to Darron Lee. Luck put together one final touchdown drive with the game out of hand connected with Chester Rogers for an 18 yard score.
2018 Week 5 vs NE (38 / 59 / 365 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played well against the Patriots but his receiving corps let him down with numerous drops. Luck made throws into tight coverage all game because of the absence of TY Hilton. Luck found a lot of success attacking the Patriots' safeties in man coverage with his tight ends. A blitz caught Andrew Luck off guard resulting in a sack and three and out on the Colts first possession. Luck methodically moved the Colts down the field on their second possession. The drive stalled on the edge of the red zone with two less than perfect throws by Luck setting up a field goal attempt. Luck again moved the Colts into field goal range but the drive stalled when he threw too high for Chester Rogers. Luck had a 17 yard gain and 3rd down conversion negated by penalty forcing a punt. Running the two minute offense before halftime Luck was pressured by Adrian Clayborn and threw behind Nyheim Hines right to Patrick Chung for an easy interception. The Colts opening possession of the second half stalled after drops by Hines and Ryan Grant. Following an interception Luck connected with Ebron for a 14 yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Luck put together a nice touchdown drive to bring the Colts to within 7 points. Luck hit Ebron for gains of 28 and 18 before connecting with Erik Swoope down the seam for a 13 yard touchdown. Luck targeted Zach Pascal who dropped the pass which lead to an easy interception for the Patriots. Luck led the Colts down the field in garbage time for a final touchdown with completions to Hines and Swoope. Luck capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown to Ebron.
2018 Week 4 vs HOU (40 / 62 / 464 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / 11 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck put together a very nice opening drive with completions to TY Hilton, Marcus Johnson, and Eric Ebron to set up a 4 yard touchdown to Zach Pascal. Luck showed zip on his downfield throws that was not evident in previous games. A bad snap from John Kelly led to an easy touchdown for the Texans on the Colts second possession. Luck failed to step up in the pocket and Jadeveon Clowney blind sided him for an easy sack forcing a punt. Luck had 3 catchable passes fall incomplete; two in the direction of Pascal and one to Eric Ebron. Luck then fell victim to poor pass protection and was sacked by JJ Watt. Luck was again sacked by JJ Watt as he tried to step up in the pocket but this time Watt forced a fumble the Texans recovered. Luck set up a field goal before haltime with a 23 yard completion to Ryan Grant down the seam. On 3rd and 10 Luck hit Hilton perfectly in stride down the sideline for a 42 yard gain. Luck capped the drive with a great 14 yard touchdown to Nyheim Hines. Luck put together another touchdown scoring drive despite 3 offensive holding penalties. The drive was capped with a 5 yard touchdown to Ebron. Luck led the Colts offense down the field to tie the game without TY Hilton. Luck was pretty much perfect on the drive making throws all over the field and repeatedly finding Chester Rogers. Luck connected with Hines to cap the drive with an 8 yard touchdown. Luck set up a field goal attempt in overtime on the Colts opening possession. The drive stalled with a drop by Marcus Johnson. The Colts final possession in overtime stalled due to another offensive holding penalty and a sack by Clowney.
2018 Week 3 vs PHI (25 / 40 / 164 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 33 / 0 rush)
Luck absorbed a sack on the Colts opening possession unable to find anyone open downfield. Luck was hit as he threw on the Colts ensuing possession forcing another 3 and out. Luck and the Colts put together a scoring drive on their third possession in large part due to a 33 yard pass interference penalty that was the result of an underthrown pass to TY Hilton downfield. Luck capped the drive with a nice throw to the corner of the end zone for a 5 yard touchdown. Luck escaped the pocket and scrambled for 33 yards on 3rd and 9. Luck evaded the rush and found TY Hilton downfield for 29 yards. Luck was nearly intercepted targeting Hilton downfield a few plays later. The pass was lofted into the air downfield. Luck had 4 catchable touchdowns fall incomplete, two to Chester Rogers and two to Eric Ebron forcing three field red zone field goals. Trailing by 4 Luck moved the Colts into scoring position with a pass interference penalty and a 22 yard completion to Ryan Grant. The drive ended with a quick 4th down sack by Derek Barnett. Luck gave way to Jacoby Brissett for one final Hail Mary showing Luck's arm strength is likely not where it needs to be.
2018 Week 2 vs WAS (21 / 31 / 179 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 2 / 0 rush)
Andrew Luck played well outside of two interceptions. Luck's deep passing remains a concern coming off of a shoulder injury but Luck made a nice throw downfield to TY Hilton. The frequency of downfield passes remains low. Luck put together a touchdown drive on the Colts first possession. Luck converted third downs to TY Hilton and Eric Ebron to get the Colts into scoring position. Luck capped the drive with a nice 7 yard back shoulder throw to Ebron for a touchdown. Luck had a pass get tipped in the air and intercepted targeting Hilton over the middle. Luck threw a perfect deep ball to Hilton down the seam that drew a 37 yard pass interference penalty on Fabian Moreau. The long penalty set up a Nyheim Hines touchdown run. Luck threw his second interception of the game trying to force the ball to Hilton over the middle. The pass was well read and undercut by DJ Swearinger. A wobbly throw downfield from Luck saw a potential big gain to Ebron fall incomplete. Luck responded by putting together a 13 play drive culminating in a 3 yard TY Hilton touchdown giving the Colts a 12 point lead.
2018 Week 1 vs CIN (39 / 53 / 319 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
After taking over in excellent field position following an interception, Andrew Luck threw an ugly red zone interception. Luck threw behind Jack Doyle into double coverage. Andrew Luck methodically moved the Colts down the field with the short passing game but the drive once again stalled in the red zone leading to a Adam Vinatieri field goal. The Colts fixed their red zone struggles by scoring from outside the red zone on their ensuing possession. Luck methodically moved the ball down the field with completions to TY Hilton and Eric Ebron before connecting with Ebron downfield for a 26 yard touchdown. The Colts once again settled for a field goal after moving ball down field. The drive stalled with a miscue between Hilton and Luck. The Colts managed yet another field goal thanks to their short passing game and a roughing the passer penalty. Luck had consecutive passes that should have been intercepted. The first was an underthrow to Hilton and the second was well off target throwing to Jack Doyle nearly leading to an interception. The Colts final scoring possession was more of the dink and dunk passing game all the down the field. Luck found Hilton on a slant route for a 5 yard touchdown. Luck had a fumble negated by a roughing the passer penalty because Carlos Dunlap forced the fumble with his helmet. Luck moved the Colts down the field trailing by 4 running the two minute offense. The drive ended with a Jack Doyle fumble as the Colts were entering the red zone.
Latest NewsColts | Andrew Luck just misses 400 yards (Sun Dec 9, 08:43 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 27-of-41 passes for 399 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 14 game against the Houston Texans. link to story Colts | Andrew Luck finishes with 248 yards (Sun Dec 2, 05:17 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck went 33-for-52 for 248 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. Our View: Luck had one of the most inefficient performances of his career - in other words the Jaguars defense was very good. He is still set up for a nice game against the Texans next week in a matchup the Colts have to win to credibly entertain thoughts of going to the playoffs.
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