2016 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Number Nine – Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck was one of a number of players who ended up costing fantasy owners. Luck was a surefire top quarterback for fantasy owners, but the team around him underachieved and even put him in harms way. Luck ended up on Injured Reserve, which killed a number of fantasy teams for the year.
Back Healthy: Andrew Luck had his 2015 season cut short due to injury. He is back healthy now with a roster of quality receiving options. Luck also brings his running ability into the mix which can grab extra points for owners even when the rest of the Colts aren’t playing well.
Healthy For How Long? The Colts have been one of the absolute worst teams in terms of protecting their quarterbacks for years now. To have lost both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck to injury in a span of five years…I mean, c’mon man! The Colts invested in their offensive line a little bit this offseason, but Andrew Luck will still be under fire quite a bit.
Draft Value – 5th Round: If it weren’t for the injury concern, Andrew Luck would be one of my top three quarterback grabs. As it is though, there’s just too big a risk surrounding him to justify that. Luck will still be a coveted starter though and should be taken when the run on quarterbacks begins in the fourth or fifth round.
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