|Week 15 (HOU) - Average||21.7-32.3||252.3||2.0||0||13.7||0||23|
|Week 15 (HOU) - Dave Richard||21-29||259||2||0||8||0||22|
|Week 15 (HOU) - Jamey Eisenberg||24-35||272||2||0||24||0||24|
|Week 15 (HOU) - Nathan Zegura||20-33||226||2||0||9||0||21|
|2013 Season - Average||368.7-578.0||4473.7||28.7||15.3||266.7||3.0||343|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||382-612||4654||28||16||245||3||344|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||392-587||4445||29||17||255||3||334|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||332-535||4322||29||13||300||3||349|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
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Rank Among Leaders
|Andrew Luck could defy matchup again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/10/13) Though he appeared to have a tough matchup Week 14 at Cincinnati, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck turned in his best performance of the season, throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He's a good bet to defy the odds again in Week 15 against a Texans team that ranks second against the pass, allowing 183.6 yards per game.
Despite the high ranking, the Texans have gotten burned by plenty of quarterbacks this season, allowing 23 touchdown passes while recording an NFL-low five interceptions. They've faced the Jaguars two of the last three weeks, which has certainly helped pad their stats, but against the Patriots in Week 13, they allowed 371 yards and two touchdowns to Tom Brady.
Luck himself had no trouble against the Texans in Week 9. In fact, from a Fantasy perspective, it was his third-best game of the season. He threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Granted, it was a more competitive game than the Texans have played in recent weeks, which required Luck to put up big numbers, but given Trent Richardson's struggles, the Colts are learning they have to rely on Luck's arm to win games.
Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both expect Luck to pick up where he left off, ranking him among their top-10 quarterbacks, but he's no lock. Nathan Zegura ranks him only 14th.
|Andrew Luck has huge Week 14 game |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/8/13) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 29-of-46 passes for 326 yards and a season-high four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Bengals. Luck completed passes to nine different players.
This was Luck's third 300-yard game of the season, and his four passing touchdowns nearly equaled his output over his previous five games (he had thrown five total touchdowns since Week 9). Most of Luck's yardage -- along with two of his touchdowns -- came in the fourth quarter, as the Colts went pass-heavy to try and catch up. He connected twice with Da'Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill on Sunday; the touchdowns were the first of the season for each receiver.
The Colts host the Texans in Week 15. Luck threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns when the teams played in Week 9.
|Andrew Luck has tough Week 14 matchup |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/4/13) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck hasn't hit the 20-Fantasy point mark since Week 9. He's thrown just two touchdowns against five interceptions over his last four games, and hasn't gone over 235 passing yards in his last three.
His Week 14 opponent, the Bengals, are a terrible matchup. They haven't allowed a quarterback to reach 20 Fantasy points since Week 7. In the last five games, the Bengals have allowed four passing touchdowns and have intercepted eight passes.
This is not the week you want to depend on Luck to perform. He has been off ever since Reggie Wayne went down, and while Coby Fleener is emerging as a solid second target, T.Y. Hilton has dropped off considerably. The erratic run game has not helped matters.
There's always a chance Luck breaks out (there's always a chance that any quarterback breaks out, though). But as long as he's left with that Reggie Wayne void, Luck can be benched in standard formats for better options.
|Andrew Luck still sliding, but comes out on top against Titans |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12/1/13) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is still in a slump that has plagued him over the last four games, but he did wind up on the right side of the score Sunday against Tennessee.
He completed 17 of 32 passes for 200 yards, no touchdowns and a first-possession interception. He has just two scoring passes and five picks in those four games. He was 8 of 18 at one point in the second quarter before recovering to complete his next four for 54 yards before halftime.
Luck, who threw for a mere 37 yards in the second half and was sacked five times, registered a quarterback rating of 59.4 for the game. He will attempt to turn his fortunes around against a tough Bengals defense next Sunday in Cincinnati.
|Andrew Luck in need of big game |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/30/13) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has struggled of late heading into his Week 13 matchup against the Titans. It could be tough for him to snap out of his recent struggles against Tennessee.
Luck has gone three games in a row with fewer than 20 Fantasy points, including his Week 11 meeting with the Titans in Tennessee when he scored 18. In his past three games, Luck is averaging 249 passing yards with three total touchdowns and four interceptions.
Against the Titans, Luck was 23 of 36 passing for 232 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions, and he ran nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown. But the Titans have been stingy against opposing quarterbacks all season.
Only Matt Schaub in Week 2 scored multiple touchdowns against Tennessee, and Schaub is the only quarterback to score more than 20 Fantasy points, including matchups with Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Alex Smith, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.
Luck is better at home than on the road, but this matchup could be tough for him to overcome. We consider him just a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback this week.
Week 15 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Montee Ball has slowly but surely picked it up over the second half of his rookie season. Jamey Eisenberg likes his outlook tonight against the Chargers and explains why in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Game Trends: Patriots in tough spot without Rob Gronkowski
If Tom Brady makes a Super Bowl run without his all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski he is the true MVP of the NFL.
Week 15 Fantasy Fact Sheet
With so much at stake in Week 15, every advantage you can gain when setting your lineups is key. Our Nathan Zegura breaks down the trends you need to know about.
Week 15 Game Rankings: After last week's feast, these leftovers stink
The Dolphins fighting for their playoff lives at home against the depleted Pats tops a Week 15 menu that's scant on appetizing match-ups.
Fantasy & Reality: Back off from Brady?
Tom Brady was a different quarterback when his big tight end was on the field, but now that Gronk is out, what does it mean for Brady's value? Our Dave Richard explores your options.
|Andrew Luck began paying dividends right away for the Colts, though his Fantasy totals werenít quite as impressive. Luck finished as a Top-12 Fantasy quarterback, but had just six games with 20-plus Fantasy points (standard-scoring leagues). That's half as many as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Luck's year really wasn't all that great. He threw for 4,374 yards and 23 touchdowns, running for another five touchdowns and 255 yards. That seems fine for a typical rookie but not for someone who had as much clout as Luck. Now consider that he completed just 54.1 percent of his passes and turned the ball over 23 times (18 interceptions, five fumbles) and itís clear he wasn't the perfect quarterback you might have thought. But that was then and this is now Ė the Colts have beefed up their offensive line and expect Luck to have more time to throw. His coaches expect the game to slow down for him in his second season, plus a change in coordinators brings the scheme he used in college into the pros. Finally, he's got a heck of an arm. Luck still strikes us as a Top-12 quarterback and one that brings some decent value with a sixth-round pick. (Updated 4/26/13) |