Disappointment of the Week: No Such Luck: The Shocking Struggles of Andrew Luck


Andrew Luck could have been at a bar watching the Sunday NFL football games, and nobody would have noticed, except for perhaps, his fantasy owners. In a season where Luck has been Mr. Reliable for fantasy teams worldwide as well as for the Indianapolis Colts, he seemed to have disappeared this Sunday against the Cowboys. Luck posted a measly 109 yards and 2 interceptions, which may have produced the worst outing of his career. Not to mention he only had 0.2 fantasy points.

Going into this Sunday’s game, most fantasy owners felt comfortable starting Andrew against the mediocre Cowboys secondary, but boy were they unhappy with the results. He got pulverized. Luck ended the day with a total QBR of 11.2 ranking him 28th in the league. Up to this point, Luck had posted the most fantasy points among quarterbacks this season, so heading into the most important week of the fantasy season for owners that were lucky enough to make it this far, owners must have been let down.

In a recent article written by Andy Benoit, he spoke about how the cowboys use a cover 3 defense similar to that of the Seattle Seahawks. However, he stated the Colts should be able to torch this scheme because they “are one of the best cover 3 beating teams in football.” In hindsight it is clear that Benoit was extremely wrong about his prediction. The point is, that everybody (including professional analysts) was shocked by this lackluster and uncharacteristic performance. Luck has been extremely inconsistent these past few weeks. Over the past 4 weeks he has thrown 6 picks, but also posted a 5-touchdown game.

After witnessing this dreadful outing, the Colts organization doesn’t seem to be getting hot at the right time. Losing T.Y Hilton to a hamstring injury clearly hurt Luck, but Colts Head Coach, Chuck Pagano has already said that the starters will play in the Week 17 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.  Lets hope for the Colts sake this upcoming matchup can spark a fire under Andrew Luck, propelling him to a dominant post-season that could cement him as one of the league’s elite play calling.

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