Andrew Luck Fantasy Football News 2019

Colts HC Frank Reich said Tuesday that QB Andrew Luck (calf/ankle) won't practice this week. Luck is still struggling with "full speed movement vs. pain threshold," per Reich. So the earliest Luck will get back on the field is next Monday -- 13 days before the season opener. He's looking legitimately questionable for Week 1. QB Jacoby Brissett will start if Luck isn't ready.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that there's "guarded optimism" that Colts QB Andrew Luck (calf/ankle) will be ready for Week 1. That pretty much matches what we heard from GM Chris Ballard on Wednesday. Luck certainly isn't a lock to be out for the the opener against the Chargers, but we get the vibe that he's better than 50/50 to play Week 1. Luck's ADP has dropped to the 8th round in drafts over the past couple of days.

In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Colts GM Chris Ballard refused to say that QB Andrew Luck will definitely be ready for Week 1, according to The Athletic's Zak Keefer. Ballard also gave some more details on what's ailing Luck, explaining that the original calf strain has turned into a "high-ankle-like issue." Ballard added that there's no plans for surgery. The Colts medical staff is trying to pinpoint the source of the pain and have Luck rehab. Beyond the fact that this has been a problem since the spring, it's troubling that the team still doesn't seem to know exactly what's wrong with its star QB. It's turned Luck into an extremely risky fantasy pick -- at least until we see him back on the field.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a Monday interview on SiriusXM that QB Andrew Luck is dealing with a "small little bone" issue. “But I really feel very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing," Irsay added. It's the 1st we've heard of any sort of bone problem for Luck and adds more mystery to an injury that's lingered since the spring. Luck's ADP has sunk to the 7th round in drafts over the past week, but he's still a general avoid at that price.

The Colts are “confident” and “optimistic” that QB Andrew Luck (calf) will be ready for the start of the season, according to insider George Bremer. That's something short of an outright guarantee, although it certainly sounds like Luck is more likely than not to be out there for Week 1. His calf injury has lingered since the spring, and he's now been sidelined for the past week-and-a-half. HC Frank Reich said Friday that Luck isn't expected to practice the next 3 days, adding that Luck is still is experiencing pain in that calf. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this one.

Colts QB Andrew Luck will remain out through the next week of practice as he rehabs his strained left calf, according to Mike Chappell of CBS-4 in Indianapolis. We’re not altering our projections for Luck yet, but this situation is getting worrisome. Consider it another reason to wait on drafting your QB

Colts QB Andrew Luck has missed 2 of the team's first 4 training-camp practices with a calf injury. He missed most of the spring with the same issue. It didn't sound like a concern then, but it's now become something to monitor. Stay tuned for updates.

Colts QB Andrew Luck has avoided the PUP list and is "good to go" for the start of training camp, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Luck missed spring workouts with a minor calf injury, but it never seemed like a real concern. After finishing 4th among QBs in fantasy points in his return last year, Luck is coming off the board 3rd at the position in July best-ball drafts.

The Colts are signing WR Devin Funchess to a 1-year contract. It's a nice landing spot for a guy who might still have his best football ahead of him. Funchess broke out for a 63-840-8 line just a couple of years ago but fell out of favor in Carolina this past season. He turns just 25 in May, though -- extremely young for a guy entering his 5th NFL campaign. Funchess has a shot to finish 2nd on the 2019 Colts in targets and will be getting a QB upgrade in Andrew Luck. Funchess should also be plenty motivated on the 1-year deal.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That hamstring test must have went well. Hilton is now on track to return for this weekend's game -- although he'll face a tough matchup against Bills CB Tre'Davious White. Hilton's return is excellent news for QB Andrew Luck.

Colts QB Andrew Luck put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He suffered a minor foot injury in the 3rd preseason game, but his status for Sunday's opener against the Bengals was never in doubt. This will be Luck's 1st regular-season action since January 1, 2017. He's a risky Week 1 fantasy play.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (foot) is practicing on Monday, insider George Bremer reports. Luck suffered a minor foot injury in the 3rd preseason game, but his Week 1 status was never in doubt. He'll be a risk/reward fantasy play vs. the Bengals in what will be his 1st regular season action since January 1, 2017.

Colts QB Andrew Luck suffered a "minor" foot injury in last weekend's preseason game, HC Frank Reich said. Luck is expected to be held out of practice this week before returning on Monday. This doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but we'll keep an eye on Luck next week. We're not moving him in the QB rankings.

Colts QB Andrew Luck played 2 series in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Seahawks -- his first live action in over 19 months. It went about as well as anyone could have hoped. Luck completed 6 of 9 passes for 64 yards. While he didn't uncork anything deep downfield, what we saw looked like the same guy we knew before all the shoulder issues. Luck also took a couple hits -- 1 on a scramble and 1 on a sack. He had “good rhythm (and) was in complete control," HC Frank Reich said. "I thought he did a nice job.’’ Luck has checked off every box in his return since camp opened. We just bumped him up the QB Rankings.

Colts HC Frank Reich said Wednesday that he expects QB Andrew Luck to play in the team's preseason opener on August 9. Reich added that Luck is "full go" in practice. The team is clearly happy with where that throwing shoulder is at and is evidently ready to let Luck take some hits in live action. This might just be the most encouraging report we've gotten on him over the past year. Luck is starting to look like an enticing pick at his 10th- or 11th-round price tag.

Colts GM Chris Ballard said Friday that QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "good to go" for the start of training camp. He'll take planned days off but will take starter's reps when camp opens next Thursday. “He’s throwing the ball pretty well,” Ballard said. We'll be looking for reports on Luck's arm strength and accuracy in practice and will hopefully get to see him in preseason action. He's certainly on track for Week 1 right now but remains a risk/reward fantasy pick.

Colts QB Andrew Luck threw in practice last week for the 1st time in about 8 months. Insider Albert Breer reports that Luck is now "deeper into his rehab without a major hiccup" than he's been since undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in January 2017. He's traveled this offseason to Los Angeles to work on his mechanics and to Amsterdam to learn about alternative training techniques, according to Breer. Luck still hasn't thrown in 11-on-11s, and his reps will be closely monitored when training camp opens. But he certainly seems to be trending in the right direction. Luck's ADP is sitting in the 11th round as the 17th QB off the board. He's a fine shot to take at that price tag.

Colts QB Andrew Luck threw at Tuesday's minicamp session. (Here's video proof.) As far as we know, it's the 1st time Luck has thrown a football in about 8 months. The Colts have played it extremely safe with his rehab this time around, but owner Jim Irsay said that Luck "won't have any limitations" when training camp opens next month. We'll continue to keep a close eye on him throughout the summer, but Luck has turned into a risk worth taking at his current 11th- or 12th-round price tag. He finished 4th among QBs in fantasy points when we last saw him in 2016.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing a football and isn't expected to do so until training camp, according to insider Kevin Bowen. As far as we know, the last time Luck did any extensive throwing was the middle of last October. He hasn't played in a game since January 1, 2017. Throwing at the start of camp would give him about 6 weeks to get ready for Week 1. As Bowen notes, "the window for any hiccup in his rehab is all but closed at this point of the offseason." Luck's ADP has dropped into the 11th round of recent best-ball drafts.

Colts QB Andrew Luck told reporters Monday that he still has yet to get back to throwing a real football following last year's shoulder surgery. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Luck says he's not freaking out because he's "very, very optimistic" and making progress. It is only April, but today's quotes sound a lot like what we were hearing last spring when we fantasy owners tried to downplay our own concerns. Luck will be among the most closely watched players in the league until he proves he's all the way back.

 
 
 

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