Andrew Luck has missed the past two games with a shoulder injury, but that hasn’t phased the Colts. The ancient Matt Hasselbeck has led Indy to consecutive wins against division opponents. Things don’t get easy this week, however, as Luck and the Colts will host the undefeated Patriots this week on Sunday Night Football.
Fantasy owners of Andrew Luck have been pulling their hair out all season long. Entering the season expected to be the top fantasy QB, he has played subpar in 3 starts–missing the past two games didn’t help the matter.
For the first time in two weeks, Luck was a full participant in practice on Monday. All signs point to him suiting up in week 6, but that’s what we thought last week. His status for this week remains unknown as he is still listed day-to-day. Chuck Pagano declined to comment on whether his star QB is a go in week 6. Although, Luck says his shoulder, “feels better every day.”
Typically, Andrew Luck doesn’t play well against the Patriots–so he may not get the homecoming he wants. Nonetheless, his return is great for fantasy owners. While he hasn’t played up to expectations, I still believe he is a great option in fantasy. I’m anticipating a shootout this week in Indianapolis, which means Luck will get a high volume of passes and chances to rack up fantasy points.
If anyone hurts from Luck’s return, that guy is Andre Johnson. In Luck’s 3 starts, Johnson reeled in only 7 catches for 51 yards while his targets decreased each week and eventually dropped to 0. With Hasselbeck, Johnson is coming off his game of he season where he caught 2 TDs. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief definitely benefit from Luck’s return.