Week 5 Stats
31-of-55 for 362 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; six rushes for 24 yards and a touchdown; 28 fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues.
Fact or Fiction?
I love this kid, and if you've read this, you know I love him as a weekly starter on fantasy teams moving forward. Here's why:
-He's thrown for over 300 yards in three of four games.
-In his last three games, he's scored 18, 23 and 28 points in standard-scoring leagues.
-He's athletic and mobile enough to poach a few extra yards and the occasional rushing touchdown.
-The Colts obviously trust him enough to build their offense around the passing attack, as he's attempted 45 or more passes in three games this year.
-After throwing three interceptions in his first game, he's thrown just two in his last three contests.
-The Colts' schedule isn't very difficult over the next five games.
But beyond these fantasy highlights, there's this: With the game on the line against the Green Bay Packers, he drove the Colts down the field with poise and intelligence. He climbed the pocket like that guy he replaced. He looked well beyond his years.
I think Luck is the real deal already. Unless you have a truly elite option, you must consider starting him each week.