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.
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.
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.
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.
Luck had a tough time getting anything going against the Cardinals. He completed 20 passes in 39 attempts, picking up 163 yards. Luck was limited to just 4.2 yards per completion against Arizona. His main target, T.Y. Hilton, was locked down most of the game by Patrick Peterson. Luck was only sacked once, but the Cardinals hit him eight total times. They also forced Luck to toss an interception. Luck was able to somewhat salvage the poor performance, throwing for a 17 yard touchdown to Coby Fleener in the fourth quarter. He also completed a two-point conversion attempt.
Luck will look to get things going Week 13 against the Titans.
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