By Vincent Frank
on Wednesday, September 27th
If you bought in on Andrew Luck during preseason drafts in hopes of him playing a majority of the season, it might now be time to give up on that hope. After speculation that Luck might return to practice this week following off-season shoulder surgery, the Colts announced that indeed won't be the case. Instead, a timeline has been set for him to return throwing next week. It's the latest delay in a timeline that sugested Luck would be able to return early in the season. He will now miss at least the first quarter of the reuglar season, with expectations that his absence will bleed into at least mid-October.
With Luck out of action, Indianapolis started Scott Tolzien under center out of the gate. But after he threw two pick-sixes in a blowout Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis turned to the recently acquired Jacoby Brissett to start. He responded by putting up 242 total yards in an overtime loss to Arizona in Week 2 before putting up three total touchdowns en route to a QB1 performance against the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday.
If you're hellbent on Luck acting as anything of significance on your fantasy team moving forward, maybe think about employing Brissett up until that point. If not, avoid the Colts' offense — minus Frank Gore and T.Y. Hilton — completely.