PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 19: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass under pressure of LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on August 19, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Andrew Luck had a better night than the stat sheet showed against Pittsburgh. We break down the fantasy implications.
Luck finished his second preseason game with 175 yards, completing 16 of 25 passes. The rookie was picked off twice throughout the first half, but he also added a rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
Analysis: If you only watched Luck play the first quarter, you missed out. Clearly facing a tougher defense than his previous opponent, the St. Louis Rams, Luck looked like he was in for a tough outing out first. He stared down Reggie Wayne all the way on an out route, which led to a pick-six by Ike Taylor. Despite the adverse start, the rookie settled down and managed to put his team on top of the Steelers heading into halftime.
His second interception was bobbled by T.Y. Hilton, so you can't blame that one on the quarterback. Luck led a couple scoring drives, including a nice 42-second drive to put his team in field goal position at the end of the half. He'll experience his issues here and there, but it's been a good start for Luck.