Andrew Luck can't match last week's fantasy highs despite Colts win

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The Colts quarterback couldn't crack 200 passing yards Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Indianapolis Colts led the Houston Texans 7-3 after the first quarter, 20-3 after the second and won 25-3. As a result, the team didn't ask much out of quarterback Andrew Luck, keeping his pass numbers -- and, obviously, his fantasy totals -- in check.

Luck completed 19 of 32 passes in the game, good for 180 yards and two touchdowns, plus an interception. Luck connected with wide receiver Griff Whalen and running back Trent Richardson for a pair of first-half touchdowns. The quarterback attempted only 10 passes in the second half, with the game well in hand.

Fantasy impact: There's not a lot of takeaway for Luck's long-term fantasy value out of this game. He put up 15 fantasy points in basically one half of play before the team decided to call off the dogs, so it's hard to know where his numbers could have ended up.

The best sign for Luck's value coming out of Sunday, in fact, is the slight rejuvenation of the Luck-to-T.Y. Hilton connection. After maxing out at five catches and 46 yards over the last month, the wide receiver and quarterback connected for eight passes for 78 yards in Sunday's game. If Hilton can re-establish himself as a top option, that will be a big boon to Luck down the stretch.

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