Andrew Luck keeps fantasy owners afloat in Week 16

Jamie Squire

Andrew Luck threw for 241 yards and one touchdown in Week 16. We take a look at the fantasy implications.

In what was expected to be a tough matchup, Andrew Luck rose to the occasion with respectable numbers as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-7. Luck threw for 241 yards and one touchdown on Sunday. He avoided turning the ball over all afternoon. Luck's only score was a checkdown to running back Donald Brown. The Colts went on to score a rushing touchdown and three field goals. Luck was efficient, connecting with nine different players by the end of the game.

Fantasy impact: Owners who were forced to continue with Luck despite the tough matchup are likely relieved that he was able to put together a solid performance. The game was in control for most of the afternoon, which allowed the running game to open up a bit more. Unfortunately, Luck didn't use his own legs much, rushing for just 5 yards. Regardless, his ability to protect the football and his yardage totals allowed for low-end QB1 production when many feared he would be a player owners should avoid starting. He'll face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17.

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