After a relatively quiet offseason, the wheels seem to be coming off the Andrew Luck hype train as we near the start of the 2019 season.
Every piece of news we get on Luck's ankle injury seems to bring new pessimism, and at this point he's set to sit out the entire preseason, and it looks like he's far from a lock to start Week 1.
This is causing justifiable concern in fantasy football circles.
This isn't just bad news for Luck, either. It's also bad news for the entire Indianapolis Colts' offense.
Luck's ADP is plummeting as drafters opt for less risky QB options. In 2018 he showed no ill effects from the shoulder injury that had cost him the entire 2017 season, so it's worth noting that Luck still has some nice upside if he suits up, but that doesn't mean he's worth a draft pick.
Drafting Luck at this stage is taking a huge gamble. It's still likely to require a hefty investment (his average draft position remains at QB4 and 59th overall, according to FantasyPros.com), while the upside isn't high enough to warrant the risk, even if he doesn't miss a game.
Luck finished sixth among quarterbacks in fantasy points per game in 2018, and drafting him at or above the cost, while also taking on a real chance that he sits on your fantasy squad's bench for at least a few weeks, could be a poor use of a mid-round pick.
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