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New England Patriots
QB Andrew Luck (Indianapolis)
Like Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck should be a solid QB1 with upside as a rookie. I expect him to have better passing numbers than either Newton or Griffin, but he won’t match either of their rushing numbers, which is why Griffin has the advantage over Luck in fantasy, at least for this year.
Projection: 4000 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 240 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns (260 pts standard/306 pts in 6 pt TD leagues)
RB Donald Brown (Indianapolis)
With Joseph Addai gone, Donald Brown looks like the clear lead back in Indianapolis. However, the former 1st round pick has had a very inconsistent career. Both Delone Carter and Vick Ballard could challenge for his job at some point this season if he struggles. There is some upside here with Brown in an improved Indianapolis offense.
Projection: 180 carries 770 rushing yards 8 total touchdowns 20 catches 180 receiving yards (143 pts standard/163 pts PPR)
RB Delone Carter (Indiana...
BEST OF MAXIM
1. How well will Andrew Luck and the new offense fair in year one of the post-Peyton era?
To be perfectly honest, the answer to this question will most likely be “not well.” Gone are Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and Jeff Saturday, 3 huge components of Peyton Manning’s success the past decade, not to mention Manning himself. Also out is wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
The Colts players who are still around can't wait to see their new quarterback throw a few passes.
For right now, they're out of Luck.
With NFL rules barring Andrew Luck from attending any more Colts mini-camps until he completes his final two classes at Stanford, the Colts went about their regular mini-camp work Wednesday without two rookie quarterbacks. The last pick...
Paul Kuharsky takes a hard look at the AFC South in an effort to rank the defenses. No shocker here--the Colts are in the basement:
4. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts might have the worst defense in the NFL this season. Their run defense was abysmal last season. Indianapolis has nowhere to go but up in this department and additions such as Cory Redding, Brandon McKinney and Josh...
The Indianapolis Colts have cut tight end Brody Eldridge and brought in another quarterback.
Eldridge played two seasons in Indy after the Colts took him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. In 27 games, he caught 14 passes for 84 yards but was primarily a blocker.
Indy took two tight ends in April -- Stanford's Coby Fleener in the second round and Clemson's Dwayne Allen...
The Indianapolis Colts have signed four of their 10 draft picks, including the last pick of the draft, Chandler Harnish.
The team did not provide details of the contracts when it announced the signings.
Along with Harnish, the Colts signed running back Vick Ballard, a fifth-round pick; receiver LaVon Brazill, a sixth-round pick; and two seventh-rounders, Harnish and defensive end...
For the past week, we've been running a contest here at Colts Authority.
The best Colts themed Haiku will win a football autographed by Andrew Luck courtesy of Quaker Oats.
The Quaker Oats Company is the official hot cereal sponsor of the National Football League, and throughout the relationship, Quaker and the NFL will team up in an effort to help families live healthier...
The Indianapolis Colts claimed offensive guard Zane Taylor off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and waived offensive guard Matt Murphy on Friday. Taylor was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2011. He also spent time in camp with the New York Jets, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Eagles practice squads that year. Taylor was a three-time...
It's been awhile.
I'd like to apologize to our readers for my lack of writing over the last two weeks, where school and work have kept me swamped. Fortunately, from here on out, I'll be able to provide consistent content all summer, with a focus on statistical and video analysis.
In preparation for the summer, I'd like to let you know the type of studies I'...
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark visited the New England Patriots on Tuesday.
Clark recently visited the Kansas City Chiefs as well. Some people question whether or not he can still play after fighting through multiple injuries over the past few seasons.
If Clark signs with the Patriots, he’d certainly...
Part 1 can be found here: http://www.footballnation.com/content/1998-peyton-manning-vs-2012-andrew-luck-part-1/14460/
Part 2 can be found here: http://www.footballnation.com/content/1998-peyton-manning-vs-2012-andrew-luck-part-2/14607/
This is part 3 of a 4 part series titled “1998 Manning versus 2012 Luck.”
In 1998, everyone in the old AFC East made the playoffs, except...