Andrew Luck is really, really good. Fantasy owners know it. His teammates and fans know it. And NFL personnel definitely know it, too.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com recently asked 26 league insiders -- coaches, general managers, talent evaluators, etc. -- to grade each of the league's 32 quarterbacks on a 1-5 scale with "one" being the highest. Their votes were tallied and each quarterback was ranked from 1-32 based upon an average of those votes. The players were then divided up into four general tiers. Five quarterbacks landed in the highest tier. One was the Luck. The other four are pretty obvious: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady.
To learn more about how the tiers were constructed, click on the link below.
Obviously, those five quarterbacks aren't the best of the best in fantasy. Brady is more like a low-end QB1 these days. But this shows you just how much high-ranking people around the league respect Luck and are aware of his immense talent. Luck is currently the fourth QB off the board on average, being selected in the fourth or fifth round. If the Colts do the smart thing and lean on him instead of Trent Richardson to carry the offense, you have every reason to expect Luck to have a dominant season. He is entering his third year and has plenty of quality receivers around him.