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Colts plan to move around Andre Johnson

Monday, August 24, 2015, 9:00am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

With a weapon like WR Andre Johnson, the Colts are giving him several opportunities to showcase his unique range.

Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is moving Johnson all around the Colts offense, lining the seven-time Pro Bowler up both outside and in the slot, more frequently than he did in Houston.

Hamilton could pop in the film and see what the Colts were getting in Johnson from a pure football standpoint. The Colts offensive coordinator is also seeing the side of Johnson inside the classroom.

“One of the things that’s allowed Andre to be such a good pro for so long is his ability to focus and pay attention to the details,” Hamilton says.

“He approached joining our team as if he was a rookie. He took copious notes and he was always focus and engaged in meetings. He’s constantly asking questions and he’s working overtime to build a relationship with Andrew Luck and the rest of our guys.”

Fantasy Impact:

Moving Johnson around the formation is a way to create mismatches. Johnson is already a mismatch against a lot of corners but seeing him in the slot more could provide a nice option for Luck. The Colts have plenty of talent at the position to allow Johnson to do this, but it sounds like the team is doing what it has to to make Johnson a key part of the passing attack.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
There is a lot to like about Andrew Luck this season. He’s coming off of a monster 4,761-yard, 40 touchdown season and doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down any time soon. Luck has an incredible group of wideouts that includes T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief and even rookie Phillip Dorsett. He’ll have plenty of chances to throw to these guys as well, considering he finished with the third highest amount of pass attempts last season. Last season Luck finished as the No. 2 quarterback in fantasy, and the team has only gotten better.

Fantasy Downside
There’s not a lot of downside to Luck this season, but one fear is his offensive line. There was a lot of inconsistency last season amongst the group, but Luck was able to avoid getting sacked due his mobility. But that doesn’t always mean he avoided getting hit. The Colts had 109 hits on their quarterback last season, which ranks as the third most. Luck started all 16 games and absorbed most of those blows. He’s a tough player, but getting hit consistently could lead to an injury.

Bottom Line
Luck can easily be fantasy’s top quarterback this season. He’s just so talented when it comes to passing, and even rushing, and he has a lot of weapons around him. He should definitely be considered as one of the best at his position this season.

2015 Strength of Schedule - IND
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@BUF
7
NYJ
22
@TEN
17
JAX
12
@HOU
24
NE
28
NO
13
@CAR
25
DEN
BYE20
@ATL
16
TB
31
@PIT
17
@JAX
12
HOU
6
@MIA
22
TEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1DEN3553370226.9810.57519103.8074/74100%
2PHI2034172315.068.60420005.0072/72100%
3JAX3139370409.4911.94315005.0068/7492%
4TEN2941393419.5913.551-100-1.0077/8789%
5BAL3249312126.379.75612102.0082/82100%
6HOU2544370318.4114.80718012.5787/87100%
7CIN2742344208.1912.7445011.2579/79100%
8PIT2645400328.8915.38326008.6766/66100%
9NYG2546354407.7014.1625002.5075/75100%
10BYE--------------
11NE2339303217.7713.17315005.0057/57100%
12JAX2132253107.9112.05849026.1274/74100%
13WAS19273705113.7019.47420015.0051/51100%
14CLE2453294225.5512.25537117.4081/81100%
15HOU1834187215.5010.39818002.2568/68100%
16DAL1522109024.957.270000-31/6250%
17TEN10161602010.0016.0015005.0030/6645%
Totals380616476140167.7312.5364263364.111072/115593%

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