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This is my third post in a row about a young QB, but I feel like I'm just following the hot leads. Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III has been the most pleasant surprise in fantasy football season, while Panthers sophomore Cam Newton has been among the biggest fantasy busts. Now, Colts newbie Andrew Luck is seeing his fantasy stock soar at just the right time.
Luck threw for an NFL rookie record 433 yards in Week 9. He is not the dual threat that RG3 is, but he has thrown for the fourth-most yards (2,404) among all QBs this season so far. He also has 13 total TDs (10 passing, three running), just one fewer than RG3's overall TD mark. His timing for hitting his fantasy stride is good because for the next five weeks, which pretty much covers the rest of the regular season for most fantasy leagues, he does not face any particularly scary pass defenses.
The rest of the way, I think Luck is a better choice to start as a fantasy QB than regular starters, such as Philip Rivers, Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger. Not bad for a guy who fantasy owners drafted as a back-up bye week option.
Okay, next week, I pledge to move away from the topic of signal callers.
* Fantasy Knuckleheads calls Bucs RB Doug Martin a must-start the remainder of the season after a record run Week 9.
* NFL News says don't trade injured Vikings WR Percy Harvin just yet after his Week 9 ankle sprain.
* Bleacher Report suggests not starting Jay Cutler this week against a tough Houston defense.
* Rant Sports remarks on the resurgence of Peyton Manning, who has 20 passing TDs, the third-most among fantasy QBs.
Dan O'Shea is our man in fantasyland. He welcomes your comments.