Better fantasy season: RG3/Luck?

Which potential franchise QB will have the better fantasy year in 2012?

Originally Published: April 26, 2012
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
Luck-Griffin Getty ImagesAndrew Luck and RG3 went No. 1 and No. 2, but who will have a better fantasy season?

Many questions come to mind now that the Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III draft selections are official. Will Luck be able to bring the Indianapolis Colts back to their perennial contender status? Can RG3 pilot the Washington Redskins to their first NFC East division title since 1999? How will NFL secondaries survive the seemingly never-ending influx of quality college passers?

As important as those queries are, for fantasy football team owners, the most important questions revolve around how Luck and RG3 will impact their teams and their leagues.

Which QB will have the better fantasy football season in 2012?

Let's take a look at what the game tape and metrics have to say on the subject.

Fantasy football positives for Luck

Some huge positives can be found in the route depth metrics Luck posted against teams from BCS conferences last season.

The 8.8 overall yards per attempt (YPA), 13.3 vertical yards per attempt (VYPA) and 15.8 stretch vertical yards per attempt (SVYPA) are all elite totals that bode well for Luck's NFL prospects.