Andrew Luck a fantasy dream?

Andrew Luck is considered a cant-miss prospect that has zero flaws. It doesn’t mean he’ll be a serviceable fantasy quarterback in Year One.

Right now, Luck’s starting receivers are a rapidly declining Reggie Wayne, Donnie Avery and Austin Collie. His tight end is Brody Eldridge. His running back is Donald Brown. There’s just not enough weapons here for Luck to have upside. Down the line, however, Luck projects as a QB1.

Here are the top-5 2012 fantasy prospects drafted on Thursday night:

1. Trent Richardson, RB, Browns: You only have to watch tape for a game or two to see that Richardson is almost always the best player on the field. He has a ridiculous size/speed combo and figures to push for 300 touches as a rookie. The only concern is that he has to face the rugged defenses of the Ravens and Steelers four times.

2. Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins: Griffin’s fantasy prospects are much better than Luck’s for three reasons: 1. He has unique athleticism and will give owners plenty of points with his legs. 2. The Redskins actually have solid skill players in Fred Davis, Roy Helu, Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. 3. Mike Shanahan hasn’t proven it lately, but he previously got the best out of offenses.

3. Doug Martin, RB, Bucs: Just because Martin went to Boise doesn’t mean he’s not a player. He’s drawn comparisons to Ray Rice and should excel in the passing game right away. If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I don’t think very much of LeGarrette Blount.

4. Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald has been starving for some help opposite him ever since Anquan Boldin left. Floyd is a physical beast that’s ready to rock at the NFL level right away. He’ll see plenty of single coverage.

5. David Wilson, RB, Giants: Ahmad Bradshaw will remain the lead back, but that’s always a scary proposition. Bradshaw has chronic ankle issues and the Giants have been known to use a two-back system. Remember that Brandon Jacobs is now on the 49ers.


Mayor reveals new tech hub Digital.NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed Digital.NYC on Wednesday, a new online platform aimed at connecting all things tech in New York City. The public-private partnership…


Falling debris hits two men in Times Square

Two men were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by falling debris from 110 feet above Times Square. Nancy Greco from the…


Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough accused of misusing campaign…

Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough has been indicted on state and federal charges for allegedly withdrawing campaign funds as cash for personal use. Scarborough, a Democrat…


U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light.


TV watch list, Wednesday, Oct. 1: 'Criminal Minds,'…

The "Criminal Minds" team adds some supernatural assistance, as the "Ghost Whisperer" herself, Jennifer Love Hewitt, joins the show. She's playing an FBI agent, but you never know when someone…


See the most popular Pandora station in your…

Who knew Bachata music was so popular?

The Word

The Word: Twilight just won't die

You thought our "Twilight" days were behind us, didn't you? Well think again. Series creator Stephenie Meyer (who would rather you not ask about "Twilight"…

Going Out

Which NYC restaurant lost its three-star Michelin rating?

A record 73 restaurants in New York City collected coveted Michelin stars on Tuesday as a mix of trendy spots and fine-dining stalwarts underscored the…


Rex Ryan fields more questions about Geno Smith,…

The idea Geno Smith will be replaced by backup Michael Vick appears to be all smoke, as the Jets are intent to ride with their second-round draft pick.


Will Beatty playing like franchise left tackle again…

Left tackle Will Beatty, who is the elder-statesman of Giants’ line, has turned around his season and become a consistent force on Manning’s blindside.


John Conner back with Jets for second stint

He'll be back. It's "Terminator 2" for the Jets, who brought back John Conner to the team on Tuesday after placing fullback Tommy Bohanon on…


Fantasy football: Ben Tate to break out, Larry…

Fantasy football: Ben Tate to break out, Larry Donnell will stay solid


Creating a support system for minority women in…

When Kathryn Finney founded digitalundivided — an organization devoted to engaging minority communities with the tech world — she didn’t know quite what to expect.…


We can learn a lot from animals about…

There’s a lot we can learn about love from the birds and the bees — and the chickens, monkeys and squirrels that we share the…


Saint Laurent

Our review of the Saint Laurent Spring '15 show at Paris Fashion Week.


Céline: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

Our review of the Celine Spring '15 show during Paris Fashion Week.