Fantasy Football: 5 Quarterbacks With Rushing Upside in 2017
When we draft a quarterback to lead our fantasy football team, we typically select one based off their ability to throw the pigskin. But what about the guys who can also do damage with their legs?
Quarterbacks like Tyrod Taylor, Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott can all make their mark in the passing game, but they provide great value with their versatility by being able to run the ball.
In terms of dual-threat fantasy quarterbacks, those five guys are the cream of the crop -- they were five of the nine best quarterbacks last season when looking at carries and rushing yards. Furthermore, Prescott, Taylor, and Newton each found the end zone at least five times.
The stats are out there for everyone to see -- and for the most part, that's reflected in their average draft position (ADP) -- but which other signal-callers can provide value in this area?
We have our own season-long projections at numberFire, but we also pride ourselves on our Net Expected Points (NEP) and Success Rate metrics. NEP measures the total contributions a player makes toward their team scoring, given down and distance, while Success Rate measures the percentage of plays that result in an NEP greater than zero. For more on these, you can check out our glossary.
Here are five quarterbacks with sneaky rushing upside heading into the 2017 fantasy football campaign.