Fantasy Football: 5 Quarterbacks With Rushing Upside in 2017
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Projected Fantasy Points: 51.07
The 27-year-old finished with 341 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 64 rush attempts, and did it with great efficiency -- he tallied a yard-per-carry average of 5.3 yards with 0.40 Rushing NEP per attempt. After all was said and done, that figure ranked ninth among quarterbacks with 20-plus rushes.
Assuming Luck returns to the field at full health -- his Week 1 availability might be in doubt -- he could be in for an even more productive year on the ground. Our algorithms currently project him for for 69 rushes, 331 yards, and 3 touchdowns, which would make up about 16.7% of his fantasy production this season.
His combination of passing and rushing skills makes him our QB5 heading into the year. So, again, if healthy, he should surpass expectations of being a QB6 and the seventh-round asset he's being drafted as today in standard 12-team leagues (per Fantasy Football Calculator).