Fantasy Football: 5 Quarterbacks With Rushing Upside in 2017

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Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Projected Fantasy Points: 51.07

In 2016, Andrew Luck ended the year as fantasy's fourth-ranked quarterback, but it wasn't all about passing for the Indianapolis Colts' franchise signal-caller.

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).