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College Fantasy Football 2017 Quarterback Rankings

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

For those of you that play pro fantasy football, it's pretty standard knowledge that running backs are always the first to come off the board. Not so much with college fantasy. Dual-threat quarterbacks are far more prevalent in the college game, and are pure gold in CFF. That holds true once again in 2017 as the top three quarterbacks are all electric runners that will post double-digit rushing touchdowns in addition to their passing statistics.

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Athlon Sports has teamed up with contributor and resident college fantasy football expert Mike Bainbridge to help you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football draft season with our positional rankings. Below is the scoring system used to comprise these positional rankings. 

Passing Yards, 25 Yards = 1 point

Passing TD = 4 points

Rushing Yards, 10 yards = 1 point

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Rushing TDs = 6 points

Receptions = 0.5 points per reception

Receiving Yards, 10 yards = 1 point

Receiving TDs = 6 points

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2017 College Fantasy Postional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K

College Fantasy Football QB Rankings for 2017

Rank

Player

Team

FPPG*

1

Lamar Jackson

Louisville

42.06

2

Nick Fitzgerald

Mississippi State

34.62

3

Quinton Flowers

South Florida

34.42

4

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma

32.40

5

Mason Rudolph

Oklahoma State

31.70

6

J.T. Barrett

Ohio State

31.32

7

Sam Darnold

USC

30.66

8

Eric Dungey

Syracuse

30.03

9

Luke Falk

Washington State

29.91

10

Nic Shimonek

Texas Tech

29.38

11

J'Mar Smith

Louisiana Tech

29.27

12

Jalen Hurts

Alabama

29.07

13

Brent Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

28.81

14

Kenny Hill

TCU

28.78

15

Logan Woodside

Toledo

28.35

16

Trace McSorley

Penn State

28.16

17

Riley Ferguson

Memphis

28.10

18

Jake Browning

Washington

27.73

19

Shea Patterson

Ole Miss

27.54

20

Josh Allen

Wyoming

27.37

21

Brogan Roback

Eastern Michigan

27.31

22

Dru Brown

Hawaii

27.22

23

Brandon Wimbush

Notre Dame

26.85

24

Will Grier

West Virginia

26.81

25

Deondre Francois

Florida State

26.15

26

David Cornwell

Nevada

25.90

27

Brandon Dawkins

Arizona

25.87

28

Zach Abey

Navy

25.68

29

Kelly Bryant

Clemson

25.54

30

Mike White

Western Kentucky

25.34

31

Jarrett Stidham

Auburn

25.33

32

Steven Montez

Colorado

25.27

33

Joshua Jackson

Virginia Tech

25.22

34

Jesse Ertz

Kansas State

25.19

35

Daniel Jones

Duke

25.02

36

Kyle Allen

Houston

24.64

37

Brett Rypien

Boise State

24.43

38

Drew Lock

Missouri

24.40

39

Shane Buechele

Texas

24.28

40

David Blough

Purdue

23.98

*FPPG = Fantasy Points Per Game (projected) for 2017

— Written by Mike Bainbridge, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Bainbridge is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. For additional College Fantasy Football insight, be sure to follow him on Twitter @MBainbridgeCFF.