Ultimate Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 5

Through the first four weeks of the season, the focus of the Zero RB Watch List has been on keeping close tabs on every AFC backfield and ensuring all depth charts are thoroughly examined. This week, we’ll switch formats slightly by honing in on some of the more interesting backfields, once again using Expected Points as our guide. 

What is expected points (EP)? As defined by the RotoViz glossary:

EP is calculated using the average fantasy point value of a target/rush with the same line of scrimmage.

It’s another valuable perspective in examining RB workloads. Rather than focusing on raw fantasy points or snap counts,1 EP takes noisy efficiency out of the equation and provides a clear picture of opportunity.

Here is full table with every back in the AFC, sortable by EP. This will give you an overall idea of how backs are being used and how that usage is trending. You can still sort by individual backfield.

We’ll get into some of the significant shifts we witnessed in the AFC in Week 4 following the table.

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By Cort Smith | @@rotocort | Archive