Ultimate Zero RB Watchlist: NFC Week 12
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Welcome to the Ultimate Zero RB Watchlist. The goal of this piece is to help you find RB targets for your Zero-RB teams before anyone else even knows about them. We know that startable RB weeks can come from almost anywhere in the NFL. By being aware of depth charts that could yield surprising weekly starters, we put ourselves in position to grab the next breakout RB before he breaks out. We’ll take a close look at depth charts around the league in order to find the next-man-up situations that nobody is talking about . . . yet. Throughout the season we’ll monitor playing time and usage to identify exploitable, under-the-radar trends that have the potential to pay off with league-winning upside. Be sure to check out Cort Smith’s companion piece on the AFC. Much like Week 10, Week 11 brought with it several injuries of note, and as a result, several backfields with fluid and uncertain situations going forward. I’ll take a deep dive into those situations below to offer some guidance on how best to approach these backfields. The data tables appear, as always, at the end.