Ultimate Zero RB Watchlist: NFC Week 9
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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. This week we’re going to focus on the most fluid situations in the NFC. The rankings from last week are probably still useful for the most part, but there are a few new developments worth taking a closer look at. The trade deadline and other trends have brought about a few important changes. I’ll examine those changes and other interesting backfields in greater detail. I’ve included a table with snap data, expected points, and PPR scoring at the end.