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Ultimate Zero RB Watchlist: NFC Week 14 – Wild Card Round

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. Welcome, hopefully, to the fantasy playoffs. If you’ve made it this far you likely have some running backs on your team who are at least serviceable. In this week’s article we’re going to take a close look at the upcoming schedules to find RBs who can help you win your playoff matchups. First we’ll go through some notes on last week’s action.

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By Blair Andrews | @AmItheRealBlair | Archive

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  1. Aaron Jones is on my WW. My RBs are Matt Forte tevin Coleman and Rex burkhead. Do you think Jones is worth the add?

  2. I would add Jones. He might end up as a good candidate for the Week 15 lineup.

  3. @hba24 @cort @ff_contrarian I'm in a bit of an RB bind this week. I was due to start DeMarco and Mixon with TevCo in flex consideration.

    I'm now likely to start Tevin tonight because of Mixon's concussion. Leaving me with just the unreliable DeMarco in a tough matchup where I'm already without Gronk and JuJu.

    Someone has dropped Latavius Murray this week to grab another QB. He clears waivers on Saturday, would you snag him and start him over his namesake? Full PPR, start 2WRs, 2RBs and 2 FLEX (mine are usually both WRs).

  4. I would prefer Latavius in most matchups, but I'd probably agree with Dave's GLSP and lean DeMarco this week. (I would pick up Latavius.)

  5. @FF_Contrarian thanks for this and all the other useful advice on the boards here this year. I started Tevin last night, so am facing an uphill battle after both he and Wil Lutz underperformed. Let's hope DeMarco can break the habit of a lifetime and hit his high projection this week to dig me out of a hole.

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