#1 By: RotoViz, November 14th, 2017 13:55
Originally published at: http://rotoviz.com/2017/11/ultimate-zero-rb-watch-list-afc-week-10-2/
The Ultimate Zero RB Watch List helps you keep track of every backfield development in the AFC and provides a wealth of weekly and seasonal advanced stats. I have read more than a few proclamations on Twitter recently that Zero RB is dead in 2017. Yet, this week, the list of RB1s included Austin Ekeler, Alvin…
#2 By: Trevor.Moran, November 14th, 2017 14:44
both lewis and burkhead on my ww . who would you prefer more?
#3 By: Cort Smith, November 14th, 2017 15:56
Good lord. Tough.
Me personally, I'm going Burkhead for the higher ceiling, but I admit I might be biased. Lewis may well be the better play. Who are you taking @FF_Contrarian?
#4 By: Shawn Siegele , November 14th, 2017 15:58
I like Burkhead. He has more paths to points and needs less to go right, but I'm also very biased with huge Burkhead ownership. (Lewis looks great and the early-down role in NE is certainly valuable.)
#5 By: William Russell, November 14th, 2017 18:34
@cort @ff_contrarian is it finally time to cut my losses on Foreman and pick up someone like Yeldon or Gio Bernard (I own Mixon already).
Or hang onto him for one more week? I just picked up Coleman in a trade so only need to pick 2 from 4 most wks (as usually start 5 WRs) from Mixon, Murray, Coleman and Foreman.
#6 By: Cort Smith, November 14th, 2017 22:50
Depending on your situation, yes probably. Unless you're sitting pretty with a spare roster spot, I'd probably be dropping him for Jamaal Williams, Perine, Ellington, Riddick, Rawls, maybe even Rod Smith.... but probably not Gio.
Yeldon may have more value, as weird as that sounds... if he has that pass-catching role sewn up, he might make a safe flex.
#7 By: William Russell, November 15th, 2017 05:21
@Cort thanks for this. I do quite like the idea of Yeldon, who was solid for me at times last season.
He's cleared dollar waivers this morning, so think it's between him and Rod Smith (weirdly waived today) as a pickup instead of Foreman.
#8 By: Cort Smith, November 15th, 2017 12:04
Yeah, I mean.. keep expectations low. Ivory had been pretty solid in that role, and Yeldon's increase in snaps kind of came out of nowhere. I'm not sure I'd take it for granted that Ivory is out of the picture completely. He's pretty good.
#9 By: William Russell, November 15th, 2017 12:25
True words. I am a big Ivory fan (also had him last year) but sadly I missed out on him and he's still owned.
All of this debate makes me feel like holding on to Foreman might still be worthwhile. Does he still retain any value as Miller's backup?
I don't really need Yeldon/Smith/etc at present as some combo of Mixon, Coleman and DeMarco are locked in for starts most weeks. Or maybe I'd be better off picking up a second QB to back up Stafford (Dalton?!) or a second DEF instead.
#10 By: Cort Smith, November 15th, 2017 13:49
I'm holding him in a few spots where I am set at RB and his breakout would be a bonus, and dropped him where I am thin and need help. If you're scrapping for playoff spots, yeah... maybe you want to consider someone who can make more immediate contributions.
I just think with Savage in there, they're not going to have the game scripts where he has stand alone value. And it's not like he is forcing the issue with good play.
#11 By: Ginoooooobliii, November 16th, 2017 02:17
@Will, just a quick chart I created based on the available RBs in my league. You can try a similar approach. I am dropping Foreman for Conner. I am trying to get West and Yeldon on my roster.
#12 By: Jason, November 16th, 2017 08:20
Would you roster either Connor or West over Aaron Jones at this point?
#13 By: Trevor.Moran, November 16th, 2017 09:49
Hey @cort I ended up getting Lewis and burkhead on my team. How should I use them going forward? Use them both when (if) tevin Coleman loses his workhorse role? Or take someone like crowder or R. Matthews out of flex and start both RBs? Or just hold one and start the other?
#14 By: William Russell, November 16th, 2017 10:18
@turndownforwatt thanks. This is really useful. If I'm reading this correctly, Conner is top because he's the only viable backup in PIT. Although Fournette is already carrying an injury, Ivory seems to add a layer of complexity to the Yeldon situation.
Looking at your chart, the best available folk in my 12 team PPR are pretty similar to yours; Connor, West, Yeldon and Dunbar appear to be the top 4. Tolbert is also available but not sure if he's worth considering.
#15 By: Cort Smith, November 16th, 2017 11:33
Tough to make a blanket statement on that. I think it's going to be a week-to-week proposition. But yeah, there is so much EP to go around in NE that there will be weeks where both backs are viable starters.
#16 By: Cort Smith, November 16th, 2017 11:35
I don't think I'm rostering any of those guys at this point @FantasyNerd. I guess maybe Connor if I'm a Bell owner, but even then...
Collins has been efficient and I don't see West totally taking over there. Even if he does, it's not a high-value role.
#17 By: Ginoooooobliii, November 16th, 2017 14:13
Cort, if you had to drop one of west, yeldon and Conner.. what is your ranking to drop? I need to drop one for kicker. I am also debating dropping another for AROD, assuming I make PO. Other RBs are: Ty Mo, Doug G, Rex, and Rod Smith. 1pt ppr
#18 By: Cort Smith, November 16th, 2017 14:26
I see no role for him at all, and it seems the OC has confirmed it today https://twitter.com/jamisonhensley/status/931234720846839810
#19 By: Ginoooooobliii, November 16th, 2017 14:28
My mistake, I meant Charcandrick West (KC) not BAL.
#20 By: Cort Smith, November 16th, 2017 14:29
Ah. Yeah, probably still West. Though with Connor, it's worth remembering that he has zero passing chops. Pretty low floor there, even in the event of a Bell injury.
I'd rather have pass-catching guys like, say, Rod Smith, than straight handcuffs.
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