#1 By: RotoViz, November 28th, 2017 14:42
Originally published at: http://rotoviz.com/2017/11/ultimate-zero-rb-watchlist-nfc-week-13/
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…
#2 By: Daniel Schultz, November 29th, 2017 11:07
Picked up Rod Smith, so I am hoping you are correct.
#3 By: William Russell, November 29th, 2017 11:53
I'm wondering whether Rod Smith is worth an add myself. Can't see if he's any real upgrade on Yeldon and Ch West, my other backup RBs also with potential to inherit big workloads down the stretch.
#4 By: Cort Smith, November 29th, 2017 12:01
I'd probably go Yeldon>Smith>Charknado
#5 By: Daniel Schultz, November 29th, 2017 12:37
What about Doug Martin, Derrick Henry, Hunter Henry, Hogan (if back) or Smith as a flex std scoring? Martin has been awful, and both Henrys have been up and down.
#6 By: Blair Andrews, November 29th, 2017 12:44
@Will I think Smith is definitely an upgrade over West--closer with Yeldon, though I still probably prefer Smith. Basically he's more likely to steal work from Morris than Yeldon is from Fournette, and at the same time Fournette is more likely to take passing-down work than Morris. But Cort and I are both probably biased by the conferences we cover. 😂
@Badger In standard scoring I guess I like D. Henry, since he's at least been accumulating yards recently. Tough call though--not really comfortable with any of those. Martin has truly looked bad, but he is still getting the work. Assuming he is healthy I don't hate playing him.
#7 By: Cort Smith, November 29th, 2017 12:53
Yeah you're right, @hba24.. Smith is basically Yeldon with a better chance to win work.
I change my mind -- I'd rather have him as well.
#8 By: Daniel Schultz, November 29th, 2017 16:46
I have the option of picking up Booker, but felt the way the Denver offense has been playing, I'd rather latch onto to Dallas's offense though writing that out doesn't look so good either.. I have waiver some options at WR and have Corey Davis, but with std scoring, the WRs left are all a bit iffy as well.
#9 By: Blair Andrews, November 29th, 2017 21:59
I expect Dallas to figure things out pretty soon. I don't believe Elliott is as important to their offense as he looks--more likely just negative variance at the most inopportune time. I don't have the same sort of hope with Denver's offense.
Honestly Davis might be the best bet, even in standard. Over the last three weeks he's led Tennessee WRs in targets, air yards, and WOPR, and the Titans have one of the easiest WR schedules for the rest of the fantasy season.
#10 By: Daniel Schultz, December 1st, 2017 13:12
Went with Smith last night but what was probably a bad decision was saved by the late TD.
#11 By: Blair Andrews, December 1st, 2017 23:00
The usage trend appeared to be on Smith's side--this was the first time since Elliott's suspension that Morris led in snaps--but it's the nature of situations like this where there's no established back that things can kind of go either way. So I don't think it was necessarily a bad decision.
One thing I should have realized earlier which did make for some potentially bad advice is that Smith's six-target game was really an aberration. That game marks the only time since Week 4 that a Dallas RB (including Elliott) has been targeted more than three times. Dak, like a lot of mobile QBs, just doesn't throw to his RBs that much.
#12 By: Decapod10, December 2nd, 2017 01:05
What do you think about Mike Davis on Seattle now that he appears to be healthy? As I recall, he was the starting running back Week 11 until he got injured, so he could be the starter again. Rawls was a healthy scratch and Lacy was active but was on the bench. Didn't sound like you were that high on him, though the author if this article from 2016 seemed to think he was a reasonable prospect http://rotoviz.com/2016/05/mike-davis-san-francisco/
Any upside here?
#13 By: jesseross99, December 2nd, 2017 09:50
I've picked up Davis in a few spots. Low floor but yes there is upside (IMO) for a guy with 85th percentile BMI and very decent agility.