Shawn Siegele looks at auspicious starts from Jonathan Taylor and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, worries about the high-value touches for Austin Ekeler, Joe Mixon, and Nick Chubb, and spotlights an encouraging trend in Buffalo as he details the running back workloads for every AFC backfield ahead of Week 2.
Our goal with the Zero RB Watch List is to help you locate RB breakouts and waiver adds before they happen, but this column isn’t just for Zero RB owners. We’re just as focused on the high-profile backs. Understanding workloads is key to making tough redraft and dynasty trades.
The RotoViz Screener and NFL Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats for every team. Much of the focus is on how RBs score their points. We use expected points (EP) and fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) along with carries, targets, snaps, and red zone touches to better understand each player’s workload.