Shawn Siegele looks at big games from Alvin Kamara and David Montgomery, worries about the collapsing value of Todd Gurley, and makes recommendations for Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, and Raheem Mostert owners as he details the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 3.
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.
I also discuss Bruce Arians’ hilarious breakdown of his backfield for those who make it to the Tampa Bay section. Buckle up.