The Ultimate Zero RB Watch List provides analysis for Zero RB and RB-heavy owners alike. Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield from Week 5. Check out Shawn Siegele’s companion piece on the AFC.
Almost every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether they were drafted as a Zero-RB squad or not. The Ultimate Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts.
We’ll use the RotoViz tools to dive deep into the Week 5 advanced stats for every NFC backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (snaps, targets, and carries).
The roles in Arizona are fairly clear — Kenyan Drake is the rusher while Chase Edmonds is the receiver. In Week 5, Edmonds was better than Drake in both phases, and is making a case to steal more work from Drake. Edmonds should be owned everywhere.
Continue stashing Eno Benjamin in deep leagues if you can afford to. We’ve seen how much value a back in Arizona can have, and Benjamin needs only an injury or continued underperformance to become relevant.