Shawn Siegele details the surprising performances from Kalen Ballage and Rex Burkhead, laments the lack of scoring from AFC elites, and discusses six Zero RB prospects who could lead your team in the fantasy playoffs. Shawn also recommends a couple of even deeper stashes as he breaks down the workload for AFC backfields ahead of Week 10.
In this week’s Dynasty Workshop, I examined the RB Dead Zone and found huge advantages for our preferred Zero RB and Single Elite RB constructions. Now that you’re positioned for postseason success, it’s no time to let down on the job. The moves you make to solidify your RB depth charts now will resonate in Weeks 15 and 16.
As Blair Andrews and I write the Ultimate Zero RB Watch List, our goal is to help you locate RB breakouts and waiver adds before they happen. But this column isn’t just for Zero RB owners. We also track changes to the usage profiles for high-end backs.
The RotoViz Screener and Weekly Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats on a team-by-team basis. 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 draw from the NFL Pace tool, our advanced strength-of-schedule tool, The Fantasy Streamer, the Game Splits tool, and the NFL Stat Explorer to help you understand all of the hidden trends that help locate those next breakout performers.