How To Treat Zonovan Knight as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images. Pictured: Zonovan Knight.

Apparently it’s Zonovan Knight’s backfield in New York.

Despite the presences of Michael Carter and James Robinson, it’s the undrafted rookie out of NC State who is taking on most of the work. Knight posted his third solid fantasy game in a row this past Sunday against Buffalo, and now he’s got a soft schedule ahead of him as the fantasy playoffs begin.

Needless to say, our fantasy football experts here at Action Network recommend him as an add this week. Read on below for further analysis.

Sean Koerner: As I said a couple weeks ago, Knight could become the workhorse back for the Jets, even when Michael Carter returned to the lineup.

That is exactly what happened in Week 14, when Knight posted a 17/71/1 rushing line and chipped in two receptions for six yards. That was in a tough matchup against the Bills, but going forward, Knight’s schedule sets up perfectly with the Lions, Jaguars and Seahawks.

It’s worth noting that neither Ty Johnson nor James Robinson played a snap, making this just a two-man backfield between Knight and Carter.

With Knight playing at such a high level, he can safely be treated as a RB2 option against Detroit.

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Samantha Previte: Knight performed well despite the difficult matchup against Buffalo. He was the Jets' lead rusher and logged 17 attempts for 71 yards and a touchdown and he also caught two passes for six yards.

Following this game, Knight's schedule gets insanely easy — starting with the Lions, who rank 23rd in rush DVOA.

He should be considered a fringe RB2/3 moving forward with a number of plus matchups to close the regular season.

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