Opportunity is king in projecting fantasy football production. Here is a look at the overly strong and weak NFL depth charts at each skill position and what potential cut players could quickly find 53-man roster spots elsewhere, continuing with the running back position:
The typical NFL roster keeps four running backs (can include a fullback but is not a set rule in 2019-era NFL)
POTENTIAL SHUFFLE PLAYERS
Qadree Ollison: Atlanta is five deep at running back with Ito Smith and Brian Hill firmly running ahead of Ollison, the mid-Day 3 rookie. Kenyon Barner was the surprise at RB4 over Ollison to start the preseason, showing the risk of Ollison to be practice squad bound or shifting to another team without leap-frogging one, if not two, obstacles in the coming weeks.
T.J. Yeldon, Senorise Perry: The Bills were on the 'weak depth charts' list a year ago in this article and now are one of the deepest in the NFL at running back. Yeldon and Perry are RB4/5 in the rotation and, outside of LeSean McCoy being moved, at least one of them is unlikely to make the active roster. Perry has bounced around the NFL but stuck in the league for a number of years. Yeldon has some Le'Veon Bell-light qualities to his game but did not see much traction or appeal in free agency earlier this offseason, settling for the crowded Bills depth chart.