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34 Zach Zenner RB

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%2%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
8552654.830

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Gets competition from CJA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zenner and recent signing C.J. Anderson figure to compete for carries behind Kerryon Johnson, ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein reports.

The Lions also have Theo Riddick in a crowded backfield, though the pass-catching specialist might be traded or released before Week 1 to free up $3.7 million in cap space. Johnson is the only one of the bunch signed beyond 2019, and he already proved his merit as a lead back with 5.4 yards per carry and 32 catches in 10 games during his rookie season. Zenner's wealth of experience on special teams could allow him to stick on the 53-man roster even if he lands fourth on the depth chart at running back.

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Re-signs with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zenner is re-signing with the Lions, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Zenner's strong finish in 2018 could put him second in line for carries behind Kerryon Johnson, though it's still too early in the offseason to project the 27-year-old's role with much certainty. Zenner took 51 carries for 237 yards (4.6 average) and three touchdowns over the final four weeks of the 2018 campaign, plus he maintained a key role on special teams even after his involvement on offense skyrocketed.

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Finishes season strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zenner's strong finish to the 2018 season likely strengthened his position with the Lions, Mike O'Hara of the team's official site reports.

This is an understatement considering Zenner turned out to be everything head coach Matt Patricia could really ask for in a backup running back -- an effective runner (4.8 YPC on 55 attempts) whose ability on special teams can allow for more roster flexibility on gamedays. The question now is where Zenner will sign this offseason once he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. Given the promise he showed down the stretch, it's possible Zenner will have a number of suitors for his services.

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Blows past 100 yards, scores in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zenner rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries, adding a 30-yard reception during Sunday's 31-0 win against the Packers.

Detroit hasn't exactly handed the keys over to Zenner since Kerryon Johnson (knee) fell victim to injury Week 11 against the Panthers. In six games since, LeGarrette Blount has been entrusted with 76 carries to Zenner's 54. Zenner has been significantly more productive with those opportunities, however, averaging an impressive 4.7 yards per carry during that span compared to Blount's average of 3.1 yards per rush. The fourth-year back has given Detroit's front office something to ponder with his contract expiring over the offseason. Having compiled 192 rushing yards and three touchdowns in his three appearances with 10-plus carries this season, Zenner has proven himself to be a capable backup option behind the 21-year-old Johnson.

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Leading rusher in convincing loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zenner rushed eight times for 45 yards and added two catches for 22 yards on three targets in Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.

Zenner was easily Detroit's best option on the ground, as LeGarrette Blount (calf) was held to 29 yards on 11 carries. It's a bit puzzling why a beat-up Blount got more work than Zenner, but odd coaching decisions are nothing new to Lions fans. Zenner should push for double-digit touches against the Packers in Week 17.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
1011/11/18CHI112120
1111/18/18CAR0000
1211/22/18CHI2980
1312/2/18LAR1770
1412/9/18ARI1254141
1512/16/18BUF1045171
1612/23/18MIN845290
1712/30/18GB2193131
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2015Detroit Lions6117603.512001
2016Detroit Lions144883343.8204122
2017Detroit Lions8014261.914102
2018Detroit Lions81552654.8293114
TOTAL3661746853.9298239
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2015Detroit Lions612115.570000
2016Detroit Lions1441819610.9330209
2017Detroit Lions8000---00000
2018Detroit Lions817568.0300103
TOTAL366272639.73303012
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2015Detroit Lions600---000
2016Detroit Lions1400---000
2017Detroit Lions836220.72300
2018Detroit Lions800---000
TOTAL3636220.72300
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Detroit Lions610.010000.0000
2016Detroit Lions1444.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions844.000000.0000
2018Detroit Lions843.010000.0000
TOTAL361311.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Detroit Lions600000000
2016Detroit Lions1411000000
2017Detroit Lions800010010
2018Detroit Lions800000000
TOTAL3611010010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/221
Birthdate:
9/13/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Eagan, MN, USA
School:
South Dakota State
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: