With Ameer Abdullah missing nearly the entire 2016 season and Theo Riddick out for six games, Zach Zenner stepped in and finished with 334 rushing yards and a team-leading four scores on the ground. Three of those four touchdowns came in the final two contests, where he also ran for over 65 yards in each game. Zenner has proven to be an effective short-yardage RB.
Not only is Abdullah back and the likely starter, Zenner also has to wrestle any available playing time away from Riddick, second-year player Dwayne Washington, and free agent signee Matt Asiata. Zenner is definitely not the fastest player and has averaged only 3.8 yards per attempt during his two-year career.
2017 Bottom Line
With a healthy Abdullah and Riddick, Zenner will again likely be regulated to spot and short-yardage duties. He holds no fantasy value if both of those players remain healthy, but if one goes down, Zenner is worth looking at as an in-season pickup.