Dwayne Washington inactive gives Zach Zenner a shot

Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 13:05:29-04

DETROIT (AP) -- If you're scrambling for a fantasy football running back, pick up Zach Zenner.

The Detroit Lions had just two running backs -- Theo Riddick and Zenner -- entering Sunday's game at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lions rookie Dwayne Washington was inactive with an ankle injury. Riddick's stock as a fantasy player went up and Washington was added to many rosters when Ameer Abdullah was hurt in Week 2.
Riddick has become a starter, but is more of a pass-receiving option than a player who gets the ball near the goal line or in short-yardage situations.
Zenner earned a spot on Detroit's roster last year as an undrafted rookie after starring at South Dakota State. He played in six games before his season ended with cracked ribs and a collapsed lung.
The 5-foot-11, 221-pound Zenner made the team again this year. He had three carries for 12 yards and one reception for 22 yards in last week's loss at Chicago.
Without Washington, he may at least approach his career high of 10 carries against the Eagles.