Zero RB Implications in Underdog Drafts

Jun 10, 2021
Zero RB Implications in Underdog Drafts

Zero RB has edged its way into the fantasy football vernacular to the point that even your casual work league players have a basic grasp on what it means. For those not in the know, the strategy is as follows; wait as long as you can to draft your running backs to load up on quarterback, tight end, and especially, wide receivers. The main principles of Zero RB are to grasp as much of the ever-increasing passing game as possible while also avoiding sinking high draft capital into the fantasy football position most susceptible to injury.


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While Zero RB is more widely used in redraft leagues than in years prior, the strategy is typically frowned upon in best-ball leagues, where we don’t have access to a waiver wire. If you find yourself in a league full of managers attacking the draft using a “Robust RB” approach, that’s all the more reason to implement Zero RB, and creating a unique lineup has even more importance if you are entering Underdog’s summer-long best-ball tournament, Best Ball Mania II.

Below I will go over the Zero RB strategy as it pertains specifically to Underdog best ball drafts, discussing the strategic applications and individual targets throughout the draft according to the current Underdog ADP.

Continue reading for a list of 29 running backs you should be targeting on Underdog in the early, middle and late rounds.

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