The Wrong Read – Episode 17: Rookies are the Key to Zero RB
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Welcome to the 17th installment of the “The Wrong Read,” an article series that reflects on recent podcast episodes, pushing the ideas discussed on the podcasts to their logical conclusions and offering some further thoughts on the topics broached by the guests and hosts. By now you probably know whether you won a fantasy championship or not. In either case, you might want to read this piece on learning from your mistakes and your successes. I know, the NFL season isn’t technically over yet. But the fantasy season is, so now is the time we get to start talking about two things: 2018 draft prospects and best-ball strategy. This article does a little of both. But first it would be helpful to review the 2017 season to see just what worked and what didn’t. On a recent episode of the Highlight Reel, Anthony Amico discussed some research he did at the beginning of the season about where high-scoring weeks come from. His findings, based on the last five years, showed that most high-scoring weeks have come from the wide receiver position. Not only that, but early-round WRs have accounted for far more high-scoring weeks than early-round RBs. What this means is that Zero RB ought to be a winning strategy in best ball leagues, even in DRAFT leagues where the default scoring is only half-PPR.