Draft Strategy

2018 Zero RB Targets: No. 15 to No. 11

Welcome to the 2018 Zero RB target list where we help you find inexpensive RBs to destroy your league. You can use the list to fill out your Zero RB squad or to build Flex upside into a RB-heavy start. We’ve had a lot of great Zero RB content this offseason, including how to use contingency-based drafting to build a monster1 and why Zero RB will reward drafters with many of the big $100,000-plus prizes in 2018. But now it’s time to answer the question everyone really cares about: Who are the next RB stars for the approach? The Zero RB target list has been extremely successful at nailing these players. In 2014 I explained the methodology I used from 2008-2013 to create outsized gains in high stakes formats. If you then used the list in 2015, 2016, and 2017, your returns would have been excellent.
  • 2015 – The target list included Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. Martin went off the board at RB17 but finished as RB4. Freeman was selected outside the first 100 picks at RB29 but finished as the overall RB1.
  • 2016 – Melvin Gordon was my top breakout candidate and highest-owned player.
  • 2017 – Long before the Spencer Ware injury, we urged you to buy Kareem Hunt when he was still going outside the top 100. We also recommended Alvin Kamara, thus helping owners buy the No. 3 and No. 4 fantasy RBs on the season. With those results, the inclusion of Duke Johnson (RB11) and Chris Thompson (RB10 in PPG) almost seem like afterthoughts.
    1. The approach that led to first-, second-, and first-place finishes in the MFL10 of Death over the last three years  (back)

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive