In 2015, the Zero RB 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. The 2016 list featured Melvin Gordon,
I’ve been writing about forecasting a lot lately, but I haven’t spent a great deal of time discussing specific ways I think you can use the macro trends to your advantage in 2017 drafts. Let’s do that.
Why buy a car for $20,000 when you can buy the same car with a crappy paint job for half the price? That, in a crude nutshell, is one way of looking at arbitrage, a concept the Fantasy Douche first applied to fantasy football several years ago.
The running back position bounced back in a big way last season and an insane amount of touchdown scoring was a huge reason why. With that high rate of TD scoring from the position unlikely to repeat, Zero RB is once again a relevant strategy heading into 2017.
With the success of fantasy football running backs in 2016, their ADPs have risen accordingly.
If there is a player left in Philadelphia training camp that hasn’t been hyped, I haven’t heard of him.
DeShone Kizer will start sooner than later, and gets to throw the ball to a group of players fantasy drafters love.
Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games and it will dramatically change his value and that of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris.
Doug Baldwin is finally getting the respect he deserves, and it’s an overreaction.
We asked 25 RotoViz staff writers to identify one player whom they feel is being over-drafted, whom they believe will underperform in 2017. Perhaps unsurprisingly, RotoViz writers were most skeptical of running backs. Ten of the eighteen players identified were running backs. Derek Carr was the only quarterback listed. Despite