Contact Us

What’s The “Zero Running Back” Strategy In Fantasy Football?

Subscribe to 1130 The Tiger on

It’s fantasy football time again, and we’re going to look to get more fantasy football talk onto The Tiger this year. One of the first things we need to take a look at this year is a draft strategy that’s been heating up since 2015 is the “Zero RB Draft” strategy.

This idea goes against the common draft knowledge, which usually states you have to draft stud running backs as early as you can. The idea in this approach is that you stack up on the greatest wide receivers in the NFL while everyone else is scrambling for running backs. So when someone is reaching for Lamar Miller in the second or third round, you’re stacking Dez Bryant into your wide receiver corps.

So the real idea behind this is that running backs are spread so thin, and the guys who are in the middle and low end are always one bad game away from being replaced, that reaching for a guy who might be on the bench by week 6 with your 2nd round pick just doesn’t make sense. So why not stack guys who will score tons of points every week?

Here’s how this could work out in a 12 team draft if you were picking 6th:

First Round: Odell Beckham Jr

Second Round: Dez Bryant

Third Round: Amari Cooper

Fourth Round: DeAndre Hopkins

Fifth Round: Golden Tate

Sixth Round: Bilal Powell

Seventh Round: Frank Gore

Eighth Round: Thomas Rawls

Ninth Round: Dak Prescott

If you got done with your draft, and had those 5 WRs stacked, and two starting running backs for every week, plus a dual threat quarterback…would you be upset?

Best of 1130 The Tiger

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Tiger Den quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Tiger Den contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.