Will the Zero-RB Draft Strategy Work in 2020?

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Corey Parson

The Zero-RB draft strategy dates back to about 10 years ago. It gained a lot of steam about five years ago when many first-round RBs sustained injuries. In recent times, most fantasy football owners have gone away from it. There are a few different ways to go about the Zero-RB strategy.

The most common one is to disregard the running back position for the first four or five rounds of your draft. There is also a three-round model called a modified Zero-RB. You shouldn't enter a draft with one set strategy in mind. Experience and practice will determine how you react and strategize a draft. It all depends on your league and what the stakes are. If I'm playing in a 12-team league with the homies from college, it's highly unlikely that I would use any Zero-RB strategy. If I'm playing a national tournament with the hopes of knocking down an overall prize, there is a chance that I could use the strategy should the picks play out that way.

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