If you listened to any episodes of the FFDRAFTPREP Fantasy Football Podcast or read even a handful of my articles you’re likely aware that I’m a huge supporter of the Zero-RB strategy. It’s an extremely well thought out, holistic, humble and contingency based approach. Though some writers will try to tell you that the strategy essentially hinges on wide receivers being better than running backs in a given year, that’s simply not the case. There is a great deal of depth to the strategy and it benefits from exploiting chaos, sound roster construction principles, understanding of the Flex position, our limitations as prognosticators and a variety of other factors. It’s really not as simplistic as ‘just get receivers cause they’re good’ and ‘running backs will bounce back’ in 2016 is not a compelling reason to deviate from the strategy in the coming season.
As you can probably tell, I’m starting to get more than frustrated with the way that the strategy is being discussed in the fantasy football community. Either drafters/analysts/writers are failing to understand the overarching concepts and breadth of the strategy or they are simply refusing to ignore it. Either way, I wanted to run listeners through my interpretation of the strategy and why i think it is such a multi-faceted and optimal approach to the game.
Plus, we discussed handcuffing and answered some listener questions relating to Gronk, Kamar Aiken, Marvin Jones and who I’d pick if I were drafting from the 1.04 on this episode of the FFDP pod!