What is Zero-RB?
Originally, a zero-running back strategy involved taking wide receivers, tight ends, and maybe even a quarterback in the first five or six rounds of fantasy drafts. With a clear strength at those positions, drafters could then spend the next four-to-five picks on running backs. Because running back tends to suffer more injuries than other positions, these mid-rounders often ascended to bell-cow status. In a nutshell, this strategy relied on the fragility of the running back position. Now, with Covid-19 adding additional fragility, this strategy again looks like a league-winner.