Welcome to the 2020 Zero RB target list where we help you find inexpensive RBs to destroy your league. The list isn’t just for Zero RB owners. You can use the list to construct a Zero RB squad, to fill out your Single-Elite-RB roster, or to build Flex upside into a RB-heavy start.
Zero RB wins in high stakes and expert drafts. Shawn has used the approach to win 11 leagues at the Main Event level or higher and finish in the top-15 of national tournaments on double-digit occasions, including a 1-2 finish in the NFFC Primetime. Zero RB selections have also helped him win MFL10 of Death titles in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
When you check out the past picks, you’ll understand why. Today, he begins the Zero RB countdown for 2020.
Still want to be convinced of the structural advantage inherent in Zero RB drafts? Make sure to check out our 2020 research.
- Recency Bias and the Natural Tendency to Zag, Why Zero RB is Set to Crush in 2020
- If WR is Deep, RB is Bottomless
- Struggling with Zero RB? You’re Probably Not Drafting Enough WRs
- The 4 Perfect Storm Conditions are in Place for Zero RB in 2020
Single-Elite-RB is also a dominant approach again in 2020, giving us a chance to build an unstoppable juggernaut if we can snag a couple of breakout RBs in the later rounds.
The Zero RB target list has been extremely successful at nailing these players. In 2014 I explained the methodology I used from 2008 to 2013 to create outsized gains in high stakes formats. If you then used the list in 2015 through 2019, well, you’re playing with house money this season.
- Our 2015 Zero RB list included the No. 1 overall RB (Devonta Freeman).
- Our 2016 list featured a breakout star and RB5 in PPG (Melvin Gordon).
- Our 2017 list included RB3 Kareem Hunt and RB4 Alvin Kamara.
- Our 2018 list featured five of the top-10 backs in Win Rate, including James White (18.7%), Tarik Cohen (16.8%), and Chris Carson (11.8%)
- Our 2019 list featured 313-point scoring Austin Ekeler and Miles Sanders.
Keep these results in mind when someone says you have to draft RBs early to get a league-winning season.
But now it’s time to answer the question everyone really cares about: Who are the next RB stars for the approach?
As long-time readers know, these will be arranged in order of ADP, starting with the least expensive. Between Rounds 6 and 18 in each individual draft, you’ll want to select seven or eight of the 15 targets. This provides enough flexibility to let the best values fall to you.