Shrewd or Stupid? Zero RB Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

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There's a new fantasy football draft strategy making the rounds this year.  This Washington Post article explains what's called the zero RB strategy:

The Zero RB theory is the brainchild of Shawn Siegele, who suggests steering clear of running backs until the fifth or sixth round of a draft.
Zero RB is basically what it sounds like. You simply don’t draft running backs in the high leverage rounds. Depending on how a draft is progressing, I will draft either one high upside running back in Round 4 or 5, or I will draft none at all. My preferred lineup after five rounds is to own one tight end (Graham/Gronk) and four wide receivers. I then focus on selecting potential breakout players, the receiving back in timeshares, and backups in good offenses.

Use Data to Dominate Your Fantasy Football League: Peak WR Age

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Awesome article at Apex Fantasy Leagues that uses stats to show that your window of peak performance for fantasy wide receivers is between ages 25 - 30.  While that doesn't mean avoid any WR that's younger or older, the data does indicate that there's a sweet spot age-wise for WRs. 

It's data and statistics like this that can give you an edge over the rest of your fantasy football league.  While only a component of the things that successful owners need to consider, don't underestimate the insight that data and stats can provide.

Fantasy Football Draft Tip: Don't Draft Your Kicker Before the Final Round!

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Check out the stats showing teams that took their fantasy football kicker prior to the final round of their draft were outscored by teams that waited until the last round to take their K.

Comprehensive Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

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Here's an excellent fantasy football draft strategy article courtesy of Rotowire.  It covers everything from auction drafts to strength of schedule.  Especially important is its discussion of when to draft QBs, TEs, Ks, and Ds. 

Fantasy Football: Avoid Old RBs

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Quick tip for your fantasy football draft: avoid running backs that are 30 years or older, at least as your main starters.  If you need some proof as to why, check out this article, which shows how older RBs production goes down and time missed goes up as they age.

QB Fantasy Football Production By Age

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While for NFL running backs being 30 or older is red flag, for quarterbacks there is no such thing.  In fact, most NFL quarterbacks in 2013 were 30 or older.  Furthermore, as a group they had an average QB rating of 89.26 and averaged 282 fantasy points scored and 13 games played.  By contrast, those younger than 30 had an 86.15 rating, score 222 points, and played 11 games.  For breakdown, see this site's QB Age Analytics.

2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

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While these need to be taken with a grain of salt since there's no 2014 data on which to go on yet, here are two sites' fantasy football strength of schedule charts for the upcoming season.

FF Today 2014 SoS

Football Docs 2014 SoF