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Running Backs Targets for Zero-RB Fantasy Football Drafts (2022)

Tony Pollard - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

There are so many different fantasy football draft strategies nowadays, but no other strategy comes with as much scrutiny and judgment as the zero-running back strategy. For the longest time, the running back position was widely accepted as the most important position in fantasy football. For some, that’s still very much the case. However, with PPR leagues' growing popularity and the utilization of running backs by committee (RBBC), fantasy managers are beginning to take a different approach to this position.

The Zero-RB fantasy football strategy attempts to take advantage of the high injury rate that can often wreak havoc on early-round running backs who are often expected to touch the ball a high number of times each week, increasing the chances for injury. The running back position also tends to have more players found later in fantasy drafts become fantasy relevant. The theory is that you’ll be able to hit on some of these late-round players or waiver wire additions who become starters after an injury in front of them.

If you focus on a quarterback, receiver, and tight end early and are able to hit on a waiver wire addition, your lineup can go into overdrive. Selecting quarterback and receiver early also lowers your chances for a “bust” selection as these players are generally safer. How you want to incorporate a Zero-RB strategy is up to you. Typically, it involves waiting until at least round six to pick your first running back. Some advise waiting even later. We’ll be looking at a few players every fantasy manager should be looking to target at certain spots in their draft if they’re planning on using a Zero-RB strategy.

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Zero RB Early Round Targets: Rounds 6–8

 

Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers

Simply put, a player like Elijah Mitchell would not have been available in the sixth round 10 years ago. Even five years ago, but as already discussed, the running back position isn’t being valued as highly as it has previously been.

All Mitchell did as a rookie was rack up 1,100 total scrimmage yards on 226 touches and six touchdowns in 11 games. You can currently draft him in Round Six, which is a really good value. Last year, he averaged 20.5 touches per game, which was tied for the seventh-most in the NFL.

He appears locked into the RB1 spot for one of the most rushing attacks in the NFL. If there’s a downside to Mitchell, it’s that he wasn’t very involved in the passing game last season, earning just 1.82 targets per game.

Luckily, the 49ers are a good team and shouldn’t be put into too many negative game scripts. Mitchell is the primary ball-carrier, who should have 15+ touches per game, and has high touchdown potential.

He may not have the typical archetype of the kind of running back fantasy managers are looking for when using a Zero-RB strategy, but with the devaluation of the position, certain running backs that wouldn’t have been around this late are available and that’s a great thing for Zero-RB truthers.

 

Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys

Tony Pollard is likely going to be one of the most favorite darlings for Zero-RB strategists this season. For starters, he brings standalone RB3 value in half-PPR leagues and possibly standalone RB2 in full-PPR. The real reason for his value is that if anything happens to Ezekiel Elliott, Pollard becomes a top-10 running back and a league winner.

Unlike Mitchell and Gibson who didn’t fit the Zero-RB mold as much, Pollard definitely does because he’s expected to catch a good number of passes. In fact, his receiving role has grown every year he’s been in the league.

He received 20 targets as a rookie and that doubled to 40 his sophomore season. In 2021, he garnered 46 targets and turned them into a career-high in receptions (39) and yards (337).

Even more impressive, his total touches have grown from 101 as a rookie up to 169 in 2021 and his total scrimmage yards went from 562 (2019) to 628 (2020) to 1,056 (2021). Fantasy managers can clearly see a player who is not only getting better but is becoming more and more utilized within the offense.

With Amari Cooper in Cleveland, Michael Gallup unlikely to play early, and James Washington injuring his foot, Pollard could be looking at an even bigger role in the passing game. Any decline in Elliott’s efficiency could also lead to a bigger role for Pollard.

Regardless, with their current offensive personnel, Pollard is locked in as one of their top play-makers and he’ll enough chances each game to touch the ball – most importantly in the passing game. He’s one of the best Zero-RB targets available early.

 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

While Clyde Edwards-Helaire has mostly become a laughing stock of the fantasy football community, fantasy managers would be unwise to dismiss him.

Yes, the Chiefs made a mistake not taking Jonathan and D’Andre Swift ahead of him, but that has no bearing on CEH’s fantasy value. It just means the organization messed up. It also means we, as fantasy managers messed up. Our expectations of CEH were incredibly way too high.

You might be surprised to learn that he finished as the RB22 in half-PPR PPG as a rookie and he was the RB24 in the first four weeks of the 2021 season before suffering a sprained MCL.

Edwards-Helaire dealt with the Covid-19 training camp of 2020 and then had gallbladder surgery where his weight dropped all the way down to 160 prior to the 2021 season. He’s never had a typical, healthy offseason. This will be his first.

As a rookie, despite missing three games, he still finished with 1,100 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns on 217 touches. It really wasn’t all bad. We just remember it being bad because it failed to meet our expectations. Does that mean CEH was bad or our expectations? I’d lean towards the latter.

With Darrel Williams now in Arizona, CEH could be looking at the most involvement he’s ever had in the passing game in Kansas City. This is especially true since Tyreek Hill is in Miami and they’ll be starting three brand new receivers.

Fantasy managers don’t need to fade CEH, they just need to alter their expectations. He’s now being drafted outside of the top- 24, which presents value for fantasy managers.

There’s an easy pathway to him being the primary receiving back for the Chiefs, even if he shares some of that role with Jerrick McKinnon and at the end of the day, he’s still a running back on a top-five offense who fantasy managers can get quite cheap.

 

Chase Edmonds, Miami Dolphins

Chase Edmonds is another running back who fits the more prototypical Zero-RB target we want to target because of his role in the passing game.

The Dolphins made Edmonds a priority this offseason and while they may have also signed Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel, Edmonds received significantly more money and guaranteed money, which should be a sign of how they feel about him compared to the other running backs on their roster.

He was incredibly effective in the passing game last season. He had a 13.4% target share, which ranked seventh among running backs and averaged 1.65 yards per route run, which ranked ninth. He's never going to be a big touchdown guy with his 205-pound frame, but Edmonds is going to remain highly involved in the passing game.

Not only that, but he was incredibly efficient with his opportunities. He averaged 5.7 yards per touch, which ranked seventh among running backs, according to PlayerProfiler. We also cannot ignore Moster's injury history, which gives Edmonds plenty of upside in the event he's unable to play 17-games.

If you're looking to try a Zero-RB strategy in 2022, Edmonds needs to be on your draft board.

 

Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans

He needs to be on fantasy manager's radars at this point. Recent reports are that he has all but locked up the starting role for the Houston Texans and that makes him a viable Zero-RB target.

He's earned the climb atop the depth chart too and it's time for fantasy managers to take notice. As it stands right now, he looks like the clear leader for early down work and goal-line work. That makes for a viable target here in rounds 7–8. He could be looking at 215 carries with the majority of goal-line work. The bigger question is who is going to handle the pass-catching duties? If that continues to Rex Burkhead, as it was last season, Pierce's upside is capped. On a team unlikely to be in many positive game scripts, Pierce could absolutely blow up if he had that role. Still, that upside is worth chasing here.

If Burkhead continues to operate as the primary third-down back, it may have been better to wait on Devin Singletary in the next grouping. However, Singletary has no real upside as a pass-catcher, not with the selection of James Cook. Pierce does. Burkhead is old. Really old and he's never been a great player by any means. It's certainly within the realm of possibility, Pierce works his way into that three-down role and that's worth chasing.

 

Zero RB Mid-Round Options: Rounds 9–12

 

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills

Devin Singletary falls into the same group of runners as Mitchell and Gibson, as these aren't typically the kind of running backs we're targeting in Zero-RB builds, but when starting running backs drop this far, we need to pay attention.

The Bills are widely expected to be a top-three offense, which should present Singletary with plenty of scoring chances and positive game scripts. Yes, Josh Allen will continue to vulture touchdowns and the Bills will continue to rely on their passing game, none of that is going to change. However, Singeltary should still get 13–17 touches per game.

The draft addition of James Cook will likely decrease his role in the passing game, but his experience and veteran status should keep him involved in that area of the game to some extent. There's also no denying just how efficient he was in 2021.

He won't always find the end zone, but when he does, he has a lot of potential for big scoring weeks. From Weeks 12–18, he was the RB6 in half-PPR scoring with a 14.3 PPG.

A lot of that was driven by touchdowns, but he still racked up 569 total yards. If you're waiting close to the double-digit rounds while implementing a Zero-RB strategy, grabbing the starting running back for a top-three scoring offense is a viable strategy.

 

Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots

Rhamondre Stevenson should be on everyone's radars entering his second season. According to PlayerProfiler, he averaged 3.09 yards created per touch, which ranked 15th among running backs.

He was incredibly efficient and displayed the hard kind of running skills that endears a young player to Bill Belichick. The Patriots' offense is likely going to cater to the running game and in that regard, Damien Harris and Stevenson will carry the vast majority of the load.

Who gets more is slightly irrelevant because we're more interested in who will get the goal line touches and the targets. Based on Harris's 2021 season, fantasy managers should expect Harris to lead in both categories, but the difference is unlikely to be as large as it was last season.

What we have seen in training camp thus far is that Stevenson has been the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield and to this point, it hasn't even been close.

There have been multiple reports of Stevenson running with the 1's and that should give fantasy managers hope the rushing workload may be split more evenly this season. Even if Harris handles most of the red zone work, as long as Stevenson maintains his hold on the pass-catching responsibilities out of the backfield, he'll make a fine Zero-RB target this late in drafts.

With the news of James White's retirement, Stevenson offers plenty of value in this range of fantasy football drafts. If he winds up with a role of 40% of the rushing attempts and 50% of the running back targets, fantasy managers will have found a nice gem this late in the draft.

The other thing to consider with Stevenson is his role in the event of a Damien Harris injury. There were six games last season where Harris either did not play (two games) or played on fewer than 30% of the snaps (four games) and in those games Stevenson had 445 total yards on 97 touches.

He also found the end zone six times. That's an average of 16 touches per game and 74 scrimmage yards. A role in the passing game, which seems to be forming would only help.

 

Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons

If you're waiting this long for your first running back, Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the best targets of the group and my favorite Zero-RB target in this range. Why? His locked-in receiving role with the Falcons.

Many will forget because Patterson finished the season on a sour note, but from Weeks 1–14, he was the RB7 in half-PPR. He was averaging 15.8 PPG. Let's take that back, okay? From Weeks 1–14, he was the RB7 and averaged 15.8 PPG. The fact that he can be drafted this late is an absolute steal and one every player should be taking advantage of – especially Zero-RB truthers.

He suffered a high ankle sprain late in the season that only forced him to miss one game, an injury other players go on IR for, which is something to consider before we hammer on his disappointing finish to end the year. What has changed to make fantasy managers ignore what he did last year?

The Falcons released poor journeyman Mike Davis and signed another poor journeyman, Damien Williams. That's about the definition of a lateral move. They also drafted Tyler Allgeier. He was an excellent runner at BYU, but to expect him to take over this backfield isn't realistic.

Allgeier is going to have a role – he's going to be the short-yardage, between the tackles, and between the 20-yard lines plodder – and that role comes with very little fantasy value. Allgeier will help take some of the beating off of Patterson and do the things he doesn't do so well, like running into between the tackles.

However, Patterson's role in the passing game will still be there and Patterson is going to be the primary red zone weapon. Last year, Patterson finished with 42 red zone touches, which ranked 18th among all running backs. Patterson's role is the one we want to target for fantasy scoring purposes. Targets plus red zone work equals fantasy football goodness.

The Falcons drafted Drake London and already have Kyle Pitts on their roster and they'll be the No. 1 and 2 targets in the passing game, but after those two, it's wide open and we should be expecting Patterson to be the third-most targeted Falcon this season.

He's very likely to once again be one of the most heavily targeted running backs (he had the fifth-most targets last year among running backs) and that kind of workload is incredibly valuable in any PPR scoring league. Any Zero-RB drafter should be thrilled to land Patterson this late.

 

Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles

Miles Sanders has been held out of practice for the past two weeks with a hamstring injury and that means that Kenneth Gainwell absolutely needs to be on your radar. He had an 11.3% target share, which ranked 16th among running backs. That was as a rookie and it's something any Zero-RB drafter should be thrilled to see. The archetype of player we're looking for when implementing a Zero-RB strategy centers around finding upside or finding pass-catchers who have a steady floor. Gainwell has both.

It's not out of the question that Gainwell could become the 1A in Philadelphia this season. Fantasy managers should expect this offense to pass more this season than they did in 2021, but with the No. 1 offensive line in the league, this is still going to be a run-centric offense, so we need to expect a running back by committee for the Eagles. Still, with news of Sanders' injury, Gainwell could become the lead back sooner than later.

Gainwell averaged 1.05 fantasy points per opportunity, which ranked seventh among running backs. He also racked up 20 red zone touches as a rookie, which ranked just 46th, but it was just three less opportunities than Sanders, which shows they trusted him in the red zone, even as a rookie Even if he never materializes into being the lead man, he averaged 1.73 yards per route run, which was the sixth best among running backs. This should keep him heavily involved in an offense that is likely to pass more.

 

Zero RB Late-Round Options: Rounds 13–16

 

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Early in the draft season, it was unknown if James Robinson would be ready for the 2022 season. Now that we're just two weeks away, it seems like a guarantee that Robinson will be suiting up Week 1 for the Jacksonville Jaguars and that means he absolutely needs to be on your radars in these "free" rounds.

As a rookie, he racked up 1,414 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns. As a sophomore, in just 15 games, he had 989 scrimmage yards and 8 touchdowns. He's averaged 40 receptions in his first two seasons in the league. He's been one of the better running backs for fantasy the past two seasons and he's been highly effective for the Jaguars. Robinson averaged 11.3 half-PPR PPG last year, which ranked 24th among running backs. He was even better as a rookie, averaging 16.1 PPG, which was the sixth-best average. That's the kind of player he's been for Jacksonville.

With Travis Etienne healthy, it seems like he'll likely lead the backfield early, especially with Robinson still working his way back, but it's not out of the question that this becomes a running back by committee as this season moves along. Etienne may very well work as the primary pass-catching back, but Robinson could reclaim his early-down role and if that comes with the goal line work, Robinson is a tremendous value this last in drafts.

 

Brian Robinson, Washington Commanders

Brian Robinson seems to be the early-down running back for the Washington Commanders, which seems hard to believe after the first two years Antonio Gibson has had, but nonetheless, Robinson has worked as the primary ball carrier this preseason.

As a fifth-year senior at Alabama, Robinson finished with 1,343 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns and head coach Ron Rivera seems to like Robinson's hard, north and south running skills that he brings to the table. It's hard to know how this backfield is going to shape out because there's also J.D. McKissic to think about. He's going to continue operating as the primary pass-catcher, which means Robinson and Gibson may share the rushing work. We generally don't want to target a committee inside of another committee, but the price is too cheap to ignore the upside.

The coaching staff in Washington seems fed up with Gibson as he's been relegated to special teams work this preseason and if Robinson shows he's able to handle the role, the signs the coaching staff has been sending, is that he'll get it. His 230-pound frame could mean he's the primary goal line back.

 

Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals

When Darrel Williams signed with Arizona, it seemed like he was going to walk into Chase Edmonds' role from last season, which was a fantasy-friendly role. However, reports are that Williams could be on the chopping block and Benjamin has had a great training camp.

As you can see from the tweet above, James Conner's pass snaps dropped significantly when Edmonds was active. If Benjamin takes over that Edmonds, he'll be in a very viable pass-catching role. However, the bigger reason he needs to be on your Zero-RB draft board is if Conner gets hurt, Benajmin easily shoots up inside the top-24.



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Welcome back to fantasy baseball and RotoBaller’s Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds article series! Each week, I have selected one advanced metric, chosen two pitchers with strong values and two with poor values, and analyzed what those values may mean for future performance. Sadly, we have come to the end of another fantasy baseball season... Read More


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Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 29th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for September 29th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Aaron Judge - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

Projecting the Top 101 ADP for the 2023 Fantasy Baseball Season

Although the end of the 2022 season is nearly upon us, it's never too early to begin off-season prep for the 2023 season. This article provides an early look at the redraft field in 2023, projecting the top 101 by ADP. We'll have you covered all offseason long as soon as the final pitch of... Read More


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Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/28/22)

Happy Wednesday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/28/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome back to another edition of the FREE DraftKings and FanDuel MLB DFS picks. As customary, we have an all-day ledger on tap Wednesday, and although DraftKings does not have a full-day slate, FanDuel does. Consequently, today's article will feature picks on both sites for games throughout the day, as even on DK, the suggestions... Read More


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Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/27/22)

Happy Tuesday, RotoBallers, we're back for another week of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


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Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em - Week 4 Matchups Analysis

Welcome back RotoBallers to our Week 4 matchups analysis and Start Em, Sit Em column for fantasy football. Week 3 featured a lot of disappointing performances with lower overall scoring totals. Some of these players will regress back to the mean while others will continue to struggle. For those who are unfamiliar, each week we'll be... Read More


Bold Predictions for Fantasy Football Week 4 Include Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, Jamaal Williams

Week 4 is here, and we're back with another edition of our fantasy football bold predictions. Today's list will include Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, and Jamaal Williams. For those who are not familiar, each week of the NFL season, we'll be providing some fun player predictions for fantasy football. While we wouldn't expect these things... Read More


Trevor Lawrence - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Week 4 NFL Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel

Outside of the Jalen Hurts stacks recommendation right off the bat in last week’s column, it was not a strong week for my advice. DeVonta Smith was the tournament wide receiver you needed to ascend leaderboards in Week 3, but outside of that, my advice was, for lack of a better term, garbage. Week 4... Read More


Week 4 NFL Pick Em Selections for No House Advantage - Early Slate

Hello everybody and welcome! The 2022 NFL season is underway and that means our friends over at No House Advantage have a TON of great DFS plays we can look to take advantage of. No House Advantage is a unique DFS prop picks site where you do not have to play against the house to... Read More


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Week 4 NFL DFS Picks for PrizePicks

Hello everybody and welcome! The 2022 NFL season is underway and that means our friends over at PrizePicks have a TON of great DFS plays we can look to take advantage of. PrizePicks is a great DFS site where you can choose to select plays in terms of fantasy points or single stats. The goal... Read More


Fantasy Football Week 4 Busts? Players Who May Disappoint: Derek Carr, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, D.K. Metcalf, Jeff Wilson Jr.

Welcome to Week 4 RotoBallers! The season is starting to ramp up, and it is crucial to start getting some wins under your belt to make the playoffs and win a fantasy championship. For those who have started 0-3 or 1-2, this is a huge opportunity to get in the win column. It is getting... Read More


Week 4 DraftKings NFL DFS Lineup Picks (2022): Break The Slate

Hello RotoBallers and welcome back to Break The Slate, our DraftKings NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 4! I appreciate you joining me in our season-long quest to find the best plays at each position for every DraftKings Main Slate. After a Week 3 slate that was heavy on marquee matchups and projected points, we... Read More


NFL Betting Picks for Week 4 - Best Bets, Expert Odds and Predictions

We fell an extra point away from a 2-0 week last Sunday. The Detroit Lions offense has proven to be very capable thus far, despite some underlying stats that hint to me it isn't sustainable (aka going 3-for-16 on third down). The Panthers' defense bailed out another weak offensive performance by Baker Mayfield and co.... Read More


Marcus Mariota - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Sneaky Starts, Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups for Week 4

There has been no shortage of injuries in the NFL this season. Some say this is because no one plays in the preseason anymore, while others claim this is how it goes yearly. But one thing is for certain – if you have a player up in the air for this week, you need to... Read More


NFL DFS Must Avoids and Injuries for Week 4 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our weekly Must Avoids and Injuries series for our NFL DFS Premium Subscribers.  Below, you'll find our expert's top players to avoid this week and a snapshot of the injuries that matter heading into the DFS main slate. We're looking at the... Read More


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The King's Week 4 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Scott "The King" Engel issues his full Week 4 lineup rankings in PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard formats. He also includes analysis of key players at each position. The rankings will continue to be updated as news breaks prior to Sunday's games. Following the positional analysis below you'll see the rankings widget. Enter KING at checkout to... Read More


Gabriel Davis - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Starts/Sits for RBs, WRs, TEs, QBs - Fantasy Football Week 4: David Njoku, Josh Jacobs, Gabe Davis, Allen Robinson, Javonte Williams

Our START EM SIT EM for fantasy football Week 4, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and quarterbacks. Joey and Dave give their must-start and must-sit options in Week 4 to help fantasy football managers make tough lineup decisions. RotoBaller's fantasy football start/sit advice is here to help you set winning lineups for each week... Read More


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NFL DFS Lineup Sleepers for DraftKings, FanDuel - Week 4 Value Picks Include Marcus Mariota, Ezekiel Elliott, DJ Moore, Craig Reynolds

Week 4 of the NFL season is upon us! Hopefully, you are off to a good start in DFS. This season has been the year of the wide receiver with Saquon Barkley, Nick Chubb, and D'Andre Swift (outside of injury) as the only early drafted running backs who have their fantasy managers thrilled right now.... Read More


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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for September 30th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily NBA injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy basketball (DFS) lineups, every day of the NBA season. Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for September 30th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Must Have Late Round Picks For Fantasy Basketball (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. In this article, I'll be going over some late round picks that I see as must-haves this year in fantasy basketball. All... Read More


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Top 10 Fantasy Basketball Rookies For Redraft (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. Do you know which rookie finished as the highest-ranked player in 9-category leagues last season? Scottie Barnes? Nope. Evan Mobley? Wrong. Franz... Read More


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Thunder Dan's Fantasy Basketball 9-Cat Specialists (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. Here I want to highlight my favorite 9-cat specialists, players who can contribute across the board in all of the nine categories... Read More


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Thunder Dan's Breakout Players to Target in 2023 Fantasy Basketball (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Thanks for grabbing our NBA Draft Kit for the 2022-2023 season, you're not going to regret it! I'm thrilled to be helping out with our premium content this year and bringing you my rankings, favorite 9-cat studs, and breakout players. Some of these players... Read More


Fantasy Basketball Category Studs: Blocks And Steals

Blocks and steals, the two defensive stats used in typical category leagues, may seem secondary but they are just as important to manage as rebounds or assists, and they should not be overlooked. Yes, it feels cool to grab all the guys who can score points and average double-doubles, but if you aren't rostering players... Read More


Thunder Dan's 2023 Draft Rankings: Fantasy Basketball

I am quite possibly more excited for this NBA season than I have been for any previous season since I was a kid. I grew up watching the golden age of the NBA in the '80s and '90s and have been an NBA fan ever since. But this season is hopefully going to be like... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


Alex Burns' 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Rankings and Draft Analysis

I know what you're probably thinking."Fantasy basketball rankings in September? We haven't even begun training camp. Does he have nothing better to do with his time?" While I do find myself suffering from significant boredom during the NBA offseason, I want to clarify one thing: It is NEVER too early to begin discussing fantasy hoops.... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 2)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 1)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Forwards (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More