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Draft or Pass – Zero RB Theory – Episode 55

The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Episode 55, August 3, 2016.

This week the guys welcome TFA Senior Editor Jennifer Smith back as the newest co-host to the TFA Podcast! In this episode, the crew introduces their first edition of “Draft or Pass”, a new take on mock drafting without the long wait, boring filler content and never-ending episode length.

Kevin, Jeff and Jenn are thrown into a 12-team standard draft starting in the 5th round, with a team that’s clearly utilizing the Zero RB theory, having taken 4 wide receivers to start off their draft. Given a list of players available, will our experts choose to “Draft or Pass” on the RB’s still on the board?

Thinking of using the Zero RB Theory in your draft? Then pay close attention, as the scenario laid out below is a realistic view at who you could be looking at on your draft board when your name is on the clock. Not 100% sure what the Zero RB Theory is? Check out TFA Podcast Episode 52 with John Evans for a full review of what the strategy is, it’s strengths and it’s weaknesses.

Follow along with this episode below. All ADP values were pulled from on August 2, 2016.

Round 1 (pick 8) – DeAndre Hopkins

Round 2 (pick 16) – Brandon Marshall

Round 3 (pick 32) – Demaryius Thomas

Round 4 (pick 40) – Randall Cobb

Round 5 (pick 56)
Draft or Pass: Matt Jones (59) / Jeremy Langford (57)

  • Matt Jones ( Kevin, Jeff, Jen )
  • Jeremy Langford
  • Drew Brees
  • Eric Decker
  • Michael Floyd
  • Tyler Eifert

Round 6 (pick 64)
Draft or Pass: Melvin Gordon (72)

  • Melvin Gordon ( Jeff, Jen, Kevin )
  • Allen Hurns
  • John Brown
  • Delanie Walker
  • Blake Bortles

Round 7 (pick 80)
Draft or Pass: Duke Johnson (79) / Giovani Bernard (80)

  • Tom Brady
  • Donte Moncrief ( Kevin, Jeff )
  • Tyler Lockett
  • Duke Johnson
  • Giovani Bernard ( Jen )

Round 8 (pick 88)
Draft or Pass: DeAngelo Williams (90)

  • Eli Manning
  • Michael Crabtree
  • DeAngelo Williams
  • Marvin Jones ( Jen )
  • LaDarius Green
  • Sterling Shepard ( Kevin, Jeff )

Round 9 (pick 104)
Draft or Pass: Arian Foster (105) / Derrick Henry (99)

  • Arian Foster ( Jeff, Kevin )
  • Derrick Henry
  • Philip Rivers ( Jen )
  • Corey Coleman
  • Steve Smith

Round 10 (pick 112)
Draft or Pass: Charles Sims (115)

  • Charles Sims ( Jen, Jeff, Kevin )
  • Markus Wheaton
  • Josh Gordon
  • Andy Dalton
  • Antonio Gates

Don’t agree with who our experts chose to Draft or Pass?

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