How to Navigate a Best Ball Draft Using Robust RB

The Podfather recently participated in a Best Ball draft hosted by the Action Network.

Pick 1.02 offers the best opportunity at a well-executed Robust RB draft strategy.

1.02 – Saquon Barkley

With the run-oriented Jason Garrett’s arrival, Daniel Jones’ continued development, and significant offensive line improvements, generational talent Saquon Barkley should challenge Christian McCaffrey in both the rushing and receiving departments.

2.11 – Austin Ekeler

After finishing 2019 as the NFL’s most efficient running back, a massive Opportunity Share boost should offset Austin Ekeler’s assured efficiency regression in 2020.

3.02 – Leonard Fournette

Targets are “earned” unless your name is Leonard Fournette.

After posting 316 (No. 2 among qualified running backs) Weighted Opportunities last season, Fournette enters a contract year at the peak of his powers and yet is somehow still available in the third round of fantasy drafts.

4.11 – Robert Woods

The fourth round is wide receiver Shangri-La, and Robert Woods operated as Jared Goff’s true No. 1 last season.

5.02 – David Johnson


6.11 – D’Andre Swift

D’Andre Swift Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Kerryon Johnson will be easily relegated by the most versatile running back in the 2020 NFL Draft.

7.02 – Kyler Murray

Sniped on Jarvis Landry, The Podfather panicked and mistakenly selected Murray with the safer Russell Wilson still on the board. Oops.

8.11 – Hunter Henry

Prefer Rob Gronkowski but hoping to scoop him at the 9.02 to start an old fashioned tight end run.

 9.02 – Rob Gronkowski

Haven’t you heard? Gronk is BAAAAAAAACK!!!

10.11 – Tom Brady

With only 18 rounds, paying up for Tom Brady’s stability and devoting just two roster spots to quarterback makes sense.

Check out Tom Brady’s 2020 Projection on PlayerProfiler’s “World Famous” Draft Kit:

The Brady-Gronk correlation stack is a nice bonus.

11.02 – Sterling Shepard

Did you know Sterling Shepard scored more fantasy points per game than A.J. Brown, Odell Beckham, TY Hilton, Terry McLaurin, and Courtland Sutton last season?

12.11 – Emmanuel Sanders 

Robust RB makes sense in best ball, because starting wide receivers on explosive offenses are available throughout the double digit rounds.

13.02 – Justin Jefferson

Another projected starting wide receiver with major upside.

14.11 – Parris Campbell

Parris Campbell Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Yet another projected starting wide receiver with major upside.

15.02 – O.J. Howard

The rare tight end handcuff with standalone value and correlated upside with Tom Brady.

16.11 – Larry Fitzgerald

Inexpensive high floor correlation stack with Kyler Murray.

17.02 – Andy Isabella

Inexpensive high floor correlation stack with Kyler Murray.

18.11 – Russell Gage

The cheapest target volume play in all of fantasy.