Best Ball Strategies

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  1. rangerssharks414 Moderator

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    I noticed that I had money in my Draft account, and I was thinking about doing their huge Best Ball contest. I've never done Best Ball before, though.

    For those that have played it, do you guys have any strategies? I would think that you would obviously get the studs early and take younger players and DeSean Jackson type guys (boom or bust) late.

    I also noticed that Yahoo has Best Ball this year for the first time.
     
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    From what the experts say, you'll also want to make sure you have somewhat decent depth across the board, have 2 or 3 QB's that you have confidence won't lose their starting job.
     
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    Best ball. Is that the one with no free agency and you just change your lineup, but no pickups?
     
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    You just draft, and it automatically uses your highest scoring players for the week.
     
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    Just to add to this, it usually isn't H2H. It's usually straight points for the whole season.
     
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    Yeah.
     
  7. Evincar I have found the way

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    I just did my first two best ball drafts on FFPC. I would say some obvious strategies are handcuffing your RBs/drafting backups for all positions except kicker. In one league I drafted all three Colts TEs (Ebron, Doyle, Cox) and both Rams TEs (Everett and Higbee), so I probably should have a TE1 every week.

    Also its probably the only format where its crucial to pay attention to bye weeks.
     
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    Swing for the fences late (or all over the board honestly). Don’t worry about season end rankings as much as taking a chance on a guy who could win you a week with a big game (guys who stretch the field like Tre’Quan Smith are an example of this).

    Also, as already stated, it’s the only format where bye weeks matter. Drafting 2-3 TEs/QBs with the same bye week will give you a score of 0 that week which could actually end up costing you dearly in the long run.

    There’s no harm going safe early in the draft to build up a baseline, but it really is about drafting guys who can explode any given week.
     
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    Great league to take boom or bust guys.

    A WR like Hill is much more valuable in BB due to that, also lower tear WR's like D Jackson & R Anderson.

    Also, make sure you get 2 solid QB's. Don't be afraid to take a QB earlier than you would in PPR/Standard.

    I've personally been grabbing 2 of Rodgers/Watson/Wentz/Ryan/Mayfield

    I've been very successful in BB, much better than other leagues :laugh:
     
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    Personally I prefer the version of best ball where you play every other team in the league each week, then go by season record instead of fantasy points.
     

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