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NFL Best-Ball: Tight Ends and Defense

Chris Allen looks at roster construction for best-ball leagues and how you should approach the tight end position. “Dumpster fire.” “Wasteland.” “Just stream them.” The above are common descriptors or phrases used when dealing with both tight ends and team defenses in best-ball. Still a part of the ‘onesie’ position category, but the supply of replaceable talent is remarkably small. It forces drafters to consider two paths to building a roster: 1 – Spend significant draft capital to acquire the elite…

NFL Best-Ball: Free Agency and What It Means for Fantasy

Player value and draft cost in best-ball leagues is like a snow globe. A microcosm unto itself. NFL free agency is the kid waiting to shake the globe. Players retire, traded, or are cut. Each transaction causes a shift in our perception. An offensive guard retires, how does that affect the team’s running back? A wide receiver is cut, who picks up the vacated targets? One change begets another with varying ramifications. Let’s look at some of the bigger moves and how the market has responded. Can’t wait for next…

NFL Best Ball Running Back Value: What Worked in 2018?

Best-ball is more than just filling 20 draft slots. How many players at each position and how soon they’re drafted changes the complexion of your final roster. It can also affect your chances of winning. Part I in the series highlighted roster construction. Specific builds were shown to have an edge on the field by their greater win rates. The most interesting aspect of the builds was the investment in the running back position. RB Obs Wins Win Rate 5 532 43 8.08% 6 660 59 8.94% 7 170 15…

Fantasy Football 2019: Breakout Candidates for Best Ball Season

Fantasy Football does not stop. It is easy to say that the players on this list can be considered "early" breakout candidates, but drafts are happening NOW. That's right, there are Best Ball drafts taking place as I write this piece. Before we talk about 2019 breakout candidates, let's talk about the Best Ball format. Best Ball drafts include rookies. If there is a rookie that stands out and you believe he will find himself in a situation where he produces, he will 100% have value in a Best Ball draft. I was able to draft…

#DWG4 – Draft With Giants 4

What is #DWG4? Maybe by now you've seen the hashtag #DWG4 floating around the #FantasyFootball twitter-verse. What is this? you may have even asked yourself. Well, it is short for Draft With Giants (formerly Drafting With Giants), and it is now in its fourth iteration. A Best Ball knockoff of the Scott Fish Bowl that I created, you guessed it, three years ago. It started with humble beginnings, fielding just 24 contestants. But, they were big names in the industry, aka Giants, and a good majority of them have stuck with…