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Best Ball: How to Approach the Late Rounds (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Tom Strachan | @NFL_Tstrack | Featured Writer
May 12, 2022
Amon-Ra St. Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown was drafted in 99% of drafts but wasn’t someone the best ball community was overly high on until he made a lot of managers regret not having some exposure to him down the stretch.

If you lay the foundation for your team in the early rounds and then refine your team in the middle rounds, the final rounds are where we can add the final sprinkles to our rosters. This is the last part of a series looking into how to approach best ball drafts. You can find the first two parts here if you haven’t already.

By the final third of a draft, you should have a clear idea of what players you need and if you’re adhering to one of the many micro-strategies common within best ball. In this installment of the series, we’ll look at the following;

  • Late stacking opportunities
  • Late round best ball gems

When we get to the later third of drafts, it’s imperative to be aware of our player exposures. For example, if you’re drafting Dyami Brown in the 19th round of every single draft, it might feel like a low-cost move, but you’re giving yourself far fewer opportunities to hit on a late-round league winner. For more on managing your late-round exposure, check out this article.


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