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

by Tom Strachan | @NFL_Tstrack | Featured Writer
May 10, 2022
Mark Andrews

While Mark Andrews was a clear league winner in 2021, drafting a tight end earlier in the draft could still be a risky move.

In some fields of fantasy football, championship teams aren’t made on draft day, but in the roster moves and trades you make after the draft. In best ball, it couldn’t be further from the truth, and as any housing developer will tell you, the foundations are of the utmost importance. So in best ball, the first third of the draft can either set you up for success or see you start to sink below the surface.

This article will be the first part of three articles looking at how to approach each third of the draft. Each article will provide strategy advice, positional allocation nuggets, and potential builds for different roster slots.

The beginning of the draft is always filled with optimism and opportunities. While the counter ticks down to the start of the draft, every single micro-strategy is available to you. Perhaps you go “Zero RB?” Or does “Hero RB” feel more like your cup of tea? Or maybe you’re a “Zero WR” masochist who enjoys burning money…but I digress. The draft board is open, and before that first pick, your mindset should be to stay fluid.


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