Andrew Erickson checks in to provide you with his 2023 fantasy football best ball draft rankings. Take a look at who he’s targeting and fading early as he prepares for the 2023 best ball season. You can dig into each position’s rankings, tiers, and strategy via his best ball draft primers below. And be sure to check out our Best Ball Draft Kit to dominate your best ball fantasy football drafts.
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- Best Ball Draft Primers: QB | RB | WR | TE
- Player Rankings & Notes: QB | RB | WR | TE
- 2023 Best Ball Draft Kit
Best Ball Draft Cheat Sheet: Rankings, Tiers, Strategy
2023 Best Ball Draft Rankings
Best Ball Draft Strategy & Advice
Best Ball: An Introduction
Not too long ago, best ball was something a small corner of the Fantasy community took part in. Whilst it has been around for some time, its popularity wasn’t mainstream. When Underdog launched in 2020, coinciding with a global pandemic, it helped scratch the itch that many of us were feeling with more time on our hands. As Underdog exploded in popularity, other sites such as Fanduel, Draftkings, and FFPC widened their offerings in this niche section of fantasy. In 2022 there were tens of millions of dollars in prize money on offer across various sites, with stakes from as low as $3 giving you entry into contests with thousands of dollars on the line. No longer were people drafting a few times a year. Now people were drafting constantly.
Underdog Best Ball Strategy: Way-Too-Early Contests
Best ball season moved up another gear this week with Underdog launching their first best ball offering of the year. Best Ball drafters can now get drafting on both Underdog and FFPC, with Drafters and DraftKings likely following suit around the time of the draft. Underdog’s first contest is The Big Board costing $10 per entry, and there will be plenty more contests on the way, with entries from $3 all the way up to high stakes and maximum entries ranging from one to 150.
If you haven’t played best ball on Underdog before, there are key differences to be aware of, and these will apply to all best ball tournaments on Underdog when they launch other contests through the offseason.
Best Ball Roster Construction Strategy & Advice (Premium)
How you decide to build your roster in best ball fantasy football (along with every other format) is an underrated approach to gain an edge versus your opponents. Fantasy gamers can be so blindly driven by player-versus-player takes that they can overlook the actual strategy behind drafting an optimal team.
The different player takes obviously play a role, but for this article, the focus will be on the best ball roster construction i.e., how many of each position you should be looking to draft and when you should be spending your hard-earned draft capital.
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- How to Approach Middle Rounds (Premium)
- How to Approach Late Rounds (Premium)