I will do this post once a month during the off-season for those who are ready for best ball drafts to give you a great idea of what players are given good to great value based on their overall ADP from recent drafts. This way we can get players at a bargain in DRAFT drafts so that you have your best chance at season long results there.
Also, I will wait until some time after training camps begin before I give my fantasy football draft board for 2019.
What is a Best Ball Draft and Where is the Best Place to get to Draft?
You can head right to the link on the picture by clicking on it for the current promotion for a free entry contest. Even if you had to pay just a dollar the way you may want to use this site is to prepare for your major fantasy football season long drafts. Since I see no difference in scoring to many leagues such as Yahoo, ESPN, and even Fanduel, you can see right now where players are going in these drafts. You may want to first search out the overall or Average Draft Position to see where your favorite players are currently going in drafts with as many players and payouts as you choose.
This way you can truly see the results of your chosen team without having to worry about which players to play week to week. If you drafted the best overall players, you win, simple as that. Here though are a few questions for consideration you may have before getting your feet wet perhaps for the first time, or even if you have played best ball on this site before, or similar sites.
How would I draft differently from my regular season long drafts with my friends?
Well, the strategy is not a whole lot different. Be focused on securing your RB position and go from there with your best overall players pivoting away from the RB position at the right time, and then solidifying other positions with enough depth and value throughout your roster. The only other difference to your regular season long drafts besides the one I will next over is that there is no great reason to draft a handcuff or player who is a backup to a starter, who can step in once a player is hurt. This is not needed, because your next best scoring guys are automatically used to score week to week for you without making any adjustments to your roster.
Should I focus on consistent players?
You might be a bit surprised for me to say no, you don’t need to focus on the most consistent players in this format as one of the only differences in your draft strategy from season long to best ball. The reason is because as long as you create value with players that have the upside to score on any given week, you can give up consistency for upside in most cases because when that player has a low variance downsided day, other players will pick it up for you without having to make any changes to your roster. In fact if you don’t want, you don’t have to check your roster all season long since the players on your roster with the highest scores will automatically have their points count towards your positional scoring total.
Ok, so what players would be good to draft right now?
I will not run through the whole list, however, give you a players that you can draft perhaps in every round that will give you a leg up on the competition overall during the season.
You have to especially be careful, the more you spend on this site, as a lot of things will happen such as injuries during the course of the off-season and regular season that could potentially derail your best ball season. Since we cannot predict a lot of things at this point in the season, we also want to diversity our picks as much as possible, not always drafting the same players, so that we can accept varied results during the season.
With that said, here are the players that have great value at every round.
Round 1: Any of the top tier RBs are just fine in this round. Zeke Elliott, Alvin Kamara, Saqon Barkley, and Christian McCaffrey are all just fine. If your picking beyond the first 4 picks, you could get creative, but you may want to take one of the next tier RB’s like David Johnson or Melvin Gordon to shore up some of the top scoring guys at any position for you. Towards the end of the firs round I would consider pivoting away to obtain one of the top WR’s such as DeAndre Hopkins or Devonte Adams.
Round 2: The biggest question on most current drafts is Todd Gurley. Is he able to physically take on the top role on your team. The team didn’t really believe so when the signed a matching offer to their backup RB and traded up to the 3rd round to draft a RB as as well. i would’nt draft him at all probably. The other guys that look interesting in this round in 10 man (or woman) leagues are Michael Thomas, James Conner, Joe Mixon, and maybe JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Round 3: This is where you start winning your league with decisions that hopefully include these decisions: Adam Thielen, Derrick Henry, and Damien Williams.
Round 4: If you can get one of these guys, your creating great value if getting Leonard Fournette, Amari Cooper, or Aaron Jones.
Round 5: Kenny Golladay, Robert Woods, and Phillip Lindsay or my top picks here.
Round 6: Calvin Ridley, James White, Tarik Cohen, with a sleeper pick, Miles Sanders in this round.
Round 7: Here’s where you could take Andrew Luck, Jarvis Landry, or Lamar Miller.
Round 8: Eric Ebron if available, Tevin Coleman, or Will Fuller
Round 9: Here you could start thinking right away about Baker Mayfield, Ronald Jones as a sleeper and Sterling Shepard, who should get opportunties.
Round 10: In this round I like Kareem Hunt and Jerick McKinnon to try to add depth to the RB’s. Risk accepted here.
As for the rest of the rounds, fill out your roster balancing out a minimum of 2 quality QB’s, 5 Rbs’ 2 Te’s and 6 WRs. for your team.
If you have any of your own questions, I will certainly go ahead and answer those for you.