by @theFellowKGB (4/9/19)
Below is the current ADP of best ball drafts taking place at https://bestball10s.shgn.com/
Now called BB10s, formerly known as MFL10s, the best ball format requires a slightly different approach to your typical redraft leagues. The biggest difference is that you do not submit a weekly lineup, rather, your best players for that week are scored at the required positions. Starting lineups consist of 1 QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, 1TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE) and 1 Team Defense/Special Teams with 11 bench spots. Scoring is 1pt per reception. With this set up, locking in at least solid 3WRs is highly recommended and will most likely push WRs up the board below. Now it’s still only April and we have no idea where any of the rookies will be landing yet, but we can begin to form ideas and take stances on players and positions when it comes to drafting your roster.
One of my favorite strategies for best ball formats is waiting on QB, allowing yourself to secure better RB/WR/TE talent early on. The current top 100 consists of just 8 QBs, meaning you can still land a lower level QB1 in the 9th round or beyond. With 44 of the top 100 players being WR, it’s probably a good idea to think about getting at least 3 or 4 within the top 8 rounds. We have 38 RBs in the top 100 but begin to see significant drop offs in value after the first 10 to 12 and then another drop off after the top 25, suggesting to think about targeting 2 or 3 within the first 4 or 5 rounds. The tight end position is very top heavy with the big three in Kelce, Ertz and Kittle, but value can be found in waiting until the 5th or 6th rounds to target Ebron, Howard, Henry or Engram. Only 10 TEs make the top 100 so similar to QBs, you can wait until Round 9 to find a low end TE1.
So many things will be in motion after the draft and throughout the summer but it’s always a good idea to see what the hive mind is thinking in terms of ADP. Now is a good time to join BB10s if you are high on certain rookies or emerging talents and want to get a potential bargain before landing spots and drum beats begin in training camp. I’ll be posting a new version of this every month with the new data, showcasing risers and fallers and adding some strategy thoughts as well. Dig in!
Below is the same chart and numbers as above, but listed in positional groups.
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