Best Ball Cheat Sheet

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If you play best ball, you know how important those final playoff weeks are. Everyone pays attention to Week 17, but in theory, you need to get through Weeks 15 and 16 first. I devised a data study to see which teams have the juiciest fantasy matchups for all playoff weeks to help us figure out which teams to target and stack. This will show us which teams could be in potential shoot-outs or snoozers. In this study below, I assigned a numerical value (1-32), to each fantasy offense based off of my team PPR projections. I have the Chiefs as the team with the most projected points, so they get ranked as a 1, and so on. From here, I went and added up the ranking score for every game in the best ball playoff weeks and came up with a total game ranking score. The lower the score, the better the offenses are, potentially indicating a high scoring fantasy game. The chart below shows these games ranked with their fantasy scores and is filtered by best potential fantasy games to least.

Weeks 15, 16, 17:

Now that we have our three weeks of data, it’s time to combine the numbers and see which team has the best potential fantasy playoff schedule. The “Total PPR” column determines the rankings below, and the chart on the right shows where I got my numerical values of 1-32 at the beginning. The Total PPR column is the sum of all 3 games, so the Chiefs for example = 108.38 x 3 games, + NE (82.88) + LV (88.72) + CIN (96.02). Keep in mind, this is PPR settings and this study will heavily favor the best passing teams and punish the running teams. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t draft Derrick Henry or Bijan Robinson. But it can show us the best QB/WR/TE stacking opportunities.

Schedule PPR Points:

Full Chart:

Stacks within the Stacks:

So we have identified the Bills, Chiefs, Chargers, Cowboys and Dolphins as the Top 5 Teams to stack. With the Bills, continue to back stack Patriots players, but mix in their Week 15/16 opponents too. That’s Dallas and the Chargers. Further stacks with this stack include the Dolphins (DAL v MIA Week 16) and Detroit (DAL v DET Week 17). Just a fun way to add more correlation to your builds. Continue to do this for the other top PPR teams when you can. Happy stacking!

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