This article is part of our Football Draft Kit series.
|BEST-BALL DRAFT TIPS|
|1. If you miss on quality at a position, go for quantity.|
|2. Don't let roster construction stop you from drafting good players.|
|3. Aim for balance – good players vs. roster construction.|
|4. Stay flexible so you can draft the "best available player" late.|
|5. Take more risk with injured players in winner-take-all formats; |
take less risk in 50/50s.
|6. Lean toward boring, steady players.|
|7. Pay up for a good defense.|
No trading. No roster moves. Instead, your highest-scoring players at each position are automatically selected at the end of each week. After 16 weeks, the team with the most total points wins.
Various sites offer best-ball formats, with a wide range of entry fees and payouts. I play in best-ball leagues offered by MyFantasyLeague on Sportshubtech.com. MFLs are 12-team, 20-round drafts that start a QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, a TE, a Flex (RB/WR/TE) and D/ST each week. They cost as little as $10 per entry (hence the term MFL10s, though higher-stakes