Intro To Bestball Fantasy Football & FAQ

Intro To Bestball Fantasy Football & FAQ

Bestball has seemingly become the offseason drug of choice for both draft addicts and DFS players, alike. You will see slews of articles, tweets, blurbs, etc. outlining roster construction, strategies, targets, and fades. But for those who have never delved into the format, it begs the question… “What exactly is Bestball?” Bestball is a format that takes, perhaps, the most enjoyable part of a fantasy league, the draft, and then cuts off your responsibility to that league as soon as that last pick of the last round is made. There is no lineup setting, no waivers, no FAAB, no injured reserve, no obligation. You put all of your faith in your draft aptitude to the test, by selecting a team of players, months and weeks in advance of the upcoming NFL season. The lack of in season activity sets up a format where you accrue points weekly, based on your optimal lineup from the pool of players drafted, most often this amounts to 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX and potentially 1 DST, based on your site of choice.

The Formats

Within Bestball itself, there are two formats – Fast Draft and Slow Draft. The names,...

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Taylor Canevari
Fantasy Analyst