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These rankings are for the Best Ball fantasy football format available on Underdog Fantasy and DraftKings.

Best Ball is a wildly popular form of fantasy football that requires no roster management. Simply join one of the available tournaments on DraftKings or Underdog Fantasy, and draft your favorite 18 to 20 players from the available options. Each week the software will automatically construct your best possible lineup each on your behalf with no additional action required. The regular season champions of each 12 player league will advance in the tournament to compete for huge cash prizes in the final rounds.

We use our decades of combined fantasy football and data science experience to create a statistical fantasy football model for projecting future performance.

We accomplish this by using millions of data points that include but are not limited to:

  • Historical player usage: targets, touches, and opportunity
  • Play calling tendency including situational run vs. pass ratios
  • Route participation
  • Pass rate over expectation data
  • Coaching changes and tendency
  • Offensive line performance metrics
  • Defensive line performance metrics
  • Turnover and penalty data
  • Pace and play volume data
  • Scoring and drive efficiency data
  • Passing depth and efficiency
  • Receiving depth and efficiency
  • QB designed vs. scrambling yards
  • Age and Injury history
  • Positional rushing, target, and touchdown distributions
  • Alignment and personnel usage data
  • Opponent schedule and strength of competition

This information is the backbone of our projections, but because of the speculative nature associated with the National Football League each season, we must apply our own expertise in finalizing the inputs that formulate the rankings. We have a team of data science and fantasy football experts that consider all factors when ranking players. Player projections are the spine of the rankings, but important elements like upside potential and position scarcity are also included in the analysis. We test our rankings to ensure the results match the intentions.

You can click here to find our favorite picks from the NFL Best Ball Rankings for fantasy football 2024 , which is available here. Expect this data to be updated daily as new information is ingested throughout the offseason.

PLAYER TEAM POS UD RANK UD ADP POSRANK UNDERDOG DK RANK DK ADP DRAFTKINGS
Christian McCaffrey SFO RB 1 1 RB1 313.58 1 1 371.81
CeeDee Lamb DAL WR 2 2 WR1 280.73 2 2 365.91
Tyreek Hill MIA WR 3 3 WR2 257.8 3 3 337.14
Ja'Marr Chase CIN WR 4 4 WR3 251.6 5 4 331.48
Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR 5 6 WR4 254.39 4 5 336.28
Bijan Robinson ATL RB 6 7 RB2 305.55 7 7 369.84
Justin Jefferson MIN WR 7 5 WR5 218.21 6 6 289.63
Garrett Wilson NYJ WR 8 11 WR6 223.7 8 11 292.73
Breece Hall NYJ RB 9 8 RB3 302.02 9 8 356.15
A.J. Brown PHI WR 10 9 WR7 210.81 10 10 276.08
Puka Nacua LAR WR 11 10 WR8 206.92 11 9 276.68
Drake London ATL WR 12 14 WR9 201.14 14 16 264.84
Chris Olave NOS WR 13 16 WR10 197.55 15 21 264.06
Jonathan Taylor IND RB 14 15 RB4 239.15 16 15 276.76
Jahmyr Gibbs DET RB 15 12 RB5 240.4 12 12 283.44
Marvin Harrison ARI WR 16 13 WR11 189.62 18 13 250.35
Davante Adams LVR WR 17 19 WR12 188.06 19 18 250.27
Brandon Aiyuk SFO WR 18 22 WR13 197.75 17 28 260.99
Jaylen Waddle MIA WR 19 20 WR14 196.44 20 22 258.02
Deebo Samuel SFO WR 20 18 WR15 189.1 27 24 235.17
Nico Collins HOU WR 21 17 WR16 182.62 22 17 237.19
Saquon Barkley PHI RB 22 21 RB6 239.81 13 14 286
Cooper Kupp LAR WR 23 27 WR17 187.78 21 26 246.55
Devon Achane MIA RB 24 24 RB7 210.21 23 19 246.46
D.K. Metcalf SEA WR 25 26 WR18 186.56 28 32 246.21
Mike Evans TBB WR 26 23 WR19 185.51 24 25 241.11
DeVonta Smith PHI WR 27 25 WR20 185.04 25 29 241.69
D.J. Moore CHI WR 28 31 WR21 180.69 29 34 234.83
Michael Pittman IND WR 29 33 WR22 180.41 31 38 241.96
Zay Flowers BAL WR 30 35 WR23 173.56 30 40 230.93
Tee Higgins CIN WR 31 43 WR24 181.1 32 50 239.29
Christian Kirk JAC WR 32 45 WR25 171.1 33 47 225.73
Malik Nabers NYG WR 33 27 WR26 170.39 37 30 226.44
Tank Dell HOU WR 34 34 WR27 172.79 35 41 225.04
Stefon Diggs HOU WR 35 32 WR28 163.83 38 35 214.74
Josh Allen BUF QB 36 37 QB1 348.2 42 37 366.98
Derrick Henry BAL RB 37 30 RB8 209.12 26 20 234.7
Kyren Williams LAR RB 38 29 RB9 208.93 36 23 247.3
Sam LaPorta DET TE 39 36 TE1 176.52 39 31 233.61
Travis Kelce KCC TE 40 39 TE2 178.36 41 27 235.51
Isiah Pacheco KCC RB 41 41 RB10 210.39 40 36 243.06
Amari Cooper CLE WR 42 40 WR29 165.86 46 46 219.77
George Pickens PIT WR 43 38 WR30 167.52 34 45 216.49
Patrick Mahomes KCC QB 44 48 QB2 344.26 43 42 366.32
Jalen Hurts PHI QB 45 42 QB3 335.92 44 39 354.45
Lamar Jackson BAL QB 46 46 QB4 333.56 45 43 350.77
Mark Andrews BAL TE 47 50 TE3 161.91 49 53 210.12
Trey McBride ARI TE 48 47 TE4 165.83 47 48 227.91
Terry McLaurin WAS WR 49 49 WR31 156.52 50 57 206.51
Marquise Brown KCC WR 50 53 WR32 137.58 51 0 177.71
Dalton Kincaid BUF TE 51 51 TE5 164.9 48 51 220.65
Kyle Pitts ATL TE 52 60 TE6 153.18 52 61 203.87
Anthony Richardson IND QB 53 57 QB5 323.52 56 60 337.71
Keenan Allen CHI WR 54 54 WR33 148.52 53 58 198.29
Chris Godwin TBB WR 55 59 WR34 168.3 54 65 224.17
Rachaad White TBB RB 56 63 RB11 206.39 55 52 246.4
Joe Mixon HOU RB 57 61 RB12 179.08 61 54 207.13
James Cook BUF RB 58 58 RB13 193.88 57 49 225.24
Travis Etienne JAC RB 59 44 RB14 194.48 58 33 226.94
Josh Jacobs GBP RB 60 52 RB15 177.24 59 44 205.19
Calvin Ridley TEN WR 61 56 WR35 132.65 67 62 176.07
Rashee Rice KCC WR 62 62 WR36 156.28 62 63 207.09
Jayden Reed GBP WR 63 55 WR37 152.45 63 64 195.75
Christian Watson GBP WR 64 68 WR38 151.56 65 73 193.63
C.J. Stroud HOU QB 65 70 QB6 317.03 60 55 336.96
Evan Engram JAC TE 66 75 TE7 141.41 70 70 197.38
Jaxon Smith-Njigba SEA WR 67 76 WR39 143.4 74 92 188.83
Ladd McConkey LAC WR 68 71 WR40 146.54 66 79 193.15
Kenneth Walker III SEA RB 69 69 RB16 175.16 72 66 204.82
DeAndre Hopkins TEN WR 70 67 WR41 127.92 69 72 168.48
Diontae Johnson CAR WR 71 72 WR42 133.43 75 80 173.3
Rhamondre Stevenson NEP RB 72 82 RB17 178.99 71 78 212.44
Brian Thomas JAC WR 73 73 WR43 128.86 87 89 165.77
Alvin Kamara NOS RB 74 77 RB18 171.53 64 59 205.17
Rome Odunze CHI WR 75 66 WR44 116.44 84 82 151.02
Jake Ferguson DAL TE 76 84 TE8 140.67 77 83 185.67
Aaron Jones MIN RB 77 81 RB19 169.91 73 68 199.74
Zamir White LVR RB 78 87 RB20 158.84 86 75 180.93
Jameson Williams DET WR 79 85 WR45 126.59 88 95 162.68
Jordan Addison MIN WR 80 79 WR46 134.62 76 93 175.83
Jaylen Warren PIT RB 81 89 RB21 159.49 85 94 184.32
Joe Burrow CIN QB 82 91 QB7 307.09 79 86 328.93
David Montgomery DET RB 83 74 RB22 168.36 83 69 190.55
Najee Harris PIT RB 84 83 RB23 155.74 91 88 177.46
Jonathon Brooks CAR RB 85 88 RB24 154.53 90 99 177.83
D'Andre Swift CHI RB 86 92 RB25 146.51 89 84 166.78
George Kittle SFO TE 87 65 TE9 132.35 78 67 169.24
James Conner ARI RB 88 86 RB26 148.73 93 76 174.6
Zack Moss CIN RB 89 93 RB27 156.84 92 90 177.11
Keon Coleman BUF WR 90 80 WR47 121.72 68 71 153.86
Courtland Sutton DEN WR 91 95 WR48 127.11 95 105 165.92
Curtis Samuel BUF WR 92 90 WR49 126.81 96 100 160.76
Xavier Worthy KCC WR 93 64 WR50 114.58 98 77 139.94
Dak Prescott DAL QB 94 96 QB8 295.89 80 74 317.49
Jordan Love GBP QB 95 98 QB9 294.06 81 87 312.45
Kyler Murray ARI QB 96 78 QB10 277.32 82 81 291.27
Jayden Daniels WAS QB 97 102 QB11 277.5 100 101 287.33
Caleb Williams CHI QB 98 112 QB12 277.58 101 109 293
Tyjae Spears TEN RB 99 107 RB28 166.53 103 107 195.76
Khalil Shakir BUF WR 100 109 WR51 128.86 110 119 167.29
Tony Pollard TEN RB 101 99 RB29 135.26 104 96 153.37
Rashid Shaheed NOS WR 102 104 WR52 120.36 97 118 158.56
Devin Singletary NYG RB 103 108 RB30 143.98 113 111 167.99
David Njoku CLE TE 104 103 TE10 137.18 94 91 183.13
Blake Corum LAR RB 105 121 RB31 116.79 112 125 131.1
Josh Palmer LAC WR 106 101 WR53 114.02 115 106 150.17
Trevor Lawrence JAC QB 107 119 QB13 293.69 107 116 311.02
Raheem Mostert MIA RB 108 94 RB32 115.12 114 85 127.49
Tyler Lockett SEA WR 109 100 WR54 116.14 117 114 154.29
Chase Brown CIN RB 110 124 RB33 127.69 120 131 142.25
Javonte Williams DEN RB 111 115 RB34 124.09 106 115 143.42
Brock Bowers LVR TE 112 97 TE11 104.21 99 98 135.18
Brock Purdy SFO QB 113 110 QB14 292.46 108 97 310.9
Dallas Goedert PHI TE 114 114 TE12 103.79 105 108 138.52
Brandin Cooks DAL WR 115 113 WR55 103.41 122 117 132.88
Josh Downs IND WR 116 136 WR56 107.68 131 145 142.93
Romeo Doubs GBP WR 117 106 WR57 108.47 119 103 136.45
Adonai Mitchell IND WR 118 120 WR58 97.75 132 137 122.58
Dalton Schultz HOU TE 119 131 TE13 104.51 121 122 133.97
Jerry Jeudy CLE WR 120 123 WR59 121.73 116 130 161.45
Dontayvion Wicks GBP WR 121 116 WR60 116.81 118 129 149.78
Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB 122 125 QB15 273.5 111 112 294.38
Gus Edwards LAC RB 123 117 RB35 124.49 130 127 136.08
Jared Goff DET QB 124 126 QB16 275.18 109 104 295.9
Justin Herbert LAC QB 125 134 QB17 242.94 123 124 258.35
Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB 126 122 RB36 117.82 124 126 131.33
Pat Freiermuth PIT TE 127 133 TE14 96.07 138 134 127.73
Austin Ekeler WAS RB 128 130 RB37 122.87 102 102 145.88
Brian Robinson WAS RB 129 105 RB38 111.95 127 113 124.15
Jerome Ford CLE RB 130 127 RB39 121.03 126 121 137.04
Trey Benson ARI RB 131 111 RB40 112.71 133 120 127.67
Zach Charbonnet SEA RB 132 132 RB41 110.98 128 138 130.89
Rico Dowdle DAL RB 133 138 RB42 121.66 125 139 138.89
Gabriel Davis JAC WR 134 135 WR61 103.19 136 142 127.22
Jermaine Burton CIN WR 135 151 WR62 93.51 146 161 115.98
Jahan Dotson WAS WR 136 139 WR63 84.42 134 141 107.18
Jakobi Meyers LVR WR 137 118 WR64 108.05 129 123 142.73
MarShawn Lloyd GBP RB 138 140 RB43 109.31 140 144 124.46
Ty Chandler MIN RB 139 144 RB44 113.6 135 150 126.33
Kendre Miller NOS RB 140 145 RB45 91.14 144 149 102.61
Darnell Mooney ATL WR 141 147 WR65 83.44 145 155 104.56
Mike Williams NYJ WR 142 129 WR66 79.27 147 136 102
Xavier Legette CAR WR 143 141 WR67 79.39 148 158 99.58
Kirk Cousins ATL QB 144 146 QB18 251.26 137 132 268.89
Jaleel McLaughlin DEN RB 145 153 RB46 110.49 143 167 134.99
Adam Thielen CAR WR 146 160 WR68 86.16 153 140 113.63
Nick Chubb CLE RB 147 128 RB47 86.71 158 110 94.13
Demario Douglas NEP WR 148 152 WR69 98.22 154 166 126.27
Wan'Dale Robinson NYG WR 149 164 WR70 90.01 155 165 116.36
Matthew Stafford LAR QB 150 150 QB19 243 141 133 262.15
Aaron Rodgers NYJ QB 151 159 QB20 242.57 142 147 260.08
Deshaun Watson CLE QB 152 161 QB21 234.72 151 152 247.78
Antonio Gibson NEP RB 153 167 RB48 94.21 156 169 110.23
Chuba Hubbard CAR RB 154 162 RB49 97.34 165 153 111.19
Hunter Henry NEP TE 155 158 TE15 89.02 169 168 117.36
Cole Kmet CHI TE 156 142 TE16 99.59 139 135 129.6
Luke Musgrave GBP TE 157 149 TE17 89.48 152 151 117.09
Ja'Lynn Polk NEP WR 158 137 WR71 72.59 164 148 91.16
Ray Davis BUF RB 159 165 RB50 64.94 160 174 72.6
Tyler Allgeier ATL RB 160 157 RB51 110.25 162 160 119.72
Cade Otton TBB TE 161 179 TE18 85.39 161 159 110.56
Elijah Mitchell SFO RB 162 177 RB52 70.42 166 175 74.72
Rashod Bateman BAL WR 163 170 WR72 74.03 174 177 93.24
Kimani Vidal LAC RB 164 155 RB53 95.96 159 156 107.83
Braelon Allen NYJ RB 165 187 RB54 89.08 167 196 100.68
J.K. Dobbins LAC RB 166 175 RB55 92.84 176 164 101.18
Tyler Conklin NYJ TE 167 171 TE19 87.02 168 176 112.97
Demarcus Robinson LAR WR 168 167 WR73 65.44 180 187 82.16
DJ Chark LAC WR 169 210 WR74 54.94 191 194 68.29
Roman Wilson PIT WR 170 172 WR75 78.9 175 181 96.97
Marvin Mims DEN WR 171 181 WR76 69.14 173 193 86.86
Michael Wilson ARI WR 172 174 WR77 69.25 181 173 87.02
Jalen Tolbert DAL WR 173 214 WR78 79.95 188 218 98.81
Quentin Johnston LAC WR 174 154 WR79 71.95 149 154 91.17
Daniel Jones NYG QB 175 191 QB22 240.61 170 179 252.06
Geno Smith SEA QB 176 166 QB23 240.27 157 157 258.3
Baker Mayfield TBB QB 177 169 QB24 250.84 150 143 267.19
Will Levis TEN QB 178 176 QB25 218.55 163 163 231.77
Khalil Herbert CHI RB 179 186 RB56 69.88 187 188 75.6
Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN TE 180 188 TE20 83.18 182 191 107.85
Malachi Corley NYJ WR 181 180 WR80 65.99 177 192 82.57
Noah Fant SEA TE 182 163 TE21 76.66 186 182 98.33
Isaiah Likely BAL TE 183 182 TE22 68.14 183 170 83.9
Clyde Edwards-Helaire KCC RB 184 196 RB57 72.88 208 204 83.33
Juwan Johnson NOS TE 185 202 TE23 76.43 197 213 95.15
Audric Estime DEN RB 186 200 RB58 66.15 200 207 72.22
Jaylen Wright MIA RB 187 156 RB59 39.75 185 162 44.02
Dameon Pierce HOU RB 188 198 RB60 67.33 198 199 74.91
Mike Gesicki CIN TE 189 213 TE24 63.13 192 202 82.34
Bryce Young CAR QB 190 193 QB26 213.25 171 178 225.27
J.J. McCarthy MIN QB 191 209 QB27 157.24 179 198 158.65
Derek Carr NOS QB 192 197 QB28 201.21 172 171 214.17
Drake Maye NEP QB 193 190 QB29 138.31 202 195 140.46
Tyler Boyd TEN WR 194 194 WR81 72.58 190 200 94.2
Bo Nix DEN QB 195 204 QB30 182.94 196 203 187.57
Jelani Woods IND TE 196 206 TE25 59.53 205 209 73.87
Russell Wilson PIT QB 197 205 QB31 188.89 199 190 195.88
Jonnu Smith MIA TE 198 183 TE26 43.81 184 185 56.2
Bucky Irving TBB RB 199 178 RB61 14.23 204 183 16.42
Luke McCaffrey WAS WR 200 184 WR82 61.37 189 189 76.14
Tyrone Tracy NYG RB 201 192 RB62 50.59 201 184 62.09
Ben Sinnott WAS TE 202 184 TE27 34.08 193 180 44.55
Greg Dortch ARI WR 203 211 WR83 42.43 203 227 54.78
T.J. Hockenson MIN TE 204 148 TE28 48.47 195 128 62.72
Jalen McMillan TBB WR 205 189 WR84 33.26 212 210 41.4
Colby Parkinson LAR TE 206 207 TE29 19.56 206 226 25.15
Darius Slayton NYG WR 207 201 WR85 40.42 207 214 50.64
Theo Johnson NYG TE 208 261 TE30 62.9 210 342 80.96
Troy Franklin DEN WR 209 173 WR86 62.22 209 186 78.9
Ricky Pearsall SFO WR 210 143 WR87 28.91 194 172 36.09
Alexander Mattison LVR RB 211 219 RB63 63.92 211 215 68.93
Elijah Moore CLE WR 212 226 WR88 61.07 221 256 75.7
D'Onta Foreman CLE RB 213 211 RB64 92.83 215 208 100.14
Odell Beckham MIA WR 214 215 WR89 53.85 213 205 66.53
Kendrick Bourne NEP WR 215 228 WR90 46.75 214 233 56.89
Devontez Walker BAL WR 216 203 WR91 49.32 219 229 61.36
Rondale Moore ATL WR 217 218 WR92 51.74 227 231 67.45
Kalif Raymond DET WR 218 225 WR93 54.27 218 321 67.35
Keaton Mitchell BAL RB 219 222 RB65 58.01 217 219 64.84
Jalin Hyatt NYG WR 220 221 WR94 54.42 220 223 67.19
Malik Washington MIA WR 221 228 WR95 31.42 228 308 38.99
Zay Jones ARI WR 222 208 WR96 45.65 224 197 57.95
Roschon Johnson CHI RB 223 195 RB66 53.73 223 201 60.16
Dawson Knox BUF TE 224 220 TE31 52.65 225 222 65.71
Trey Sermon IND RB 225 240 RB67 23.27 226 328 26.92
Tank Bigsby JAC RB 226 216 RB68 59.67 245 212 65.3
Kadarius Toney KCC WR 227 268 WR97 47.48 222 266 56.43
Trey Palmer TBB WR 228 261 WR98 58.28 230 288 70.42
Aidan O'Connell LVR QB 229 243 QB32 154.26 216 234 156.62
Greg Dulcich DEN TE 230 235 TE32 48.44 243 359 61.6
Ja'Tavion Sanders CAR TE 231 222 TE33 41.31 232 216 52.88
Treylon Burks TEN WR 232 261 WR99 51.99 250 259 63.84
Jauan Jennings SFO WR 233 228 WR100 63.47 229 211 79.72
Javon Baker NEP WR 234 199 WR101 28.45 233 217 35.77
Chase Claypool BUF WR 235 233 WR102 8.8 236 221 10.97
Josh Reynolds DEN WR 236 243 WR103 54.83 234 236 69.04
Hayden Hurst LAC TE 237 228 TE34 45.52 238 304 58.71
Tucker Kraft GBP TE 238 227 TE35 42.05 235 326 53.73
Justice Hill BAL RB 239 261 RB69 43.5 239 247 53.79
Xavier Gipson NYJ WR 240 268 WR104 50.45 294 363 64.05
Brenden Rice LAC WR 241 243 WR105 11.78 247 300 14.8
Kenneth Gainwell PHI RB 242 253 RB70 65.91 240 290 77.19
Deuce Vaughn DAL RB 243 261 RB71 49.02 248 273 58.77
Zach Ertz WAS TE 244 232 TE36 52.74 237 230 69.94
Tommy Tremble CAR TE 245 302 TE37 63.24 231 380 81.27
Daniel Bellinger NYG TE 246 243 TE38 48.04 242 347 63.67
Nelson Agholor BAL WR 247 268 WR106 58.64 244 239 73.75
Michael Mayer LVR TE 248 235 TE39 44.89 246 250 57.2
Eric Gray NYG RB 249 268 RB72 28.39 268 319 33.72
Marquez Valdes-Scantling BUF WR 250 253 WR107 34.38 267 249 41.72
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