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This data is intended to help draft exceptional fantasy football teams for Best Ball on sites like Underdog Fantasy and DraftKings.

Best Ball is a popular form of fantasy football with no roster management. Simply join a league or tournament on Underdog Fantasy and DraftKings, and draft 18 to 20 players per team. The software will automatically construct your best possible lineup each week of the season. Regular season league champions will advance in tournament formats to compete for huge cash prizes in the playoffs.

If you don’t already have an Underdog account, check out our Underdog Fantasy promo code to help kickstart your best ball summer.

Stacking in Best Ball is the act of influencing variance by selecting players who can perform well in tandem. As example, a quarterback and wide receiver have correlated performance because they both accrue stats at the same time. In Best Ball tournaments, the theory is that stacking best ball teams will increase your volatility and therefore your chances of reaching the highest peaks in a given week should one of your stacks perform well. Only the top teams advance, and receive the largest payouts in the final week.

We have curated the top picks from our Best Ball Rankings and created this table to help quickly identify players to target for your best ball stacks. Factors that we considered in making our selections:

  • Overall projections including floor and ceiling
  • Average draft position (ADP) vs. Performance expectations
  • Best Ball format and prize award structure
  • Opponent expected behaviors and tendency
  • Playoff schedule and end game strategy

We offer up the rated list of stacks to target, expected range of the draft to target each player, and an assessment of the draft capital you must invest. Use this cheat sheet to quickly identify stacks to target in this season’s best ball drafts by balancing the projections and average draft position.

Glossary

  • UDRating: The combined grade of QB projection, weighted skill player projections, and ADP for a stack on Underdog.
  • DKRating: The combined grade of QB projection, weighted skill player projections, and ADP for a stack on DraftKings.
  • Price: The weighted ADP score assessment of team skill players.
  • QBRangeUD: The range of ADP to expect for drafting the QB.
  • Week 16 and 17: The week 16 and 17 opponent for the stack.
  • DefRank: The RG power ranking of the week 16 and 17 opponent defense.
  • ADP-(POS): The ADP and player name for skill player in a stack by position
  • ADP-(POS) (2nd and 3rd line): The ADP and player name for comparable week 16 (line 2) and 17 (line 3) opponent.
TEAM QUARTERBACK UDRATING DKRATING PRICE QBRANGE WEEK16 16DEFRANK WEEK17 17DEFRANK ADP-WR1 ADP-WR2 ADP-WR3 ADP-TE1 ADP-RB1
KCC Patrick Mahomes 67.16 61.69 High 36-60 HOU 19 PIT 6 62-Rashee Rice
17-Nico Collins
38-George Pickens
53-Marquise Brown
34-Tank Dell
172-Roman Wilson
64-Xavier Worthy
32-Stefon Diggs
261-Van Jefferson
39-Travis Kelce
131-Dalton Schultz
133-Pat Freiermuth
41-Isiah Pacheco
61-Joe Mixon
89-Jaylen Warren
CIN Joe Burrow 67.15 68.59 High 79-103 CLE 4 DEN 29 4-Ja'Marr Chase
40-Amari Cooper
95-Courtland Sutton
43-Tee Higgins
123-Jerry Jeudy
181-Marvin Mims
151-Jermaine Burton
226-Elijah Moore
173-Troy Franklin
213-Mike Gesicki
103-David Njoku
235-Greg Dulcich
93-Zack Moss
127-Jerome Ford
115-Javonte Williams
DET Jared Goff 63.7 67.41 High 114-138 CHI 21 SFO 8 6-Amon-Ra St. Brown
31-D.J. Moore
22-Brandon Aiyuk
85-Jameson Williams
54-Keenan Allen
18-Deebo Samuel
225-Kalif Raymond
66-Rome Odunze
228-Jauan Jennings
36-Sam LaPorta
142-Cole Kmet
65-George Kittle
12-Jahmyr Gibbs
92-D'Andre Swift
1-Christian McCaffrey
BUF Josh Allen 63.48 57.52 Mid 25-49 NEP 17 NYJ 3 109-Khalil Shakir
152-Demario Douglas
11-Garrett Wilson
90-Curtis Samuel
137-Ja'Lynn Polk
129-Mike Williams
80-Keon Coleman
228-Kendrick Bourne
180-Malachi Corley
51-Dalton Kincaid
158-Hunter Henry
171-Tyler Conklin
58-James Cook
82-Rhamondre Stevenson
8-Breece Hall
DAL Dak Prescott 63.38 63.19 Mid 84-108 TBB 26 PHI 15 2-CeeDee Lamb
23-Mike Evans
9-A.J. Brown
113-Brandin Cooks
59-Chris Godwin
25-DeVonta Smith
214-Jalen Tolbert
261-Trey Palmer
268-Johnny Wilson
84-Jake Ferguson
179-Cade Otton
114-Dallas Goedert
138-Rico Dowdle
63-Rachaad White
21-Saquon Barkley
BAL Lamar Jackson 61.55 59.93 Mid 34-58 PIT 6 HOU 19 35-Zay Flowers
38-George Pickens
17-Nico Collins
170-Rashod Bateman
172-Roman Wilson
34-Tank Dell
268-Nelson Agholor
261-Van Jefferson
32-Stefon Diggs
50-Mark Andrews
133-Pat Freiermuth
131-Dalton Schultz
30-Derrick Henry
89-Jaylen Warren
61-Joe Mixon

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