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Best Ball: Everything You Need to Know To Play, Win

Best ball doesn’t truly heat up until after the NFL Draft, but we can still get early action in Underdog’s Big Board tournament. A $1,000,000 prize pool is nothing to sneeze at, which is why we’re cranking out content to help you in your early drafts.

Here are links to all of that content in one spot. We’ll continue to update this article with new content from now until opening day.

Best Ball Resources

Best Ball Rankings

Top 250 Underdog Rankings (Josh Larky, Ryan Reynolds)

These rankings are updated every week. All 250 players are assigned a 1-5 value. Those values communicate interest in each player at their current ADP. 

Best Ball Mania II winner Liam Murphy helps shape our rankings. Murphy has won more than $1.3 million in tournaments during the past two years.

Best Ball Drafts 

Drafting a Big Board Team with Ian Hartitz (Larky, Reynolds)

Strategy Guides, Studies

Rookie Wide Receivers are Fantasy Cheat Code (Larky)

Weeks 15 through 17 comprise the playoffs in most formats, making those the most important slates in tournaments. This explains why rookie wide receivers with high draft capital are worth targeting in fantasy football.

Breaking Down $250K DraftKings Win (Murphy)

Murphy breaks down each of his three best ball tournament wins, culminating in his $1,000,000 takedown in Best Ball Mania II.

How I Use Our Rankings (Reynolds)

Reynolds intends to draft roughly 500 teams this season. He explains how our rankings assist him in that venture.

Can Bears' DJ Moore Become Elite Fantasy Wide Receiver? (Ben Wolbransky)

An analytical deep dive on DJ Moore’s fantasy prospects on his new team. 

Rookies, Sophomores Tournament Strategy (Larky)

This will lay out a strategy for Underdog’s Rookies and Sophomores tournament. 

Player Analysis Series

Here we break down five players in each installment of this series.

Five Rookies Most Impacted by the Combine (Larky, Reynolds)

Five Early Targets (Larky, Reynolds)

How Trades, Free Agency Impacted Fantasy Football

The fantasy impact for players that have been traded, re-signed or signed by new teams. 

Quarterbacks (Larky, Reynolds)

Running Backs (Larky, Reynolds)

Wide Receivers (Larky, Reynolds, Jordan Vanek)

Tight Ends (Larky, Reynolds)

Projections for Biggest Signings, Trades of Offseason (The 33rd Team)

Rookie Primers

These will familiarize you with the incoming crop of rookie quarterbacks and skill position players.

Quarterback Primer (Larky, Reynolds)

Running Back Primer (Larky, Reynolds)

Wide Receiver Primer (Larky, Reynolds, Vanek)

Tight End Primer (Larky, Reynolds)

Coming Soon

NFL Draft Guide: Expect our fantasy-focused draft guide in mid-April.

Drafts with Guests: We’ll have drafts with various guests throughout the offseason.

More from Liam Murphy: He will provide articles and draft streams throughout the offseason.

Rookie Primer Updates: We’ll soon add ADP shifts and notable combine performances.