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NOTE: 2018 Best Ball drafts will close and be paid out Thursday, December 27th. Stat corrections up until close will be taken into account.

With Best Ball you only focus on the best part of season long fantasy football, the draft. Draft an 18 player team and you’re done. Each week, your top scoring players automatically start and will count toward your season total. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins.

No setting your lineup.

No waivers.

No trades.

Just draft! It’s the easiest way to play season long fantasy football. Scoring is .5 PPR just like our weekly NFL drafts.

Players who move teams will accrue points on their new team, but players that retire will receive 0’s. Draft carefully!

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  1. Duration: Team’s score points week 1 through week 16.
  2. Scoring Positions: Each week your highest scoring players at these positions will count to your season total: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, and 1FLEX (your highest scoring RB, WR, or TE that isn’t already scoring. For example, if you have 3 RB’s lead your team in scoring one week, the top 2 will count as RB’s, and the 3rd will be your FLEX that week).
  3. Team Size: 18 players. 8 players score each week. 10 don’t.
  4. Scoring: .5 PPR just like our weekly NFL drafts.
  5. Drafting: You must draft at least 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE and one more RB/WR/TE. We will not auto-pick more than three Quarterbacks from your pre-draft rankings or from projections.

Interested in looking at average draft position (ADP) of players on DRAFT? View our ADP Page.

Slow Best Ball drafts will give you more time to pick between the hours of 2AM and 5AM EST. This is designed to protect you against auto-picks during nighttime hours.

Example 1: If you go on the clock at 10PM EST, your auto-pick previously would have been at 6AM EST. Now, your pick will be 11 hours (Add 3 hours between 2AM and 5AM) and you will be auto-picked at 9AM EST.

Example 2: If you go on the clock at 3AM EST, your auto-pick previously would have been 11AM EST. Now, your pick will be 10 hours (Add two hours for the time between 3AM and 5AM) and will be auto-picked at 1PM EST.

  1. Set your pre-draft rankings from the top of the lobby. This is especially important with a pick clock of 30 seconds. Your rankings will load as the player list when you enter drafts.
  2. Choose between a fast or slow pick clock and enter a draft.
    1. Fast (30 second pick clock): Drafts take just over 1 hour on average.
    2. Slow (8 hour pick clock): Drafts span many days. If the draft isn’t finished by Wednesday Sept 6th at 9:00PM EST, the pick clock will change to 30 seconds. This is to ensure it finishes before the start of the NFL season.
  3. Complete the 18 round draft.
  4. You’re done! When the season starts you’ll be able to view a season long leaderboard.

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Players’ scores count for the NFL week that the game is played. If a week 7 game is postponed until week 9, players’ points will count toward your week 9 score.