Best Ball Primer for 2019 Fantasy Football
Quarterback 2/3 (49% of qualified teams with 2 QBs)/(48% of qualified teams had 3 QBs)
Injury history/Bye weeks matter. In seasonal leagues I never care about bye weeks load em up! I don't even look at them. I know I'll make 6 trades 2 guys will be hurt and I'll have added 5 guys from waivers during the season. The reason why this matters so much in Best Ball is obviously you can't use trades and waivers to adjust on the fly. Because of this I will keep my ownership % lower on players with big injury histories. I also work to stagger bye weeks as early as round 2 while keeping tier rankings in mind. Do not break a tier to stagger bye weeks unless you have to. I will not own more then 2 WR or more then 2 RBs with the same bye week. I will not own more then 1 QB or 1 TE with the same bye week.
If you do DFS you already know to do this. If you have Juju as your WR1 you should be taking Big Ben over QBs in his tier. If you have Hunter Henry and Mike Williams you should be looking to add Rivers over QBs in his tier. Below is an example of a well stacked team of mine. Juju with Ben, and a Wilson stack with Moore and Dissly. Keep in mind you want to stack a maximum of 2 WR/TE with your QB once you hit 3 pass catchers it will negatively effect your win %. Stacking Deep Dive Blog available here 6/24/19.