Best Ball is a unique format because every draft pick really does count. This is not normal season-long fantasy, where we expect the bottom of our rosters to constantly churn.
So it’s very important to enter a draft with a plan for the late rounds. Below you’ll find the players with an Underdog ADP of 120 or later (as of July 29) I’m targeting.
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Note that you won’t find any RBs on this list. In Best Ball, we believe the optimal strategy is more of a “robust RB approach.” Mike Leone explained why Zero RB is not as effective in Best Ball here. Drew Dinkmeyer talked about why prioritizing RB in Underdog’s $1M Best Ball Mania makes sense here. And Pat Kerrane has proven how sharply RB hit rates fall off after Round 10 here. If you’re wondering how many RBs to take in an Underdog draft, consult my position allocation article here.
1. Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles — ADP 121.0
Last season, Carson Wentz threw for 4,039 yards and 27 TDs with a hobbled Alshon Jeffery, an overwhelmed Nelson Agholor and an AAF player in Greg Ward as primary WR targets. This year’s WR weapons were looking better, but Jeffery’s recovery from Lisfranc leaves his status very unclear and FA addition Marquise Goodwin has opted out. That leaves 33-year-old DeSean Jackson (who has missed 17 games over the last two seasons), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (who couldn’t beat out street FAs for playing time last year) and Ward as target competition.