12 Late-Round Underdog Best Ball Targets for 2022
The popularity of the best ball format in fantasy football seems to be growing with each passing year, quite possibly due to increasingly short attention spans and cramped schedules. The beauty of an Underdog best ball league is the draft-and-do-nothing approach, as selecting your team can be way more of a rush than actually running a fantasy football team on a week-to-week basis.
With the shift in format must come a change in managers’ mentalities as they approach the draft, especially when you reach the latter part of Underdog’s 18 rounds. In redraft or seasonal leagues, you’re usually looking for bye week fill-ins at the end of your draft, players who’ll possibly put up a few points when your go-to starters are resting.
In best ball leagues the waiver wire does not exist—in fact, there are zero moves made throughout the season, so you’re looking to fill those last spots with players who boast high ceilings with a plethora of upside, not a safe backup who we know exactly what their potential is coming in. It may make you a tad uneasy, but it is supposed to. League winners happen when late-round players post massive weeks, spiking that manager's team to the top of the points list.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite Underdog late-round targets at each position for 2022. These may and probably will change as training camps get underway, but I will keep this list fresh and updated as ADP moves around until at least August.
Note: For this article, players’ Underdog ADP is outside of 132 (12th round or later).
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