Underdog Best Ball Mania Bible: Positional Draft Strategies

Apr 28, 2022
Underdog Best Ball Mania Bible: Positional Draft Strategies

The foundation for being a winning best ball player is understanding positional allocation and roster construction, topics we have already mastered for Underdog Best Ball Mania tournaments with the help of 4for4’s Roster Construction Tool. Taking these concepts a step further, data from top Best Ball Mania lineups over the last two seasons can help inform fantasy managers when they should be drafting each position, in addition to how many players at each position to draft.

In the third part of this Best Ball Mania draft strategy series, you will learn about some of the most common positional draft strategies including which ones work the best depending on how your draft plays out.

For the entirety of this series, the primary metric used to measure success will be playoff advance rate over expectation. Best Ball Mania 1 and Best Ball Mania 2 had different playoff advance rates and this metric normalizes for those changes. (See full explanation here)


More Best Ball Mania Bible: Positional Allocation Guide | Roster Construction Guide | Anatomy of a Final-Round Roster | Stacking Strategy | Building a Unique Roster

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Best Ball Mania leagues are half-PPR and start: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, Flex (RB/WR/TE) with 18 total roster spots. There are no kickers or team defenses.

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