12 Late-Round Best Ball Targets for 2023
The popularity of best ball leagues seems to be growing with each passing year, quite possibly due to increasingly short attention spans and cramped schedules. The beauty of the format lies in 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 comes a change in approach to the draft, especially when you reach the latter part. 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.
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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. 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 2023. 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, all ADP is courtesy of the 4for4 Underdog ADP tool and lies outside of pick 132 (12th round or later).
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