Loving our Best Ball Drafts? Wondering what “ADP ” means next to each player? Know what it means but want more information? Haven’t joined Best Ball yet because you wanted to learn more? Miss reading my words on a virtual page? Well then do I have a blog post for you!
For those of you that don’t know, Best Ball is the best new format for Season Long Fantasy Football. It’s super simple, you draft an 18 player team and you’re done. Your starting lineup will consist of 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, and 1FLEX (your highest scoring RB, WR, or TE that isn’t already scoring). Each week, your top scoring players automatically start and will count toward your season total. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins. This means that you can enjoy the best part of the season, the draft, over and over and over again. There is NO management, no waivers, no line up setting, no nothing. We always want to be in more leagues than we can actually manage, but with Best Ball you can be in hundreds of leagues and never worry about a thing.
There are many different strategies you could use to draft your best ball team. No matter which strategy you use, you’ll probably be thinking about when you should draft a specific player. Want to draft Kenny Stills but not sure when? The first round is too high, but how long can you wait? This is where ADP comes in. ADP (Average Draft Position) gives you an idea of where a specific player is generally getting drafted. A player with an ADP of 25.6 means that, on average, he’s taken around pick 25 or 26 of a Best Ball draft. You can use a player’s ADP to give you an idea of where he’s usually drafted – and if you want him on your team, when you’ll need to draft him by.
While you’re drafting a Best Ball team, we show you each player’s consensus ADP. This ADP is an average of all 10 and 12 person fast drafts from the past 7 days. This keeps the ADP fresh and more accurately reflects player values. Want even more ADP information? Great! We’ve built a tool just for that. Ever wonder what a player’s ADP was from just the past day? Or what their ADP is in 3-person drafts only? Or what their ADP was last Tuesday in 6-person fast drafts with a $3 entry? If that sounds like something you’re even mildly interested in, then head on over to www.draft.com/adp. Knowing when to take that player you want could help you win your draft against your friends, or dominate the public leagues. Who knows, maybe it could even help you win $100,000 in the (Best Ball Championship!).
This post was written by Eric Halpert