2024 Best Ball Fantasy Football Rankings & Top-200 Big Board

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Updated 2024 Fantasy Football Best Ball Rankings 7/10/2024 for Pre-Training Camp Buzz, OTAS news, & more


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Welcome to The Wolf's 2024 Best Ball Fantasy Football Rankings & Top-200 Big Board! Specifically, these rankings are designed around Underdog's Best Ball Mania V - where $15,000,000 in prizes (including $1.5Mil to 


Best Ball has become my favorite way to play fantasy. That's because all that matters is everyone's favorite part: the draft. And... because of the huge prize pool.


The general basic premise: you draft a team, and the computer automatically calculates your highest-scoring lineup each week. By the end of the season, the team with the highest total points wins (or advances into another round of a tournament).


That means no in-season roster moves or adjustments. No Sit/Start dilemmas. No Waiver Wire pickups. Your sole focus is drafting the best team that will last over the course of a full season. 


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"But Wolf, can't I just use your 2024 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings and Big Board? And dominate like I normally do on Yahoo or ESPN?"


Not quite. Although the positional rankings are largely the same, the Overall 2024 Best Ball Big Board is quite a bit different. That's because of two main differences:


1) The Market - WRs & QBs Bumped Up: On Underdog, WRs & QBs FLY off the board. This makes sense: true 25-30+ point eruptions most often come from the early-round elite WRs. Meanwhile, serviceable-to-solid RBs like James Conner, Najee Harris, and Zack Moss often linger in Rounds 8-10.  


Given this, you'll notice the big bump I gave pass-catchers. Also, an elite QB can provide a huge weekly edge, so I am much more willing to use an early pick at the position in Best Ball vs. Redraft.


2) Volatility = Easier to Stomach (in fact, it's preferred!): While I like steady, week-to-week consistency in redraft, volatile players "boom-bust" come with far less risk in Best Ball. Guys like De'Von Achane, Mike Williams, Gabriel Davis, and even Taysom Hill can be phenomenal assets -- as they won't be in your lineup for the low-floor outings, but will give your team significant point boosts when they smash. Consistent performers still are important, but big "splash" worthy players (especially for later round picks) have significantly more value in Best Ball.


3) Correlation & Roster Construction: We cover strategy much more in-depth in our Best Ball Articles, but rankings can only get you so far. Correlating your roster through stacking and Week 17 Optimization are two crucial steps, and your overall roster construction should eventually take precedence to specific player takes, rankings, and feelings.


In sum, my positional rankings are largely similar, but my Overall Top-200 Big Board changes greatly to favor early WRs. Additionally, volatile "splash" players get a slight bump up as well. 


Alright, enough of the blabber that you probably skipped anyways. Below, find my 2024 NFL Best Ball Fantasy Football Rankings and Big Board. 


Scoring: Underdog is Half-PPR with a starting lineup of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 Flex, 1 TE (no D/ST or K). I rank with those scoring settings in mind. DraftKings' Full-PPR Best Ball games also fit these WR-heavy rankings, too.


2024 Top 200 Best Ball Big Board Rankings: Higher & Lower (7/10/24)

2024 Fantasy Football QB Best Ball Rankings: Higher & Lower (7/10/24)

2024 Fantasy Football RB Best Ball Rankings: Higher & Lower (7/10/24)

2024 Fantasy Football WR Best Ball Rankings: Higher & Lower (7/10/24)

2024 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Higher & Lower (7/10/24)

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