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

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Updated 2024 Fantasy Football Best Ball Rankings and Big Board - 4/4/24 for Stefon Diggs to Texans Trade & Impact (CJ Stroud to the moon;  Texans WRs Impact)


Previous Updates from Free Agency (Josh Jacobs (plus Zamir WhiteKirk CousinsSaquon BarkleyDerrick HenryCalvin Ridley, Aaron JonesKeenan Allen TradeJoe MixonMarquise BrownDiontae Johnson Traded (and impact on George Pickens), Mike Williams to JetsCurtis SamuelJustin Fields vs. Russell Wilson, & more!)


Welcome to The Wolf's 2024 Best Ball Fantasy Football Rankings & Top-150 Big Board! Specifically, these rankings are designed around the early Underdog 2024 Big Board and Little Board Drafts, which includes the 2024 Rookie Class BEFORE they get drafted!


If you're checking out these rankings in February, chances are you're a Best Ball Fantasy Football junkie like me. In case not, though, you're missing out on my favorite way to play fantasy. That's because all that matters is everyone's favorite part: the draft.


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. 


If that's not enough, Best Ball Fantasy offers HUGE potential winnings. The early 2024 Underdog NFL Big Board contest offers $2,000,000 total prizes and a $200,000 grand prize, all for only a $10 entry fee! If you haven't joined in the Underdog fun (addiction) yet, click this link or use Code RSJ to get up to $100 Matched for FREE -- it also supports your boys here at RSJ. 


"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 Brian Robinson 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.


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. Last, but not least:


3) Rookies & Free Agents = Worthwhile Stabs: After securing "sure points" in my first 5-6 picks, I love taking stabs at Rookies at all positions. Every year, a handful of rookies smash onto the scene, and I love throwing my darts at them hoping to get the Texans RB, Bills WR2, Chargers TE, etc. This similarly applies to Free Agents, albeit often with a lesser ceiling than rookies.


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 150 Big Board Rankings: Risers & Fallers (4/4/24 Update)

2024 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Risers & Fallers (4/4/24 Update)

2024 Fantasy Football RB Rankings: Risers & Fallers (4/4/24 Update)

2024 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: Risers & Fallers (4/4/24 Update)

2024 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Risers & Fallers (4/4/24 Update)

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