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How to Play Best Ball on FanDuel

Jason Schandl
How to play best ball fantasy football on FanDuel.
How to play best ball fantasy football on FanDuel. /
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This year, FanDuel unveiled a new way to play fantasy football, with season-long best-ball drafts.

A great way to get your fantasy football draft fix without having to commit any time to in-season work, best ball drafts are becoming an incredibly popular way to play.

Here's how to play FanDuel's best ball fantasy football drafts.

How to Sign Up For FanDuel Best Ball

You can join FanDuel best ball drafts in the usual FanDuel lobby. Just go to the "NFL" tab and select the "Best Ball" game style.

How Does FanDuel Best Ball Fantasy Football Work?

With FanDuel's best ball fantasy football, you simply have to draft your team, and then your work is done. Every week, FanDuel automatically optimizes your starting lineup based on what your highest possible score would be for the week. There are no trades or waivers to monitor throughout the season.

How Do You Draft in FanDuel Best Ball?

FanDuel best ball drafts are 20-round snake drafts. You select 20 players, and every week your best possible starting lineup of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE and 1 2 Flex players is filled out for you.

How Do You Win FanDuel Best Ball Leagues?

FanDuel best ball leagues don't track weekly wins and losses. Instead, whichever team has the most points at the end of Week 16 wins the top prize.

Best ball drafts are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to play fantasy football. Be sure to head over to the FanDuel lobby to see for yourself what all the hype is about.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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