2019 BestBall10s Review

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2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:06 am

Just a thread where I am reviewing the Bestball10s (formerly MFL10s) from 2019 - that I partook in.

Here is a link to last years thread:

https://forum.dynastyleaguefootball.com ... 0&t=170052

In the end I was able to join 12 this year - up from 10 last year - thanks in part to my success in 2018, as every year the $ I win I "re-invest" in the next year. :)

I have 1 more draft to partake in and will add that draft once it is done as well.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:52 am

First going to document positional drafting totals

12 teams x 20 = 240 picks

Draft 1 - February

29 QB
74 RB
80 WR
31 TE
26 TD

Draft 2 - February

29 QB
75 RB
81 WR
30 TE
25 TD

Draft 3 - March

31 QB
72 RB
78 WR
32 TE
27 TD

Draft 4 - April

29 QB
70 RB
84 WR
33 TE
24 TD

Draft 5 - April

30 QB
67 RB
81 WR
34 TE
28 TD

Draft 6 - May

29 QB
70 RB
83 WR
31 TE
27 TD

Draft 7 - June

30 QB
68 RB
85 WR
33 TE
24 TD

Draft 8 - June

28 QB
73 RB
88 WR
31 TE
20 TD

Draft 9 - August

29 QB
73 RB
84 WR
29 TE
25 TD

Draft 10 - August

29 QB
73 RB
82 WR
28 TE
28 TD

Draft 11 - Sept

30 QB
72 RB
84 WR
29 TE
25 TD

Draft 12 - Sept

32 QB
75 RB
79 WR
30 TE
24 TD
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:07 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team I - February
Classic (100, 5)
4H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 8

QB - Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, Josh Rosen

RB - Royce Freeman, Damien Harris, TJ Yeldon, D'Onta Foreman, Miles Sanders, Doug Martin, Carlos Hyde

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Keenan Allen, Brandin Cooks, Corey Davis, Sammy Watkins

TE - Mark Andrews, CJ Uzomah

TD - Philadelphia, Carolina

Thoughts on my team:

Unlike last year where I tried a variety of strategies, this year I decided to go with 1 strategy and keep repeating that throughout the year. The Zero RB strategy - in that you wait on RB and add a volume later in the draft. So this time, like all the other ones, will be WR heavy.

It can be risky, especially early in the year - as can be seen by the fact that I have already lost 2 of my 7 RB (Foreman & Martin). However I was able to grab Miles Sanders late, and still have a solid upside crew. The weakness of this team is at TE - I have to think at the time of the draft Eifert had not yet re-signed with the Bengals, so Uzomah was flier hoping he would be their TE1. Now he needs either an Eifert injury (always possible), or for the Bengals to roll out more 2TE sets.

In the end I think this team will finish top 6 - but won't finish top 2 without a good dose of luck.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

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My MFL10 Rosters

Team II - February
Top 3 (75, 20, 10)
4H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 2

QB - Andrew Luck, Josh Rosen

RB - Royce Freeman, TJ Yeldon, Jaylen Samuels, Austin Ekeler, D'Onta Foreman, Ronald Jones, Miles Sanders

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Corey Davis, Sammy Watkins, Demaryius Thomas

TE - Dallas Goedert, Ian Thomas, CJ Uzomah

TD - Seattle, Pittsburgh

Thoughts on my team:

A team with no luck. Literally. Funny how things can change so drastically in 6 months. At the time I thought Luck was all I would need and Rosen would be needed only for 1 week (and was still with Arizona). Anyways with automatic Zeros, for at least part of the season at QB, the odds this team is successful are pretty slim. I will hope to avoid a last place finish at least. :lol:
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:26 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team III - March
Top 3 (75, 20, 10)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 8

QB - Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford

RB - Royce Freeman, LeSean McCoy, TJ Yeldon, Carlos Hyde, Miles Sanders, Kalen Ballage, Doug Martin

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Jarvis Landry, Corey Davis, Sammy Watkins

TE - Mark Andrews, CJ Uzomah, Noah Fant

TD - Buffalo, Atlanta

Thoughts on my team:

Apart from Martin this team seems to have survived the off-season with little cost. As with the majority of my teams, as long as I can get some production out of my RBs, I should be able to rely on the WRs to carry me. Recent NFL news have made my RB corps more boom/bust hopeful. And if Miles Sanders can live up to his hype I feel confident this team could be a top 3 squad, if not better.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:34 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team IV - April
Classic (100, 5)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 10

QB - Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford

RB - Royce Freeman, Raashad Penny, Dion Lewis, D'Onta Foreman, Adrian Peterson, Jalen Richard

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Corey Davis, Sammy Watkins, Will Fuller

TE - Ian Thomas, Irv Smith Jr, Gerald Everett

TD - Minnesota, Tennessee, Oakland

My thoughts:

This team seems loaded with upside. Whether or not it will reach that upside, we shall see - just that if certain things can fall my way, this team could easily be a top 2 team. Or nothing goes my way, and it will languish near the bottom. Who knows! I just feel that as long as enough of this team Booms rather than busts, the sky is the limit. 8-) Do wish I hadnt drafted Foreman though. :oops:
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:43 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team V - April
Classic Private (100, 5)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 8

QB - Jameis Winston, Derek Carr

RB - Royce Freeman, Dion Lewis, Jaylen Samuels, D'Onta Foreman, Adrian Peterson, Ronald Jones, TJ Yeldon

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Robert Woods, Tyler Boyd, Sammy Watkins

TE - Jimmy Graham, Gerald Everett

TD - Seattle, Atlanta, Pittsburgh

My thoughts:

Some industry writers/experts say that it is a good idea to go 3 deep at Team Def in bestball. Sometimes I follow that advice, like here. However a lot of the time when I do so, I feel I could have made better use of a pick with another TE or RB.

This btw was a private league - in that rather it being filled with anonymous strangers, it was filled by people from my dynasty leagues, the DLF Forums and 1 industry writer. That industry writer imo has a very solid team, and could be top 3.

Another draft marred mainly by the selection of D'Onta Foreman. Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. At least I still have 6 other RBs with upside. Winston & Carr definitely make for a boom bust upside. This team is similar to Team IV in it seems stocked with boom potential - but I feel less confident in that eventuality. Still feel confident I can hopefully finish top 6 at least.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:54 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team VI - May
Top 3 Private (75, 20, 10)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 6

QB - Matthew Stafford, Sam Darnold

RB - Royce Freeman, LeSean McCoy, Damien Harris, TJ Yeldon, Adrian Peterson, Carlos Hyde, Alexander Mattison

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Golladay, Corey Davis, Will Fuller

TE - Gerald Everett, Ian Thomas, Adam Shaheen

TD - Tennessee, Atlanta

My Thoughts:

This is another private draft, comprised mostly of owners in a DLF league that has an active & enjoyable groupme, with a couple of others invited to fill the last spots.

I am proud of this team for a couple of reasons but mainly because I had a plan, and was able to stick to that plan without deviation. Each position is color coded - Pink = QB, Green = RB, Yellow = WR, Blue = TE & Orange = TD. I was able to go 6 WR, followed by 7 RB followed by 2 QB, followed by 3 TE and closed out with 2 TD. And despite having a weak appearing TE, I feel confident I can contend against 11 other active savvy owners.

If this team finishes top 3 it will be one of my most enjoyable accomplishments of 2019. 8-)
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:21 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team VII - June
Classic Private (100, 5)
4H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 3

QB - Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr

RB - Darrell Henderson, Royce Freeman, Damien Harris, Carlos Hyde, TJ Yeldon, Alexander Mattison, Kalen Ballage

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Robert Woods, Calvin Ridley, Corey Davis

TE - Gerald Everett, Ian Thomas, Adam Shaheen

TD - Seattle, Carolina

My Thoughts:

The last of the 3 private drafts I did - run by a guy who runs a solid group of dynasty leagues. As per usual, stacked at WR and loaded with potential upside at the RB position. I am not super high on Henderson, but in BestBall you do not need to be - if he produces, he gets put in your lineup - if he doesn't *shrugs*. Once again I was able to color co-ordinate my team, and went 6 WR, then 7 RB, then 2 QB, then 3 TE then 2 TD. Hope it finishes top 2 but should finish top 6 barring unforeseen circumstances.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:28 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team VIII - June
2x (Top 5 get 20, 6th gets 5)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 4

QB - Russell Wilson, Jared Goff

RB - Raashad Penny, Jordan Howard, TJ Yeldon, Justice Hill, Adrian Peterson, Darwin Thompson, Jamaal Williams

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, Brandin Cooks, Allen Robinson, Will Fuller

TE - TJ Hockenson, Gerald Everett, Adam Shaheen

TD - Seattle, Atlanta

My Thoughts:

With 12 teams I ended up doing 4 Classic, 4 Top 3 & 4 2x. If I keep with this draft strategy next year, I may shift a heavier focus to the 2x - because I feel a lot of my teams could easily finish top 6 without breaking much of a sweat. Of course that does depend on how successful my strategy plays out. :lol:
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team IX - August
2x (Top 5 get 20, 6th gets 5)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 3

QB - Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford

RB - Royce Freeman, Jordan Howard, Damien Harris, Carlos Hyde, Alexander Mattison, Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Williams, Alfred Blue

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, Jarvis Landry, Corey Davis, Sammy Watkins

TE - Gerald Everett, Jason Witten

TD - Buffalo, Detroit

My thoughts:

One key aspect of sticking with a draft plan, is knowing when to be flexible. I am not a big fan of owning Brady or Witten, but the value they represented at positions of need was just too big to ignore. Brady has not finished outside the top 20 at QB in 5 years and I got him at QB 21. And as old as Witten may be, all he needs to do is be TE2 material for me to benefit since I got him as TE 27. Picks like that help you be able to chase after boom bust options elsewhere. In hindsight I probably should not have gone 8 deep at RB, and added a 3rd TE or TD just to be safe - but c'est la vie!
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:45 pm

My MFL10 Rosters

Team X - August
2x (Top 5 get 20, 6th gets 5)
8H Slow Draft
Draft spot - 9

QB - Sam Darnold, Matthew Stafford

RB - Royce Freeman, Darrell Henderson, Jordan Howard, Damien Harris, Carlos Hyde, Alexander Mattison, Alfred Blue

WR - Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins, Christian Kirk

TE - Kyle Rudolph, Gerald Everett, Jason Witten

TD - Pittsburgh, Detroit

My Thoughts:

Sometimes you can get a little too cute. As usual I went 6 WR in a row - but this time I paired 2 WR of the same bye week - so 2 with Bye 7, 2 with Bye 9 & 2 with Bye 12. I do like this team though - the TE corps doesnt look sexy but I think it will be surprisingly useful.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:30 am

My MFL10 Rosters

Team XI- September
2x (Top 5 get 20, 6th gets 5)
1m Live Draft
Draft spot - 8

QB - Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford

RB - Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, Damien Harris, Alexander Mattison, Adrian Peterson, TJ Yeldon, Gus Edwards

WR - Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, TY Hilton, Sammy Watkins, Corey Davis, AJ Brown

TE - Austin Hooper, Kyle Rudolph

TD - Atlanta, Detroit

My Thoughts:

By now I have been able to refine this strategy, and combined with the 1m live draft, felt that this was the culmination of an approximate perfect draft. By that I do not mean my draft went perfectly - but that it went exactly as planned, and that I got the players I expected when I expected them and built my team as envisioned. Hopefully it plays out just as perfectly this season. :lol:
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:38 am

My MFL10 Rosters

Team XII - September
2x (Top 5 get 20, 6th gets 5)
1m Live Draft
Draft spot - 5

QB - Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford

RB - Darrell Henderson, Royce Freeman, Devin Singletary, Kalen Ballage, TJ Yeldon, Ty Montgomery, Ryquell Armstead

WR - Davante Adams, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, TY Hilton, Cooper Kupp, Sammy Watkins, AJ Brown

TE - Kyle Rudolph, Dallas Goedert

TD - Pittsburgh, Green Bay

My thoughts:

This was an interesting draft - a lot of teams ended up taking 4 QBs or going really heavy at one position, yet at the same time I found it tougher to get the players I wanted in the rounds I wanted to get them. Regardless, I still like the upside potential of this team and definitely think you can go just 2 deep at QB/TE as long as you lock down at least 1 'safe' option at each spot.
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Re: 2019 BestBall10s Review

Postby ArrylT » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:08 pm

Total Best Ball 10 Shares - Team Defence

My combined share totals of all players, divided by position.

Atlanta - 5 shares (out of 12)

Pittsburgh - 4
Seattle - 4

Detroit - 3

Buffalo - 2
Carolina - 2
Tennessee - 2

Green Bay
Oakland
Minnesota
Philadelphia
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