2023 Fantasy Football Best Ball Strategy: NFL Team Stacks to Target in Best Ball Drafts

Written on 04/10/2023
Andrew Cooper

Look, it’s not quite “Best Ball Season,” yet. It’s more like “the 2023 NFL Draft isn’t until the end of the month but we’re desperate for fantasy football season." Well, the cure for that, of course, is fantasy football best ball. So, pop over to Underdog Fantasy, use promo code ALARM (where they will match 100% of your deposit up to $100), and quench that football thirst! In this article, we'll break down some NFL team stacks that you can target in your 2023 fantasy football best ball drafts. More specifically, we'll focus on some value teams and players that you can target in best ball leagues as they fall lower on fantasy football ADP lists. If you haven't tried best ball leagues yet, they are a great way to prepare for your season-long drafts with fantasy football rankings and fantasy football ADP always changing. So, if you're like this guy and desperate for a fantasy football draft like it's water – then dive into a best ball league and target some of these value NFL stacks below.

Stacking is a popular strategy in formats like this because it does mathematically give you an advantage, as shown in this research by Josh Larky. For those unaware, “stacking” is when you pair two correlated teammates, typically a quarterback with a wide receiver or a tight end. Now, we need to be very careful of how we go about this because you lose all of that value and can actually COST yourself value if you reach too far to complete the stack. What we instead do is this – if we already think a player is undervalued based on ADP, it makes it that much easier to stack him with a teammate. Or, if there are two players who are very close but one is part of a stack with another player we’ve already taken, we use that as a tiebreaker. Work stacking into your strategy, but don’t make it your entire strategy.

What we’re going to do here is look at some early ADPS we like on Underdog. The one contest open right now is the Big Board: Superflex so that’s what we are going to base this on - that format is 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, and 1 SUPERFLEX (where you can start a QB) so it’s essentially a two QB league where you need to try to get at least 2-3 viable options. Let’s take a look.

2023 Fantasy Football Best Ball NFL Team Stacks

Seattle Seahawks

Geno Smith – DK Metcalf – Tyler Lockett

Here’s why we are talking about this one first.

  1. We love Geno Smith’s ADP (32.9)
  2. We love DK Metcalf’s ADP (44.8)
  3. We love Tyler Lockett’s ADP (79.7)