Savvy season-long fantasy football drafters have routinely gained an edge using the Late Round Quarterback strategy, and owners are also realizing that elite Tight Ends provide a league-tilting advantage at the position. Although many think they have figured out the QB and TE positions in season-long leagues, do these season-long draft strategies still apply to DRAFT Best Ball leagues?
Founder of the Zero-RB movement, Shawn Siegele’s RotoViz Best Ball Workshop series has explored optimal roster constructions for QB and TE in BestBall10s. Siegele’s findings alone will provide a significant structural advantage in your drafts, and I encourage you to read both articles as I will reference them throughout this discussion. Here we will build off of Siegele’s work by looking at both QB and TE roster construction together, rather than separately, to see if we can supercharge the structural advantage. In this first installment of the DRAFT NFL Best Ball Roster Construction Guide, we will determine if it is ever a good idea to roster three QBs and three TEs on the same team.
*Please note that Siegele was looking at win rates for BestBall10s, however, here we will be looking at win rates for DRAFT. The formats likely have significant overlap in successful roster constructions, but the difference in scoring and positional requirements could alter the win rates slightly.
3 QBs and 3 TEs: Is it Feasible to Roster Six Onesie Players?
With only 18 roster positions on DRAFT, dedicating six spots to just two onesie positions will leave you with only 12 remaining spots for RB and WR. Using the DRAFT RCE, we find that rostering three QBs and three TEs has had a modest 8.2 percent win rate in 2017-2018.
3QBs and 3TEs (Drafted in Any Round)