Based on intel from the first two lessons of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele recommends seven players as the foundation of your BestBall10s lineup.
The RotoViz Best Ball Workshop uses intelligence from Mike Beers’ Roster Construction Explorer to help you put together a team that has an edge on your opponents at every position. Last year, our individual lessons helped you to a win rate that blew away the average across the board. In Lesson 1 from the 2020 Workshop, I checked to see how this translated to overall results.
When I entered all of our lessons into the RCE, I was ready for solid results. The actual results blew me away. Lineups that followed all of the recommendations in the Workshop returned a 14.7% win rate with a whopping 68.4% finishing in the top six.
But one result from 2019 was perhaps even more surprising. Despite the results displayed in the RCE and despite what we know of best-ball logic supporting these results, owners are actually moving away from the tactics that deliver the best results. Sometimes in fantasy, presenting the exploitable loopholes will lead to those advantages closing, but this isn’t currently the case in best ball.
With the first two lessons for 2020 already available, it’s time we use that intelligence to build a foundation with specific player targets.
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