I’ve focused on two macro strategies so far in the Underdog Best Ball Tournament. Modified Zero RB grants us more reliable access to a massive ceiling more than any other strategy. Hyperfragile RB also grants us access to a massive ceiling but comes with greater injury risk. I’ve then supplemented those strategies with two other key tactics.
First, I have a few roster construction requirements, mostly set at the onesie positions. If my first pick among these two positions is a tight end, then I want three quarterbacks and two tight ends. If my first pick among these two positions is a quarterback, then I prefer two quarterbacks and three tight ends. Given the weekly upside potential of the elite tight ends, I prefer securing one of those guys and drafting three later round quarterbacks. My running back and wide receiver roster construction is dependent on my macro strategy. Generally, I prefer a 6RB and 7WR approach when drafting a modified zero RB team. When drafting a hyperfragile RB team, I prefer four or even three RBs and nine or 10 WRs.
Secondly, I want to stack at an extreme rate. At a minimum, I want to pair each quarterback I draft with at least two of his pass-catchers. The reason to stack is the top-heavy payout structure and three individual week playoff at the end of the tournament. In those weeks, correlation will reduce the number of variables that must go right for our teams to have access to a ceiling, similar to the divide between cash games and GPPs in DFS.
With these strategies in mind, here are three teams I’ve been looking to stack thus far.