MFL10 of Death: The Best and Most Controversial Picks – 15 Flag-Plant Selections from Top Experts
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Shawn Siegele looks at the best and most controversial picks from Pat Thorman’s MFL10 of Death and explains how his selections fit into an overall strategy.

The MFL10 of Death is always my favorite draft to analyze. It’s loaded with the top minds in fantasy football, and it occurs at a moment in the calendar where we’re still operating with partial information on many players and teams. While many drafts hew closely to ADP, this signature league offers experts a chance to plant their flags early. We get a rich mix of strategies and player selections that are gutsier than most.

It comes as no surprise that Mike Beers was the 2022 champion. Perhaps the guru when it comes to best ball, Mike built our suite of best ball tools – a package that led to some pretty crazy results for RotoViz writers last year.

In trying to win this format, or any best ball format, Michael Dubner’s recent series is the place to start. Regardless of whether you’re new to best ball or a tournament-winning master, I consider this must-read article to be the 2022 Best Ball Bible.

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This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our Best Ball Workshop lessons in 2022, and I’ll link some of the others at the end. 

Every year, I like to look at the best and most controversial picks in the MFL10 of Death. You’re obviously getting this through my lens, and by best, I obviously mean picks I would have made had I been in a different area of the draft or had different team needs. Most controversial is not code for bad. I love that drafters are willing to flout ADP in this format, and the controversial picks give us a starting point for discussing players with complicated resumes or difficult projections.

MFL10 of Death IX: 15 of the Best and Most Controversial Picks

In Part 1, I’ll break down the first five rounds, giving you a closer look at 15 players and a starting point for understanding how each expert will attack the draft.

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Shawn Siegele

Author of the original Zero RB article and 2013 NFFC Primetime Grand Champion. 11-time main event league winner. 2015, 2017, 2018 titles in MFL10 of Death.

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