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The FFPC is running two “Never-Too-Early” Best Ball Tournaments. Shawn Siegele and I are currently taking part in a draft for the Superflex version. Superflex drafts add several strategic wrinkles. While standard 1-quarterback best ball is far from solved, there are a few dominant strategies that most players are aware of and utilize regularly. There are still contrarian approaches that return positive win rates, but in non-Superflex best ball, it’s getting harder to find a way to differentiate your strategy without sacrificing some expected value. This is not the case in the more neoteric Superflex leagues. There’s no consensus dominant strategy, meaning there is significant opportunity for a contrarian tack to find success.
One thing everyone seems to agree on is that you need to get your QBs early in Superflex leagues. I’ve written in the past about the “QB window” in Superflex leagues, which, prior to the last two seasons, fell between Rounds 3 and 5. The ascendance of a number of elite QBs has moved the window up in both 1-QB and Superflex leagues. But what if you ignore the QB windows? What if you take, say, zero QBs in the high-leverage round? Can a Zero-QB team win in a Superflex best ball tournament? Shawn and I attempt to find out.
We drew the seventh pick. This is too late to grab the truly elite QB options, which opens up your strategy playbook quite a bit. Here I’ll present our thought process as we go through the first four rounds.