Earlier in the offseason I looked at my favorite targets in Best Ball Mania IV. But a lot has changed since then. Now that we’re in the home stretch of best ball drafting season, let’s look again at some of the top targets in each round.
Using our Underdog ADP tool — now with the ability to show an ADP Draft Grid — we can find our favorite targets in every round and adjust our early-round structure accordingly. With this in mind, here are a few of my favorite targets in the first half of fantasy drafts so far. As the offseason goes on, these are likely to change, and I will update this article periodically to reflect that.
I’ve set players’ names in green if they’ve become a higher priority (i.e., new additions to the honorable mentions), become my favorite pick in a round as a result of ADP moves or other considerations, or if their cost has risen and they remain a priority pick. I’ve set players’ names in red if they’ve either become a lower priority in their round (i.e., moving from being the top pick to an honorable mention) or if their cost has dropped without becoming a higher priority at the new ADP.
Current ADP (as of August 11)
My favorite way to get a quick view of ADP and to get a sense of a player’s general range is to use the ADP Draft Grid view. This makes it easy to see the rounds in which I need to target my favorite players and to formulate a draft plan before the first pick is even made. Here’s a look at the first nine rounds from the last week of BBM4 drafts.
The Best Targets In Every Round of Underdog Drafts
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Honorable Mentions: Almost anyone
Davante Adams was the only Round 1 pick who didn’t deserve to be there last time we did this exercise. He’s since dropped out of the first, but has been replaced by one of the few Round 2 picks who it’s hard to make a case for even in the second. Nick Chubb is going at 1.12, and is the only player in the first stanza I’m actively avoiding at that cost.
CeeDee Lamb A.J. Brown
It’s almost impossible to stack Brown with DeVonta Smith and Jalen Hurts, unless you reach for Brown much earlier in Round 1. However, on occasion I will do this. Brown was the only receiver to hit the 85th percentile threshold in every single key metric that predicts future fantasy scoring and value.