The art of fantasy football — especially best ball leagues — is rooted in draft strategy. Let’s examine some of the different ways we can attack best ball drafts to find value and weekly upside. We'll get into how to execute these ideas, along with the potential late-round draft targets crucial to deploying them.
The late-round quarterback strategy has become a wildly popular option among fantasy players, particularly in leagues that require only one quarterback starter. The depth at the position allows players to wait on the NFL's most important position yet still find a suitable starter in the late rounds. Let’s define a “late-round” option as a guy selected in the 13th round or later. Here are some of the intriguing names at their current average draft positions for the month of June, per BestBall10s.
Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers | ADP: 156.71
In 2019, Garoppolo ranked 11th in fantasy points per dropback, with a 0.51 figure that placed him between Kirk Cousins and Jameis Winston. While the 49ers are viewed as a team that favors the run, head coach Kyle Shanahan managed to engineer a productive passing attack to boot.