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Best Ball has a unique strategy to it, as you can’t rely on the replacement value from waivers for byes and injuries, and end-of-the-bench guys can contribute to your score with a big week, while you wouldn’t know to start them in season-long. As a result, the rankings reflect increased value for players who contribute steady production that are less exciting picks. Stokastic’s best ball rankings take all of this into account and are adjusted depending on site-specific scoring (Underdog ranking upload support included).
Identify which quarterbacks and skill position players combine for the best value in terms of their rank in our rankings compared to their average draft position (ADP).
Breakout: An established, high-level player who will exceed his prior performance and expectations (as measured by average draft position) going into the season.
Sleeper: A mid-range player who is projected to outperform his ADP.
Deep Sleeper: An end-of-draft flier who has the potential to be a diamond in the rough.
Bust: A player who is expected to underperform relative to other players in his ADP range.
Our NFL season-long trade value chart gives you a handy reference to evaluate your trades or measure incoming trade offers. They are created using Awesemo’s proprietary rest of season projections and numerous simulations to determine a player’s value relative to the typical replacement-level player available on the waivers on a 12 team league with 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Flex and 6 Bench spots.
The Stokastic Strength of Schedule tool isn’t your regular list of good and bad defenses by week. We put Awesemo projections to work, using game lines from the 2021 season coupled with specific stats to create a rating for each matchup that isn’t solely based on last year’s performances, but rather accounts for unique situations by week for each player.
The Stokastic Fantasy Football team has profited a combined $7 million on NFL contests.
Alex has been an avid fantasy football player on DraftKings and FanDuel since 2015, amassing 38 tournament wins of $100,000 or greater in NFL DFS. His approach to fantasy is two-fold: Creating the most accurate data on which to make decisions and making the best strategic decisions based on the format of each specific game. When DraftKings and FanDuel announced their foray into season-long fantasy in 2020, Alex decided to take his talents to Best Ball. Making it to the final round of the Game Changer Best Ball tournament netted him a cool 30 G’s but no trophy. This year Alex has been in the lab even more to be able to bring home the hardware.
Dave “Loughy” Loughran has been a fixture in the DFS industry since 2014, but his first true love was season-long football. From dynasty to redraft leagues, and now especially Best Ball, Loughy has been breaking it all down for years, going back to the first show he hosted at SiriusXM Fantasy in 2015. You can check out all of his videos and livestreams at the Stokastic Fantasy Football and Stokastic DFS channels on YouTube, and follow him on Twitter at @Loughy_D.
Matt has worked in the sports industry since 2016, with focuses on NFL and college sports. He has been breaking down fantasy on his personal YouTube channel and playing in multiple leagues for years now. Between building projection models and studying prospects from their time in college, Matt has developed a natural fantasy football expertise. Currently he is busy breaking down rookies and their fantasy football prospects for the 2021 season, creating all kinds of videos for the Stokastic Fantasy Football Channel.
A middling athlete who dove headfirst into sports analytics in 2016, Matt is an NFL analyst who attempts to mesh statistically rigorous projections and counterintuitive game strategy in order to provide easily distillable and actionable advice. Matt has been a profitable Best Ball player in each of the last five seasons and loves to help fantasy gamers discover future stars before they are household names. He also enjoys breaking down inefficiencies in the habits of DFS players and season-long drafters alike. You can catch his two flagship articles, the Data Deep Dive and the Matchups column, every week on Stokastic.com.
James’ first love for fantasy sports came when he was 12 years old, as his older brother forced him into a season-long fantasy football league. He quickly became a fan of the data and crunching the numbers, which led him to an accounting degree and an obsession for fantasy Sports. James had a knack for winning online contests, always looking for edges and trying to beat the odds. In 2010 he found FanDuel through Footballguys and won a $15,000 top prize in a contest they partnered with. Along with the prize money, that led James to a writing gig with Footballguys and set the tone for his love for DFS. The last four years he has found his next obsession in Best Ball, as the draft process got him hooked in the first place. Last year James drafted well over 2,000 NFL Best Ball teams, and this year he is on pace to double that number. He also plays NBA, MLB and NHL Best Ball.
Nick Lepri has worked in the fantasy football content space since 2019 on his personal YouTube channel. He began his love for the game in 2008 at just eight years old. Now he looks to help all of his listeners and readers win their championship this season. From video content to articles, Nick does it all. You can check out his content on the Stokastic Fantasy Football YouTube channel and his articles on the Stokastic website. You can also find him on twitter @NotoriousFNTSY.
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