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Printable drafting tiers for 2021 fantasy football best ball leagues

Need help drafting your best ball team this season? Download our 2021 fantasy football drafting tiers.

Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills reacts in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 24, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

DraftKings will once again offer best ball leagues inside the app. You can check out the basic rules here. Best ball is different than your standard fantasy leagues in that you can’t make any roster moves after you draft. Right there is the impetus for all strategy, as we need to take into account different factors like the inability to replace your players if they get injured and the fact that only your highest scores at each position count toward your overall score and that there are no weekly matchups, as total points determine your final placement.

I’ve put together my drafting tiers for 1 PPR best ball leagues, which you can download in an Excel format or check out on Google docs below. .

Best Ball Tiers — Excel

Best Ball Tiers — Google Doc

Tiers are easily my favorite way to draft in fantasy football. Having each position individually laid out in their own columns and separated into tiers is a good way to see the whole board. And tiers allow you to see that there is wiggle room in rankings. You don’t have to be so strict that you blindly go with yours or someone else’s rankings. Instead, you can see that a group of players is considered to be in the same tier and that picking from that tier is perfectly acceptable. This game isn’t black and white and going with your gut at the time is always a good call, especially if your tiers tell you it isn’t a big reach.