Fantasy Football: 5 Late Round Best Ball Targets

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My Fantasy League has leagues that seem to pick up steam following the NFL Draft and heading into standard re-draft leagues. These Best Ball leagues are commonly known as MFL10’s. Once you draft a team the work is pretty much over for the owner making it really easy to own multiple teams. They will take the best players from your team each week and put them in your starting lineup. When looking for late round picks in Best Ball formats it’s more important to look for players that could have explosive weeks rather than safety in most cases. Five players stand out as prime targets for the end of your Best Ball drafts.

*All ADP data pulled from Rotoviz

Terrance Williams | WR | Dallas Cowboys
(ADP 177.66)

There are few players that are much more appealing for Best Ball formats than Terrance Williams. He will have games like last season against the Saints where he puts up 77 yards receiving and two touchdowns or in the finale against the Redskins where he put up 173 yards. Trying to predict when these games will come is where the challenge lies often leaving owners frustrated in typical re-draft leagues. With Best Ball the guesswork is eliminated. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are back to help Williams this season and should help him be even more productive. He is a terrific guy to add as your drafts come to a close.

Ted Ginn Jr. | WR | Carolina Panthers
(ADP 159.39)

Ted Ginn Jr. much like Terrance Williams is a perfect Best Ball weapon. He has a few games a season where he goes crazy or catches a deep ball from Cam Newton and ends up in the end zone. This year should be no different even with the return of Kelvin Benjamin. Ginn had an impressive 10 touchdowns last season including a 3 week stretch where he caught two per game. I’m not sure I would expect another season like that but there will be weeks in this offense where he will be a difference maker for your team.

Keith Marshall | RB | Washington Redskins
(ADP 200.57)

Typically I like to avoid rookies in Best Ball formats because it can be hard to anticipate when a rookie may get some serious run or how productive they can be with said playing time. However, at the end of drafts Keith Marshall is absolutely worth a look. He has a legitimate chance at stealing the starting role from presumed starter Matt Jones who really only had one impressive performance a season ago. The biggest fear with Marshall is his injury riddled past which can be minimized in this format as you can utilize the best weeks of their season. Draft and enjoy the strong weeks.

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Chris Johnson | RB | Arizona Cardinals
(ADP 204.47)

Everyone is already writing off Chris Johnson mostly due to the emergence of David Johnson who had a really nice closing stretch producing great numbers in four of his final five games. He produced 99, 92, and 187 yards in the first three games of that stretch. However prior to that run it was the other Johnson that was the lead back in Arizona and produced in that role. He had 4 games over 100 yards along with a 83 and 72 yard performance. He only had 3 touchdowns on the season but as my buddy and Rotoviz writer Ty Miller points out, Johnson was used wrong. Bruce Arians figure out to use him between the tackles during last season, hopefully he can be used more effectively in red zone situations as well.

Spencer Ware | RB | Kansas City Chiefs
(ADP 210.41)

You can count me in the group of people that expects a big bounce back season from Jamaal Charles after tearing his ACL a season. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West were able to fill the role nicely for the Chiefs a season ago. Ware had 298 yards and 4 touchdowns in the three games he received double-digit carries last season. Despite expecting a big season from Charles, Ware still feels like an asset that will provide value in Best Ball formats. Charles is coming off of his second ACL injury and we can’t be 100% sure he will look the same. Ware could be a nice complementary piece to a healthy Charles and help limit his workload. He is going at the end of most MFL10’s and is absolutely worth drafting.

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