2019 FFPC Best Ball Winner Analysis

We’ve analyzed the 2019 FFPC dataset, looking at the players drafted, the teams that won, and try to mesh the two worlds together to identify what players and roster construction profiles yielded the best results in 2019. We have literally spent dozens of hours running the analytics, and putting together charts and analysis in these pages. The patterns are real and there are a variety of angles examined to look at what led to success in 2019.

The reports below examine:

  1. Player Selection
  2. Roster Construction
  3. Draft position

In our opinion, player experience will also factor into the success of a given roster construction. You cannot expect to simply apply a given roster construction scenario and expect success. There are FFPC players that implement what seem to be odd draft strategies that at face value may seem suboptimal. But if you know the history of FFPC, and who the successful players are, you have a different perspective of what may otherwise seem to be an odd roster combination.

Below are a series of pages that analyze a particular aspect of Best Ball construction. As this is our THIRD year of this analysis, we have the benefit of examining the trends over time, with many going back to 2017. Looking at these numbers side by side over the past three years, we are able to gauge if success is truly an ongoing pattern, or perhaps an outlier that happened in a particular year.

Analysis Description

BEST BALL

SUPERFLEX

2019 Winning Best Ball Roster Construction.

Break down all combinations of roster construction (QB/RB/WR/TE/K/D). What were the frequency and win rate of each combination?

Best Ball

(2018 data is here)

(2017 data is here)

SUPERFLEX Best Ball

(2018 data is here)

(2017 data is here)

Analyze all WINNING 2019 Best Ball Teams (came in 1st place) to identify what players were owned, and the percentage of winning teams that those players were rostered on. Best Ball

(2018 data is here)

SUPERFLEX Best Ball

(2018 data is here)

2019 Best Ball Win Rate By Number Drafted At Position.

Examine the winningest numbers of players drafted at a particular position (regardless of what was done at the other positions)

Best Ball (includes 2018,2017)

Best Ball Double Up (includes 2018)

SUPERFLEX Best Ball (includes 2018,2017)
2019 Best Ball Win Rate By Draft Slot. Best Ball (includes 2018,2017) SUPERFLEX Best Ball (includes 2018)
2019 Best Ball Win Rate By Positions Selected Within 1st 5 picks

Examine the positions drafted by teams with their first five picks across all Best Ball drafts and calculate the win rates by each combination.

Best Ball (2019, 2018, and 2017) SUPERFLEX Best Ball (2019 and 2018)
2019 Best Ball Win Rate By Starting Combination.

Examine the positions drafted by teams with their first two picks across all Best Ball drafts and calculate the win rates by each combination.

Best Ball (includes 2018,2017) SUPERFLEX Best Ball (includes 2018)
2019 Best Ball Win Rate Based on Number of Rookies Drafted (pre-NFL draft leagues)

Examine the number of rookies drafted per team (for drafts BEFORE the 2019 NFL Draft), and see the win rates by number of rookies drafted

Best Ball (includes 2018,2017)