Best Ball: 2019 Free Agent Cheat Sheet

List of the Top 2019 Free Agents

With Free Agency just around the corner, I wanted to get a head start on where and when to draft available Free Agents this year in my Best Ball drafts. I put together my own personal rankings with notes for each of the free agents at each position. I wanted to focus on where and when to draft these players in best ball leading up to free agency. You are always looking for any angle that you can find and trying to predict where players will land and what value they will have can give you an edge in drafting in Best Ball.

Most of my focus from January to March has been on DRAFT, so my draftable rounds below are based on a 12-person, 18 players, start 1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1Flex, 0.5 PPR, with no rookies included yet. Drafting in March with a 12-person draft without rookies makes rounds 14-18 pretty dicey and that is why taking some shots on late round free agents can pay dividends.

Quarterback

The big name at quarterback is Nick Foles who looks like a lock to end up in Jacksonville at this point. Behind him, Tyrod Taylor and Teddy Bridgewater are the other worthwhile names but it is still unclear if they will be given a chance to start for a team this year. In Best Ball, you can get away with drafting either two or three quarterbacks but if I was to take a shot on Foles I would want a high-end QB1 or have him part of a three QB committee.

Running back

At the running back position, we probably have the biggest names that we need to sort out. Le'Veon Bell is the standout here and right now his ADP is sitting at 11.5 so even when he lands on his new team his value will likely stay around the same spot. The next two big-name RBs are Mark Ingram II and Tevin Coleman who seem to be at somewhat of a discount for me right now with Ingram's ADP at 54.2 and Coleman's at 64.3. I suspect that both of their ADP's will move up a couple of rounds once they land on their new teams and are always on my radar in Rounds 5-7. T.J. Yeldon, Latavius Murray, Jay Ajayi, C.J. Anderson, Spencer Ware, Mike Davis, and Adrian Peterson are the best of the rest. I like Yeldon a lot at his current 145.5 ADP value as I think he can start slipping into the first 9 rounds once he finds a new home. I like taking some late shots on Murray as well as my RB5 or RB6 in the hopes that he finds a situation where he can be viewed as a co-starter or see heavy goal line work. After that, I will let others draft the likes of Ajayi, Anderson, Ware, Davis, and Peterson as I can't trust them entering the season. In Best Ball, I want a safety net of sorts and none of those players offer that for me.

Wide Receivers

Wide Receivers are the next up on the list and the list lacks a lot of star power. There are some nice names here that you will want to consider in the later rounds of Best Ball but other than the likes of Golden Tate and Tyrell Williams you are looking at a lot of dart throw type of picks at the end of drafts. Golden Tate right now has a 9th round value at his 96.8 ADP but if he lands with a team like New England or Green Bay his value will shoot up 3 or so rounds. Williams is my next top WR and I like him as a value but his ADP keeps increasing. His ADP now has him in the 12th round and usually, I will wait another round before he hits my radar. I like the plays of John Brown, Jamison Crowder, and Adam Humphries later in drafts and out of the three names I feel like Crowder has the best value. The names such as Devin Funchess, Randall Cobb, Michael Crabtree, Chris Hogan, and Cole Beasley are all avoids for me currently as I will be content in letting others draft them ahead of me.

Tight End

At tight end, Jared Cook is the big name but his round 7 ADP of 85.0 has me somewhat leery. The other names are all question mark type of players in Tyler Eifert, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and C.J. Uzomah. In Best Ball, the tight end position is one of the hardest to predict after the big names at the top but going with older injury prone type of players is a hard sell when you only have 18 roster spots available.

Below is my Best Ball - "Free Agent Rankings" with some quick notes and thoughts attached. After free agency, I will revisit this list with players new teams and ADP changes.

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with any questions. Happy Drafting!

QB Player Pos AGE Notes Draftable
1 Nick Foles QB 30 He will be a starter Yes - Round 15+
2 Tyrod Taylor QB 30 Probably in line to start a few games Maybe if he is Starter
3 Teddy Bridgewater QB 26 Needs an opportunity to start Maybe if he is Starter
4 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 37 Quality Backup No
5 Colt McCoy QB 32 Maybe starts in Washington? No
6 Trevor Siemian QB 27 Backup No
7 Robert Griffin QB 29 Backup No
RB Player Pos AGE Notes Draftable
1 Le'Veon Bell RB 27 Where will he play? Yes - 1 or 2 Round
2 Mark Ingram II RB 29 Great Value right now Yes - Value - Rounds 5/6
3 Tevin Coleman RB 26 Hope for a good landing spot Yes - Value - Rounds 6/7
4 T.J. Yeldon RB 25 Young and has shot to make impact 13+ Round
5 Latavius Murray RB 29 Wants to be starter. TD goal line guy 16+ round guy
6 Jay Ajayi RB 26 Questionable for Training Camp Questionable - Let Others Draft
7 C.J. Anderson RB 28 Showed burst at end of season Questionable - Let Others Draft
8 Spencer Ware RB 27 Year removed from injury Questionable - Let Others Draft
9 Mike Davis RB 26 Could be intriguing low cost guy Depends on landing spot
10 Adrian Peterson RB 34 Will he be Back? Questionable - Let Others Draft
11 Ameer Abdullah RB 26 26 years old No
12 Alfred Blue RB 28 Just a depth type of guy No
13 Marshawn Lynch RB 33 Could Retire/Free Agent Questionable - Let Others Draft
14 Ty Montgomery RB 26 Only 26 Years old No
15 Doug Martin RB 30 Age concerns Questionable - Let Others Draft
16 Frank Gore RB 36 Unlikely to get signed No
17 Corey Grant RB 27 Still haven't seen full potential No
18 Javorius Allen RB 28 Coming off disappointing season No
19 LeGarrette Blount RB 32 Time is running out for him No
20 Rod Smith RB 27 Backup player, unlikely to get a start. No
WR Player Pos AGE Notes Draftable
1 Golden Tate WR 31 Depends where he lands Yes WR5 type - 8+ Round
2 Tyrell Williams WR 27 Could find big Money and nice situation Yes - 12+ Round
3 John Brown WR 29 You can get him at the end of drafts Yes - Value - 15+ Round
4 Jamison Crowder WR 26 Still young and great value at ADP Yes -Value - 16+ Round
5 Adam Humphries WR 26 I prefer to let others draft Yes - Round 13+
6 Devin Funchess WR 25 Won't be back in Carolina Questionable - Let Others Draft
7 Randall Cobb WR 28 Won't be back in GB. Questionable - Let Others Draft
8 Michael Crabtree WR 32 Waiting on landing spot Questionable - Let Others Draft
9 Chris Hogan WR 30 Much like Funchess/Cobb range Questionable - Let Others Draft
10 Dontrelle Inman WR 30 Had Late season push Maybe last round guy
11 Cole Beasley WR 30 Slot guy but very few spike weeks Questionable - Let Others Draft
12 Phillip Dorsett WR 26 Young and could see value Maybe last round guy
13 Chris Conley WR 26 Interesting depends on landing spot. No
14 Cordarrelle Patterson WR 28 Has NFL value not Fantasy No
15 Donte Moncrief WR 26 Could be in for a rebound season No
16 Kelvin Benjamin WR 28 Avoid No
17 Ryan Grant WR 28 Avoid No
18 Brandon LaFell WR 31 Avoid No
19 Bruce Ellington WR 28 Avoid No
20 Kevin White WR 27 Avoid No
TE Player Pos AGE Notes Draftable
1 Jared Cook TE 32 Most value if he stays with Raiders Yes - but being Over drafted
2 Tyler Eifert TE 28 Questionable for Week 1 Questionable - Let Others Draft
3 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 27 Needs to stay healthy Questionable - Let Others Draft
4 C.J. Uzomah TE 26 Interesting last round guy 18th round TE3 type maybe
5 Jesse James TE 25 Depends where he lands Maybe 18th round TE3
6 Josh Hill TE 28 What does NO do at TE? No
7 Demetrius Harris TE 27 Getting some hype Maybe 18th round TE3
8 Luke Willson TE 29 Coming off injury/bad season No
9 Maxx Williams TE 25 May have value with a good team No
10 Tyler Kroft TE 26 Change of scenery welcomed No
11 Jeff Heuerman TE 26 No Fantasy value No