Best Ball is a new type of fantasy football that has gained major traction in recent years. This is due to its unique format and lack of commitment needed. Similar to DFS, you draft once, and your work is done. Best ball is now available in almost all states where daily fantasy sports can be found, including Arizona. DFS and Best Ball launched on August 28th in the state, and Arizona Sports Betting is coming September 9th, right in time for the NFL season. This means that you can not only play fantasy but also bet on sports in Arizona. Several of the major brands like DraftKings & FanDuel are offering DFS, Best Ball, and sports betting in the state.

The NFL Season is right around the corner, and our staff has done a ton of Underdog Fantasy Best Ball drafts in preparation for the new season. Best Ball is one of the most exciting and simple ways to play, as once you draft your lineup, you don’t have to do anything else for the remainder of the year. Underdog automatically starts your best quarterback, two best running backs, three best wide receivers, best tight end, and best flex every week throughout the season. With that type of format, the upside is king in the later rounds as you’re looking for players who can break through to your starting lineup over your highly-drafted players. Once you get to the last few rounds in your draft, though, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of names and not know where to turn for that week-winning upside. The following are some of my favorite targets in the late rounds using Underdog ADP:

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Every season in the NFL, there is a ton of turnover between head coaches and offensive coordinators. Coaching can have a huge impact on player performance, and that obviously extends to fantasy football and sports betting. Both of which are now widely available throughout the United States. Arizona just launched DFS and is shooting for September 9th, NFL Kickoff, to launch sports betting. You can use DraftKings Arizona to bet on sports come that launch date. You will also be able to play DFS games with DraftKings in the state.

The following is a breakdown of some of the most notable changes among head coaches and offensive coordinators and how it impacts their players for fantasy football production this season.

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One of the most compelling fantasy football draft strategies that has been rising in popularity in recent years is the Zero RB approach in which players wait until the sixth round or later to draft their first running back. The theory here is that the running back position is highly volatile and subject to more injuries than wide receivers and tight ends. For example, of the top ten running backs drafted last year, only Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, and Nick Chubb actually finished inside the top ten at the position (half-PPR scoring) – that’s just a 50% hit rate.

Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, and Joe Mixon suffered notable injuries, Ezekiel Elliott suffered from a weakened offense due to injuries around him, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire was not nearly as involved as a rookie as we expected. Meanwhile, David Montgomery, Jonathan Taylor, and Kareem Hunt were mid-round picks who finished in the top ten, Aaron Jones was the 14th running back off the board, and James Robinson was undrafted in just about every league.

Every season, there are breakthrough running backs who unexpectedly garner significant roles in their respective offenses that place them firmly on the radar in fantasy football. Those are the guys you’re looking to pick up for Zero RB builds. The following are some of my favorite candidates at the running back position for Zero RB who are being drafted in the sixth round or later in fantasy leagues.

However, did you know that you can bet on these players? FanDuel Arizona is coming, and not only will daily fantasy sports be arriving in Arizona, but sports betting as well. If you have a player that you’re high on you can find futures and prop bets with FanDuel Sportsbook. This is a great way to make a profit from your fantasy football knowledge.

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A question we get a lot as fantasy football analysts is who is this year’s ___? Whether it’s a late-round tight end who broke through as a weekly starter or a running back who gained surprise relevance down the stretch of the season, all fantasy players would love to replicate the previous success that they or their league-mates enjoyed. After all, identifying values and gaps in the market is how we succeed as fantasy football players. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest success stories of the 2020 season and players who could replicate that narrative this season.

Remember that you can use this great fantasy football knowledge on sports betting. You could always check out prop-bets on BetMGM where you can wager on players hitting certain statistical marks in a game or on the season. You can register now on BetMGM and use the BetMGM bonus code to receive a $600 risk-free bet on the house.

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The sports entertainment world really seems to center around the NFL. Best Ball lobbies are full, and you can draft on several sites like Yahoo and Underdog right now for the 2021 NFL Season. There is a ton of excitement in the air for this NFL season and having a more normal fantasy schedule for 2021.

If you need any more proof that people are excited about the NFL, even in May, you can check out BetMGM Sportsbook’s NFL odds right now. They have futures up for every team, as well as Week 1 spreads, moneylines, and point totals. You can use the BetMGM promotional signup bonus when making your account to receive a $600 risk-free bet. The NFL is just one of your options to use that risk-free wager on.

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The odds are in, and it is clear that Trevor Lawrence is the undoubted favorite to go number one overall. Lawrence sits at -10,000 to go first. However, the odds for second overall get a bit tighter with Zach Wilson leading the charge at -200 and Justin Fields sitting at +350. QBs are favored to go earlier in this draft, with -590 odds on the chance that over 4.5 QBs get taken in the first round. With such a stacked QB class, it makes coming up with Dynasty rankings in 2QB leagues that much harder.

If you are interested in betting on where your favorite fantasy rookie pick will go in the draft you can visit WynnBet. The sportsbooks has recently launched its online platform and just went live with WynnBet Michigan. There are a ton of NFL futures including the draft. Then, during the NFL season, there are loads of prop-bets that are perfect for fantasy players who wish to bet on their favorite players to perform.

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With free agency starting to calm down, you can already quantify the impacts that players have made on teams with the odds being presented by bookmakers. While the Chiefs stay at the top spot at +500 to win the Super Bowl, there are some great odds that may be moving quickly. One team that is getting a lot of love for the newfound fantasy value that it has acquired is the Washington Football Team, who sit at +6,000 odds to win the Super Bowl. Not only has Washinton turned into a favorable fantasy destination with the addition of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the wager for them to win it all has gotten much more enticing.

If you wish to bet on sports, then one of the top bookmakers is William Hill. The sportsbook just launched in Virginia, and you can bet on the local Washington Football Team right now, with William Hill Virginia. Currently, William Hill has Super Bowl, conference, and divisional odds available. Washington sits at +6,000, +2,800, and +300 to win the Super Bowl, NFC, and NFC East, on William Hill Virginia.

The 2021 free-agent class was filled with massive names in fantasy football. However, after Allen Robinson and Chris Godwin both received franchise tags, it seemed that the class was going to be a letdown. Looking now, it seemed very few, if any, free agents really increased their value.

When looking a bit deeper, there are some winners, but the biggest winners were not free agents at all. Some of the biggest winners were players that had a value increase due to other weapons leaving the team. This leads to these winners being given more opportunities to score even more points for their fantasy rosters. However, we will touch on a couple of winners from the free-agent class, as well.

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Where the 16-0 Steelers Would Rank

The Steelers are in a rare position to go 16-0 on the season. This opportunity does not come around often, as only 12 other teams in history have started with this record in the Super Bowl era. However, many experts and pundits still refuse to crown the Steelers the best team in the NFL right now. Many argue that the Chiefs or Saints deserve that honor. Even FiveThirtyEight, the analytical sports giant, has the Steelers ranked as the 17th out of 18 teams to begin 11-0-0, including teams pre-Super Bowl era.

It is safe to say that the Steelers are not demanding the respect that one would expect from a team that has yet to lose a game, 11 games into an NFL season. Especially a team that has beat out several winning teams such as the Browns, Titans, and Ravens. However, how likely is it that the Steelers finish the season with the perfect 16-0-0 record?

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The legalization of sports betting has been reaching new states seemingly every day. Michigan is one of the newest states to join the party. Michigan is trying to go live before the end of the NFL season. Michigan sports betting is slated to go live on November 15th, 2020. On this date, three of the biggest US sportsbooks should be launching their live betting for The Great Lakes State. DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetMGM Sportsbook will all be allowed to begin taking bets. Team futures are always a fun bet, so why not take a gamble on some NFL odds when this time arrives? Here are some ideas for bets that you cannot (smiles as writing this) go wrong with.

There are a number of states with legal mobile sports betting, so if you’re one of the lucky ones, make sure to shop your odds.

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Week three has given us a lot to soak in. However, the early days of the week often give us some great lines to bet on. Whether it be spreads, over/unders, moneylines, or even a juicy future bet, scrolling through your preferred sportsbook Tuesday morning is never a terrible idea. Get the odds while you can!

Chargers +7.5 @ Buccaneers

There are a couple of spreads that jump out at me right away as favorable for bettors. The first one is the chargers at +7.5 against the Buccaneers. The Chargers, after playing amazingly against the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs, lost to the pathetic Carolina Panthers. However, it was a tougher matchup than perceived, the Panthers have a savvy new head coach and Justin Herbert is a rookie who is bound to make some mistakes. However, the biggest reason for the loss was 3 fumbles. Fumbles are often a metric that is rather random and can drastically sway a game without it reflecting on how each team truly played.

This line seems way too large for how talented the Chargers’ defense is. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have gotten to play two teams in the Panthers and Broncos who are simply not good football teams. Yes, it is that same Panthers team that the Chargers lost to, but if the Bucs got 3 unlucky fumbles their game would have been just as close. The Buccaneers are currently overrated and the Chargers underrated due to the Carolina game. Give me the Chargers +7.5 all day.

 

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