With the potential uncertainty surrounding the status and availability of players during the NFL season this year, we wanted to point out that there is a “Best Ball” lineup option available for setting lineups each week. Any type of league can add the best ball option if desired. If you select it for your league, it automatically submits the best starting lineup for every franchise each week. Therefore, your franchise owners don’t need to worry about submitting a lineup, which means they don’t have to worry about last minute scratches because of COVID issues. For example, they wouldn’t have to decide whether to risk starting a player during the week that is currently on COVID-IR but might be removed from the list by Monday night when they play their NFL game.
We realize this option is not appealing to all leagues, since many franchise owners feel that making starting lineup decisions each week is a vital part of the fantasy football experience. But we wanted to point out that MFL supports the “Best Ball” concept, and it can be selected as an option for any type of league (dynasty/keeper/redraft as well as auction and salary cap leagues), even if you have weekly waivers and trades. And it is available for leagues that use Total Points or a Head To Head fantasy schedule. You can select the option here on the Starting Lineup Setup screen.