Get started with Best Ball in Yahoo Fantasy

Looking for a game that allows you to complete a draft that you can track throughout the whole Fantasy Football season without having to manage a roster? Best Ball offers just that! You don’t need to do a thing once you’ve drafted your team. Each week, the top scoring players at each position on your roster will automatically count towards your weekly score.


Best Ball offers free and paid public leagues. All you need to do is join a league and draft your team. Once you draft your team, you won't make any roster moves all season long - no adds, drops, trades, sits, starts, etc. The team with the most points at the end of Week 17 wins.


Best Ball leagues have a fixed roster with a total of 17 players on each team: 8 starters and 9 bench.


  • 1 Quarterback
  • 2 Running Backs
  • 3 Wide Receivers
  • 1 Tight End
  • 1 Flex (W/R/T)


In order to be eligible for prizes, you must edit your pre-draft rankings or make at least one pick in your draft. Once the draft starts, there's no way to cancel or leave the league. The draft begins once the league fills. Since there are no scheduled drafts, you'll also receive push notifications and email reminders when it's time to start.

All Best Ball Leagues use standard snake drafts:

  • 30 seconds are allowed per pick.
  • 1 pick per round in a predetermined order.
  • The order of picks reverses after each round.
  • Draft order is randomized after the league fills.
  • You must have players from at least 3 NFL teams to be eligible for weekly prizes.


Each week, the top players at each position on your roster will automatically count towards your weekly score. Your team’s overall score is finalized at the end of each week from Week 1 through Week 17. Weekly winners have the highest score for that given week and the end-of-season winner will be the manager that has accumulated the most points week to week throughout the entire season.


Best Ball offers weekly and end-of-season payouts. Weekly payouts are awarded to the team with the best individual week, which may not be the team leading in the overall standings.

  • Weekly payouts - process on Fridays to allow time for stat corrections. 
  • End-of-season payouts - process shortly after Week 17 has ended and the final scoring details are verified.

To withdraw your winnings, link a verified PayPal account to your Yahoo Fantasy Wallet.

See the official contest rules for eligibility, details, and prize payout info.