Best Big Brother US Players

The 10 best players to ever play the US Version of Big Brother. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Will Kirby - Winner - Season 2
The Evil Dr. Will is the best player in BB history hands down. In his first season he was outcasted right after the first eviction and at that time there was no point of view or special powers or game twists to save him the 20 million times he was on the block. In fact he was hated by his houseguests and America. And lets forget about his Chilltown alliance with Mike "Boogie" in this season, that was out the window by week four. It was his strategy of "everyone hates me so I could never beat you in the final two" that got him all the way to the end, when in fact after the seeing the season for themselves the houseguests decided to reward his master plan and crowning him the winner.

When he came back for All-Stars he was the only previous winner voted back into the house with the best of the best competitors and social gamers of the first six seasons, not a bunch of clueless newbies who watched one season before entering the game. The target on his back was so huge in season 7, he dared people to put him up on the block. He told the house he hated everyone (jokingly) in week 3 and still had no one vote against him, evicting Jase. With Chilltown back in action these two formed "Operation Double Date" that took them to the final four as planned, were responsible for all the members of the jury's evictions, and lied to everyone right as they were walking out the door. He was evicted in the final four, but led his buddy Boogie to win the game.

It was his combination of lies, charm, and true puppet master form that got him so far in both season. And let's not forget he never ever won a single competition in both of his seasons. Dr. Will is simply the best! And he always will be.
The "evil" Dr. Will is by far the greatest player in Big Brother history. Anyone who disagrees likely hasn't watched his seasons or isn't intelligent enough to understand the fine tuning it took to make his amazing strategy work.

Both Dan and Will used other people to do their bidding. Dan played it smooth and won; Will intentionally got himself found out just for fun and still won. Both Dan and Will got a second chance to play. Dan got three pawns to shell off and a large part of his success was due to others making mistakes. Will entered as the biggest target/only winner with the greatest players to play the game at his time aiming for him and he still managed to make it fourth although most people agree he could have easily won if he put more effort into it (him and boogie had a deal to split the cash).

Will intentionally lost competitions to make himself look weak and would lose point of view's when he was on the block just because he was so sure of himself mentally. He lead the greatest alliance in BB history and made Mike Boogie look like a decent player. He was witty, cold, manipulative, and just plain funny.

If I could take any player in Big Brother history to be a loyal teammate to me it would without a doubt be Will Kirby and if you choose anyone else you need to re-watch 2&7.
Easily the best BB player in history. While some put down his performance during HOH's and point of view's, that was the point of his game. He was behind the scenes and pulled off two miraculous come backs, Season 2 being dead to rights week after week being the #1 target of 10 people and then Season 7 being the only winner on the season and being the main enemy of Season 6 alliance, yet won Season 2 and got 4th on Season 7.
[Newest]Best. Player. Ever. Hands down. Many players would go on to base their strategy after him. There would be no Dan without him. The best forever
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2Dan Gheesling - Winner - Big Brother 10
Dan's resume:
- In 2 seasons of playing Big Brother, Dan had never evicted and had never had a vote cast against him
-so far Dan is the only player to have won by a 7-0 vote
-fun fact: in 2 seasons of playing Big Brother, Dan has been on the block 4 times. Of those 4 times, he was veto'd off the block 3 times and by 3 different house guests (Memphis (BB10), Jenn (BB14), Danielle (BB14)). Dan has never won the veto to save himself--he got other people to save him.
-Dan's funeral... Enough said ;)

The proof is in the pudding, folks. I think that Dan's performances in both Big Brother 10 and Big Brother 14 speak for themselves; he is the only player to have made it to final 2 twice and he accomplished this goal by employing 2 different strategies. In Big Brother 10, he was the nice guy who threw competitions in order to build a weak persona until he found the right moment to strike and never looked back. He was a master strategist from the beginning and that stigma was attached to him going into Big Brother 14. On his second go-around, Dan was a huge target as everyone knew that he was a dangerous player. However, even though he was seen as a major threat, he still managed to survive in the house by employing a more ruthless strategy--one that was built on cunning and manipulation. He fought everyday to make himself seem like an asset to everyone because he knew that if he didn't do that, he would have been seen as expendable (as proven the week of his funeral). He was a deadly ninja assassin. He was the puppet master pulling the strings. It was an uphill battle to make it to the end but he did it. Even when he was one foot out the door, he found a way to stay. He dominated his 2 seasons by being able to think a few moves ahead of everyone else and no matter what challenges he had to face--no matter how many times he was called Judas and confronted by enraged house guests--he had never once lost sight of the grand prize. It is for these reasons and so many more that I believe that Dan Gheesling is the best Big Brother player of all time.
Dan played an overall "perfect" game. He was a much stronger competitor than Dr. WIll, and was very good at manipulating his peers. Dan had the toughest road to conquer due to an alliance that blew up in the first week. However with perfect strategy (throwing competitions to make himself look weak) and the ability to control his emotions, Dan's target quietly diminished. When need be, Dan backstabbed, lied, and dominated the big brother house. Dan Gheesling is the greatest Big Brother player of all time.
Dan was definitely a much better player than Dr. Will. First of all, he won his first season without winning a SINGLE HOH competition. Not one. Second, he didn't do any of the dirty work he needed to do to complete his master plans: he was one step ahead of the game, and knew how to convince anyone else to do anything at all necessary to carry himself further in the game. And if THAT isn't impressive enough, after having done all of that, with everyone seeing it at home as they watched season 10 on their own televisions, he did the same thing AGAIN on season 14. Even with people knowing what kind of player he was, and knowing that he could manipulate anyone, he was still able to yet again play/manipulate everyone in the game to carry him further for yet a second season. Dan Gheesling clearly is the best Big Brother player of all time. Even after winning a season, he went to the final 2 for a second time. No other player has ever done that in Big Brother history. Dan is the only player to have ever come that close to winning a second season of Big Brother.
[Newest]He was the modern boss of this game
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3Janelle Pierzina - Third Place - Season 6
A few points I would like to make about why Janelle is the best.
1. The Queen Bee was a competition BEAST, 3 HOH's in six weeks bb7.
2. She Eliminated Dr. Will from season 7 (Despite he and Boogie believing they had her "wrapped around his finger")
3. She is the only one who deserves a spot in the top 4 who did not use manipulation as a strategy, she was pretty straight forward
4. She made it to the final three twice and I will go so far as to say that the only reason she never made final two was strategy on someone else's behalf as both people who voted her out knew they couldn't win against her in the jury.
5. Also I will brashly state that in bb7 had it not been for a technically in part 1 of the three part HOH comp she would have made the final two, taken Erika, and won.she would have single handedly evicted both Chilltown members.
6.She made the final three against arguably the strongest house in bb7 (dr. Will, Boogie, Kaysar, James, Danielle, Erika, Marcellas, Alison..etc)
The buxom blonde took the house by storm. Winning challenge after challenge, always speaking her mind, and giving the fans someone to root for.
Best competitor in BB history. Won more competitions than anyone in one season. In the All-stars, she won 4 HOH's and 5 POVs. She was always the target but managed to deflect it in both seasons! She made it to the final 3 in both her seasons and deserved to win them both
[Newest]Great competitor, but a poor strategist.

4Danielle Reyes - Runner Up - Season 3
Played the best strategy ever used in Big Brother history. She created a secret alliance with the most likeable guy in the house. She acted as if she was in an alliance with one side of the house and Jason on the opposite side and fed each other info while no one discovered their pairing. If either side won HOH, they would convince them not to put the other up. She used the "keep your mouth shut and your ears open" approach and everyone thought she was a weak player, hence why she was never nominated. Had there been a jury, I know for a fact we would be talking about the winner of BB3.
Played a nearly flawless game. Would have won if there was a Jury House.
With Danielle losing BB3 to Lisa just shows poor sportsmanship because the houseguests hated Danielle for her ruthless acts and they forgot she did this all for her family. Lisa however didn't deserve a single penny out of that half million because she only did three things you can remember 1. She created peanut butter bikinis 2. She slept with Eric and 3. She floated. Picking a bartender over a mother is plain cruel. And her all star season her villainess status changed she was less villainous but still willing to win and made it to top 6
[Newest]Awesome entertainment from Daniel Reyes Season 3!

5Dick Donato - Winner - Big Brother 8
The loud mouthed father managed to get to the end with his daughter by his side. Something no other pair has ever managed to do.
1st season 8/ had to leave season 13. He was an good overall player good social game he was a good competitor and won over the jury even though he gave them a hard time in the house. Season 13 he made a good alliance had a great start could have won. Personally my favorite!


He's the best! In my opinion and deserved to win the season of big brother 8 its sad to see him walked because he deserved to win this season as well oh well daniele the runner up can this win it though gl daniele and others this season on big brother
[Newest]Terrible player. Used the loudmouth tactics to get what he wanted, yet at the same time kept putting a bigger target on his back. Wouldn't have won if it wasn't for the America's Player twist, and Danielle. Players like Russel, Amanda, and Zack who used this same strategy were not successful because they were not in a rigged season. This proves that this strategy is not good to use.


6Daniele Donato - Runner Up - Season 8
She carried her dad through the game. She ended up in the final two chair but lost to her dad even though she won 2 HOHs and 5 POVs. Personally I think she is one of the best house guests to ever play the game.
One of the best players to ever play Big Brother. Amazing competitor, great game player. She left too soon in season 13 but I hope to see her in an upcoming All Stars season.
Her and her father both put all they had into it! They worked their hardest to get to the end and never let anything stop them! I think they are probably the best duo that could have ever played!
[Newest]To be honest I think she could be number 1.

7Mike Malin - Winner - Season 7
Boogie is the bomb and has at times had the same drive to win just like Dr. Will, but him and Dr. Will had targets on their backs all season seven and still had Boogie win, he is definitely the best because he won all-stars. Winners have even thought he was a huge threat, hence why he didn't want to enter the house as a houseguest in season 14 and he was the only coach to not vote to join the game, he knew he was too big of a threat, Dan played a dirty game lying to everyone, Boogie is definitely the legend I would want to have on my alliance, him and Frank lasted longer in the house in season 14 than they should have. He is definitely the best player in the game ever
he won all-stars which put the best against the best!
The best. He won all stars with the best startegy hang behind will and jet in, this is an absolute abomination that he's not in the top three
[Newest]He should be in the 2 spot

8Derrick Levasseur - Big Brother 16
Derrick is by far one of the best big brother players. No one realises that he is the one running the house and that he is behind almost all the reasonings for the nominations and evictions. He is at the moment the only person this season to not be put on the block and that is because everyone trusts him 100% in the game. He is playing with class and honesty and the alliances he has made have been well thought out in advance. Derrick Levasseur is one of the smartest game players to date. He is going to be seen as one of the best manipulators to ever play this game. HITMEN ALLIANCE FOR THE WIN.
Will was the self-proclaimed puppet master in season 2 and 7, but in season 2 he was actually the most targeted and hated player. Dan was never nominated because he was viewed as the low man on the totem pole and never a threat. Dan never "controlled" the house and was never making any decisions, but rather making the best decision for himself all game. Derrick has done something that no other houseguest has ever achieved. Derrick has single-handedly puppeted every single player this season, having a say in every single eviction and was NEVER nominated over the course of 55 combined nominations and renominations.

Derrick has not only played the weak card as Dan and Will did, he has played the mastermind, the puppeteer and the kingpin, but was never taken out by his own alliance a la Matt Hoffman, Kaysar and other alliance leaders. With Derrick winning BB16 he has solidified as the third member of tier 1 Big Brother players essentially playing a perfect game.


Derrick had been manipulating the whole house the entire time while allowing either Frankie, Zach, or Beast Mode to think they were running it. He always got what he wanted, but allowed others to take the fall for it. He was able to complete the Team America missions while keeping that a secret, even from Cody. Whenever anyone started to see Derrick was truly the mastermind he would cause them to go out the next week. The entire jury reliesed that and that's why he won. Although he wasn't a competition beast like Beast Mode and Frankie, he was able to avoid being put up on the block by influencing the HOH to put up other people. Yes Dan was never voted against, but Derrick never gave people the option to vote against him. Derrick definitely deserve to be known as the best player ever, but if not that title than the only suitable one for Derrick is second place to Dan
[Newest]Flawless game, was never on the block
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9Jun Song - Winner - Season 4
Jun is an amazing player she is known for perfecting the floater strategy plus her game was nearly flawless she was never endanger of being eliminated. Using cooking in the kitchen to listen to others strategy was great and because of that she was always in a comfortable position. She also made a finale 2 pact with the most hated player that season to ensure her win. She was the best thing of BB4.
Season 4 winner Jun Song perfected the floated strategy and won by taking the least liked person to the finals.
Outsmarted everyone in the house. Solid win.

10Eric Stein - 5th Place - Season 8
He honestly had the potential to be the best player of all time. The problem was that he had to do what America told him to do, and the remarkable thing about it was that no matter what he had to do, he found a way to not only make that happen, but keep himself in the game despite the target it put on him. He was able to flip alliances at any time to get America what they wanted, but unfortunately for him, at the top five, he was eliminated by the people America made him save, who he otherwise would've evicted weeks earlier.
I am 90% sure Eric would have won if he wasn't America's Player. The way he handled himself in the game, and thought every single route out, shows how genius his playing and tatics are. He had several chances to get the Donato's out of the game, unfortantly, he couldn't due to his AP statis.
I loved Eric! For sure my favorite player to play the game. He definitely had the potential to win the game with his smart tactics but unfortunately the America's Player ruined some of his potential. None the less, he was the master of persuasion and did the best a houseguest could possibly do in that position.

The Contenders

11Hayden Moss - Winner - Season 12
Hayden was part of the best alliance in history and had a strong social game and made the correct decision in taking Lane over Enzo to the final 2 because he would not have won if he was sitting next to Enzo.
Hands down my favourite player in Big Brother! Personally I think Dan is the best but I couldn't vote against Hayden!
Won competitions while having a strong social game Dr Will and Dan didn't win as much comps as Hayden did. Hayden also made smart decisions throughout the game. He will definitely win the next BB All Stars
[Newest]A decent winner, used a leader strategy to take the best alliance the show has ever seen to the end.


12Rachel Reilly - 9th Place - Season 12
Probably the only person in big brother history that was both an emotional train wreck and a very good big brother player at the same time. How she won Big Brother 13 was a little bit of luck (in the form of convenient twists) and a lot of heart and determination. Would not be surprised if the producers asked the red head to come back for a third outing.
Rachel is awesome I loved her from the time she stepped in the big brother 12 house. Then she met Brendon loved her even more. I cried when she was evicted because I just loved her attude toward ther people in the house. When she walked back in the big brother 13 house I screamed I was so excited. Cried when Brendon was evicted 3 time in 12 months. That has to be a record. Screamed when Rachel won 13 and was surprised when Shelly voted for her.
Greatest comeback story in reality T.V. History. Was the most hated houseguest in season 12 and at the start of season 13. Yet towards the end of season 13, America began cheering for her and was happy when she won.
[Newest]Terrible player. In season 12 she had no strategy. Had a poor social game, and had everyone hate her. Basically left herself on a deserted island with Brendon. She clearly showed us how you don't win the game.

13Ian Terry - Winner - Season 14
Survived an early scare, and then positioned himself extremely well going down the line. Ian was in a "golden" position from Day 4 all the way to Day 48 -- the only people really going after him were people that would never be able to win HoH (Jenn, Joe, Ashley), while the ones that could win comps and wanted him out were evicted very quickly (JoJo, Willie, Janelle).

Sure he was clueless of any voting dynamics from Day 62 onward, but that's only 13 days of game, and he had a very good grasp (if not the best) of voting dynamics during the first 62 days. Also, to his credit, it doesn't really matter, as he nearly won out from Final 9 onward. $500, 000 well-earned.
When Dr. Will says you're going to win halfway through the game, you got a good shot. He was a strong player, but was never even considered a threat until just before the final votes were cast
He beat out several legends of Big Brother, and almost won unanimously against Dan Gheesling. Ian is such an underestimated winner. He did everything right.

14Alison Irwin - Runner Up - Season 4
Although many have since tried and failed, Alison Irwin is the only houseguest in history to use her looks and flirting to take the Big Brother house by storm. Whether she was swapping spit with Nathan or climbing into bed and making out with her ex Justin, Alison had most of the guys under her spell at one point or another in the game and ran that house. Not to mention, she was a good competitor and won a number of competitions to boot. She only lost because the jury was bitter and didn't approve of her or the way she played the game, and she stands next to Danielle Reyes as the most robbed houseguest of all time.
Loved her! She used everyone for her dirty work, and if the jury had not been so bitter, she would have been the winner of Big Brother 4. I was appalled when she was first out of All-Stars
This competitive beauty queen used nearly everyone in the house to her benefit before being deemed too unlikeable by the final jury.
[Newest]She had a phenomenal strategy and I think she deserves to be much higher

15James Rhine - 7th Place - Season 6
Best veto player to step into big brother. Changed the way big brother ran the veto competition by having random draw rather houseguest choice. James is the king of veto and should be ranked at least in top 10.
Holds the record for the most point of view wins in history. He was a target throughout Season 6 because of him playing both sides of the house. When he tried aligning himself with Ivette he all but ruined his chance at a half million. Still a great competitor in my book.
Let's put him, Donny Thompson, Janelle, Daniele Donato, Shane Meaney, and Brenden Villegas into one season to finally settle this once and for all: who is the king (or queen) of The Power of Veto? He was a threat to his competition, and was evicted mid-season in BB6 when Howie made one of the dumbest game moves as a Head of Household ever. A year later, he had the same amount of luck, as he was stopped short in the jury for putting his trust in the hands of Batman and Robin of the All-Star house. Great Guy, Bad Luck, I'd love to see him back some day.


16Britney Haynes - 4th Place - Season 12, 8th Place - Season 14
Britney is one of the most underrated players in Big Brother history.

In her first season, she managed to convince her biggest enemies (Brendan and Rachel) that she was in their pocket and probably would have had their jury votes in addition to Matt and Regan. She was a fierce competitor, winning 4 POVs and an HoH, and was well liked by everybody. She was the underdog hero that probably won if it wasn't for the Brigade (and even then, if her or Lane had won the final four veto, she would have beaten Lane or Hayden in the final 2).

In her second time around, she wasn't as much a competition beast as a power broker. She had the entire house invested in her and still managed to keep the target off her back. It was only a combination of Dan's brilliance and Frank's idiocy that sent her home.

Finally, she's the undisputed QUEEN of the Diary Room. Enough said.
Dan Gheesling himself, in his website blog, wrote "As if the combination of being able to win challenges and having a pulse on the entire house wasn't enough, she was able to wrap people around her (tiny) fingers. Britney had Shane locked down until his showmance got in the way. She also had Ian on a very tight leash (pun intended) and what was more impressive, is that Ian seemed to enjoy doing her bidding at any time...because of all these reasons is why she scared me most in this game and earned the #1 ranking amongst all the houseguests this season."
It was a treat to see her she was the good witch of big brother 12. She constantly made fun of Brendan and Rachel which is ok with me and I think she knows who America hates which is probably why people love her because making fun of the people who America hates is awesome. Thank you Britney you're a goddess at the game
[Newest]She got blindsided in her two seasons. Very unlucky because it's tough playing with the best. Clearly she had no chance since she played with the brigade and Dan.

17Frank Eudy - Big Brother 14
Frank is a great Big Brother player, beloved by the fans. Week 1, he got screwed by a scheming liar named Willie Hantz. Luckily, Boogie and he convinced the house to keep him over Kara, someone who wasn't a threat at all. The next week, he won HOH and after that, his arch-nemesis Willie was expelled for being violent. So, he nominated Britney's team and eventually evicted Jojo. In Week 3, he nearly got out, but he was thankfully saved by the Coaches twist. In the next week, he formed an alliance called the Silent Six, consisting of him, Boogie, Danielle, Dan, Shane, and Britney. They blindsided a huge threat Janelle. The next week, he wins HOH again! He nominates two floaters and one of them gets evicted, so he gets respect for that. Then, Shane won HOH and nominated him. He won point of view like a boss, but his closest ally was evicted. Then, the Fast Forward happened and he won point of view, throwing Ian's plans in the trash. But it caused his showmance to be evicted. This left him alone in the game, expected to leave next. Until, he wins HOH yet again and nominates the closest pair in the game, Dan and Danielle. But Dan, the mastermind, pulls off a great plan and Britney is sent home. Frank had a good shot at winning this season if it wasn't for Dan. He's not the best player, but he may be top 10.
One of the best competitors in Big Brother History. Target since day 1. Only got to cast a vote twice through 64 days in the house because he was either HoH or on the Block. Helped get out on the best players of all time Janelle. With the help of his Chilltown partner Mike Boogie.
I agree that Frank was trustworthy and an animal during comps, Dan went too far with some of his deception. YOU should be able to LIE without swearing on the bible, on your wedding ring, or on your children. That becomes tasteless, & classless.
If there ever is an All Stars 2 in the future he deserves to be there. Week after week he was a target because of his athletic abilities and his association with Mike Boogie. He might have placed 7th if given a second chance I think he'll make the most of it.

18Matt Hoffman - 7th Place - Season 12
Most strategic player in his alliance, The Brigade. Played most of the house into being his allies.
Created a lie about his wife being sick for sympathy, could have worked very well if he got to the end. Probably could have won if he hadn't lost the Brigade's trust.


He's held one of the most precious possessions in big brother the diamond power of veto I was afraid he was about to go home in that eviction then Brendan the idiot was shocked and thank god that phony Kathy went home before he did
I think the brigade wouldn't of made it to the end whith out him.

19Nakomis Dedmon - 4th Place - Season 5
Nakomis, in my opinion, is one of the best players ever to enter the Big Brother house. She was a very capable competitor, winning 3 Head of Households and winning the Power of Veto to save herself from the block. Not only that, but she had a strong alliance, of which she was the unspoken leader. The main reason I believe she is such a strong strategist and player, can be said in four words: the six finger plan. This plan was one of the most initiative and intelligent ideas ever conjured up in the show's history. And if it wasn't for her, we wouldn't have what is now considered 'backdooring'.
The Six Finger Plan was one of the smartest, most impressive moves in Big Brother history.
The gothic chick that no one expected to do well came charging out of the gate with one of the series' best strategic moves - The six finger plan.

20Mike Boogie - Winner
He had a beast social game for his first two seasons and was a beast in physical comps in all 3 he is one of the best to ever play and always will be.
Such a mastermind, came back in season 14 but had his fate sealed by a 23 year old Chemistry student, Ian.

21Drew Daniels - Winner - Season 5
Flipping on his alliances and booting some of his closest pals helped this quiet guy win Season 5. Being likeable, handsome, and under the radar didn't hurt either.
The dude was not afraid to get blood on his hands and had an amazing well rounded game.
Drew played probably one of the best games to play
1) He was selected for every Veto competition and back then the HOH and nominees selected the competitors for veto.
2) He was never a final nominee for eviction. Meaning he never faced the chopping block.
3) He was the first Houseguest to set the records for most HOH's (4 and this record has only been tied not broken)

He played an amazing game.


22Memphis Garrett - Runner Up - Season 10
Memphis was very underrated he had a huge target on his back after winning the car and still made it to final two. I think Memphis and Dan had an equal part in getting the renegades to the end.
"Played a good physical game, and a pretty good social game too. Also him and Dan made one of the best alliances ever"
Memphis is a great lover

23Jeff Schroeder - 7th Place - Season 11
Was a breast at chimps and protecting Jordan. Also had a great social game.
He played really hard and backdoored Daniele in season 13 but the clown shoe sealed his fait.
Probably one of the best game moves in BB history was from him using the Coup d'├ętat! Probably the reason why he stayed longer in the game.


24Maggie Ausburn - Winner - Season 6
If people were objective Maggie would be at the top of the list. She was a master manipulator and did an amazing job of controlling her alliance. She got them to do all of her dirty work while she sat back and made the next moves. Also, how can anyone rank Janelle ahead of Maggie? Maggie totally outplayed Janelle when it came to strategy and that's what counts most in BB. No one is going to win just being a good comp player. In one brilliant move Maggie started the chain reaction that led to the demise of the Sovereign Six. That move was convincing Howie (HOH at the time) to put up two of his own people. For being such a great strategist Kaysar wasn't even in the same league as Maggie. Maggie is the best to play this game with Dan, Dr. Will and Danielle Reyes (in no particular order) being very close behind. People like Janelle don't deserve to be in the top 10.
A very underrated winner. Was the star of the season 6 not Janelle. Right after her partner leaves and she is the next biggest target she wins HOH and makes an alliance with people she could trust. Then throughout the rest of the game she plays a smart game by staying under the radar by keeping her mouth shut even when attacked by the other side of the house. She tries not to be the one in that alliance that shines the most through her words and actions. Maggie was very loyal to the friendship and ended up having the least target out of anyone in that group. She doesn't get a lot of credit for perfecting the collaborator strategy.


Maggie is an underrated winner. After losing her secret partner, Cappy, she created one of the most notorious alliances in the history of the show: The Friendship. She was the unspoken leader of this alliance and manipulated them to do her dirty work. Possibly her best move was to convince the other members of her alliance that if they betrayed The Friendship, no one would vote for them to win the money. Maggie was the best alliance leader in Big Brother history and one of the most deserving winners.
[Newest]She may be hated, but the woman led a cult. enough said

25Jordan Lloyd - Winner - Season 11
Did not play the game, however it was her personality in the house that helped her win the game. Won for 3 reasons. First she had Jeff who was a bigger target than her, and at the same time it was tough to get him out. Second of all, she is probably recognized as the most nicest person in big brother history so who would have anything against her in the house? Third of all, she was a weak player and competitor so everyone would want to take her to the final two.


Had a heart of gold, she hardly won but she won because she was making deals and being nice.
She was the Nicest Player in big brother history and had a great social game-she also won comps. She also didn't let anyone tell her what to do.

26Jason Guy - 3rd Place - Season 3
He kept his head and his alliance. Being able to stay loyal and stay quite got him and Danielle through season 3. Best alliance ever.

27Helen Kim - Season 15
She has the control over the right amount of people and is playing an impressive game where she is being nice and friendly to everyone, then taking in Aaryn and GinaMarie after all the chaos so she can still hold the numbers once a couple of people go.
Ran the whole house at the beginning of the game, however her game got ruined by Andy.


She gave public speeches that almost hypnotized people to do whatever she said.

28Diane Henry - 3rd Place - Season 5
She kept a balance between her alliance with Drew, and her group alliance with Nakomis, Will, Karen, and Adria. If someone in her group alliance won HOH, she was safe, and if someone in Drew's alliance won, she could talk him into getting his allies to save her. She could also talk him into getting out some of his own allies. She made a fatal mistake by sticking with Drew and Michael and getting rid of Karen and Nakomis, because she was out in third, and Drew and Michael got rid of the coattails they've been riding.
Diane would have gone down as one of the all time greatest big brother players if she hadn't spoken in her sleep that one night in the final three week with Drew by her side. Unfortunately as well, she was in a bad place in her personal life at the time of the All-stars season.
By far the best player of BB5. The only reason I see her being so far in the ranking is her poor performance in the all-star

29Nicole Franzel - Season 16
She was the only person that realized Frankie was running the house, and turned the house against Frankie and Christine, two people that had a perfect road to the finals. She was the only person in her season that was brave enough to make a power move, and she deserves a lot of credit for that
Nicole could had went way farther in this season had not been for the stupid Team America twist that always saved Frankie from eviction. If there is an All Stars 2, she should be at least one of the 20 contestants up for consideration.
She is feared by a lot of the guys in the house, because she knows how to make a big move
[Newest]Nicole should be tenth

30Donny Thompson - Season 16
Donny has a great attitude towards all of the houseguests that they all love him, making him a huge threat. If Donny makes it to the end it is almost guaranteed that he will get the money because of everyone's fondness of him. Without being in "the loop" Donny still knows everything going on and warning the houseguests and gaining there trust. If Donny doesn't win, I will be very upset. TEAM DONNY!
Big brother is a game of numbers, so if you are a beast socially and competitively but don't have an alliance, then you will be TAKEN DOWN!


We have the same last name he is my family pick for the win and the america favorite vote so pic DONNY so a TEAM DONNY

31Kevin Campbell - 3rd Place - Season 11
Barely got into conflict, and that's why he made it so far.


32GinaMarie - 2nd Place - Season 15
She's great she slid through when needed and made big moves at perfect moments she let her best friend go and got rid of 2 good players and also made a dominate alliance
Funny, out-going, and not afraid to make BIG moves
She is evil and racist andquite frankly a follower. the only reason she made it so far was because she wasnt even a threat and no one even cared if she stayde or left

33Shane Meaney - 4th Place - Season 14
Won lots of comps. Was in two alliances. Extremely underestimated.
Amazing Player, but are not smart enough to realise Dan's plan

34McCrae Olson - Big Brother 15
McCrae got good strategy and says what's needed when needed, and calms Amanda down
Doing what he's told
Hands down the best stratagist in his season and certainly top 3 for the game. Baring his relationship with Amanda he wins his season

35Natalie Martinez - Season 11
If I have to choose between Natalie and Dr. Will as a best player in BB history I will vote for Natalie. She did definitely more than well-known Doctor. She not only manipulated, lied, schemed, but also came to BB house will brilliant strategy. Acting as a 18 years old girl, which every houseguest treats like a little sister and not as a strong player, competitor. She was playing BB game 24/7, but unfortunately her effort wasn't appreciated by many fans (still can not understand a lot of haters).

She MUST be in BB All Stars, because it will not be All Stars without her.
She deserve to be in BBAS. She is one of the best players in BB history and Her strategy was brilliant, I don't know why people hate her, they are dumb and can not understand that her immature behavior was part of the excellent strategy. That was perfect psychological game. She was totally underestimated by people, such a amazing strategy.
If it is one thing that Natalie did well and right in the house, it was to LIE! It was unfortunate that the jury was bitter of that and chose Jordan instead. Should of won over Jordan because she played the game.


36Keesha Smith - 4th Place - Season 10
Keesha had a fantastic social game. She made it to fourth place because she was able to flip flop sides in the house and kept herself out of the line of fire by aligning with people who had bigger targets on their backs (like Libra). She went from the outhouse to the penthouse on multiple occasions. Having been on one of the most intense seasons of the show, she proved what a great competitor she really is. I hope she comes back for an All-Star season!

37Zach Rance - Season 16
Zach is obviously one of the best players ever to play Big Brother, even though his life in the house was short lived. He talked people out of evicting him earlier in the game (just like Dan), and openly hated everyone without much consequence (exactly like Dr. Will). Zach was a great player, and definitely could've gone much farther in the game had he not really blown up towards the end. ZachAttack is way to much of a character for Big Brother to just "let go". I'm pretty sure we all know it's save to say, we'll be seeing much more of Zach.
By far my favorite houseguest ever! Nicole, Zach, and Donny were the smartest and most entertaining people in a house full of big dummies and babies who refused to make big moves. Wish one of the three had won, but hopefully they come back for another Allstar season!
I think Zach played one of the best games and by trekking the truth it kept him longer because he can't lie without getting caught and he can't keep a secret witch made people wanna keep him in longer I think it was getting so close to Frankie is what screwed his game up.
[Newest]Zach Attack forever I loved him and all his talks about fruit loops and dinguses and a hell lot of entertainment and he also made the best exit ever be threw fruit loops at those dinguses I just hope we get to hear fruit loop dingus in the future

38Michele Noonan - 4th place Big Brother 11
She was the nerdy girl nobody expected to do well, and yet she made it to the final four by winning competitions, staying under the radar and making the right deals with the right players.
Shes right up there with Danielle Reyes that could had won her season! I liked the fire in her as competitor and was able to make moves in the game. Liked her a lot.

39Ragan Fox - 5th Place - Season 12

40Michelle Costa - 7th Place - Season 10

41Kaysar Ridha - 10th Place - All Stars
Most strategic his powerful gameplay was his downfall

42Aaryn Gries
Even Though She Was Hated She Would Have Won In The Final 2 simply because everyone hated her and she still made it!
Why would you like her? She was a racist!


If your going to go into the BB house and say racist remarks to your fellow houseguests, then you don't know how to play the game.


43Cody Calafiore - Season 16
Played the game for Derrick, not for himself. Although he had a good strategy of flirting with girls to further his game, he was used as a puppet and is therefore a terrible player.


Where have you been! Bomb squad is gone

44Hayden Voss - Season 16
Vosser is a beauty

45Jessica Hughbanks - Season 8
Great social game.
Made top 6 unnominated.

46Sharon Obermueller - 4th Place - Season 9
She played the perfect pawn role. Stayed out of the line of fire. She was able to tell when someone was lying and that got Matt out. She was screwed at the final four hoh competition.

47Dustin Erikstrup - 9th Place - Season 8

48Adam Jasinski - Winner - Season 9
While he had problems after Adam played a good game he formed alliance and they got there enemy's out week after week and brought Ryan and Shiela too the final three knowing no matter who won he was in the final two

49Judd Daugherty - 5th Place - Season 15
My favorite player of all time!

50Devin Shepherd - Big Brother 16
Although his veto move cost him his game, he stirred up the house. He divided it where it needed to be. He was such a fierce competitor. If it wasn't for Donny, he would still be in the game. He could of easily defeated Caleb. If he didn't fall for Brittany's tactics, he would be in there. His pluses now: he was aggressive and everyone feared him. Everyone except Derrick and Cody. Beast mode Cowboy Caleb feared him. His head was in the game, he was just too out there. Watch his time in the Big Brother house and think about it.

51Roddy Mancuso - 6th Place - Season 3
For Danielle - biggest rival. He was many times nominee and always survive.

52Jameka Cameron - Season 8
Let her religion get the best of her in playing the game well.


Best strategic player
Best physical player
Best player.

53Brittany Martinez - 13th Place - Season 16
She was evicted way too early but it was only because the guys knew they couldn't manipulate her and they realized she was a force to be reckoned with if she stayed in the game

54Porsche Briggs - 2nd Place - Season 13
Only strategized when she needed to, won the crucial competitions, and played a good social game where she was never seen as the head of her alliance. Unlike Rachel, who only played based on winning competitions, she played all three strategies(competitive, strategic, social) and even Evel Dick admitted she played great. Unfortunately, others were too busy kissing veterans butt and helped Rachel take the win.
Same as the previous comment. Jeff said she slept the first 50 days. Why wouldn't she if she had the golden key? You saw what happened to Dani when she made a move while she was safe. And people are wrong when they say she was a floater. Think about it. She was with Rachel at the start, and flipped sides ONCE after Rachel screwed her. Once her allies were gone, she kept herself safe with the veto and made a deal with Rachel. If Rachel wasn't a veteran, Porsche would've won.
The queen of the "under the radar" strategy avoided being evicted and won the most crucial competitions when it truly mattered.
Had a lot of strategy and made a deal with Rachel for the final 2 and made it there with 50,000$. But hardly won anything sadly.

55Andy Herran - Winner - Season 15
I'll never understand why people consider andy a floater or a bad player. He was able to work with both the nicest and most evil houseguests and whoever he wanted to go home went home. He had a hand in taking out so many of his houseguests he masterminded the game. The only person who actually saw through him during their time in the house was Elissa and she didn't have power to do anything too dangerous to him. Had he bought Spencer to final two there is a very strong chance that he would have won with a unanimous vote.
Solid game play by playing both sides of the house. He aligned with people at the right time and dumped people at the right time, all to benefit his game, which worked.


56Renny Martyn - 5th Place - Season 10

57Lisa Donahue - Winner - Season 3
How did she make the list at all, dumb luck? Please take her off the list

58Enzo Palumbo - 3rd Place - Season 12
Forget that other comment about him being from the east coast. He probably knew that he was not going to be good in competitions, so he made an alliance with himself, the physically strongest player(Lane), the smartest player(Matt), and the person in power(Hayden). Even if they were discovered, he would probably be the last to go since he was the least threatening. Also played an amazing social game.


Enzo is the mastermind behind the greatest alliance in Big Brother history. Even though he did not win HoH competitions, he didn't need to because he had the votes from day one. If he made it to the final two he would have won because he had the best social game out of everybody.
From the east coast. That was a big part of his strategy. I wasn't too surprised that he was from the east coast personally, because he is. I think that was a big part of his strategy. He wasn't the big dog on campus, as he wa
[Newest]A very good player. Didn't have to win comps to make it so far, because he had a really good social game.


59Shelly Moore - 6th place - Season 13
Played both sides (newbies vs. the vets) beautifully the first half of the game, and then turned on the vets at the right moment, trying to make a big move and keep Daniele. Unfortunately, Adam was too spineless to make a big move. However, she then helped evict the biggest threat left in the game, Jeff. She would have made it even further if it wasn't for that stupid Pandora's Box twist.


Good strategy of playing both sides of the house.


60Elissa Slater - 6th Place - Season 15
Deserved America's Favorite. She was the house primary target because of her kinship with BB winner Rachel Reilly. She was never allowed to make game moves because bully Amanda and "It's too soon" Helen. However she was probably one of the few people in the BB15 house who absolutely hated the racism that flowed through the house. She was able to win 2 POVs and HOH (that sent her biggest rival/bigot Aaryn Gries off to jury house).
Even though she got MVP the first three weeks. She quickly made friends! Like Helen and Candice. Even though she's not so good at compitions, she played the game very well! She was very smart when she voted for Amanda to stay! It would have payed off if Mcray knew! And plus if Kathy is up here why is elissa! Over all elissa played a very good game!

61Brendon Villegas - 9th Place - Season 13

62Erika Landin - 2nd Place - Season 7
Dr Will himself admitted that he underestimated her, and it cost him his game

63Nicole Nilson Schaffrich - Runner Up - Season 2
Very under rated player. She positioned herself perfectly around top 6, and everyone felt as though they could trust her. Not to mention she was expected to be the first person evicted and was able to get herself out of that through pure manipulation.
She's forgotten now because of Dr. Will, but you have to give her credit for getting to the final two. She was the most hated house guest the first week and was nearly voted out, but paired up with the right person (Hardy) and made it to the final. Also without her Will never would've won.

64Amanda Zuckerman - Big Brother 15
Amanda's tactics are harsh and she is very aggressive and crude, but she successfully ran BB15. BB15 was Amanda's season, not just for her drama but because of the ease in which she had everyone doing what she wanted. She is the reason why almost everyone was evicted from the game. The way she managed the houseguests was so incredible that it became too predictable for the fans, and they turned on her. (That, and the way she ultimately became an opposing force to Elissa) You have to remember that this is the same girl who was a huge target on week 2 (by the moving company) and she went from the bottom to controlling the next 7-8 weeks. Bravo!
Love her or hate her but she is just controlling the house like only few others did before (Danielle Reyes, Chilltown and Dan). She deserves to be there
She ran big brother for the first two months and got out major physical players. Although she left her morals aside starting this game, you don't win big brother based on morality.
[Newest]Even though she was pretty hated. She played one hell of a game.

65Kalia Booker - 5th Place - Season 13
She was by far the only new player who played in Season 13. She sent home one of the biggest threats in the game and until day 55 was the only newbie to have won HOH and she did it twice. She played harder than the 3 of the 4 people who were left in the game when she made her unfortunate departure. If there is an All-Stars 2, she earned her spot.
Awesome example of someone dominating from a minority alliance. Without the weird producer's twist which caused her to evict an alliance member during her HOH and spared both of her targets during veto, she probably wins this season.
The ONLY newbie on season 13 who actually played the game!

66Libra Thompson - 8th Place - Season 10

67Victoria Rafaeli - Big Brother 16
She had the best floater game of ANYONE on Big Brother. She was really weak in challenges, and people kept her around because she was not a threat at all.


Didn't play the game, however because she was so weak it helped her to remain as the last female standing.


She is so bad at every aspect of the game that everyone wants to take her to the finals. An assured 50k

68Frankie Grande - Season 16
Frankie has one of the worst games in the house because he got close to people and then screws them over lied to them and he told to many untrustworthy people what he did so now he's always the big back door possibly.
Me love frankie he is so awesome enough said

69Spencer Clawson - Season 15
He's been in 2 alliances, moving company (nick, Jeremy, Howard, spencer, and Mcrae) and the exterminators (spencer, Andy, ginamare and Judd) and they took out Arryn, Amanda, Elissa, and Mcrae in that order with only Judd getting out of the alliance. If Andy wins the final hoh, he's taking spencer with him for sure because spencer convinced him that people from the jury will vote for ginamare.

70Natalie Cunial - 5th Place - Season 9
Love her or hate her, Big Brother 9's resident Jesus loving skank led one of the series most successful alliances before being cut by the same people she protected.
This bubbly, numerlogist was a great competitor! Once Matt left house she put her big girl pants on played to win. Loved her.

71Sheila Kennedy - 3rd Place - Season 9
She caused the most pivotal move of the game bu bringing a highly successful alliance later to be run by Natalie, and then organized Natalie's eviction five weeks later, and managed to get to the top three with two of her closest allies. Unfortunately, the winner of the final HOH was neither her, or her partner Adam, and she was evicted in third place, just shy of the final jury vote.
Split the house in half by getting Ryan to put up James instead of Matt, putting her on the stronger side.


72Chima - Expelled - Season 13
I believe had not been for secret power that was given to Jeff, Chima probably would had been top 4. She was a tough cookie who didn't take no mess. I found her entertaining even though she throw her mic in the pool that cost her the game.
I wanted her to win!

73Adam Poch - 3rd Place - Season 13
He made it not by winning but by making deals being with newbies and veterans.
You're right adam's awesome!

74Kathy Hillis - 7th Place - Season 12

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