DRAFT – An Intro to Daily Fantasy Snake Drafting
DRAFT is different from all the other daily fantasy sites as they offer snake drafts, not salary cap drafts. It’s a lot like the draft at the beginning of your season long leagues except you do a new draft every week. They have amazing mobile apps (both iOS and Android) to go along with the web experience.
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Every week I’ll be writing about some good guys to grab to help you win some drafts. For now, here’s a quick introduction for those unfamiliar with Draft.
Why Play on Draft
There are some big advantages to playing on Draft over some of the larger daily fantasy sites.
The first advantage is simply the amount of time it takes to play on DRAFT. Drafts can take anywhere between 2-5 minutes and once they are complete, there is nothing left to do but sit back and sweat your lineups. In salary cap drafts, you need to constantly be adjusting your lineups to recent news and injuries and that is simply not the case on DRAFT.
Another advantage to playing on DRAFT is that there is no multi-entry. No pros with hundreds of lineups in your contests. On DRAFT, you’re all on the same playing field, all have one team and are all on the same clock.
The best advantage of all is that the numbers show that your chances of winning on Draft are over 200% better than on salary cap sites.
First, you choose the type of draft you want to do from the lobby. They offer multi-player snake drafts, head-to-head snake drafts and dream team drafts. We’ll explain each below.
Multi-player Snake Drafts
Snake Drafts are the most popular form of season-long drafts and now you get to enjoy them while playing daily fantasy sports! In a snake draft, everyone takes their turn picking and the order “snakes”. For example, in a ten person draft, the person with the 10th pick (the last pick in the first round) would also have the 11th (the first pick in the second round). On DRAFT the pick clock in snake drafts is 20 seconds, but don’t worry, you can use their nifty queue feature. Just star the players you want and go the queue tab to re-order them. If you miss your pick, it will auto pick the top player in your queue for you. The drafts take just minutes to complete and once complete, they’re done. No editing your lineups.
Head-to-Head Snake Drafts
H2H snake drafts are self-explanatory once you get how the multi-player snake drafts work. In head-to-head drafts you play against just one opponent. You can play against random opponents by selecting a H2H draft from the lobby or you can go to the Friends tab and challenge a friend. The H2H drafts are great ways to play fantasy with a friend. Simply send them your DRAFT link, search for their username or connect your contacts and automatically challenge them.
Dream Team Contests
Dream Team contests are a totally different type of contest on DRAFT. They may look more familiar to you if you’re used to salary cap drafts as they’re essentially those but with no salary cap. You pick the five players you think will put up the most points and that’s your team. You can get all of your favorites and The Dream Team contests are run GPP style. They’ll pay out in full even if they don’t fill.
Leagues are another cool feature on DRAFT. You can create a league, set up a draft (you can customize the entrants, dollar amount and draft time), and then you and your friends can do a draft every week throughout the season at that time. You compete weekly and are tracked on a season-long leaderboard. There’s even a Fantasy Footballers League that you can join.
The scoring is exactly the same as FanDuel’s, which makes life very easy. If you are unfamiliar with their scoring system, here is an example.
Checking your results is super simple. You can jump into any of your drafts during the game to see your stats and scores live or go in after the games are over to see the results.
DRAFT is a fun and different way to enjoy playing daily fantasy sports. It’s for everyone and if you’re a fan of season long this is the best of both worlds. Whether you just want a change of pace, a game for on the go, or if you can’t or simply don’t want to spend hours a day doing research, DRAFT is definitely worth a try!
Be sure download the DRAFT app now and enter promo code “BALLERS” or head to Draft.com/Ballers. You’ll be automatically entered into the Fantasy Footballers Listener Leagues and a 100% deposit bonus up to $600 when you deposit.