DRAFT offers weekly snake draft contests with 5-man rosters (1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR/TE) with 0.5-point PPR scoring (the same as FanDuel). There is no salary cap on DRAFT which makes it unique to how you play compared to the other daily fantasy sites. Teams are built through live snake drafts that have 30-second timer per pick. The most common contest sizes are Head-to-Head, 3-Team, 6-Team, and 10-Team.
We will explore both the rankings and draft strategies for each of these four DRAFT sizes. To understand why players are ranked where they are, be sure to check out the overall rankings where I will have in-depth breakdowns of some of the top options and some personal favorites down the list. When developing these rankings we will be excluding the Thursday Night games and only focus on the main slate on DRAFT, the Sunday and Monday games.
If you want to follow me on DRAFT my username is "Eaglezzz" as I sometimes will post contests and would love to play along with fellow Footballguys like yourselves. Please feel free to contact me on Twitter with any questions or if you would like to discuss this article or draft strategies. I welcome constructive feedback on the article and as always best of luck in this week's contests.
WEEK 6 - QUICK NEWS AND NOTES
We have come to our third week where we have teams on bye weeks which this week we only have two with Detroit and New Orleans but it is something to monitor as it cuts into the player pool and might make certain positions even more valuable while drafting. We also can disregard the Thursday Night game between Philadelphia and the New York Giants. Taking away four teams this week that all have some good options at all the positions will make for a tougher roster construction on DRAFT this week. Another critical area to look at is injuries as the weeks go by and in Week 6 they are starting to pile up. We have big names such as Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman, Matt Breida, Lamar Miller, and Giovani Bernard all at running back that have their status up in the air. At wide receiver we also have some question marks now with T.Y. Hilton, Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp, Randall Cobb, Marquise Goodwin, Will Fuller V, Jamison Crowder, and Devanta Parker. These are all big names to watch as we go into the weekend and with only having to roster five players it makes it hard to draft these guys with comparable options out there. It is almost better to see your opponents selecting these players with the questionable tag as it could give you a slight edge on the week.
The popular high scoring games to target this week are going to be Kansas City vs New England (59.0 O/U), Tampa Bay vs Atlanta (57.5 O/U), Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati (53.0 O/U), and LA Rams vs Denver (52.5 O/U). It will be hard to not focus only on the Kansas City vs New England game as there are so many big name players in that game and the over/under is so high. Whenever you are in position to choose between two players you feel have similar upside you might just want to choose the one that is from one of these four games as they all seem to ones that will have some high scores and lots of fantasy points from all the star players involved.
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