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Expert DRAFTing Week 16

Exploring strategies on beating this week's snake drafts on DRAFT


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.


Now with only two weeks left in the season, the news and notes are even more important. Some teams are still fighting for their playoff lives, other teams are in the playoffs already, and some are out altogether and have very little to play for. On top of all this, you will have to juggle the news of injured players and other star players that could just be rested at this point in the season. We won't include the Saturday games on this week's main slate and those include Washington at Tennessee and Baltimore at LA Chargers. With no bye weeks to worry about now, the player pool will be larger which will help open up your draft strategy.

Another critical area to look at is injuries as the weeks go by and in Week 16 they are starting to pile up. At quarterback, we already have Cam Newton, Carson Wentz, and Colt McCoy listed as OUT and Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Sam Darnold listed as questionable. There are also a few names to worry about at the running back position this week as Todd Gurley, James Conner, Joe Mixon, Spencer Ware, Matt Breida, LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette Blount, and Jamaal Williams are either out or questionable. At wide receiver Keke Coutee, Julio Jones, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham Jr, Sammy Watkins, T.Y. Hilton, Kenny Golladay, Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery, Randall Cobb, Tyler Boyd, and Quincy Enunwa are all names to keep an eye on. 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 at Seattle (54.5 O/U), Pittsburgh at New Orleans (53.0 O/U), and Tampa Bay at Dallas (48.0 O/U).

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