Expert DRAFTing Week 2

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, Sunday Night, and Monday Night games and only focus on the main slate on DRAFT, which is the Sunday games.


It is Week 2 and that means we have no bye weeks and a loaded player pool with 13 games to choose from on the main slate. DRAFT has excluded the Tampa Bay vs Carolina, Philadelphia vs Atlanta, and Cleveland vs NY Jets games because they are not on the main Sunday slate. That still leaves us 13 games and 26 teams worth of players to choose from this week. This will be a good week to try all the different sized formats on DRAFT and to play in the four different tournament options that they have available.

  • Third and Short - 6-man $3 (6 max)
  • Hype Train - 6-man $5 (6 max)
  • First and Ten- 4-man $10 (4 max)
  • Five Wide - 5-man $55 (5 max)

The popular high scoring games to target this week are going to be Kansas City vs Oakland (53.0 O/U), and New Orleans vs LA Rams (53.0 O/U). The three teams I will be heavily focused on will be Kansas City, New Orleans, and LA Rams this week as their offenses are loaded with talent and they can score quickly and often. Whenever you are in a 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 two games as they all seem to ones that will have some high scores and lots of fantasy points from all the star players involved.

The running back and wide receiver depth this week is strong so you might not see as much edge in the smaller sized leagues such as H2H, 3-man, or 4-man. Anything above a 4-man I feel like you can use your rankings and draft skills to give you a nice edge over your competition in Week 2. Even in H2H, 3-man, and 4-man you will always have others that will just side with DRAFT's projections and you can use that to your advantage.

***We want to monitor JuJu Smith-Schuster this week and if he is practicing come Thursday and Friday I think it is safe to move him up the rankings***

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