A medium-sized but up-and-coming DFS site, FantasyDraft was founded in 2014 and is based in North Carolina. This review will be designed for a new NFL football DFS player. Creating your account, finding a tournament, drafting your team, and their new feature/promotion, rake-free DFS, and entering a contest will all be covered.
Official Website Link: FantasyDraft.com
Biggest selling point: Rake Free DFS
This selling point was added in July of 2019. There are three tiers to it: for free, you can play up to $100 of rake-free DFS each month. For a one-month trial costing $5.99, you can play up to $1,000 of rake-free DFS. Finally, for $14.99 a month, you can play up to $3,000 a month in rake-free DFS. This is a real attractive selling point over the “big boys” in the industry and could be an eventual key to larger scale growth for FantasyDraft. There is no clear third significant player in the DFS space, but FantasyDraft is angling for it with this feature.
The scoring system for NFL is the same as DraftKings so it makes the philosophy of drafting players the same as DK. If you are coming over from DK you will find this to be an easy transition. When one is looking for an alternative to playing with the sharks, this is another positive for FantasyDraft. Jump right in, like playing an easy video game.
Sign up at FantasyDraft
The signup process is simple: enter your name, email address, state. Just fill the info out and click the submit button. Once your account is created you will automatically be taken to the deposit page.
Details of the Site
The lobby is easy to look at and simple to use. There are multiple tabs at the top you can click that will filter the contests as shown below:
Building a lineup
Now that you are familiar with contests available, let’s dive into creating a lineup.
You have a salary cap of $100,000. Each player is given a value based on their talent level and consistency. You cannot exceed the cap space or you will not be able to enter your lineup. Player prices will change day to day based on their performances.
FantasyDraft structures their lineups a bit differently than other sites in some aspects. For one, this is a two pitcher site, so you may be familiar from playing on DraftKings. They also do not have positions 1st base through shortstop. Instead, they have two pitchers, three infielders, three outfielders, and two utility spots where you can play an outfielder or infielder.
Once you have selected your team and entered it, you are good to go. You can edit your lineup by using the ‘upcoming’ tab and also view your lineup in play by using the ‘live’ tab.
Simply click on your username in the right-hand corner of the site and click ‘add funds’ to deposit for play.
FantasyDraft has one of the best withdrawal systems in the industry. They are fast and efficient and if you ever have any issues the support team is extremely fast to respond.
Games and Sports Offered
Games are salary cap based much like they are on FD and DK. In NFL you have 100k to spend to build your team. The sports offered are: NFL, MLB, PGA, NBA, NHL.
And they offer these types of contests: Beginner / Intermediate, Guaranteed tourneys, Leagues, 50/50s (double ups), Multipliers, Head-to-Head, Qualifiers / Satellites
These contests are almost exactly what you will see on FD and DK in the DFS industry. If you are an experienced Fantasy player it will be all so easy to get started on FantasyDraft. Much like on a site such as Monkey Knife Fight, it’s a smooth, easy process to get involved and start playing.
FantasyDraft is a site for people looking to avoid the two big giants in the DFS industry, FanDuel and DraftKings. There is a wide range of contest types and price ranges offered. The scoring and prices are very similar to DK. If you are tired of swimming with sharks, then this is a nicer sea to navigate. There is nothing here that will challenge the experienced player when getting started, and newer competitors may feel more at ease with the smaller fields of entries.
100% Entry Fees Paid Out To Winners