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7 Best Competitions to Decide a Fantasy Football Draft Order

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Fantasy football brings out the most competitive nature hidden within all of us, so if you haven't already made your fantasy draft order into a competition, how can you can call yourself a true fantasy football player? Here are seven competitive ways to determine your draft order. 

7. Madden Tournament Bracket

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A Madden tournament isn't exactly the most renegade way to decide, but what would this list look like without paying homage to one of the classics? Besides, you can always spice this up by forcing everyone to play with their least favorite, or the worst teams in the league to compete. 

6. Carolina Reaper Pepper Challenge

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Everyone likes to think they're tougher than they truly are, but eating a Carolina Reaper pepper will separate the legit from the skeptical. To put these peppers in perspective, they are 107 times hotter than your typical jalapeño pepper. Grab a few gallons of milk, and see who can last the longest before reaching for the first sip. 

5. Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

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If you've been a football fan since childhood, you've most likely participated in one of these before. Sometimes using a child's competition is the most appropriate method of reflecting the actual maturity levels that we often stoop to during fantasy football trash-talking. 

4. NFL Player Spelling Bee

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If there's anything that can make a spelling bee exciting, it'd have to be NFL player names. Even though players like T. J. Houshmandzadeh have left the league, there are still a ton of great options to try and stump your friends. Considering, we all spend plenty of hours reading through these 

3. Mini Golf Open

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If you're going to decide a draft order with a real golf club, it's probably going to be too intense, and loud, for the full 18 holes. That's why taking the competition to the mini golf course is a great idea, and you can have some fun doing it as well. 

2. Fortnite

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If there's anything the fantasy football community finds equally as competitive as their league, it would have to be Fortnite. What better way to assert dominance in your fantasy football league draft than earning it by outlasting your friends in a 100-player free-for-all? 

1. Wonderlic Test Scores

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This is the perfect fit when it comes to balancing competition and football. It's easy to scoff at the scores of NFL players on the Wonderlic Test, but why not add some perspective by having everyone in your draft take the same test and compare scores? For anyone turned off by the idea of a 50-question aptitude test, you can also take a 25-question version too. 


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice,  David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.