How to Play Daily Fantasy Basketball Snake Drafts on FanDuel

Max Staley
How to play DFS basketball snake drafts on FanDuel.
How to play DFS basketball snake drafts on FanDuel. / FanDuel

FanDuel is introducing a new way to play daily fantasy basketball – daily NBA snake drafts. This is a great way to get all of the excitement from a typical snake draft without the headache of a season-long commitment. Plus, DFS offers potential winnings every day, unlike season-long leagues.

Here's how to play FanDuel's daily fantasy basketball snake drafts.

How to Sign Up for Daily Fantasy Basketball Snake Drafts on FanDuel

Just like in real sports, the best ability is availability. The first step to playing is to sign up, which you can do via this link.

How Do FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Snake Drafts Work?

The snake draft is the simplest way to play daily fantasy basketball. All players in any given slate of games are available at the beginning of the draft. But once a team selects someone, that player is off the board for good.

The draft order is determined at random and then reverses (or snakes) to ensure no team has an unfair edge. Each team has 30 seconds to make a pick before a player is automatically selected for them. Lineups cannot be edited once a draft has concluded.

The draft lasts for six rounds in a multi-game slate, and three rounds in a single-game slate.

How Do You Select Players in Daily Fantasy Basketball Snake Drafts?

Unlike the standard DFS format, fantasy players won't need to worry about a salary cap. Instead, fantasy managers fill out their roster during the snake draft.

For fantasy managers playing in multi-game slates, the roster is comprised of six players: two guards, three forwards or centers and one utility player. For fantasy managers in single-game slates, the three-man lineup is comprised of three utility players.

How Do You Win Daily Fantasy Snake Drafts on FanDuel?

The fantasy manager whose roster scores the most points in a given contest wins. Prizes will vary depending on the contest they enter, but each league has a maximum of 12 entrants per contest.

Players earn fantasy points for things like blocks, steals, rebounds and scoring actual points. A full breakdown of the scoring settings can be found here.

Daily fantasy basketball snake drafts are definitely one of the most exciting ways to play fantasy sports. Be sure to head over to the FanDuel lobby to see what all the hype is about.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.