How to Play Daily Fantasy Snake Drafts on FanDuel

Jason Schandl
How to play FanDuel's new daily fantasy snake drafts.
How to play FanDuel's new daily fantasy snake drafts. /
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For years, "daily fantasy sports" has been synonymous with the salary cap format. FanDuel is giving fantasy sports fans a new way to play, however, with the launch of daily fantasy snake drafts.

What is a Daily Fantasy Snake Draft?

A daily fantasy snake draft is a combination of two of the most popular fantasy sports formats. It's a DFS contest in that you're drafting a roster just for one slate of games, but the draft is more like what you're used to in your typical fantasy football home leagues, with players in the league taking turns making selections.

How to Play FanDuel Snake Drafts

To play daily fantasy snake drafts on FanDuel, first sign up if you haven't, then head to the FanDuel lobby to view available contests. To view only snake draft contests, use the "Snake Draft" option under the "game styles" tab.

How do FanDuel Snake Drafts Work?

A FanDuel snake draft begins as soon as the league is filled. You and your opponents each draft six players from the pool of all available players. There is no salary cap, but once a player is selected they are no longer available for the other teams. After the draft, you score points just like you would in any other FanDuel contest.

The simplicity of this format is where it really shines. Combining the most recognizable type of fantasy draft with the fun of daily fantasy contests makes this an accessible and exciting way to expand your DFS horizons.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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